NEW DELHI: Google recently released the Public beta for Android 12 1. After the announcement OnePlus released the Android 12 Beta 1 for his OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9.
The company announced the rollout along with full details on how to download and install the latest beta on your smartphone. However, the company pulled beta links after users complained about bricking.
A OnePlus employee visited the OnePlus forum and stated that the company had temporarily removed the download links for Android 12 Beta 1. The company made this decision based on user feedback. The rep added, “I’ll share the feedback with the software team so they can check it out at headquarters in the morning.”
If you installed the update, there is also a fix. Max Weinbach from Android Police has found a solution if you are also faced with the bricking problem on your smartphone. He mentioned that users can opt for EDL restore, which means the phone is restored to a factory image using Qualcomm flash at the chipset level.
Weinbach also mentioned that XDA developers posted a guide on how to restore using EDL so you can get help from there. XDA developers explain that you need a PC running Windows 7 and above to remove the smartphone.
First, make sure to turn off your smartphone by pressing and holding the volume down button when connecting the phone to the PC. Now the phone should start into EDL mode, in which you can search for the new entry “QDLOADER 9008” which is displayed under Device Manager.
Now open the correct tool for your smartphone model, select “User Type” as “Other” and then click the “Target” button. Finally hit ‘Start’ and you will see that the phone is working fine.
It also warns users against unlocking their phone’s bootloader before installing the beta.
Weinbach mentions, “If you want to install this beta, you will need to * unlock your phone’s bootloader * before * installing the beta. If you don’t, your phone won’t be able to pass the setup process where the device will check your old Google account for FRP (protection to factory settings). This check is deactivated by switching the OEM activation in the developer options. ”
In the meantime, the smartphone maker has released the OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 update for the cheapest OnePlus 9 Series smartphone – OnePlus 9R. The update includes security patches for the month of May as well as improvements for OnePlus games, gallery and camera.
You can manually check for the software update by going to Settings> System> System Update> Download and Install.