How To Guide Install ColorOS 12 C.36 Stable Android 12 on Oneplus 9 & 9 pro

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everesee

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Feb 12, 2013
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50
OnePlus 9
I don't recommend using color os over oos for a few reasons:

- No out of the box android auto support. You need to root your device and install android auto as a system app.
- About rooting, it's harder than oos. You additionally need to flash patched vendor boot file and vbmeta with disabled verification to get it working (which is not guaranteed, I got into bootloop with c.62)
- To install apk files, you need to login into oppo account.
- While installing apk files, it's doing some strange virus scans which takes a lot of time.
- Most of apps are forced to 60 hz. Youtube, chrome, Instgram etc. all forced to run on 60hz. It's super annoying, and worse than current state of oos 12.

Other than those, the UI is better than OOS's messed up UI, and the experience is more stable except the issues I've written above. Also there is support for expanding RAM in Color OS, which is nice perk. Floating windows and sidebar feature is also nice, I have no idea why OOS doesn't have those features.

However, I say just have patience and wait for possible OOS 12.1 update in following weeks.
 

foamerman

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Sep 1, 2010
372
77
B-town
I tried ColorOS Again but it's just not suited for europe and global.. you have a bunch of chinese s***. And loading pages and application content it's a lot slower.

Hey just my 2 cents. But ColorOS is global. Chinese crap I use Nava to hide the chinese icons and use ADB app control to disable the chinese crap. Techibee has a Utube channel and shows you how to use it. As for the loading pages that sounds like a network problem I have no problems oh by the way I'm on Verizon.
 

ekin_strops

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Apr 29, 2016
1,031
393
Munich
OnePlus 9 Pro
Hey just my 2 cents. But ColorOS is global. Chinese crap I use Nava to hide the chinese icons and use ADB app control to disable the chinese crap. Techibee has a Utube channel and shows you how to use it. As for the loading pages that sounds like a network problem I have no problems oh by the way I'm on Verizon.
Exactly. lol

COS12 is so much smoother than OOS12. OOS12 tends to even warm up much faster, and the thermal throttle kicks in much faster.

Chinese apps can be removed with ADB.
 

ekin_strops

Senior Member
Apr 29, 2016
1,031
393
Munich
OnePlus 9 Pro
I don't recommend using color os over oos for a few reasons:

- No out of the box android auto support. You need to root your device and install android auto as a system app.
- About rooting, it's harder than oos. You additionally need to flash patched vendor boot file and vbmeta with disabled verification to get it working (which is not guaranteed, I got into bootloop with c.62)
- To install apk files, you need to login into oppo account.
- While installing apk files, it's doing some strange virus scans which takes a lot of time.
- Most of apps are forced to 60 hz. Youtube, chrome, Instgram etc. all forced to run on 60hz. It's super annoying, and worse than current state of oos 12.

Other than those, the UI is better than OOS's messed up UI, and the experience is more stable except the issues I've written above. Also there is support for expanding RAM in Color OS, which is nice perk. Floating windows and sidebar feature is also nice, I have no idea why OOS doesn't have those features.

However, I say just have patience and wait for possible OOS 12.1 update in following weeks.

Rooting is harder than OOS? Erm... Actually, it's the same. You don't need a patched vendor_boot.img file and neither Vbmeta.

In order to gain ROOT, you just need to patch the boot.img file which you can extract with the payload dumper from the ROM package.

Boot verification needs to be disabled ONLY when you're gonna use custom boot files, like a custom vendor_boot.img (For example when editing the GPU frequency table with Konabess), etc...

I'm using ColorOS12 for months (apart from when testing other ROM's), and I'm talking out of my personal experience with it, and not only my experience but general rooting method, regardless of the ROM.

Also, installing Android Auto as SYSTEM app is a personal choice, it's not a MUST.
 

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