OnePlus suspends the deployment of OxygenOS 12 (Android 12) for the OnePlus 9 series

Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central

OxygenOS 12’s stable update was a disaster shortly after its release on the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro earlier this week, with many users complaining of bugs and missing features. The company is now ending its deployment.

OnePlus told Android Police that it is suspending the Android 12-based version for its flagship phones while its software team works to resolve a number of issues.

We are aware of the issues caused by the OxygenOS 12 update and our software team is working to resolve them. We will be suspending this software update and rolling out a new iteration as soon as possible.

People took to Twitter, Reddit and the OnePlus forum page shortly after the update was released to express their displeasure. Notable bugs include issues with making and receiving calls, as well as a broken autofill feature (via XDA developers). A lot of features were also missing after the update, such as the ability to change icons individually, customize status bar icons, and turn off Google feed. Access to the call recording app has also been removed.

The loss of several customization features, in particular, was disappointing as OxygenOS was known to be one of the most customizable Android skins. Other users have reported software inconsistencies such as slower Wi-Fi connectivity and poor animations.

For those who have already installed the update, a member of the OnePlus community has provided a how-to guide to revert to the previous version of OxygenOS.

OnePlus has promised to release a new update to its current best Android phones soon once it fixes any issues with OxygenOS 12. Until then, you are strongly advised to postpone updating your OnePlus device. 9.

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