Oppo’s spin-off Realme just announced the Android 13 early access program goes two of its number series phones – Realme 9 Pro 5G and Realme 9 Pro+ 5G. Both number series phones are the first mid-range phones to get a taste of the Android 13 operating system. The testing of new software is already live for a few GT-series phones and now is the time for other phones. If you own Realme 9 Pro or Realme 9 Pro+ and want to try out the new features of Android 13, then read along to know more details.
Realme has officially shared the information about the early access program on its community forum for both Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro+. And as per the details, there are a limited number of seats in the early access program. At the time of writing, the testing of the new update is live in India and should expand to other regions too.
If you want Android 13 beta access, make sure that your Realme 9 Pro is running on any of these builds – RMX3471_11_A.42 / RMX3471_11_A.43 / RMX3471_11_A.44. Whereas the Realme 9 Pro+ needs to be running on RMX3392_11.A.12 / RMX3392_11.A.13. So, if your phone is running on an older version, then update it to the newer available software. Also, ensure that your phone has at least 10GB of free storage space.
Realme also mentions a list of known issues on the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G, here’s the complete list of known issues.
- Sudden Drop in backlight after 47-degree drop in brightness.
Solution: Slide the brightness bar to restore.
- Games may crash probabilistically when logging in, resulting in the inability to enter the game.
Solution: Uninstall the game and reinstall the game package from the app store.
- The AOD screen shows that there is no scene information function option, and other functions are used normally. Specific path: Settings-Wallpaper and Personalization-Interesting Screen-Scene Information.
Solution: User operation: some functions have no menu
Moving to the features and changes, the changelog is not available yet, but the features will remain the same for most Realme phones. And as per the Realme GT Neo 3 changelog, the update will bring new aquamorphic design elements, more new color palettes, new Quantum Engine 4.0, optimized font for better readability, optimized widget design, large folders for the home screen, new editing tools for the screenshot, Bitmoji support for AOD, improved Hyperboost GPA 4.0 for gaming, and more.
Now if you own the Realme 9 Pro or 9 Pro+ 5G and want to try out the new Android 13 through early access program, then make sure your phone is running on the newest available software, then go to the Software Update in Settings and tap on gear icon at the top right corner, then select Trial version and enter the required details.
Make sure to take a backup of important data before updating your device to the new software. Also, charge your device to at least 50%. You can also roll back to Android 12 stable version in the future if you want, the steps are listed on Realme’s community forum post.