It was quite a surprise to see Google’s totally unexpected release of Android N way before the actual Google I/O conference. All the new Nexus devices have already received the option to flash the Android N Developer Preview on their devices. In our earlier post, we have covered how to install Android N on Nexus devices. This can be done through either flashing factory images manually or enrolling your compatible device for the Android N Beta Program. If you have had your share of fun with Android N, you can downgrade Nexus from Android N Beta if you want to.
Android N comes with a load array of new special features, and while it feels like a point-one update, it is good to see many new features being unveiled at once. We have a redesigned Settings application and a nicely laid out notification panel. With loads of features to select from, a Nexus user would naturally enroll his/her device in, and have installed the latest version of Android. However, since this is just a developer preview (that too the beta build), and not the final version of Android, it is expected (and it does) to come with a lot of bugs.
Many Android N users have claimed battery stabilization gone wild, or just random lags and force closes. It is with no surprise that the developer preview does come at a cost. If you are one of those Nexus users who have installed Android N but want to revert back to the latest stable version (Marshmallow), then the following tutorial will help you to do so.
Similar to installation, there are two different ways by which you can downgrade Nexus from the Android N version. One is to simply enroll out of the beta program, which in turn sends an OTA update to your Nexus running Android N and allows an easy downgrade to Marshmallow. However, if this doesn’t seem to work for you, you can always follow our comprehensive guide on how to flash a stock firmware on your Nexus device.
If you want to enroll out of the beta program, then follow the simple steps down below to downgrade Nexus from Android N to Marshmallow build.
- Head over to Google’s Developers Page on a desktop PC.
- Pounce into the FAQ page, where half-way down you’ll be able to see the devices you’ve enrolled.
- Right next to your enrolled Nexus, tap on the photo icon, and you’ll now see the option to unroll it out of the beta program. Tap on ‘Unroll Device‘, and you should be good to go!
- Lastly, tap on ‘Leave Beta‘, and then confirm your actions.
- You should now receive an OTA update on your Nexus, and when you install it, you should be reverted back to Marshmallow.
If you had any issues whatsoever while following our procedure, then make sure you hit us down in the comments below.