With the Android 13 Beta out, many Pixel users are currently putting it to the test. But considering that it is still in its beta phase, there will be bugs. So in case, you are looking for a way to downgrade from the Android 13 Beta, here’s how you can go about doing it.
There are two ways to uninstall Android 13 Beta from your phone. In a nutshell, unsubscribe from the beta. Alternatively, you can install the Android 11 factory image.
1. Opt-out from the Android 13 Beta
This is a really simple option. Go to the Android Open Beta page. If that link doesn’t take you to your eligible devices, scroll down until you do. You can now view which devices are part of the beta program.
Opt-out will appear as a white button with blue writing (the opposite look of the Opt-in button). A warning regarding opting out can be found here. It basically means that if you exit the test, your device will receive an OTA update that will restore Android 12 and wipe all of your data. It also warns you that restoring from a backup may cause problems.
Click the blue “Leave Beta” button if you’re cool with it. And that’s all there is to it. You’ll get that OTA soon, which will update you to Android 12’s most recent release.
Keep in mind that downgrading in either direction will destroy your data. So, whatever happens, you’ll have to reinstall all of your programs and log back into everything. It’s unfortunate, but it’s one of the risks you face when using beta software.
2. Install the Android 12 factory image
This method will need a significant amount of time and effort on your part. You’ll also lose your data and have to re-setup your device.
- Download the Android SDK and extract the zip file
- Enable developer settings and USB debugging
- Unlocking the bootloader
- Flashing the Factory Image
You will now put the device into bootloader mode. You may either switch it off and then press and hold the power and volume down buttons, or use the command prompt to run adb reboot bootloader.
After ensuring that the files in the factory image have been extracted, type flash-all in the command prompt. This will update your Pixel smartphone with all of the necessary files.
This will take some time to complete, and the reboot will take at least 10 minutes. So don’t be concerned if it takes a while because it’s just rebuilding the cache and other things on your device. You’re all set once it boots up, and you’re back on Android 12.
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