Oneplus Nord 2 OxygenOS 12.1 with Android 12 - Open Beta 2
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OnePlus Nord 2: OxygenOS 12.1 with Android 12 – Open Beta 2

OnePlus Nord 2 Software Update:

Oneplus Nord 2 receives the OxygenOS 12.1 with Android 12 – Open Beta 2 update which carries DN2101_11.C.04 build along with the latest security patch i.e, May 2022 Android Security Patch along with a whole lot of changes and fixes in the System, Camera, Battery and Performance of the device.

But Also, Oneplus started a systematic failure in a software update for OnePlus Nord 2, the new update is possibly the Open Beta 2 for OxygenOS 12 for users who were already enrolled in Beta Program. But this time the People who were running stable OxygenOS 11 with A.20, April 2022 Security Patch had got the C.04 Build with OxygenOS 12.1 Beta Build.

The update was considerably large with a file size of 4.89GB, the existing OnePlus Nord 2 users running Open Beta 1 with OxygenOS 12 had got the same update for ~1.5 GB or so, a bit prior to those who got the big package.

Oneplus Nord 2 Open Beta 2 OxygenOS 12.1 - 4

Although the beta build is safe from any Bugs, Our device which was running on OxygenOS 11 had a ton of bugs, which were resolved in this Beta Build of OxygenOS 12.1 in which case the update is almost as stable as it can get.

Though we might experience a few hiccups down the line which we are not sure of, most people reported this update to be a lot more stable and smooth than the previous builds of Oneplus and it is kind of refreshing, to say the least.

Oneplus Nord 2 Open Beta 2 OxygenOS 12.1 - 2

When we first checked after installing the device had mentioned this as an official version, like a stable build of the update, but later after optimizing it had changed to the beta version. As per the changelog, it had fixed these issues, the update changelog was a bit different that About the version shown in the beta build.

Surprisingly the update changelog, which showed the software update available never mentioned the new OygenOS 12 or Android 12, nor did it show the build before installing. Only after installing the update, it has mentioned the DN2101_11.C.04 build, which was Open Beta 2.

Oneplus Nord 2 Open Beta 2 OxygenOS 12.1 - 3

As far as we know, We are using this version for the past 3 days and were impressed with the performance and smoothness it offers, kind of refreshing, to say the least.

Previous Updates:

Beta Build: Oneplus Nord 2: OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1

Stable Build: Oneplus Nord 2: April 2022 Security Patch with A.20 Build

Main Changes: Based on Observation

  • Extended Virtual RAM:
    • Upto: 1GB, 3GB or 5GB – we have option extend
  • Animations:
    • A lot smoother and system-wide animation changes like Apps and UI.
  • Camera:
    • Better and faster Capture of images in Nigth Mode.
  • Minor & System Changes:
    • A lot of underhood tweaks
    • New Icons, Fonts and more
    • Better UI prompts and personalization
    • A lot more control over the privacy
    • The shelf is more organized
    • The home screen launcher is more feature-packed same as Oppo, Realme
  • Security Patch:
    • May 2022 Android Security Patch

Update Details

  • Device: OnePlus Nord 2
  • Android version: Android 12
  • Custom UI: OxygenOS 12
  • Update type: Software Update – Open Beta 2
  • Update Size: 4.89 GB
  • Security Patch: May 2022
  • Build version: DN2101_11_C.04
  • Release Date: 27th May 2022
Oneplus Nord 2 Open Beta 2 OxygenOS 12.1 - 1

Source: Our very own Twitter – Updatifynow

Official Changelog

  • System
    • Newly added Smart Battery Engine, a feature that prolongs battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-restoration technology
    • Optimized AI System Booster to 2.1 for your system to run smoothly even when the load is high
    • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • Optimized Extra HD, a feature that can significantly enhance the image and video resolutions
  • Dark mode
    • Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • New additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
    • Newly added access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
    • Newly added OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at your health status
  • Work-Life Balance
    • The Work-Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • WLB 2.0 now supports automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
  • Gallery
    • Gallery now allows you to switch between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
  • Canvas AOD
    • Canvas AOD brings you new diverse styles of lines and colours, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
    • Optimized software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin colour of different figures
  • Games
    • Newly added the HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer
  • Update Size: 4.89 GB
Android OSUpdateRelease Date/StatusEstimated Months
Android 11Out-of-the-boxJuly 2021Nil
Android 12First OS updateMay – Open Beta – 2Expected 2022
Android 13Second OS updateEligibleUnconfirmed
Roadmap of Android OS (OnePlus Nord 2)

How long will it get updates?

The OnePlus Nord 2 has received one major OS update with Android 12 landing its way to a stable version soon. The Open Beta program for Android 12 has been released by the company and this is the 2nd Open Beta program. The stable version will be released later in 2022. It is expected to come by June or July but it is just an expectation.

OnePlus will give two years of major OS updates and three years of Security updates.

Android 13 will probably be the last major OS update on the device.

  • Out-of-the-box: Android 11
  • First Update: Android 12 [Open Beta]
  • Second Update: Android 13 [Eligible] [Unconfirmed]

How to update your OnePlus device with the latest Software Update?

OnePlus Nord 2 Open Beta 2 program is rolling out and the participants will be able to access the features of this version and the subsequent build to come in the future.

Once the update is available on your device, you can head over to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update section to update your OnePlus device with the latest update.


This instruction is only for OnePlus Nord, and please make sure the battery level is above 30% and a minimum of 3GB of available storage space before flashing the build.

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