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OnePlus starts closed beta program for OxygenOS, requires an NDA

Only 100 applicants will make it into the closed beta program.

Published onAugust 20, 2018

An image of the OnePlus 6 held out in a person's left hand with the screen on.
  • OnePlus is introducing an OxygenOS beta program that is closed to the general public.
  • To apply for the closed beta, you’ll need a OnePlus 6 and must be willing to sign an NDA.
  • Only 100 applicants will make it into the OxygenOS beta.

Right now, there are two streams of OxygenOS releases: open beta and official builds. However, it looks like OnePlus is introducing a new stream that will be a closed beta.

This closed beta stream will only be open to qualified users – and will require signing a non-disclosure agreement.

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According to OnePlus, the closed beta group will be the closest to the OnePlus staff, made up of “elite” members of the OnePlus community. There will only be 100 people in the closed beta program, at least at first.

OnePlus will require all closed beta members to sign an NDA because “testers will often get builds and features weeks or even months before they are released to the public.”

To apply for membership in the closed beta, you must meet three requirements:

  • Own a OnePlus 6
  • Be an active member of the OnePlus Community forums
  • Be willing to constantly communicate and provide feedback to the OnePlus team using Slack

OnePlus also points out that being a part of the closed beta community will require flashing builds “very often” and sometimes having to perform a clean flash, which is only possible through wiping user data off the device. In other words, it will be difficult to be a member of the closed beta group and depend on the OnePlus 6 as your daily driver.

There’s no indication given in the announcement on how long applications will be open. We can only assume that if you are interested in being one of the very first people not employed by OnePlus to see upcoming OxygenOS features, you’ll want to apply ASAP before your spot is taken.

Click the button below to fill out the application form.

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