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OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro receive stable OxygenOS 13 builds based on Android 13 in Europe, India and North America

Stable Android 13-based builds have reached the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in the EU, India and North America. (Image source: OnePlus)
Stable Android 13-based builds have reached the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in the EU, India and North America. (Image source: OnePlus)
OnePlus has started distributing stable Android 13-based builds globally for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Rolling out as Oxygen OS 13.0, the updates are available for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro handsets sold in Europe, India and North America.

OnePlus has announced the rollout of stable OxygenOS 13 updates for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, two of the company's recent flagships. In a press release, OnePlus explains that it has released initial builds to devices that participated in its Open Beta campaign. Once these devices have been updated, the new updates will be 'gradually pushed to more users'. Alternatively, you could try to grab the necessary update files early by downloading Oxygen Updater from the Google Play Store.

According to the screenshot reproduced below, Oxygen OS 13.0 is nearly a 5 GB download. While the build shown, LE2111_11.F.16, is intended for the Indian version of the OnePlus 9, there are corresponding updates for both models sold in Europe and North America. Specifically, the build numbers for each variant are as follows:

  • OnePlus 9

    • Europe: LE2113_11.F.16
    • India: LE2111_11.F.16
    • North America: LE2115_11.F.16

  • OnePlus 9 Pro

    • Europe: LE2123_11.F.16
    • India: LE2121_11.F.16
    • North America: LE2125_11.F.16

Additionally, OnePlus stresses that you should only start upgrading the OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro to OxygenOS 13 if your handset has at least 5.5 GB of spare disk space and 30% remaining battery life. Incidentally, we have included OxygenOS 13's changelog below, which covers OnePlus' Aquamorphic Design, as well as various optimisations. Separately, OnePlus has shared rollback guides, should you prefer recent Open Beta or Android 12 builds. You can find details about how to roll back to an early build on OnePlus' forum post.

Aquamorphic Design

  • Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
  • Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
  • Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
  • Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.
  • Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.
  • Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
  • Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
  • Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.
  • Optimizes fonts for better readability.
  • Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.
  • Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.


  • Adds Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connecting and note-taking experience, and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting.
  • Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
  • Adds a new type of Always-On Display that shows live information about music, ride-hailing, and food delivery (Supports only some apps).
  • Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
  • Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
  • Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.
  • Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open a floating window inside apps for smooth operation.
  • Upgrades Doodle in Notes. You can now draw on graphics to take notes more efficiently.
  • Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.

Seamless interconnection

  • Optimizes cross-device file transfer, with more file formats and device models supported.
  • Optimizes Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.
  • Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.


  • Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
  • Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
  • Optimizes Portrait Silhouette Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors available.

Security & Privacy

  • Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
  • Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
  • Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.

Health & Digital wellbeing

  • Adds Kid Space. When in Kid Space, your browser app automatically switches to Kids mode to create a child-friendly space.
  • Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children's vision.

Performance optimisation

  • Adds Dynamic Computing Engine to improve the system speed, stability, battery life, and app experience

Gaming experience

  • Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.
(Image source: OnePlus Community)
(Image source: OnePlus Community)


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Alex Alderson, 2022-11-11 (Update: 2022-11-11)