How to Downgrade Android SDK Platform Tools

In this guide, we will show you the steps to downgrade the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. As soon as you step into custom development, your first interaction will usually be with the Android SKD Platform Tool. These are the official ADB binaries given by Google and are required so that your PC is able to identify the device in ADB Mode [once you have enabled USBB Debugging].

Once you have checkmarked that requirement, you could then proceed ahead to execute the desired ADB Commands [such as the one to boot your device to recovery mode or fastboot mode, or using ADB shell commands to remove preinstalled apps from your device]. Moreover, it is always recommended to have the latest version of this tool.

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But every once in a blue moon, an exception might creep into this rule. And this is exactly what has happened now. After installing the latest version of platform tools, many users have reported that they are no longer able to access the FastbootD Mode. As a result of which, they are unable to flash a few specific partition files that are specially designed for this mode. So what about the fix?

Well, you just need to downgrade the Android SDK Platform Tools to an older version. This isn’t just a one-off incident, it has happened before as well and there’s every possibility of it happening again in the not so distance future. Therefore, it is always recommended that you be acquainted with the steps to get this job done. So without further ado, let’s check it out.

How to Downgrade Android SDK Platform Tools

Downgrade Android SDK Platform Tools

  1. To begin with, delete the latest version of the Platform Tools [delete the entire folder].
  2. Then open View Advanced System Settings from the Start menu.downgrade android sdk platform tools
  3. Then go to the Advanced tab of System Properties and click on Environmental Variables.downgrade android sdk platform tools
  4. Now select the Path field under System Variable and click Edit.downgrade android sdk platform tools
  5. Then select the Platform Tools path and click Delete.downgrade android sdk platform tools
  6. Once done, download an older version of Android SDK Platform Tools [version 33 | version 27 | See FAQ below for more versions] and extract it.bypass pin android without reset
  7. Then again go to the Edit Environmental Variable page and this time, click New.
  8. Now type in the location where you have extracted the older version of Platform Tools and hit OK.downgrade android sdk platform tools

That’s it. These were the steps to downgrade Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

How to Download an Older version of Android SDK Platform Tools

If you head over to the official Google website that houses the Android SDK Platform Tools, then you will only be able to get hold of the latest version. So how to grab an older version of Platform Tools? Well, you just need to tweak the URL a little bit and you’ll be able to download the desired version.

  1. In this regard, Google follows the following URL for its platform tools:
    https://dl.google.com/android/repository/platform-tools_r33.0.0-windows.zip
  2. Here, 33.0.0 is the version number. Change it according to the desired version
  3. For example, if you want to download version 30.0.0, then the URL will become:
    https://dl.google.com/android/repository/platform-tools_r30.0.0-windows.zip
  4. So tweak the version number in the URL and get gold of the desired version of this tool!

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