Well, that didn’t last long.
OnePlus has removed the download links for Android 12 beta for OnePlus 9 series devices, after numerous user complaints about their phones getting bricked by the update.
“I’ve temporarily removed the download links based on the feedback from users in this thread. I’m sharing the feedback with the software team so they can look into it in the morning at HQ,” an admin wrote over on OnePlus’ official forums.
Most users who have tried updating their OnePlus 9 devices to Android 12 beta say their phones have gotten stuck during the process, with no way to continue.
OnePlus was one of about ten manufacturers who partnered with Google for the launch, with Android 12 beta being available only for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro devices.
On its forums, OnePlus did warn users that “this build of Android 12 is best suited for developers and other advanced users, as it is still in an early stage of development.” In other words, don’t attempt this (on OnePlus, or any other phone) unless you’re experienced in this sort of thing, and also maybe don’t do it on a phone that you rely on for daily activities.
Android 12 is the latest version of Google’s operating system for smartphones, with a radically redesigned user interface, and new security and privacy features, among other improvements.