OnePlus 8/8 Pro Android 13 Update: OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program is now live, adds Airtel 5G support

UPDATE 1: October 16, 2022

  • OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program is now live, adds Airtel 5G support

OnePlus has now started the Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 open beta program for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro in India. Along with several new features, the update also adds 5G supports for Airtel network users.


In order to upgrade to this build successfully, be sure that your device is in the latest OxygenOS 12 version (C.35). Check the complete changelog below.

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 Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.

 • Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.

 • Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.

 •  Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.

 • Adapts responsive layouts to accommodate different screen sizes to improve readability.

 • Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.

 • Optimizes fonts for better readability.

 • Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.

 • Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.



 • Adds Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connecting and note-taking experience 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.

 • Upgrades Doodle in Notes. You can now draw on graphics to take notes more efficiently.

 • 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.

• Adds Omoji to let you fully express yourself with customized avatars

 • 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.


Gaming experience

 • Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.

 • Optimizes the pre-launch capabilities of Quick startup to load games faster.

Known Issues
 • Abnormal display of charging prompt under screen lock.
 • Video below 300K resolution recorded by the camera cannot be sent via MMS.
 • More function icon in the editing interface of the control center is displayed incorrectly.


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OnePlus 8

Original Article: August 13, 2022

  • OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta program started

Recently, OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS 13 CBT update for the OnePlus 9RT, and now the company is also offering an Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 closed beta program for the OnePlus 8 series smartphone users in India.

This new build provides an opportunity to test Android 13 and OxygenOS 13 software and improve the overall user experience. And in the second half or in late 2022, a stable update will be released for eligible OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro devices.

Testers are often the first to try new things. They have bugs and can be very bad, so companies want beta testers to try them first. If you have the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro in India, please refer to the official post on the OnePlus forum to apply.

OnePlus 8 Closed Beta Update 

OnePlus 8 OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro OxygenOS 13 (Android 13) Closed Beta Update 


The closed beta testing phase will be shorter than before, so the company will release only a few versions of OxygenOS 13 during this time. To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are using the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro India variants.
  • You are an active member of the OnePlus community.
  • Willing to contact the OnePlus Telegram team regularly to report problems and suggestions.
  • The CBT version is not a stable version yet under development. After upgrading to the CBT version, you have to be patient and tolerate volatility and accept all risks.
  • You are required to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with OnePlus to be a member of this program.

It’s also worth noting that this program may require a Flash build, which requires a clean Flash. This means that it causes data loss. Hence, it is highly recommended that you always remember to save all your data.

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