Realme has now announced the Android 13 Open Beta program for the Realme 9 Pro 5G users in India. To recall, last month, the brand announced the Android 13 Early Access program for the smartphone. The Realme 9 Pro was announced earlier this year in February and it comes pre-loaded with Realme UI 3.0 which is based on Android 12.
Realme took it to the Realme Community Forum to make a formal announcement regarding Realme 9 Pro Android 13 Open Beta availability. This makes the Realme 9 Pro the first Realme number series device to get Android 13 Open Beta. Let us take a closer look at the Realme 9 Pro Android 13 installation procedure and changelogs.
Realme 9 Pro Android 13 Open Beta: Application Procedure
Realme 9 Pro users in India are eligible to apply for the Android 13 Open Beta program which the company announced earlier today. In order to apply for the program, users need to ensure that their Realme 9 Pro is updated to one of RMX3471_11_A.42, RMX3471_11_A.43, RMX3471_11_A.44, or RMX3471_11_A.45 firmware versions.
If the criteria is met, Realme 9 Pro users willing to apply for the Android 13 Open Beta program can head over to Settings > Software Update > Tap on the settings icon in the top right corner > Trial Version > Submit your details > Apply Now to apply for the Realme 9 Pro Android 13 Open Beta program.
Realme has posted a set of prerequisites that must be ensured before a Realme 9 Pro user updates his/her device to Android 13 Open Beta. The company has advised users to ensure at least 5GB of internal storage is free otherwise there will be a risk of update failure. Also, before starting with the installation procedure, Realme 9 Pro users must ensure that the battery level on their device is at least 60%.
Also, in order to install the Realme 9 Pro Android 13 Open Beta update, the device must not be rooted. The brand has also advised users to take a backup of important personal data before proceeding with the installation. Also, it is worth noting that this is Open Beta firmware, so the battery life, as well as performance, might not be as good as regular stable builds.
Post updating the Realme 9 Pro to Android 13 Open Beta, users will not be able to access file directories, even with Realme File Manager. This is an Android 13 feature that Google introduced in order to protect user data security and privacy.
Realme is also allowing users to downgrade to Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0, but it will require a clean flash and users will have to take a full backup of their data. Also, users downgrading to Android 12 will not be eligible to apply for the Open Beta program for Realme 9 Pro.
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