Downgrade Oneplus 10 Pro from Android 13 to Android 12

Google has released the developer builds for the Android 13 update that is coming officially later this year. These developer builds, as the name suggests, are intended for developers so that they can test, debug and improve the user experience of the OS. And OEMs generally also release the developer builds of their Android skins to follow up on their software development.

OnePlus is one of those OEMs that did release a preview build of their Oxygen OS running on the developer build of Android 13. They did it for their flagship offering, the OnePlus 10 Pro. But since it is a developer build, it is packed with bugs. And if you have updated your OnePlus 10 Pro to the Android 13 developer build and are now looking to downgrade your Oxygen OS back to a stable build, this article will help you out. Here, we have discussed the step-by-step guide on downgrading from Android 13 back to Android 12 on a OnePlus 10 Pro. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

common problems in OnePlus 10 Pro

How to Downgrade the OnePlus 10 Pro from Android 13 to Android 12?

The problem with the developer build of Android 13-based OxygenOS has several bugs. Some of the notable ones are:

  • Issues with system stability and performance.
  • Unable to access Shelf.
  • Unable to move the documents in My Files.
  • Some apps are not functioning correctly.
  • Some Roaming features may not work as expected.

Before we get to the actual process, you should know that this process will wipe out your entire internal storage. So before going ahead with the downgrade, create a backup of everything important to you.

Once the backup is secure and your device is charged up correctly, you can go ahead with the steps mentioned below.

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European and Indian Variant of OnePlus 10 Pro:

  • Firstly, you need to download the firmware for Android 12 as per your geographical region. European variants can use this link to download the firmware. And Indian variants can use this link to download the firmware.
  • Move the downloaded firmware file to your device’s internal storage. It should not be inside any folder.
  • Now open up Settings on your smartphone.
  • Navigate to About device > Version.
  • Tap on the Build Number 7 times, enabling the developer mode on your smartphone. You will see a small pop-up on your screen saying you are now a developer.
  • Now go back to Settings and then tap on About device.
  • Now tap on Up to date.
  • You will see a three-dot icon at the top right corner of your screen. Tap on that and then select Local install.
  • Now navigate through your internal storage and select the Android 12 firmware file.
  • Tap on Extract and then select Upgrade.
  • Let the installation complete, and once that is done, your device will restart itself.
  • Once the restart is complete, your installation will also be done.

And that’s how you install Android 12 Oxygen OS on your OnePlus 10 Pro(European/ Indian Variant).

Global/NA Variant of OnePlus 10 Pro:

The global variants do not get an option for the local update on the update setting of the smartphone. You will need an additional application here.

  • Firstly, you need to download the firmware for Android 12 using this link.
  • Move the downloaded firmware file to your device’s internal storage. It should not be inside any folder.
  • Download and install the OnePlus Local Update APK for Android 13 using this link.
  • Launch the app after the installation, and once it opens up, tap on the Settings icon at the top right corner and then select Local install.
  • Now navigate through your internal storage and select the Android 12 firmware file.
  • Let the installation complete, and once that is done, your device will restart itself.
  • Once the restart is complete, your installation will also be done.

And that’s how you install Android 12 Oxygen OS on your OnePlus 10 Pro(Global variant).

So this is how you can downgrade the OnePlus 10 Pro from Android 13 to Android 12. If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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