The Paranoid Android Sapphire beta, which is based on Android 12, is now accessible for a variety of OnePlus 7 and 7T series phones, not long after it was officially announced.
The third-party ROM project has persevered through funding and development setbacks to finally reach devices and is now accessible for the OnePlus 5, 5T , 7 , and 7T series (h/t XDA ) in beta form. Unfortunately, the OnePlus 7, which has less features, is not supported at this time; however, you can flash the build on your OnePlus 7 Pro. Given that the OnePlus 5 and 5T are no longer supported by the manufacturer, owners now have the chance to run Android 12 for the first time.
For the OnePlus 7 and 7T, Android 12 has just recently been released, but like Paranoid Android Sapphire Beta 2, it is still in the preview stage. Concerns have been raised over OxygenOS 12’s adoption of a sizable number of ColorOS components, features, and functions that depart significantly from the once-recognized clean aesthetic of the Android skin.
Running a custom ROM is a terrific method to obtain customization not available in AOSP builds, even though we wouldn’t normally recommend it for most people. Additionally, the Paranoid Android Sapphire Beta offers a long-term support path for devices that the manufacturer has since abandoned or is about to do. This benefit is especially beneficial for OnePlus users.
You may find instructions below if you want to flash the Paranoid Android Sapphire Beta 2 on your OnePlus 7 Pro, 7T, 5 or 5T series phone. Before attempting this, we advise creating a complete device backup because sideloading will erase all data from the device.