OxygenOS 13 (C.20) comes to the stable track for 10 Pro
EDIT 2022-09-21 12:15 IST:
Global/NA has also received C.19 on the stable track. We've edited the article accordingly.
The 10 Pro was announced on 31st March 2022, launching with OxygenOS 12 out-of-the-box. OxygenOS 13 is now on the stable track, and carries the C.19 version number. Complete timeline for 10 Pro's OxygenOS 13 builds:
- 11th May: Android 13/T Developer Preview 1
- 16th June: Developer Preview 2
- 22nd June: Closed Beta program starts
- 21st July: Developer Preview 3
- 9th August: Open Beta 1
- 15th August: Open Beta 2
- 20th September: first stable build (C.19)
- 30th September: second stable (C.20)
With every new device receiving a major Android update, we always advise our users to be patient and not jump into it without thinking. Every "first build" — even stable — is usually quite buggy and is almost always met with general disappointment. For example, 9-series got the first stable OOS12 build on 6th December 2021, which was pulled shortly after rollout. All OOS12 devices have received many bugfix releases, but users are still complaining about bugs; few of them are major ones. For example, my 8T is on the latest release for it (C.35), but none of these issues are still fixed (other devices also have some of these bugs):
- Android Auto shows a "searching for GPS" warning; makes it very difficult to navigate unfamiliar roads (e.g. on a trip)
- Gmail notifications don't always get through, despite there being more than enough free space on the device
- Double tapping on the lockscreen doesn't always turn screen off
- USB choice dialog pops up every single time, even though I've already set a default
- Going to the home/recents screen from an app that supports Material You's dynamic colour lags a lot, regardless of using gestures or buttons
We don't know if OOS13 has these bugs, but time will tell. Anyway, if you wish to update to C.19, you can do so via the app itself, since full ZIPs are available for all regions. Rollback instructions are at the end of this article.
OnePlus recently posted an OOS13 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to prepare users, you can go through it if you haven't already: https://community.oneplus.com/thread?id=1131425685828009991. There's an AMA (Ask Me Anything) as well: https://community.oneplus.com/thread?id=1156848409773604866.
Changelog for OOS13 C.19 (first stable)
- Aquamorphic Design
- Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort
- Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid
- Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones
- Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions
- Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive
- Optimizes fonts for better readability
- Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements
- Adds Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connecting and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting
- Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
- Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience
- Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing
- Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open floating window inside apps for smooth operation.
- Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.
- Seamless interconnection
- Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience
- Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations
- Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available
- Optimizes Canvas Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors available
- Security & privacy
- Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
- Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection
- Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.
- Health & Digital wellbeing
- Adds Kid Space, providing screen time limit, ambient light reminders and Eye-protecting display features
- Performance optimization
- Adds Dynamic Computing Engine to improve the system speed, stability, battery life, and app experience
- Optimizes Dolby sound effects with enhanced spatial sound field perception and more accurate sound sourcing
- Gaming experience
- Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios
You'll notice that this changelog is the exact same as Open Beta 1's. OnePlus tends to use the exact same changelog for the first major release, regardless of device or it being stable/beta.
Where can I install stable OxygenOS 13?
If you're currently on the stable track, you should have already received a notification from the app about the C.19 update. Please ensure you've selected either of the stable update methods in the app's settings, since the beta track doesn't receive updates separately from stable anymore (post Oppo-merger). Beta track is now meant only for the first few major Android builds, nothing more. Disable advanced mode as well, in case it's turned on for whatever reason. The stable track will continue to receive updates until the device is marked EOL (End-of-Life).
Once you're on the main screen of the app, simply download the update presented to you and follow the installation guide.
Can I rollback to OxygenOS 12?
Yes, go through the community post for detailed instructions. Rolling back will completely wipe all your data, so please take a backup before proceeding.
Below are the rollback/downgrade packages for the OnePlus 10 Pro. Make sure you choose the correct rollback package for your device & 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).
Then, if you're on an EU/Indian build, 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 install" will once again be visible in Settings -> About device -> Up to date -> top-right button. If you're on a global/NA build, you need to use this APK instead: https://oxygenos.oneplus.net/OPLocalUpdate_For_Android13.apk. Find it in your app drawer after installing, it should be labelled “System update”.
The following packages will rollback your device to OxygenOS 12, and will wipe all your data.
- OnePlus 10 Pro
Remember: these are rollback packages — they're not the packages you should download if you're looking to update to the latest stable version. For that, close this news article and ensure you've selected either of the "Stable" update methods in the app's settings.
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