14 June 2021
Update: June 4, 2021
The Android 12 Developer Preview for the OnePlus 9-series has been resumed.
As OnePlus describes it, the 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 has also enlisted some known issues on its forum post.
- All data will be cleared while flashing the build
- Video call function is not available
- Fingerprint unlock and face unlock are unavailable
- Certain UI screens look less than desirable
- Some apps may not function as expected
- System stability issues
- Probability of camera crash when HDR mode enabled.
OnePlus also cautions that the update is still pretty risky and may brick your phone. It is a hotfix but it doesn’t guarantee the consequences. Anyone playing around with the beta update in the form of the developer preview should be aware of the consequences. Beta updates are unstable and can lead to any kind of risk.
Original Post (May 19, 2021)
Google has made the Android 12 beta available for a number of smartphones that go beyond the Pixel lineup. These smartphones are spread across various OEMs and OnePlus is one of them. The OnePlus 9 series is eligible for the newest beta but if fresh reports are to believed, the software is not fully compatible with the flagships.
It is reported that OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro users are facing issues with the Android 12 beta installation. A common issue is that many users have found their devices getting stuck at the "copy data" screen. This has basically bricked their smartphone as they cannot anything on their phone and are staring at the same screen forever.
The good news is that OnePlus has acknowledged these complaints. As a preventive measure, the team has taken down all Android 12 beta links so that no new user can download and install the build. This is surely a temporary move for the time being the software team looks into the matter and finds a fix.
OnePlus is yet to comment on possible solutions related to the situation. We will make sure to keep you in the loop as and when it shares any relevant details. For those who own a OnePlus 9 flagship and are yet to install the beta, we would suggest that you hold on for the moment and proceed only when the company has released a more stable build.