Way to Downgrade Android 13 to Android 12

Downgrade Android 13

Today, in this tutorial, you will learn two various methods through which you can easily Downgrade Android 13 to Android 12. Now let’s get started.

You are able to easily downgrade either using the Fastboot Method or via Android Flash Tool. In this article we have listed both the tips and tricks below, you guys probably refer to that though which is in sync with your requirement. Before you start the process, firstly ensure to checkmark all the prerequisites that we have mentioned below. Below are some common needs for both these methods.

Get Android SDK

First of all, you have to get the Android SDK on your computer. Actually, this is the official ADB & Fastboot binary which is offered by Google & is the only recommended one. Install it & then bring it out to any suitable location on your Personal Computer. It will provide you guys the platform-tools folder. Though which will be used throughout this guide.

Enable USB Debugging & OEM Unlocking

Actually, It will make the device more notable by the PC in ADB mode. This will permit you guys to boot the device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is needed to conduct the bootloader unlocking process.

First of all, head to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Again go to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging & OEM Unlocking.

Unlock Bootloader

Now unlock the device’s bootloader. In case you guys had updated your device via Flash Tool or Fastboot, the bootloader will also be already unlocked. But in case you guys had upgraded by using the ADB sideload, at that time would you guys just need to conduct this task. Also, remember that it will clear all the data from your device & also could nullify its warranty.

Downgrade Android 13 to Android 12 via Android Flash Tool

  1. Firstly, you have to go to the Android Flash Tool website & scroll to the device.
  2. Press the Flash button available after the desired Android 12 build that you like to install.
  3. Tap on Allow ADB Access.
  4. Now you guys will get a Debugging prompt on the device, tap Allow.
  5. Here you should ensure that your device shows connected just under the Selected Device section. Similarly, check that the Selected build displays the right version.
  6. Tap on the pencil (edit) icon available next to Selected build. Now ensure to checkmark the Wipe Device & Force Flash All Partitions options, in case they are not done by default.
  7. Otherwise, the bootloader option relies on personal preference. And I just want to have it unlocked after the downgrade is finished, therefore I have unchecked the Lock Bootloader option.
  8. After making a decision, tap on the Install Build button.
  9. Here you guys will get a confirmation dialog box, tap Confirm.
  10. Now the tool will start downloading & then flashing the Android 13 build on your device.
  11. At the time of the flashing process, the device will spontaneously boot to Fastboot & FastbootD Modes.
  12. When the flashing is completed, then you guys will be informed of the same. You probably unplug the device & also boot it to the downgraded OS, in case it does not happen automatically.

Also, see: Way to Install Android 13 GSI on any Project Treble Device

Downgrade Android 13 to Android 12 using Fastboot

  1. Firstly, you have to get the Android 12 factory image for the device (not the OTA).
  2. When it is downloaded, then bring it inside the platform-tools folder.
  3. Go to this platform-tools folder, here copy and paste in CMD in the address bar, & press Enter. This will set up the Command Prompt.
  4. Copy and paste the below command in the CMD window in order to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
    adb reboot bootloader
  5. Now you have to double-tap on the flash-all.exe. file & the flashing method will now start.
  6. While it’s continued, then your device will automatically boot to Fastboot & FastbootD Modes, which is totally normal.
  7. When the method is complete, then you guys will be informed of the same. Similarly, your device will then boot to the OS.

That’s it!

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