OnePlus has started to release the Android 12 Beta for its 9 Series after it had to stop the initial release due to technical problems.
OnePlus 9 series owners who installed the Android 12 Beta reported the update caused boot loop problems for their device. Since that day, OnePlus has halted the release until it can find a solution for it.
According to the latest announcement in the OnePlus Community forums, the bugs are fixed. So users can start receiving the Android 12 Developer Preview build for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro devices.
“This new version is a hotfix build that fixes the issue that caused the original version to get stuck during Factory Reset Protection (FRP) check.” OnePlus noted.
Also, the company has highlighted some known issues in Android 12 beta for 9 Series devices. These issues include, all data will be cleared while flashing the build, video call function is not available, and fingerprint unlock and face unlock are unavailable. Moreover, certain UI screens look less than desirable, some apps may not function as expected, system stability issues, and probability of camera crash when HDR mode enabled.
This is not an update for everyone
The company warns that not all the OnePlus 9 series owners are eligible to download and use this update. “We do not recommend flashing this ROM if you have little to no experience in software development.” OnePlus warned. Or “if you expect to use the device as a daily driver, or if you have no experience flashing custom ROMs.”
Also, there is a risk of bricking for the device. Before installing the update, make sure that the battery level is above 30%. And at least a minimum of 3GB of storage space is available. Moreover, carrier version devices (TMO/VZW) aren’t compatible with the Developer Preview builds, according to the company’s announcement.
What if you still had problems with installation or operation? Well, you need to get back to the Android 11 using the Rollback package. The package is available in Community forums for both OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro devices.