Google won’t let Pixel 6 series users to downgrade to Android 12 after downloading Android 13

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Google has made it possible to downgrade from Android 13 to Android 12. The downgrade option is available for the Pixel 6a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro. Only developers will be allowed to go back to Android 12 or 12L.

Google won’t let Pixel 6 series users to downgrade to Android 12 after downloading Android 13

If you have a Pixel or a phone from another company that is willing to let you unlock your phone’s bootloader and will provide you with a catalog of all the various versions of Android that apply to it, rolling back might be reasonably easy.

Android 13 has been out for a while now. As a major version upgrade, it’s tempting to jump on the bandwagon, especially for Google Pixel users. But what if you just updated to Android 13 but you don’t like it very much? The big question is, can you switch your Pixel smartphone, including the latest Pixel 6 lineup.

Google won’t let Pixel 6 series users to downgrade to Android 12 after downloading Android 13

You might have slapped the stable Android 13 or even a previous Beta update on your Google Pixel and are missing out on a few things or not having the best experience.

Luckily, so long as you’re not using the Pixel 6/6 Pro or 6a you can downgrade your Android 13 build back to a stable version of Android 12 if you encounter any major problems or just don’t like the current incarnation.

The stable Android 13 update for the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and the Pixel 6a brought along new bootloader updates. Once upgraded, you can’t flash an older bootloader due to anti-rollback protection.

As a result, the regular process of downgrading to Android 12 won’t work on these devices. Nonetheless, it is still possible to boot Android 12 on the upgraded bootloader. If you’re looking to downgrade Android 13 back to Android 12 on your Pixel 6/6 Pro/6a, we’re here to help.

Google won’t let Pixel 6 series users to downgrade to Android 12 after downloading Android 13

“The Android 13 update for Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and the Pixel 6a contains a bootloader update that increments the anti-roll back version. After flashing an Android 13 build on these devices you will not be able to flash older Android 12 builds,” the company wrote on the page.

While at first it remained uncertain as to why Google wouldn’t allow users to downgrade to Android 12, later security researcher @flawedworld (via Mishaal Rahman), pointed out that the move could be a part of the company’s efforts of preventing a vulnerability being exploited by hackers.

“WARNING – If this is FLASHED you CANNOT go back to an old Android build…Your device is running a vulnerable version of the bootloader.

After flashing this build your device’s anti-roll back counter will be incremented to prevent previous vulnerable versions of the bootloader from being flashed on the device in the future. This will prevent flashing existing Android 12 releases,” the company wrote in its warning.

As mentioned in the warning, a vulnerability in Pixel 6 is why Google is preventing Pixel 6 users to download older Android 12 builds. If you are using any of the smartphones in Pixel 6 series and you have installed Android 13 on your device, there is no way for you to change your mind and go back to an older Android version.

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