OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 Pro are among the first phones compatible to receive the Android 12 Beta 1 build that was released earlier this week. OnePlus announced the rollout and all the details about the update to the latest beta in a forum post shortly after Google announced the beta for Android 12. However, the company has now pulled the beta links as many users have complained about bricking after updating to Android 12. OnePlus says it is looking into the matter, but the update for OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus is not currently available.
A OnePlus representative commented on the same forum post announcing the Android 12 beta rollout for the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 that the company “temporarily removed the download links based on user feedback on this thread”. He added, “I’ll share the feedback with the software team so they can check it out at headquarters in the morning.” While the representative didn’t offer details on the feedback received, the early comments section is filled with users complaining about bricking issues after updating to Android 12 Beta.
Android Police’s Max Weinbach came up with a solution to this problem if you were one of the first to adopt the Android 12 beta software. Users can choose to do an EDL recovery. This means that you will need to restore your phone to a factory image using a Qualcomm chipset level flash. This XDA Developer’s Guide is a good reference point for restoring your phone using EDL. Additionally, it warns users to unlock their phone’s bootloader before installing the beta.
It’s best to stay away from the Android 12 beta for a while until third-party OEMs fix all issues. OnePlus temporarily removed the links from its posts to avoid other bricking issues on OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 devices. Other brands that are among the first to offer Android 12 beta-supported phones include Realme, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, among others.