If you’re not happy with the latest Android 12 update, you may want to uninstall it and revert to the previous version of the operating system. Uninstalling Android 12 can be a bit tricky, but with the right steps, you can get it done. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to uninstall Android 12 and what you need to know.
Back Up Your Data
Before you begin the uninstallation process, it’s essential to back up your data. Uninstalling Android 12 will wipe all your data, apps, and settings. You can use Google’s built-in backup system to back up your data to the cloud.
Go to Settings > System > Backup to back up your data. Make sure all the toggles are on, and your data is being backed up to your Google account.
Unlock Developer Options
To uninstall Android 12, you need to unlock the developer options first. Go to Settings > About Phone and tap on the build number seven times. This will unlock the developer options on your phone.
Enable USB Debugging
Next, you need to enable USB debugging. Go to Settings > System > Developer options and turn on USB debugging. This will allow you to connect your phone to your computer and execute commands.
Download Android SDK Platform Tools
You’ll need to download Android SDK Platform Tools on your computer to execute ADB commands. You can download the SDK Platform Tools from the Android developer website.
Extract the ZIP file to a folder on your computer.
Boot Your Phone into Fastboot Mode
To boot your phone into fastboot mode, turn off your phone and hold the power button and volume down button simultaneously. This will take you to the bootloader screen.
Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable.
Execute the ADB Commands
Open the command prompt or terminal on your computer and navigate to the folder where you extracted the SDK Platform Tools.
Type in the following command to check if your phone is connected:
If your phone is connected, you should see your device appear.
Type in the following command to uninstall Android 12:
fastboot erase userdata
Once the command is executed, your phone will be wiped clean, and Android 12 will be uninstalled.
After the process is complete, your phone will reboot to the previous version of Android installed on your device.
Note: This process will erase all of your data, so make sure to back up everything you need before proceeding.
People Also Ask
Q: Will uninstalling Android 12 void my warranty?
A: No, uninstalling Android 12 will not void your warranty. However, any damage caused during the process may void your warranty.
Q: Can I reinstall Android 12 after uninstalling it?
A: Yes, you can reinstall Android 12 by downloading the latest update and installing it on your device.