In this guide, we will show you how to downgrade Android 11 back to Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+ devices. The South Korean giants quickly picked up the pace in releasing the latest Android 11 updates for its eligible devices. In this regard, its flagship offerings were the first in line in getting the latest OneUI 3.0. And the company has stuck to its words. Both the S20 and its Plus variants were quick to adopt the beta updates in various regions.
However, it is no hidden secret that beta builds aren’t the most polished OS. A few bugs and issues are usually along the expected lines. So one option is to wait for the stable update. Well, the good news is that both these devices have started receiving the OneUI 3.0 stable update. However, it is only restricted to Europe and South Korea at the time of writing. Hence other region users might have to spend a few more days with the buggy software experience, which is the last thing that you would wish for.
Furthermore, chances are some issues might still remain persistent even on the stable update. For example, if some apps aren’t compatible with the latest Android 11, then no matter whether you are on beta or stable OneUI 3.0, those apps are still going to face issues. So if you are also stuck in such a dilemma then the best bet is to downgrade your device to the previous stable Android OS. On that note, today we will show you how to downgrade Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+ from Android 11 to Android 10. Follow along.
Downgrade Android 11 Back To Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+
Before we list out the instruction steps, there are a few prerequisites that your device needs to qualify. Make sure to checkmark all these requirements before proceeding ahead.
- First and foremost, take a backup of all the data on your device. This is because the process might wipe off all the data.
- Likewise, you will have to boot your device to the Download Mode. If you don’t know the hardware key combinations for the same, then you may take the help of our detailed guide: Boot into Download mode on Galaxy S20 (Plus) [ODIN mode].
- Next up, you will need to download the Android 10 stock firmware for your Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+ device. For that, you may use the Frija Tool or the Samfirm tool. Make sure to download the firmware package corresponding to your region.
- Finally, download and install the Odin Tool on your PC.
That’s it. These were all the requirements. You may now proceed with the steps to downgrade Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+ from Android 11 to Android 10.
- Extract the contents of the downloaded Android 10 firmware file for your Galaxy S20/S20+. You should get the AP, BL, CP, CSC, and Home CSC files in the .tar.md5 format.
- Now launch the Odin Tool on your PC and connect your Samsung device to the PC via USB Cable. Make sure that it is booted to Download Mode.
- As soon as the device is connected, you should see the Odin’s COM port getting highlighted.
- When that happens, it’s now time to load the firmware files. First off click on BL and load the BL firmware file that you got after extracting the Android 10 firmware.
- Likewise, do the same for the AP, CP, and CSC. Do keep in mind that you should load the Home CSC file and not the normal one in the CSC section.
- Now go to the Options tab and select the ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ options.
- Finally, click on Start and wait for the process to finish. Once done, you should get the PASS message and your device should reboot to the OS.
- You may now disconnect your device from the PC and close the Odin Tool.
That’s it. These were the steps to downgrade Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+ from Android 11 to Android 10. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments section below. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and Tricks, PC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks that you should check out as well.