In this tutorial, we will show you how to downgrade or rollback Realme X2 Pro from Android 10 to Android 9.0 Pie. Although there are quite a lot of smartphone manufacturers lined up in the mid-budget segment, yet Realme has still managed to carve out a niche market for itself. It has stayed true to its promise of providing feature-rich devices at an affordable price for the masses. And the Realme X2 Pro is a perfect example of the same.
The 6.5-inch device has a 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution, alongside a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ chipset with Adreno 640 GPU. It comes in four different variants, with the top-end offering 256GB 12GB RAM combination. The quad rear camera setup spells out as 64+13+8+2MP. On the front, you get a 16MP camera that supports 1080p@30fps video recording capability.
To support all these features, you get a 4000 mAh battery alongside a 50W fast-charging technology. Out of the box, the device is based on Android 9.0 Pie. However, it has since received an update to the Android 10, alongside the new Realme UI. But if you wish to revert to the earlier Android build, maybe due to the stability issues or just due to the nostalgia factor, then this guide will come in handy. Today, we will show you how to downgrade or rollback Realme X2 Pro from Android 10 to Android 9.0 Pie. Follow along.
Downgrade Realme X2 Pro from Android 10 to Android 9.0 Pie
Recently, we covered the rollback guide for the Realme 3/3i. This was then followed by the Realme X and X2 rollback tutorial. And now, the Pro variant of the Realme X2 device has got the Android 9.0 rollback firmware package. But before we list down the steps to do so, there are a few important files worth mentioning. Please go through them before we proceeding with the instructions.
Important Points to Keep in Mind
- After the rollback, all your user 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.
On that note, here are the instructions to downgrade or rollback Realme X2 Pro from Android 10 to Android 9.0 Pie.
- Create a complete device backup. This is because flashing the Android 9.0 build will wipe off all the data on your device.
- Furthermore, keep your device sufficiently charged so that it doesn’t turn off mid-way. At least 50% is recommended.
- Also, keep in mind that this guide is only applicable for the Realme X2 pro device having the version C.28. And it is only for the Indian users as of now.
Download Realme X2 Pro Android 9.0 Rollback Firmware
- Device: Realme X2 Pro
- Channel: India Stable
- Android: 9
- Download: Link
Once you have downloaded the above rollback firmware, transfer it to your device. Then proceed with the below steps to downgrade or rollback Realme X2 Pro from Android 10 to Android 9.0 Pie
Steps to Downgrade Realme X2 Pro to Android 9.0 Pie
- Make sure that you have transferred the firmware to your device’s Internal Storage.
- Launch the File Explorer on your device and navigate to the firmware build file that you have downloaded from the above section.
- Tap on that firmware file (it should be having the OZIP file extension).
- You will then be greeted with the Update System dialog box, tap on the Update Now button.
- The rollback process shall now begin and it might take a few minutes.
- Once that is done, your device shall reboot. However. since a complete device wipe has taken place, you will have to set it up from scratch.
That is it. These were the required steps to downgrade or rollback Realme X and X2 from Android 10 to Android 9.0 Pie. There are a couple of important points that we would like to discuss. First off, if you would like to go back to the newer Android 10 build, you cannot simply do so via the OTA update. You will have to download that firmware and then manually flash it onto your device.
Apart from that, you will also be taken back to the previous security patch. If you wish to receive the latest security updates, your device needs to be on the latest Realme UI (Android 10) update. With that said, if you still have any doubts, 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 Trick that you should check out as well.