As Android 14 is the newest version of Google’s mobile operating system, it comes with a slew of exciting features and innovations. However, some users may want to downgrade their devices from Android 14 to Android 13 due to numerous bugs and incompatibilities associated with Developer Previews or Beta Builds. If you are one such user who wants to downgrade your device from the latest OS build, then this guide will help you do just that!
How to downgrade Google Pixel from Android 14 to Android 13
Step 1: Install Android SDK
To start off, install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC or computer. It’s the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google. You should download it and extract it to a convenient location on your PC. Doing this will give you the necessary platform-tools folder.
Step 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
Then, you will need to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your smartphone. The former makes your smartphone recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. Meanwhile, it’ll allow you to easily boot your smartphone to Fastboot Mode.
OEM Unlocking will be needed to carry out the bootloader unlocking process. You’ll need to go to Settings -> About Phone -> Tap on Build number 7 times -> Return to Settings -> System -> Developer Options -> Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.
Step 3: Unlock Bootloader
You’ll also need to unlock the bootloader on your Pixel device if you’re downgrading the OS. Remember that doing this will wipe off the data and might even make your device’s warranty null and void.
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Step 4: Downgrade your Pixel device via Fastboot
- To start off, download the Android 13 factory image for your smartphone
- Once downloaded, you need to extract it inside the Platform-Tools folder
- Now, go over to the platform-tools folder and type in CMD in the address bar before hitting Enter to launch the Command Prompt
- Type the following command in the CMD window for booting your Pixel smartphone to Fastboot Mode –
adb reboot bootloader
- After that, double-click on the flash-all batch file and wait for the flashing process to begin
- Your Pixel phone will automatically boot to Fastboot and FastbootD modes, which is normal
- Once the process is finished, you’ll be notified and your phone will also automatically boot to Android 13
That’s all! With these simple steps, you can easily downgrade Google Pixel from Android 14 back down to its previous stable release – i.,e., Andriod 13 OS build without much hassle!.