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Original story (published on April 6, 2021) follows:
OnePlus has unveiled its 2021 flagship devices in the form of the OnePlus 9 family of devices. These devices further ditch the original OnePlus recipe (top-tier specs for mid-range price) as they step up to the big dogs.
These devices are not cheap as they go for the ultra-premium segment of the market that’s dominated by players like Apple and Samsung.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip under the hood, a Hasselblad-tuned camera, gorgeous classic 2021 design and a fancy paint-job are just some of the things going for these devices.
Of course, there is the issue of OnePlus ditching its HydrogenOS efforts and the OnePlus devices in China now run on its sister’s ColorOS.
In recent times, we have seen OnePlus stumble one too many times in terms of pushing out stable, reliable software updates to its devices so maybe this is a welcome move.
This tracker is dedicated to keeping track of all the updates that OnePlus will be pushing out to the global variant of the OnePlus 9 devices running OxygenOS.
Already, we have seen the OnePlus 9 Pro bag its first update ever. This was way before these devices shipped out to prospective owners and it brought with it a bunch of camera enhancements.
Here is that OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro update’s changelog.
– Optimized the charging stability– Optimized the UI display of the notification bar– Fixed other known issues and improved system stability
– Optimized video filming fluidity– Optimized the noise and white balance issues with the rear camera– Optimized the rear camera’s nighttime brightness and highlight control– Optimized the color performance of the Pro mode
– Fixed the Bluetooth compatibility issues
– Improved the stability of telecommunication functions– Improved the WLAN transmission performance and stability
We shall continue to keep an eye on these and update as and when we get more updates to these devices. Seeing as these are just now shipping out to owners, we should be seeing quite a bit of them.
Update 1 (April 05)
IST 17:10 pm: OnePlus is rolling out an update to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. This update brings improvements to the power consumption, camera and network stability.
The update which bears software version number OxygenOS 126.96.36.199 is going out to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in various regions under the following build numbers.
OnePlus 9 ProIndia : 188.8.131.52.LE15DAEurope: 184.108.40.206.LE15BANorth America (Global): 220.127.116.11.LE15AA
OnePlus 9India: 18.104.22.168.LE25DAEurope: 22.214.171.124.LE25BANorth America (Global): 126.96.36.199.LE25AA
Below is the OnePlus 9 updates changelog.
SystemImproved the power consumption performance to extend the battery lifeFixed known issues and improved system stability
CameraImproved the shooting and recording experience
NetworkImproved the stability of telecommunication functionsImproved the WLAN transmission performance and stabilitySource
IST 12:47 pm: OnePlus is reportedly rolling out updates to the OnePlus 9 Pro in China. The update which bears software version number Color OS 11.2 A.04 brings the following changes as outlined in the changelog.
Please note that this changelog has been directly translated from Chinese.
System[New] Flashback key, key information will be displayed on the flashback key after switching applications, click to quickly return to the application (Path: Settings-Convenient Tools-Flashback Key)[New Added] Floating ball function (Path: Settings-Convenient tools-Floating ball)[New] New OnePlus Watch adaptation, you can view key data of the watch through OnePlus Health[Optimization] The notification bar “Clear All” button design improves ease of use of the[optimization] system power consumption and enhance long-life[repair] known issues and improve system stabilitycamera[optimization] rear camera indoor scene noise and color performance[optimization] rear camera focus and video image stability[optimization ] Camera photo and video experience[Optimization] Ultra-wide-angle mobile delay experience[Optimization] Camera zoom experience[Optimization] Camera stability andhealth[Optimization] Healthy application icons, improve visual experiencenetwork[Optimization] Online game network delay, improve smoothnessSource
Update 1 (April 16)
IST 11:15 am:OnePlus is rolling out the first ever OTA update to the OnePlus 9R. Below is the update’s changelog.
System– Improved the charging stability to provide a better user experience– Improved charging stability– Improved the haptic feedback for Call of Duty Mobile– Fixed the abnormal change of incoming ringtone with dual SIM cards– Fixed the delay in incoming calls when the device is in charge– General bug fixes
Gallery– Improved the loading speed of the gallery to speed up the process of previewing pictures
Clock– Improved the vibrating performance of alarm tones
Network– Improved Wi-Fi Hotspot performance
Update 2 (April 20)
IST 03:32 pm:OnePlus has released a new update with version OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro and fixed a number of bugs along the way. Here’s the changelog.
[System]– Improved charging stability– Improved the sensitivity of the keyboard in the edge area– Improved the temperature control strategy– Fixed the issue that the battery icon in the status bar is abnormally displayed– Fixed the small probability issue that Google Fi SIM card can not accept incoming calls– Fixed known issues and improved system stability– Updated Android security patch to 2021.04– Updated GMS package to 2021.03
[Camera]– Improved the image purity and the ambiance performance– Improved the white balance consistency of the rear camera– Improved image over-sharpening of the rear camera
Update 3 (April 22)
IST 14:27 pm: OnePlus is rolling out a ColorOS update to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in China. The update brings with it a bunch of optimization and enhancements as outlined in the following changelog.
【Update log】system– [Optimization] System power consumption, improve battery life– [Fix] The sound delay problem of using Bluetooth headset in game scene– [Fix] Known issues and improve system stability
camera– [Optimization] Night scene mode algorithm to improve the atmosphere of the scene and the purity of the picture– [Optimization] The white balance of the rear camera is consistent, and the imaging performance is more uniform– [Optimization] The sharpening performance of the rear camera in high-pixel mode and indoor scenes
The internet– [Optimization] Network transmission performance, improve communication network stability– [Optimization] Wi-Fi connection, improve online experience
Update 4 (May 01)
IST 05:53 pm: OnePlus is rolling out ColorOS 11.2 with version A.06 to the Chinese OnePlus 9 series handsets. The update is all about optimizations and stability, here’s the changelog.
[SYSTEM]– Unlocks the visual experience of the screen display. It is now compatible with some third-party chargers– Optimizes the desktop sliding fluency– It fixes the abnormal typing input method in some scenarios– Tackles known issues and improves system stability
[CAMERA]– Optimizes the HDR effect in some shooting scenes– Improves the white balance performance of the rear camera– It also fixes some issues with the image synchronization
[General]– Optimization of its transportation or bus card usage experience– Optimizes its 5G network connection stability
Update 5 (May 07)
IST 06:29 pm: OnePlus has rolled out the OxygenOS 184.108.40.206 update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. It brings the April security patch to the devices along with a few bug fixes.
System• Improved charging performance• Fixed the small probability lagging issue ofkeyboard• Fixed known issues and improved systemstability• Updated Android security patch to 2021.05
Camera• Improved the HDR effect in some shootingscenes• Improved the white balance performance ofthe rear camera
Network• Improved the stability of networkCommunication• Improved the performance of Wi-Ficonnection(Source)
Update 6 (May 10)
IST 11:28 am: Users of the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in China are getting a new ColorOS 11 update and below is the changelog.
system– [Optimization] Unlock the visual experience of the screen display– [Optimization] Compatibility of some third-party chargers– [Optimization] Desktop sliding fluency– [Fix] Abnormal typing in input method in some scenarios– [Fix] Known issues and improve system stability
camera– [Optimization] HDR effect in some shooting scenes– [Optimization] White balance performance of rear camera
Photo album– [Fix] The problem of out-of-order photos synced from the cloud to the local
wallet– [Optimization] Shanghai transportation card experience
The internet– [Optimization] 5G network connection stability(Source 1,2)
Update 7 (May 18)
IST 06:23 pm: OnePlus has released a new OxygenOS 11 update version 220.127.116.11 for OnePlus 9R with a bunch of improvements and fixes. Here’s the complete changelog for the same:
Changelog[System]– Fixed the abnormal silent notification issue after muting the media volume– Fixed UI issues in Freeform Windows– Fixed general issues and improved system stability– Updated Android security patch to 2021.05
[Notes]– Fixed the issue that newly saved notes can’t sync to Shelf in time[OnePlus Games]– Improved the overall user experience
[Gallery]– Improved picture preview smoothness[Camera]– Improved the camera stability and shooting performance– Fixed the abnormal image issue under Nightscape modeSource
Update 8 (May 20)
IST 10:34 am: OnePlus is rolling out the second ever update to users of the OnePlus 9R, OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 that brings May 2021 security patches and more as outlined in the following changelog.
[System]– Fixed the abnormal silent notification issue after muting the media volume– Fixed UI issues in Freeform Windows– Fixed general issues and improved system stability– Updated Android security patch to 2021.05
[Notes]– Fixed the issue that newly saved notes can’t sync to Shelf in time[OnePlus Games]– Improved the overall user experience[Gallery]– Improved picture preview smoothness[Camera]– Improved the camera stability and shooting performance– Fixed the abnormal image issue under Nightscape modeSource
Update 9 (May 26)
IST 07:30 pm: OnePlus has now released the fourth ColorOS 11 update based on Android 11 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro units in China. Here’s the common changelog for both devices:
[Update log]System[New] Status bar icon management function, allowing custom display or hiding of status bar function icons (setting path: Settings-Notification and Status Bar-Status Icon)[Optimization] System power consumption, improve battery life[Optimization] Bluetooth device compatibility, improve Bluetooth call quality[Optimization] Fingerprint unlocking experience[Fix] The problem of abnormal vibration feedback in smart sidebar[Fix] Known issues and improve system stability
camera[Optimization] Rear camera noise reduction algorithm and sharpening degree in some scenes[Optimization] Indoor scene focusing experience and screen brightness stability[Optimization] White balance accuracy of rear camera[Optimization] The hidden logic of the toolbar at the top of the camera[Optimization] Some third-party application shooting effects[Fix] Known issues and improve camera stability
the weather[Optimization] Accuracy of city weather information, providing the latest weather dataThe internet[Optimization] Stability of communication function[Optimization] WLAN network delay, improve the fluency of online games
Update 10 (May 29)
IST 05:51 pm: OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are now getting the OxygenOS 11 update version 22.214.171.124 with several optimizations and improvements for the system, camera, and network. Here’s the complete changelog:
Update log[System]– Improved charging experience– Optimized power consumption– Fixed known issues and improved stability
[Camera]– Improved the hidden operation logic of the camera’s top bar– Optimized the noise reduction and sharpening effect of the rear camera– Improved the focusing experience and brightness constancy in indoor scenes
– Improved the accuracy of auto white balance of the rear camera[Network]– Improved network performanceSource
Update 11 (June 05)
IST 05:51 pm: OnePlus 9R is now getting a new OxygenOS 11 incremental hotfix update as version 126.96.36.199 which fixes some known issues and reduces power consumption in some scenarios. Here’s the changelog for the same:
ChangelogSystem– Reduced power consumption in specific scenarios– Fixed known issues for a better experienceSource
Update 12 (June 07)
IST 07:40 pm: OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are now getting a new update based on OxygenOS 11 as version 188.8.131.52. The latest update brings HDR video recording feature to OnePlus 9 Pro and several other improvements to both devices.
Here’s the complete changelog:
Changelog[System]– Reduced power consumption in specific scenarios– Fixed known issues and improved stability
[Camera]– Newly added HDR option in video recording interface（Path: Menu options in the upper right corner of the screen-Dynamic video) (9 Pro-specific)– Improved the shooting and recording experienceSource
Update 13 (July 26)
IST 09:40 am: OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are getting the OxygenOS 184.108.40.206 update in India, Europe, and North America. Here’s the common changelog for the same:
Changelog[System]– Updated Android security patch to 2021.07– Fixed known issues and improved stability
[Ambient Display]– Newly added Bitmoji AOD, co-designed by Snapchat & Bitmoji, which will liven up the ambient display with your personal Bitmoji avatar. Your avatar will update throughout the day based on your activity and things happening around you ( Path: Settings – Customization – Clock on ambient display – Bitmoji )
[OnePlus Store]– An intuitive and convenient way to manage your OnePlus account, get easy-to-access support, discover exciting members-only benefits, and shop for OnePlus products. (Please note that it can be uninstalled)Source
Update 14 (July 31)
IST 04:40 pm: The OxygenOS 220.127.116.11 update went live for the OnePlus 9R recently and it brings a few improvements, optimizations, and additional features. Check out the changelog below:
System– Optimized the overheating control management of third-party apps– Optimized the experience of Quick Reply in some scenarios– Updated Android security patch to 2021.07– Updated GMS package to 2021.06– Fixed known issue
Ambient Display– Newly added the screenshot feature for AOD– Newly added Bitmoji AOD, co-designed with Snapchat, which will liven up the ambient display with your personal Bitmoji avatar. Your avatar will update throughout the day based on your activity and things happening around you ( Path: Settings – Customization – Clock on ambient display – Bitmoji )(Source)
Update 15 (August 14)
IST 02:19 pm: OnePlus has begun recruiting interested OnePlus 9 and 9 pro users for the closed beta in China. There are only 200 slots available this time around. Further, it’s unclear if and when the closed beta will go live for users outside of China.
Update 16 (August 18)
IST 05:42 pm: The Open Beta program is now live for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro users outside of China too. Again, there are only 200 slots available. So get those fingers fired up fast and apply for it before you miss the chance.
Update 17 (September 18)
IST 03:52 pm: The September update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro is here as OxygenOS version 18.104.22.168. As usual, this is an incremental rollout and thus may take a while to reach your device.
That said, here’s the changelog:
System– Optimized the wireless charging experience– Updated Android security patch to 2021.09– Fixed known issues and improved stabilityCamera– Newly added XPan Mode, reproduces the preview box and unique aspect ratio of the legendary camera series “XPan”. It includes two unique filter styles – ‘color film’, ‘black and white film’ and a ‘film processing imitation’ effect that recreates the classic elements of retro shooting experiences
Update 18 (September 24)
IST 03:11 pm: OnePlus has begun pushing the OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 update for the OnePlus 9R. Here’s the changelog:
System– Optimized the using experience of QuickReply– Fixed the issue of Warp charging failure in low probability– Fixed the issue of Gmail occasionally crashes– Updated Android security patch to 2021.09– Updated GMS package to 2021.06Gallery– Optimized the app fluency in some scenes
Update 19 (September 28)
IST 04:21 pm: OnePlus has announced that it has begun rolling out the Android 12 Developer Preview 2 update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. The update comes with a few new features, optimizations, and improvements. Of course, there are a bunch of known issues too.
System– Optimized the auto-brightness algorithm to adapt screen brightness to more scenes for a comfortable screen reading experience– Optimized the mistouch prevention algorithm for curved screens to reduce accidental touchesNew design– Added widgets that show key information of apps and provide instant access to functions– Optimized the page layout and the presentation of text and color to make key information stand out
Convenience & efficiency– Added swiftly switch floated windows, make operation more convenientGames– Optimized the frame rate performance under heavy-used scenes
Camera– Added the feature that supported customize the display order of camera mode– Optimized the zoom experience, make it zoom more smoothlyPerformance– Added the form of chart to display battery usage– Newly supported pre-loading the apps that frequently used, to switch them on quickly– Improved the response speed of turning on or off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, and NFC
1. The Camera does not support Xpan, and contains some stability issues2. This version does not support scrolling screenshot3. The icon of Bluetooth connection displays abnormally4. The icon of charging displays abnormally5. The Cloud Service is unavailable (Insia)6. The Camera app does not contain Hasselblad elements7. This version does not adapt some third-party apps8. The included Google Phone app does not feature call record functionality. This can be solved by updating the app in Play Store.9. After recording the screen, it cannot get screenshot by three-finger swipe down gesture or three-finger long press gesture. This can be solved by pressing Power button and Volume Down button simultaneously to screenshot.
Update 20 (October 05)
IST 09:02 am: OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro users can rejoice since they can now get their hands on the OxygenOS 12 update via the open beta program.
Of course, there are a few bugs and issues, hence we’d suggest not installing it on your primary smartphone.
Update 21 (October 18)
IST 1:02 pm: OnePlus is making available Android 12-based ColorOS 12 Open Beta 2 for users of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.
Update 22 (November 05)
OnePlus is reportedly kickstarting the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 Beta program for users of the OnePlus 9R 5G, starting with its home market of China.
Update 23 (November 10)
IST 04:21 pm: OnePlus has rolled out a new ColorOS 12 update as version C.31 for users in the Open Beta program in China with the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
Update 24 (November 13)
IST 04:30 pm: OnePlus is rolling out OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. The new beta brings a bunch of bug fixes and optimizations along with November 2021 security patch.
Update 25 (November 25)
IST 12:02 pm: OnePlus is rolling out the November 2021 patch to its OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro devices in various regions including India, Europe, and Global. Users in North America might have to wait a little longer.
Below are links to the changelog for the regions we have so far.
– OnePlus 9 Pro Europe– OnePlus 9 Europe– OnePlus 9 India– OnePlus 9 Pro India– OnePlus 9 Global– OnePlus 9 Pro Global
Update 26 (November 26)
IST 11:10 pm: OnePlus has announced the release of the stable version of ColorOS 12 for its OnePlus 9 series of devices in China.
Update 27 (December 02)
IST 05:01 pm: OnePlus has begun seeding the November security update as version 126.96.36.199 for the OnePlus 9R along with general system stability improvements and bug fixes. Here’s the changelog:
System– Improved system stability and fixed known issues– Updated Android security patch to 2021.11
Update 28 (December 07)
IST 11:30 am: It is good news for users of the OnePlus 9 series of devices as now, the OEM is rolling out the stable version of Android 12-based OxygenOS 12.
At the time of writing, the update is available for both the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in India with the Global and EU ROMs set to drop soon.
Update 29 (December 08)
IST 11:17 am: As expected, OnePlus has now made available this stable release of OxygenOS 12 to users of the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in the EU and Global.
EU users of the OnePlus 9 might have to continue waiting for a little longer though.
Update 30 (December 11)
IST 02:08 pm: The OxygenOS 12 update rollout for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will be halted according to the company. The decision was taken after thousands of reports surfaced regarding a poor user experience after installing the new skin with Android 12.
Update 31 (December 18)
IST 09:53 am: OnePlus has again resumed the stable OxygenOS 12 (Android 12) rollout for OnePlus 9 series after the company halted it a few days ago following the issues reported by the early adopters.
The latest version can be identified with build number C.39 and brings some bug fixes and improvements along with the latest December 2021 security patch. Check the full changelog below:
System– Improved the smoothness of fingerprint unlocking– Optimized system power consumption to extend the battery life– Fixed the issue of screen tearing when back to the home screen in some games– Fixed the issue that the notification bar showed a blank bar– Updated Android Security Patch to 2021.12Camera– Improved the startup speed of the application– Improved the image effect of the rear cameraNetwork– Fixed the issue that failed to connect to the mobile data in certain scenarios
Update 32 (December 22)
IST 12:53 pm: Users of the OnePlus 9 series of devices in China are getting a new update that can be identified as version C.39.
Worth noting is that this update brings with it support for OMOJI support. It remains unclear if the same will come to other regions but for now, it is live only in China.
Update 33 (December 30)
IST 06:52 pm: OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now getting a new software update with version C.40 based on OxygenOS 12. The update fixes issue of system upgrade failure and also resolves the 5G connectivity bug.
– Fixed the issue of system upgrade failure in specific scenarios
– Fixed the issue of being unable to access the 5G network in some scenarios (Source)
Update 34 (January 4)
IST 06:00 pm: OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro users are reporting battery drain issues on OxygenOS 11 and OxygenOS 12. More on that here.
Update 35 (January 10)
IST 06:27 pm: OnePlus 9R is now receiving a new Android 11-based ColorOS 11 update identified with verion 11.2 A.15. The update brings December 2021 security patch and fixes several bugs.
Update 36 (January 20)
IST 04:54 pm: OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro on ColorOS 12 are now getting a new software update in China. The update can be identified with version C.44 and brings a fix for the black screen issue during calls.
Update 37 (January 21)
04:55 pm (IST): OnePlus is now releasing a new software update for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro globally.
It can be identified with version C.44 and brings January 2022 security patch along with several bug fixes and improvements. You can check the full changelog of the update below.
System– Improves system performance in some scenarios.– Fixes a display issue with charging animations that would occur in certain scenarios.– Fixes a display issue with the notification drawer that would occur in certain scenarios.– Fixes a scrolling lag issue with the notification drawer.Apps– Optimizes vibration feedback for some gaming scenarios.Camera– Fixes an issue where Camera might sometimes crash.– Fixes an issue where Camera might occasionally not respond when you want to take a video.Security– Integrates the January 2022 Android security patch to enhance system security.
Update 38 (January 28)
06:02 pm (IST): OnePlus is now rolling out a new OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 update for OnePlus 9R users. The latest update brings January 2022 security patch and improves system stability.
Update 39 (February 25)
04:13 pm (IST): OnePlus released stable Android 12-based ColorOS 12 update for OnePlus 9R in China.
It’s worth mentioning that this is not a stable public release which means that only those who opt for it can try it. And in order to update users will need to be on firmware version A.15.
Update 40 (March 10)
07:08 pm (IST): OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are getting a new software update with version C.46. It brings various bug fixes along with February 2022 security patch.
Here’s the complete changelog:
– [Improved] system stability
– [Fixed] the abnormal display of AOD
– [Fixed] the issue of blurred screen in some scenarios
– [Fixed] the issue that Alexa APP crashes in some scenarios
– [Updated] Android security patch to 2022.02
– [Fixed] the issue that unable to register 5G network in some scenarios (Source)
Update 41 (March 19)
05:00 pm (IST): OnePlus recently started rolling out the OxygenOS 12 update C.47 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
It looks like the OTA is available in EU and will soon be released in NA. The update includes the March 2022 security patch along with some other general bug fixes and stability changes.
Here’s the changelog (please note that some changes are only for the NA version)
System-[Optimized] the stability of communication-[Fixed] the issue of the operator’s name displayed incorrectly-[Fixed] the low probability issue that unable to send MMS-[Improved] system stability-[Updated] Android security patch to 2022.03Camera-[Optimized] the fluency of taking pictures(Source)
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