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How to Downgrade OnePlus 5T From Android Oreo to Nougat

Here we are sharing a guide on How to Downgrade OnePlus 5T From Android Oreo to Nougat (Roll back to Android 7.1 from Android 8.0): Update with no doubt is an important thing for all smartphones. When it comes to the latest Android Oreo update, it comes packed with a lot of cool features for all devices. The OnePlus 5T got this update already but is still in the testing process. As the testing is still underway the chances of bugs and issues with performances are high. If this happens and is annoying you so much you have an option to downgrade it to Nougat. If you don’t know how to do this please read through to find out.

When it comes to downgrading into a previous build it is considered as a hard job for most devices. But OnePlus being a manufacturer who delivers developer friendly devices make things easy. In your OnePlus 5T, rolling back into an old update is a really easy task and can be done in few simple steps.

You have multiple options to downgrade your OnePlus 5T into previous builds. You can choose a stock recovery, or if you have TWRP installed you can also use this, And downgrading through ADB & fastboot is also possible. OnePlus also provides all the previous ROMs for free download. Please read through to find out more.

Pre-Requisites

  • Make sure that the USB drivers for your Android device are installed on the PC.
  • Follow the below Guide Exactly or else it may lead to brick your device. RootMyGalaxy.net is not responsible for any damage.
  • Maintain 50-60% battery to prevent sudden shut down between the process.
  • This Update is only for OnePlus 5T users.
  • Make sure that you have latest ADB and fastboot drivers installed on Windows and Mac/Linux.
  • Take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.

Disclaimer

RootMyGalaxy.net is not responsible for any hardware/software issues that occur on your device(s) by following this guide. We are certain that the following guide is carefully written, avoiding any mistakes on our side. If you are unsure of the causalities that may occur if the procedure goes wrong, then please don’t proceed.

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Steps to Downgrade OnePlus 5T from Android Oreo to Nougat

Stock recovery method:
  1. Save the downloaded roll back file on to your device internal storage
  2. Boot your device on to recovery mode by pressing and holding power key and volume down buttons
  3. Select ‘Wipe data and cache’ and confirm it
  4. Once the wiping is completed select ‘Install from internal storage”
  5. Select downloaded rollback file
  6. Reboot the device when process is completed
TWRP recovery method:
  1. Save the downloaded roll back file on to your device internal storage
  2. Boot your device on to TWRP recovery mode by pressing and holding power key and volume down buttons
  3. Tap on ‘wipe’ and tap on ‘Advanced wipe’
  4. Select ‘Dalvik/ART cache’, cache, Data, and system’
  5. Swipe to button to wipe all
  6. Tap on ‘install’ and select the downloaded file
  7. Swipe button to flash
  8. Reboot when the process is completed
ADB or fastboot method:
  1. Download and install ADB and fastboot on your computer (Check Pre-Requirement section above)
  2. Move the downloaded update file into the ADB folder
  3. Boot your OnePlus 5T into recovery mode
  4. Select ‘Wipe data and cache’ and confirm it
  5. Select Install from ADB Sideload
  6. Connect your phone and computer
  7. Open the ADB folder and click shift+right click and open command here
  8. Enter the adb devices command to check your connection
  9. If the connection is ok, enter the adb sideload file_name.zip to flash the update
  10. Reboot the device when process is completed

Hope you are clear with the guide. If you have any queries or feedback please leave a comment below.

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