Bricking issues observed in OnePlus and Xiaomi phones after installing Android 12 Beta

Android 12 beta which was launched recently at Google I/O 2021 by Google is now facing a setback after users of partner smartphone brands OnePlus and Xiaomi have reported bricking issues in their Android devices soon after installing Android 12 beta in their smartphones. This has raised eyebrows for other partner companies like OPPO, Asus, Realme, Vivo etc. which are among the first brands to offer Android 12 beta installation to the users.

After the consequences, OnePlus has now decided to remove the Android 12 beta download links with immediate effect to avoid any further complications. One of the company’s staff members has revealed that they have received feedback from OnePlus users about bricking issues after installing beta build in their devices and they are working on fixing the issue with the company’s software team. “I have temporarily removed the download links based on the feedback from users in this thread. I’m sharing the feedback with the software team so they can look into it in the morning at HQ,” he said, though he did not reveal the exact feedback the company had received.

Android 12 Beta OnePlus

Experts are also suggesting some steps for the users that they can take to ensure proper functionality of their smartphones before installing the new variant Android 12 beta. They have suggested that the users should take a backup of the data before installing the update on their devices. Though, the best step is to not update the smartphones and to wait for some time before the company figures out the exact solution to the problem.

Compared to OnePlus, Xiaomi has received less reports of bricking in their devices with only instances of the issue in Mi11 series smartphones. All brands had posted a step-by-step guide for the users but gradually OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro started facing the problem and the issue was highlighted. However, one of the reports claims that the issue can be reportedly fixed with an EDL restore if the users forgot to unlock the bootloader before installing the beta. But as of now, it is best to wait for an official statement from the brands’ technical support teams.

Kanchan Choudhary
      Tech Aedgar
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