OnePlus Nord CE starts receiving OxygenOS 13 update (Android 13)

OnePlus Nord CE starts receiving OxygenOS 13 update (Android 13)

OnePlus plants the new firmware on the Nord CE with the EB2103_11.F.04 version number. The OxygenOS 13 build weighs a whopping 4.50GB, just like the previous major upgrades. At the moment, the update is in a rolling phase; it is already available to some users who are running on the beta, and a broader rollout should follow soon.

The OxygenOS 13 stable update goes live for the OnePlus 3T with a nifty set of features. The list of changes includes Aquamorphic design elements, a new world clock widget, the ability to create large folders on the home screen, new media playback controls, new markup tools for screenshot editing, a sidebar toolbox for managing floating window apps, a number of optimizations for Always-On display, HyperBoost GPA 4.0 for faster gaming, and more.

Here’s the complete changelog of OnePlus Nord CE Android 13 update.

  • 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.
    • Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
    • Adapts responsive layouts to accommodate different screen sizes to improve readability.
    • 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.
  • Efficiency
    • 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 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 Interaction
    • Optimizes Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.
  • Personalization
    • Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
    • Adds Omoji to let you flly express yourself with customized avatars.
    • Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings 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 distance-from-phone, ambient light, and sitting posture reminders in Kid Space.
    • Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.
  • Gaming experience
    • Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.
  • Communication
    • Improves the stability of mobile network connections.
  • Apps
    • Fixes an issue where you are unable to make voice or video calls with WhatsApp in certain scenarios.

ROLLING BACK

Note: This downgrade method only works for the GLO version. This rollback will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

Rollback guide – via Local OTA Update (GLO)

  1. Download the latest ROM rollback zip package from the specified server.
  2. Copy the Rollback package to the phone storage.
  3. Install this apk. You’ll need it to roll back. Then, open the app -> tap the top-right gear icon -> find the rollback package and tap it -> wait to finish the installation -> tap reboot.
  4. After the rollback is complete, click Restart.
  5. Rollback successful.

FILES

Want to go back to Android 12? Download the Rollback package from the links below:

OnePlus Nord CE Specs

OnePlus Nord CE 5G is officially announced on June 10, 2021. The smartphone comes with a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G processor. The device is fueled with a 4500 mAh battery + Fast charging 30W, 70% in 30 min (advertised), and features a triple-camera setup.

On the rear side, there is 64 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (depth) while on the front, there is a 16 MP (wide) camera. The dimension of the smartphone is 159.2 x 73.5 x 7.9 mm and it weighs 170 grams.

The sensors include Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. It features Bluetooth 5.1, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavIC, and NFC.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G runs on the Android 11 + OxygenOS 11 operating system. The smartphone is built with a glass front, plastic frame, and plastic back. It is available in colors such as Blue Void, Charkoal Ink, and Silver Ray.

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