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OnePlus Nord 2 gains April patch but still no Android 12

Outside of the bug fixes and security patch, though, you won't find any new features.
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April 20, 2022
OnePlus Nord 2 review back of the phone
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

Welcome to the OnePlus Nord 2 update hub. Here you’ll find the latest information on updates to the second-generation Nord. We’ll detail the current software versions for the device and alert you if there’s a new update rolling out. OnePlus usually pushes out Oxygen OS updates to its Nord devices regularly, but availability may be affected by variant, carrier, and region.

The OnePlus Nord 2 will get two years of major Android upgrades (Android 12 and Android 13) and three years of security patches.

  • Current stable version: Android 11
  • When will the OnePlus Nord 2 get Android 12? Mid-2022 (Estimated)

Also read: OnePlus Nord 2 review

Latest OnePlus Nord 2 updates

April 20, 2022: OnePlus is rolling out the April update to the Nord 2. Numbered as Oxygen OS A.20 (as spotted by XDA-Developers), the update brings the April 2022 Android security patches. It also fixes a number of bugs, including one that caused abnormal screen activity during Facebook video calls. However, Android 12 is still missing from the device, with OnePlus’ promise of H1 2022 looking less and less likely.

See the full changelog below.

  • System
    • [Fixed] the occasional issue of an abnormal screen display when using Facebook video call
    • [Updated] Android security patch to 2022.04

To check if an update is available, head to Settings > System > System updates on your device.

Previous OnePlus Nord 2 updates

  • March 11, 2022: OnePlus is rolling out the vA.19 update for Oxygen OS 11 on the OnePlus Nord 2. It brings the February 2022 security patch and a series of bug fixes. It didn’t bring any new features, though.
  • February 24, 2022: The OOS vA.17 update only landed on the Nord 2 a few weeks ago, but we’ve already got vA.18. It’s a hotfix, essentially, with a patch for an error that would cause freezing when sharing pictures in OnePlus’ Gallery app.
  • February 16, 2022: The Oxygen OS 11 vA.17 update is now available for the Nord 2. It only brings the February 2022 security patch.
  • January 6, 2022: You can now grab the Oxygen OS 11 vA.16 update for the OnePlus Nord 2. It brings the December 2021 security patch and a handful of bug fixes and improvements.
  • December 28, 2021: OnePlus is rolling out a late December update to the Nord 2. Numbered as Oxygen OS A.15, the update brings camera and Bluetooth performance improvements and fixes for a few “known issues.” The December 2021 Android security patch is also included.
  • December 9, 2021: Oxygen OS A.14 rolled out with the November 2021 Android security patch and general stability improvements.
  • November 16, 2021: A new unannounced update is rolling out to the OnePlus Nord 2. Spotted by XDA-Developers, and reported by a user on OnePlus’ Forums, Oxygen OS A.13/A.12 for India/Europe weighs in around 645MB and brings more nips and tucks to the mid-range device. Oddly enough, as pointed out by XDA and a screenshot from OnePlus Updater, the European patch includes the October 2021 Android security patch, not the November update slated for the Indian release.

If you’ve spotted a OnePlus Nord 2 update that we haven’t, tip us! Looking for another update? Be sure to visit our Android 11 update tracker.