OnePlus 9R Android 13 Update: OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program is now live, brings Airtel 5G support

UPDATE 1: October 16, 2022

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

OnePlus 9R is now getting the Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 open beta program for the OnePlus 9R users in India. The update also brings Airtel 5G support.


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


Ready to get started on Open Beta for OxygenOS 13?

 •  OnePlus 9R (IN) (Please open this thread in your browser)

Want to go back to Android 12? Download the Rollback package from the links below:

 •  OnePlus 9R (IN) (Please open this thread in your browser)

Original Article: August 19, 2022

  • OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta program

Just recently, OnePlus 8T smartphone users got the closed beta version of OxygenOS 13. Now, OnePlus has started rolling out the Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 closed beta program for OnePlus 9R devices.


OnePlus plans to recruit 200 OnePlus 9R users from India for the Android 13 (CBT) closed beta test program. Interested OnePlus 9R Indian users can apply for the OxygenOS 13 CBT package by visiting this link.

OnePlus 9R users who have been shortlisted for the Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 CBT Program will have to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with the company. New software updates come with many improvements and may contain some bugs so you should protect your phone data.

OnePlus 9R OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta

With the help of these testers, the brand will thoroughly test the OnePlus 9R OxygenOS 13 build to prepare for the next step. OnePlus says this is a short-term beta program and the brand plans to release only a few builds under the program.

OnePlus 9R OxygenOS 13 (Android 13) Closed Beta Program 



  1. You are using a OnePlus 9R (India variant)
  2. You are an active OnePlus Community member
  3. You are willing to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with OnePlus after you receive the invitation e-mail.
  4. You are willing to regularly communicate and report issues/suggestions to the OnePlus team on Telegram
  5. After updating to the CBT version, you will be patient and bear its volatility. And accept all the risks it may cause.


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