Downgrade Realme 5s & 5i from Android 10 to 9.0 Pie- Rollback Guide

In this tutorial, we will show you how to downgrade or rollback Realme 5s & 5i from Android 10 to 9.0 Pie. Realme has its eye set in the budget segment and so far that is giving out fruitful results. The aforementioned two devices are also part of this budget domain and seem to have quickly upscaled the popularity chart. If we talk about the Realme 5s, then the 6.5-inch screen has a 720 x 1600 pixel resolution. Under the hood, you get an octa-core Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 chipset with Adreno 61o as the GPU.

Furthermore, the device comes in two different variants: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM. Talking about the camera, there is a quad rear setup with 48+8+2+2MP which could record videos up to 4K@30fps. Then there is a single 13MP front-facing camera with 1080p@30fps recording capabilities. It has also managed to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack, which is definitely a welcome move. Supporting all these features, the device comes with a mammoth 5000 mAh battery.

Out of the box both these devices were launched with Android 9.0 Pie. However, both the Realme 5s & Realme 5i has received the Android 10 update based on Realme UI. But if for some reason, the update didn’t manage to meet your expectations or is giving you a buggy experience, then there is a handy way out. You could easily downgrade or rollback Realme 5s & 5i from Android 10 to 9.0 Pie. Here are all the required instruction sets in this regard. Follow along.

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How to Downgrade Realme 5s & 5i from Android 10 to 9.0 Pie

The OEM has already released the rollback firmware for Realme X and X2, Realme 3/3i as well as the Realme 5 and 5 Pro. And now the Realme 5s and 5i are the latest entry to this list. But before we list out the rollback instructions, there are a few things to make a note of. Please go through then very carefully before you proceed with the steps.

Important Points Relating to Firmware Downgrade

  • After the rollback, all of your data will be erased. Please make sure to backup before you proceed.
  • Rollback operation may probabilistic have unforeseeable impacts on your phone.
  • Rollback operation will modify some of the system functions, and prevent you from receiving the latest realme UI push.
  • If you want to experience the Realme UI version (Based on Android 10) after rollback, you have to manually download the full realme UI version package from the official website to update.
  • This package is released and available for Indian users only.
  • Furthermore, both the Realme 5s and 5i should be running the software version C.53.

So these were the important points that need to be discussed. You may now head over to the requirements section and then proceed with the steps to downgrade Realme 5s & 5i from Android 10 to 9.0 Pie.


  • Create a complete backup of your Realme device. This is because flashing the rollback package will wipe off all the data from your device.
  • Furthermore, keep your device sufficiently charged. At least 50% is recommended so that it doesn’t turn off mid-way during the process.
  • Finally, the below instructions are only for the Indian build of Realme 5s and 5i running software C.53.

Download Rollback Package for Realme 5s

  • Device: Realme 5s
  • Codename: RMX1911EX
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: RMX1911EX_11_OTA_0310
  • Android: 9
  • Type: Recovery
  • Download: Link

Download Rollback Package for Realme 5i

  • Device: Realme 5i
  • Codename: RMX2030EX
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: RMX2030EX_11_OTA_0210
  • Android: 9
  • Type: Recovery
  • Download: Link

Once you have downloaded the files, make use of the below instructions to downgrade Realme 5s & 5i from Android 10 to 9.0 Pie.

Downgrade Realme 5s & 5i from Android 10 to 9.0 Pie

The steps are the same for both these devices. Just make sure to transfer the rollback firmware to your device’s internal storage. Once that is done, follow the below instructions:

  1. Launch any File Explorer onto your device and head over to your Phone Memory.
  2. Now navigate to the rollback firmware that you had downloaded from the above section. Make sure it is in the OZIP format.
  3. Tap on that file and you should get the Update System dialog box.
  4. Within that, tap on the Upgrade Now button and wait for the process to finish.
  5. When that is done, your Realme device will now reboot. Since a device wipe has taken place, you will have to set it up from scratch.

That’s it. These were the steps to downgrade Realme 5s & 5i from Android 10 to 9.0 Pie. There are some things we would like to discuss. To begin with, if there is ever a change in your plan, and you wish to revert to the Android 10 Realme UI, then you wouldn’t be able to do so via an OTA update. You will have to manually download and install the Android 10 update package onto your device.

Furthermore, talking about the security patches,  you will be back to the previous version. Only when you update your Realme device to the latest Realme UI, you will be able to enjoy the latest security patch updates. With that said, we come to the end of this guide. If you have any issues concerning the above steps, do let us know in the comments section below. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Trick that you should check out as well.


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