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OnePlus 10 Pro gets Android 13 beta treatment, but proceed with caution

OnePlus 10 Pro on box
OnePlus 10 Pro (Image credit: Nicholas Sutrich / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • OnePlus has announced Android 13 Developer Preview 1 for the OnePlus 10 Pro.
  • The latest release aims to let developers and early adopters help improve software experiences.
  • However, there are still known issues with system stability and performance, as well as app malfunctions.

A few weeks after Google released the first Android 13 beta (opens in new tab) for eligible Pixel phones, the update is now expanding to more devices. OnePlus announced today (opens in new tab) the launch of Android 13 Developer Preview 1 (opens in new tab) for the OnePlus 10 Pro.

As usual, the beta aims to allow developers and early adopters to contribute to the improvement of software experiences for the next Android version. Like all developer previews, the latest release is not meant for everyone, though. OnePlus warns against installing this build "if you have little to no experience in software development."

In addition, you might not want to flash this build if you're using the OnePlus 10 Pro (opens in new tab) as your daily driver. It's also not recommended to proceed unless you have the technical know-how for flashing custom ROMs. Sideloading the developer preview on your OnePlus 10 Pro may result in the phone bricking, according to OnePlus.

The beta also includes the following known issues:

  • All data will be cleared while flashing the build or rolling to Android 12
  • Some issues with system stability and performance
  • Unable to access Shelf
  • Unable to move the documents in My Files
  • Some apps may not function as expected
  • Unable to record voice to active Voice awake on Start-up navigation page
  • Some features of ORoaming may not function as expected

If you don't mind opening a Pandora's box filled with bugs, make sure your phone has 4GB of storage space and a battery life of at least 30% before installing the beta. It should be noted that developer preview builds are not compatible with the OnePlus 10 Pro on T-Mobile or Verizon.

It is unknown when the latest Android 13 (opens in new tab) beta will be made available to some of the best Android phones (opens in new tab) other than the Pixel lineup and OnePlus' latest flagship device. However, with Google I/O 2022 (opens in new tab) taking place later today, we expect to learn more.


Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He is a tech journalist based in the Philippines who has been writing about consumer tech for the past six years and has been using various Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. When he's not writing, he likes to spend time outside, stealing scenes with his phone camera.