OxygenOS 12 restricts refresh rate on some very popular applications

According to the developer of the Sync for Reddit application, the latest version of OxygenOS, based on Android 12, has the unfortunate tendency of blocking the framerate at 60Hz on some applications, while most of the brand’s smartphones offer a refresh rate of 120. Hertz.

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If you follow OnePlus news, you might know that the migration to Android 12 was a pain. Soon after the rollout of OxygenOS 12, the latest version of the manufacturer’s in-house overlay, several OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro owners complained of a number of issues.

Faced with the situation, OnePlus has also decided to postpone the deployment of the update, at the time to resolve various reported issues. In March 2022, the manufacturer wiped out the previous existing bugs with a new patch for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. However, we have just learned that The latest version of OxygenOS is still causing problems.

As demonstrated by the developer of Sync for Reddit, a modified social network application that offers better performance, it turns out thatOxygenOS locks the refresh rate to 60Hz on some apps. This is good for video apps, as content rarely plays at framerates above 60 FPS, but it can be problematic on apps that can accommodate videos in addition to other content, such as Reddit, YouTube or TikTok for example.

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OxygenOS 12 blocks the refresh rate on some apps

Screen at 90 or 120 Hz by locking applications at 60 Hz, Scrolling may feel slow or jerky. The problem apparently lies in the fact that apps can use the Android API to tell the smartphone whether or not they should use the maximum refresh rate offered by the panel.

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Only on OnePlus devices under OxygenOS 12, the manufacturer had a good idea Condition access to this API for certain applications only. The developer of sync for reddit found that by renaming the sync package in the Firefox browser, everything works fine. Another black spot OnePlus has let the existing workarounds no longer work.

This is the case, for example, of the AutoHz app, which made it possible to override this restriction. The developers of the application have also confirmed to our partners from the Android Police site thatOxygenOS 12 breaks existing commands used to change refresh rate, As of now, OnePlus has not made an official statement on the issue.

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