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How to Downgrade from Android 11 to Android 10 [Rollback Package]

Google has made the Android 11 (Android R) Developers Preview 1 available for the developers. According to the official timeline shared by Google regarding Android 11 update, a total of six updates will be rolled out before the stable update. The good thing is that all Pixel devices, except the first generation, have been included for testing out the Android 11 Developers Preview. The essential phone has also been excluded from the list as the company has decided to call it quits from the smartphone industry. And due to some reasons you are experiencing severe bugs and issues with Android 11 and want to roll back to Android 10 then you are at the right place.

As in this post, we will give you the links to download the rollback package file to downgrade from Android 11 to Android 10. Developer Preview is meant for the developers to make apps compatible with the next version of Android. This program will run from February 2020 until the final release in Q3 2020, just like the timeline we had with the Android 10 update. There are quite a few bugs and issues related to Android 11 so its better to rollback to stable Android 10.

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Download Rollback Images

Below are the files for the Nexus and Pixel devices to rollback to the stock firmware on Nexus and Pixel devices. You can also use these files for restoring to stock ROM if you have installed a buggy custom build on your device. Head to the below link to download the appropriate system image for your device:

Steps to Flash a System Image

Instructions

  1. Firstly, download the appropriate system image for your device from the above link.
  2. Then you need to unzip it to a safe directory.
  3. Now, connect your device to your computer over USB.
  4. Power ON the device in Fastboot mode with one of the following methods:
    – Using the adb tool: With the device powered on, execute: adb reboot bootloader
    – Hold the relevant key combination for your device.
  5. If you are required to unlock the bootloader of your device then, you can execute the below command:
    fastboot flashing unlock
  6. For Pixel 2 XL run this command (DO NOT USE THIS COMMAND FOR ANY OTHER DEVICE)
    fastboot flashing unlock_critical
  7. For other devices, run:
    fastboot oem unlock
  8. Now your device will be shown and this step will erase the entire data on your device.
  9. Open a command prompt and navigate to the extracted system image.
  10. Execute the flash-all script.
  11. Reboot your device to Fastboot mode and enter:
    fastboot flashing lock or
    fastboot oem lock
  12. That’s it!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. You can download the appropriate rollback images for your device in order to restore the stock ROM. Let us know in the comments below if you liked this post or not. Until the next post…Cheers!

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