OxygenOS is now rolling out for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro with a number of new features including Bitmoji AOD plus the bonus of the July 2021 security patch.

Update: Correction from to OxygenOS

The update was confirmed as starting the rollout process over on the Official OnePlus Forums and should be available over the coming days after it has hit a small group of users before a wider expansion. First and foremost, the July 2021 security patch is what we would consider the most important new addition with the OxygenOS update.

Bitmoji AOD allows you to add your personalized Bitmoji avatar/creation to the Always-on display. Over the course of a day, the on-screen character will move and change stance depending on a number of things including weather conditions and your current location. It’s not a groundbreaking addition, but it has been available on OnePlus 8 series hardware since late May.

Joining the July patch and Bitmoji AOD in this OxygenOS OTA update is the OnePlus Store — which was launched in North America earlier this year. This pre-installed app allows you to get device support, access the OnePlus online store, plus get member-only benefits and discounts. You can see the full update changelog below:

OxygenOS for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro update changelog

  • System
    • Updated Android security patch to 2021.07
    • Fixed known issues and improved stability
  • Ambient Display
    • Newly added Bitmoji AOD, co-designed by Snapchat & Bitmoji, which will liven up the ambient display with your personal Bitmoji avatar. Your avatar will update throughout the day based on your activity and things happening around you ( Path: Settings – Customization – Clock on ambient display – Bitmoji )
  • OnePlus Store
    • An intuitive and convenient way to manage your OnePlus account, get easy-to-access support, discover exciting members-only benefits, and shop for OnePlus products. (Please note that it can be uninstalled)

If you have a OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro, you should be able to pull the OxygenOS OTA update over the coming days with the following builds for each global region:

OnePlus 9

OnePlus 9 Pro

Alternatively, if you are happy to sideload the update ZIP file, then you should be able to download the OxygenOS update via Oxygen Updater.

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