Oppo is beta testing the new ColorOS 13 internally, with a few fans allowed to join in. Now the company – along with OnePlus – is opening up beta testing to a wider audience.
The foldable Oppo Find N, Oppo Find X5 and Find X5 Pro were invited to join. Note that this is a limited test with slots for 1,000 users only. There will be several rounds, so if you don’t get into it the first time, try again later.
The good news is that this is not limited to China. Find X5 and X5 Pro owners in Australia, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE, and Vietnam who can apply. Users in other regions interested in joining should follow the Oppo forums for more announcements.
The update process is very simple. First, back up your data. Second, you need to update your phone – to A.20/A.22 for Find N, A.20/A.21 for X5 Pro and A.18 for X5. Third, go to Settings > About Device > Beta and fill in your details to apply for a slot in the public beta test. If approved, the beta version of ColorOS 13 will be available for download and installation.
But now here you may not want to install this update. It is a beta version, which means there is a possibility of bugs. In fact, Oppo already lists several known issues waiting to be fixed, for example the NFC in Find N occasionally crashes, requiring a restart, and the Find X5 series has issues where icons and some menus become blurred. Also, some apps don’t work with Android 13 yet, especially banking apps.
There is also the possibility that something may go wrong, which is why Step 1 will back up your data. With all this in mind, you probably don’t want to run this on your daily driver. But if you decide to go ahead and test the beta, this thread on the Oppo forums has detailed instructions.
OnePlus 10 Pro owners in China can also try ColorOS 13. The process is similar – you can sign up with a screen around the device (note that there are limited places available for beta testers). The same warnings about apps and features not working and potential data loss apply.
Again, this is only for 10 Pro owners in China because the global version of the phone runs OxygenOS instead. OnePlus has already shown off the water-inspired look of OxygenOS 13.
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