Downgrade Motorola Edge 20 from Android 12 to Android 11

This guide will show you the steps to downgrade your Motorola Edge 20 from Android 12 to Android 11. This device from Motorola has just been blessed with the twelfth iteration of the OS. The update rollout began from Brazil with version number and has slowly made its presence felt across other regions of the globe. However, it seems to have hit a few roadblocks in between. Users who have recently installed the said update have reported that the 5G functionality has gone missing from their device.

They have double-checked the Preferred Network Type section, but 5G isn’t listed there either. Henceforth, to resolve this issue, users have already tried resetting the APN as well as the network settings, but none of them spelled out success. If you are also in the same boat, then, fortunately [or unfortunately, depending on which side of the coin you are on] there’s only one handy way out- downgrade your Motorola Edge 20 from Android 12 to Android 11. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that. Follow along.

Downgrade Motorola Edge 20 from Android 12 to Android 11

Downgrade Motorola Edge 20 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 Motorola Edge 20 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.

install adb platform tools windows

STEP 2: Download Motorola Edge 20 Stock Firmware

Next up, get hold of your device’s stock firmware corresponding to your region from the Loliinet Servers. once downloaded, extract it inside the platform-tools folder.

Downgrade Motorola Edge 20 from Android 12 to Android 11

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.

Downgrade Motorola Edge 20 from Android 12 to Android 11

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

Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader in order to downgrade your Motorola Motorola Edge 20 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.

Downgrade Motorola Edge 20 from Android 12 to Android 11

STEP 5: Boot to Fastboot Mode

  1. Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.command-prompt-inside-adb
  3. After that, type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
    adb reboot bootloader

    Downgrade Motorola Edge 20 from Android 12 to Android 11

  4. To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
    fastboot devices

STEP 6: Downgrade Motorola Edge 20 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 Motorola Edge 20 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 flash super super.img_sparsechunk.10
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.11 
fastboot erase carrier
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase metadata
fastboot erase ddr
fastboot reboot

That’s it. These were the steps to downgrade Motorola Edge 20 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.


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