Great news today. After opening an OxygenOS 12 Closed Beta program for the 9RT on 6th May 2022, 7-series, 7T-series, Nord 2 on 14th March 2022, original Nord on 15th February 2022, 9R on 6th November 2021, and for the 8-series & 8T on 12th November 2021, OnePlus is now opening a similar program for the Nord CE (India-only). Similar to other devices' CBT programs, it will be focused solely on OxygenOS 12 and thus would last for 2-3 months at max. You should not expect any build in this program to be stable or polished. If you're accepted, your role would consist of finding & reporting OS bugs to OnePlus so they can get fixed ahead of public release (hopefully this time they can avoid a scenario where the first stable build would be pulled, à la 9-series).
Up to 200 users will be accepted into it, but they will have to meet a few requirements:
- own an Indian OnePlus Nord CE (model number EB2101)
- be comfortable with taking backups and restoring them (as builds might sometimes require a clean flash therefore lead to data loss)
- be willing to constantly communicate and provide feedback on Telegram
- be an active OnePlus Community member
Besides these requirements, OnePlus may also filter applications based on your other parameters in the survey (e.g. how many times you use your phone per day or your current occupation). Users providing exceptional feedback may be eligible to some gifts.
Joining this crew will require you to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with OnePlus, meaning you will NOT be allowed to share builds and any content related to it with anyone.
Note: These closed beta builds can be unstable, and we don't recommend applying if you're not experienced in beta testing, or if you're not aware on rollback/downgrade procedures. If you're accepted, OnePlus will provide guides anyway, but we recommend familiarizing yourself with the process beforehand.
You can apply here (SurveyMonkey).
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Source: OnePlus Forums