In this guide, we will show you the steps to downgrade Moto G40 Fusion/G60 from Android 12 to Android 11. Both these devices have recently been blessed with the twelfth iteration of the OS. As a result, there are a slew of noteworthy features that are waiting to become a permanent abode on your device. These include the likes of Material You theming design, privacy indicators, revamped UI, and a plentitude of other under-the-hood changes. However, this is just one side of the coin.
The latest OS update seems to have bought in quite a few bugs as well, most noticeably breaking the Multi-Volume functionality. As a result of this bug, the app volume and system volume are now interlinked. As a result of which, changing the volume of any one app will result in the changing of the entire system volume. Apart from that, there are a few custom ROMs that require the Android 11 firmware as a base. In all these scenarios, the best route is to downgrade Moto G40 Fusion/G60 from Android 12 to Android 11. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that.
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Downgrade Moto G40 Fusion/G60 from Android 12 to Android 11
The process will wipe off all the data from your device, so take a complete device backup beforehand. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps to downgrade Moto G40 Fusion/G60 to Android 11.
STEP 1: Install Android SDK
First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.
STEP 2: Download Moto G40 Fusion/G60 Stock Firmware
Next up, get hold of your device’s stock firmware corresponding to your region from the Lollinet Servers. Once downloaded, extract it inside the platform-tools folder.
STEP 3: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
Next up, you will have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking process.
So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.
STEP 4: Unlock Bootloader on Moto G40 Fusion/G60
Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader in order to downgrade your Moto G40 Fusion/G60 from Android 12 to Android 11. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data from your device and could nullify its warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on any Motorola Device.
STEP 5: Boot to Fastboot Mode
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- After that, type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot bootloader
- To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
STEP 6: Downgrade Moto G40 Fusion/G60 to Android 11 via Fastboot Commands
Now execute each of the below commands in the CMD window that is opened in the platform-tools folder. Make sure to execute one command at a time. Moroever, if you get an error, then don’t leave the process midway, rather execute the rest of the commands till the end. And as soon as you execute the last command, your Moto G40 Fusion/G60 will automatically boot to the downgraded Android 11 OS.
fastboot flash partition gpt.bin fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img fastboot flash vbmeta_system vbmeta_system.img fastboot flash radio radio.img fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin fastboot flash dsp dspso.bin fastboot flash logo logo.bin fastboot flash boot boot.img fastboot flash vendor_boot vendor_boot.img fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.0 fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.1 fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.2 fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.3 fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.4 fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.5 fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.6 fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.7 fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.8 fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.9 fastboot erase carrier fastboot erase userdata fastboot erase metadata fastboot erase ddr fastboot reboot
That’s it. These were the steps to downgrade Moto G40 Fusion/G60 from Android 12 to Android 11 via Fastboot commands. It’s really a sad state of affairs that we have to end up voiding the device’s warranty and factory resetting the device to rectify an issue that has been caused by an officially released update. Anyways, this is how things stand at this moment, and we don’t have much say in that. So on that note, we round off this guide. If you have any queries, then do let us know in the comments section below.