A few days back, OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS Open Beta 12 for OnePlus seven and OnePlus 7 Pro devices. A couple of days later, the company has now halted the update as it is causing some serious issues in certain devices.
Usually, OnePlus’ OxygenOS Open Beta builds are stable enough to use as a daily driver. Anyway, they are called beta for a reason, and thus they can have bugs. Even the company does not recommend every user to install them. These builds are primarily targeted at enthusiasts and early adopters to provide feedback.
Unfortunately, the latest OxygenOS Open Beta 12 for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro has become a nightmare for some users. They are now locked out of their device, unable to go past the lock screen. While other users are facing heating issues during charging, disconnections from WiFi networks, and more.
It is worth noting that not all the users of the new update are facing problems. This scenario is exactly similar to Mi A3 Android 10 update fiasco. As a precaution, OnePlus has pulled back the OTA, but we are not sure if they have removed the download links for the Full ROM too.
If you were using OxygenOS Open Beta 12 on your OnePlus 7 / 7 Pro and locked out of your device, then the only way to fix it is by performing a hard reset. Users cannot roll back to the previous build, which happens to be OxygenOS Open Beta 11. All they can do is wait for the company to soon release a fix.
Here’s the official changelog for the update in case you are interested.
Optimized the volume adjustment to improve user experience
Added the missing recording icon in-call screen
Updated Android security patch to 2020.04
Fixed known issues and improved system stability
Added the ringing duration info for missed calls
Now you can switch your mobile data on phone calls supported with VoLTE.
Added a feature that can now detect dirt on the camera lens, prompting a quick cleanup for better image and video quality.