The first Android P developer preview has been released, and many users have started installing Android P on their Pixel devices. While the new Android 9.0 P update brings lots of nifty features, but some are still admiring Oreo. So, here we come to guide how to downgrade from Android P to Oreo on Google Pixel/Pixel XL and Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL.
Whether you got tired of some bugs or doesn’t think that it’s good enough to use regularly, there is Simple a way to go back to the Android Oreo update. Well, the process of reverting to Oreo from Android P is pretty easy. You will just need to find the right Pixel phone’s firmware files of Android Oreo and flash it in your device.
How to Downgrade From Android P to Oreo [Pixel/Pixel XL and Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL]
- As for now, the Android P update is available for Google Pixel devices only. Hence, this guide should be followed these devices.
- Flashing process will wipe all your data. So, make it sure that you have a complete backup of your data.
- Before heading to the steps, make sure that you have installed ADB and Fastboot on your computer.
- Enable USB debugging via heading to Settings → Developer option → enable USB debugging. If you don’t see it, then go to Setting → System → About Phone → tap on the Build Number 7 to 8 times.
Step #1. Download the Android Oreo firmware files from here.
Step #2. Next, unzip the downloaded factory image file in ADB and Fastboot holder.
Step #3. Open ADB folder, then press and hold “shift” key and right-click anywhere in the folder and select “Open command windows here”.
Step #4. Now boot your phone in fastbood mode (switch off your phone first and hold the Volume Down + Power Button).
Step #5. Connect your phone to computer via USB cable in fastboot mode.
Step #6. Enter the following command in command prompt windows to check the connection.
Step #7. Unlock the bootloader of your phone by the following command.
fastboot flashing unlock
If the above command doesn’t work, you can try below one.
fastboot OEM unlock
Step #8. Now go to the ADB folder where you have saved the Android Oreo firmware files and run the “flash-all” file. Now the flashing process will start, and this will take some time.
Step #9. Once it finished, reboot your device.
Well, it was quite an easy process to roll back Android Oreo update on Google’s Pixel devices. If you get any problem while using this guide, you can directly ask us in comments or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Don’t forget to share your experience with Android P update.