Realme 9 Pro 5G Android 13 Open Beta program announced, here’s how to apply

  • Realme 9 Pro gets Android 13 Open Beta program announced.
  • This is the first Realme numbered series phone to get an Android 13 beta update.
  • Realme 9 Pro launched with Android 12-based Realme UI skin.

Realme has announced the Android 13-based Realme UI Open Beta program for the Realme 9 Pro in India. This comes after the brand announced the Android 13 Early Access program for the smartphone. Realme 9 Pro 5G was launched in the country earlier this year and it came pre-installed with Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 custom skin out of the box. This means Android 13 will be the first major update to the phone. 

Realme took to the Community Forum to make a formal announcement about the Realme 9 Pro Android 13 Open Beta. Interestingly, this is the first Realme numbered series device to get Android 13 Open Beta. Here’s how you can apply for the update and the procedure.

Realme 9 Pro 5G Android 13 Early Access

Realme 9 Pro customers in India are eligible to apply for the Android 13 Open Beta program. However, users need to ensure that their devices are updated to one of RMX3471_11_A.42, RMX3471_11_A.43, RMX3471_11_A.44, or RMX3471_11_A.45 firmware versions.

Interested users who wish to apply for the Open Beta program need to head over to Settings > Software update > Tap on the settings icon in the top right corner > Trail Version > Submit your details > and then tap Apply Now for the beta update.

Besides this, there are a set of prerequisites for Realme 9 Pro users before they can update to Android 13 Open Beta. The company had advised users to ensure that at least 5GB of internal storage is free on their phones. If this much free storage is not there, there will be a risk of update failure. Apart from this, before starting the installation procedure, the battery must be charged to at least 60 percent. The device must not be rooted and the brand advises making a backup of important and personal data. 

Realme warns users that since this is the Open Beta firmware, the battery life and performance might not be as good as stable builds. Post updating to the Android 13 Open Beta, users will not be able to access file directories even with Realme File Manager. This is because it is an Android 13 feature that Google introduced in order to protect user data security and privacy.

Realme 9 Pro roll back

In case you have updated to Android 13 open beta and haven’t liked the stability, Realme is allowing users to downgrade to Android 12 again but it will require a clean flash and users will have to take a full backup of the data. Users downgrading to Android 12 will not be eligible to apply for the Open Beta program again. The stable version should be rolled out once the brand believes that there aren’t any bugs and is good to go for a wider release.