OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8, and OnePlus 8 Pro Now Receiving OxygenOS 13 Open Beta: Enables 5G Support, Here’s Full Changelog

OxygenOS 13 Open Beta firmware brings 5G compatibility for Airtel's 5G Plus to OnePlus 8 series devices.


OnePlus recently completed OxygenOS 13 Open Beta rollout for the OnePlus 9 series devices. Now, in a new development, the brand has announced the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program for the OnePlus 8 series devices including the OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8, and OnePlus 8 Pro. OnePlus took it to the OnePlus Community forum to make an announcement about the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta build availability for these devices.

The OxygenOS 13 for the OnePlus 8 series devices is based on Android 13. The OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update brings the regular Android 13 features with it. The company is also introducing a brand-new aquamorphic design that enhances visual comfort as per the company. OnePlus has also enabled support for Airtel 5G Plus with the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update.

OnePlus 8 Series OxygenOS 13 Open Beta: Changelogs and Features

Following the 5G announcement in the Indian market, OnePlus has enabled the support for Airtel 5G Plus with the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update. The brand is yet to roll out support for Jio True 5G for the OnePlus 8 series devices. To those unaware, Airtel has been testing Airtel 5G Plus services in a total of 8 cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Gurugram, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Varanasi. The country’s biggest telecom operator Jio has also started rolling out Jio True 5G in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Varanasi.

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.

OnePlus 8 Series: Installation Procedure and Download Links

OnePlus 8 series users running firmware version C.35 are eligible to install the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta on their devices. However, before starting with the installation process, users need to ensure at least 5.5GBs of free storage and at least 30% battery on their devices.

Readers must note that the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta firmware installation requires manual flashing so users need to enable developer options on their devices which can be under by heading over to Settings -> About device -> Version -> Click Build number 7 times. Also, users need to download the Open Beta firmware and copy it to their phone’s internal storage.

After downloading the firmware and enabling developer options, users can head over to Settings -> About device -> Up to date -> Click the top right button -> Local install -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Extract -> Upgrade to upgrade to OxygenOS 13 Open Beta.

The Android 13 might be the last Android version upgrade for the OnePlus 8 series devices. To those unaware, these devices made their debut in 2020 and have already received Android 11 and Android 12 version upgrades.