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OnePlus Nord 3 Now Eligible to Receive the OxygenOS 14 Open Beta 1 Update

The Chinese smartphone maker, OnePlus, had officially unveiled its latest OxygenOS 14 custom UI based on the Android 14 operating system last month and now, the brand has made the OxygenOS 14 first open beta update available to its Nord 3 smartphone.

Here’s more about it.

OnePlus Nord 3 – OxygenOS 14 Open Beta 1 Update

The open beta 1 update of the OxygenOS 14 custom UI that has been made available for the OnePlus Nord 3 smartphone, is only for the Indian users of the device, and it should be noted that as this is the beta version, it will not be as stable as the stable versions of the OxygenOS.

Regarding the improvements and changes that will be brought with the beta update, it will upgrade the Aquamorphic Design by bringing a natural, gentle, and a clearer color style, along with Aquamorphic-themed ringtones and revamped system notification sounds. Improvements will also be brought to the cloud photo service from Google’s Photos app and also in the photo & video permission management system.

Significant improvements will also be brought to system stability, launch speed of applications, as well as in the smoothness of animations. A carbon tracking AOD(always-on-display) is also part of the beta version.

Some of the known issues include the flashback issue caused when some cards are clicked, automatic triggering of the dual channel network acceleration function not working, and also the abnormal display issue in the bokeh icon when switched to front camera in portrait mode.

How to Apply?

Interested OnePlus Nord 3 Indian users can apply for the Beta program by visiting the device’s “Settings”, go to “About device”, click on “up to date”, press the icon on the top right corner, and then select “Beta program”. Following the necessary steps, users can submit their application.

The application submitted will be reviewed in the next five working days and if found eligible, the OxygenOS 14 beta 1 update will be rolled out to them within three days. Only 5,000 applicants will be selected, and users with carrier versions of the device won’t be considered eligible.

To note, before applying for the beta program, users should also make sure that their device currently has the latest OxygenOS 13.1 onboard, with a firmware version of CPH2491_13.1.0.581(EX01). Before updating, they must also ensure that there is at least 30% of battery charge left and the device also has 4GB of free storage.


For those who want to roll back to the previous stable version, they can do so by downloading the installation package from the respective OnePlus page, and after turning on the developer mode, they just have to install the package locally. After the rollback is complete, reboot the device to complete the process. Users should backup their device before doing this, as all their data will be wiped out in the process.

In order to submit their feedback, Indian users of the OnePlus Nord 3 smartphone can dial “*#800#” on the Google dialer, and will be able to fill it up in the pop-up window which appears.


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