So far, Shopping Mode Google Pixel devices have been enjoying the Android 13 beta update. Android 13 beta 4.1 is the latest beta available for Pixel which you can check out here. Now, if you’re someone who’s enrolled in the developer program for your Google Pixel, it’s the right time to downgrade to the upcoming stable Android 13 build. In today’s guide, we are going to explain how to downgrade Android 13 Beta to Android 12 on Pixel phones.
Another reason for many users to decline may be bugs and other issues that are interfering with their daily use. Going back to the stable Android 12 update could be an ideal choice as the Android 13 public release is not far away.
The latest stable version of Android available so far is Android 12 with the latest security patches. When you start rolling back to the stable version, you have to understand that all the data stored on your device will be lost. So, it is quite ideal to back up all your data on a cloud storage device or your PC or an external storage device. Here’s how to downgrade Pixel from Android 13 Beta to Android 12 Stable.
How to Downgrade Android 13 beta to Android 12
There are three different methods you can follow to downgrade your Pixel device to a previously available stable version of Android. Before we take a look at the steps, there are a few things you’ll need to put in place before you begin the lay-down process.
- Google USB Drivers
- shopping mode Google Chrome or shopping mode Microsoft Edge
- Pixel Phone and USB Cable
- Android Flash Tool
- Android 12/12L Image File for your Pixel phone
- Android Platform Tools
- Second and third methods works if bootloader is unlocked
Method 1: Leave Beta Program
This is the first and easiest method to downgrade from the Android 13 beta to the Android 12 stable version. Here is what you should be doing.
- On your PC or mobile device, head over to the Android Beta Program page.
- Log in with your Google account and then click on the Eligible Devices option.
- When you see your device, select it and click on Opt-Out.
- Now, all you need to do is wait for a good number of hours and you should be receiving an update to roll back to the previous stable version of Android 12.
- You need to note that all your data will be wiped away when installing the previous update. So ensure that your files are all backed up.
Method 2: Use Android Flash Tool
Another method is Shopping Mode, an official tool from Google that can be used right in your web browser. To roll back from Android 13 beta to Android 12 stable build, here are the steps to get this procedure working. If you are following the second or third method then you don’t have to wait to get the Android 12 update.
- Make sure that you have installed the required USB drivers on your PC.
- Enable Developer Options on your phone. And enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking in Developer Options.
- Connect your Google Pixel to the PC via the USB cable.
- On your web browser, head over to the Android Flash Tool. ie flash.android.com.
- On the welcome screen, click on the blue Get Started button.
- Accept the popup message on your Pixel to grant the ADB connection between your PC and Pixel.
- Next, you need to click on Add New Device and then choose your Pixel device from the list.
- Allow the Computer to access your Pixel device by accepting the Always allow from this Computer pop-up message.
- Now, choose the option on your PC that says Back to Public build.
- And finally, click on the Install Build button to begin the installation.
- Once the Android 12 stable build has been installed, your Pixel device will reboot to Android 12 immediately.
We hope this guide has helped you understand things and if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.