Developer Preview 3 is out; article has been edited accordingly. Thankfully this time, full ZIPs are available so people can install DP3 directly even if they're on A.15 (latest OOS12 stable).
10 Pro users who are currently on A.14 (latest OOS12 stable) can't install DP1 because its build date is older than A.14's. No longer relevant since DP3 is out.
Developer Preview 2 had rolled out, but OnePlus released only incremental ZIPs for DP1 -> DP2. Users who were still on OOS12 at the time had to install DP1 first.
At this time, only the OnePlus 10 Pro can install this DP. We will update this article and send notifications again, in case more devices get supported. If you received a notification about this article and you don't own a 10 Pro, we sincerely apologize.
A Developer Preview is primarily meant for developers so they can test & develop their apps, or for enthusiasts who simply want to explore the latest Android version. Pixel devices, emulators, etc. received a developer preview back on 10th February 2022, and it's currently in the beta release stage. A13 is expected to reach platform stability in June/July, and would be considered "final" following that.
OnePlus has now come out with a developer preview for the 10 Pro, lagging behind about 2 months compared to the Pixels. However, we don't recommend installing this on your main device, and especially if you're not familiar with development or alpha/beta testing. There are quite a few known issues right off the bat:
Developer Preview 2 & 3
- UI display sometimes might be abnormal
- Music playing cannot be paused normally via wired headphones
- Occasional abnormal response for gesture operation when the screen was off
- No response when tapping the video call button
- Auto brightness sometimes works abnormally
- Crash issue when setting the Fingerprint animation in Personalizations
- Lagging issue caused by switching screen refresh rate
- Some applications might be lost after upgrading
Developer Preview 1
- All data will be cleared while flashing the build or rolling to Android 12
- Some issues with system stability and performance
- Unable to access Shelf
- Unable to move the documents in My Files
- Some apps may not function as expected
- Unable to record voice to active Voice awake on Start-up navigation page
- Some features of ORoaming may not function as expected
Which devices support the preview?
- OnePlus 10 Pro (all variants except carrier-branded e.g. TMO/VZW)
Other devices (9-series, 8T, 8-series, etc) may get the Android 13/T Developer Preview soon.
Where can I get the preview?
Before installing, be aware that installing a developer preview carries a risk of bricking your phone. Make sure you know what you're doing, and backup your files/media before proceeding. Also ensure your battery level is at least 30% and you have at least 4GB space left on your device.
You can install the preview using the app itself: switch to the "Android 13/T Developer Preview" update method in the app's settings, go back to the main screen and download Developer Preview 3 (C.03), and install by following the instructions. Refer to the forum threads for more information:
Can I revert to the stable version of OxygenOS?
Yes, please read the forum thread of your device as linked above for detailed instructions. Rolling back will completely wipe all your data, so please take a backup before proceeding.
Below is the rollback/downgrade packages for the OnePlus 10 Pro. Make sure you choose the correct rollback package for your device and region. We are providing these links purely for your convenience, as rolling back isn't natively supported by our app. After downloading the correct rollback package, move the file from the "Downloads" directory to the topmost directory of internal storage (the same directory that the "Downloads" folder is in). You may also have to rename ".jar" to ".zip".
Then, open Settings -> About device -> Version and tap "Build number" 7 times. This will enable Android's built-in "developer mode" (you might have to enter your phone's PIN/password too). Once this is done, "Local upgrade" will once again be visible in Settings -> About device -> Software update -> top-right button. It it doesn't show up, download & install OPLocalUpdate_For_Android13.apk, and use that to install updates locally.
The following packages will rollback your device to Android 12, and will wipe all your data. Note that these rollback ZIPs will take you back to A.12/A.13 even though the latest OOS12 stable version at the time of writing is A.15. These are not the packages you should download if you're looking to update to Android 13/T. For that, close this news article and change your update method to "Android 13/T Developer Preview" in the app's settings.
Remember: these are rollback packages - they're not the packages you should download if you're looking to install Android 13/T. For that, close this news article and change your update method to "Android 13/T Developer Preview" in the app's settings, and enable advanced mode as well.
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