OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite launched on 10th November 2022, and shipped with OxygenOS 13.1 out of the box. Following a ~2 month Open Beta testing period, OxygenOS 14 is now available on the stable track, although only for the Indian variant so far. Other regions should be expected within a month.
The first build carries the C.36 version number, displayed as 18.104.22.168(EX01). Complete timeline for OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite OxygenOS 14 builds:
- 13th September: Closed Beta program starts for India
- 9th November: Open Beta 1 for India
- 15th December: Open Beta 2
- 23rd December: first stable build for India (22.214.171.124 / C.36)
The first stable build has the same version as Open Beta 2, which means it's likely that the same build was simply promoted from beta to stable.
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. It's worth noting though, that such issues are not a common occurrence these days.
If you wish to update to OOS14, you can do so via the app itself, since both full & incremental ZIPs are available. Rollback instructions are at the end of this article.
Changelog for 126.96.36.199(EX01)
Adds Aqua Dynamics, a way of interaction with morphing forms that allows you to view up-to-date information at a glance.
- Adds File Dock, where you can drag and drop to transfer content between apps and devices.
- Improves Clone Phone to allow quicker device verification and data migration.
- Improves Shelf by adding more widget recommendations.
Security and privacy
- Improves photo and video-related permission management for safer access by apps.
- Adds support for app-specific refresh rates to improve user experience.
- Upgrades Aquamorphic Design with a natural, gentle, and clearer color style for a more comfortable color experience.
- Adds Aquamorphic-themed ringtones and revamps the system notification sounds.
- Improves system animations by making them even smoother.
Where can I install stable OxygenOS 14?
If you're currently on the stable track, you should have already received a notification from the app about this 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 13.1?
Rolling back will completely wipe all your data, so please take a backup before proceeding.
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). Also ensure it ends with ".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 install" will once again be visible in Settings -> About device -> Up to date -> top-right button. Alternatively, try this APK instead (provided by OnePlus): https://oxygenos.oneplus.net/OTA-OnePlus-localUpdate-Oplus_key_U.apk. Find it in your app drawer after installing, it should be labelled “System update”.
The following packages will rollback your device to OxygenOS 13.1 (A.20), and will wipe all your data. Only Indian rollback ZIPs are available, because OOS14 has not rolled out to other regions yet.
- OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite
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.