In this guide, we will show you the steps to rollback or downgrade the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro to OxygenOS 10 Android 10 from the newer OxygenOS 11 Android 11. This OEM always had this reputation of releasing timely Android upgrades. And they stood true to their promise, at least for their flagship series. However, that wasn’t the case with its seventh series of devices. Due to data encryption issues, they had to work day in out with Qualcomm in rectifying this issue.
But finally, the wait time is over and as of now, users have received the At the time of writing, these devices have received the Open Beta 1 update. With that, there are a plethora of new and noteworthy features that you are likely to welcome. The biggest change that you are likely to welcome is the complete UI overhaul (just head to the Settings page and you’ll get the idea). Then there are a few additions to the camera (of which the ability to directly share the image via thumbnail came out to be my favorite).
Likewise, there are some Android 11 exclusives such as One Time Permissions, revamped power menu, Screenshot Share menu and he likes. However, even then there are quite a few issues bugging the end-user and many of them have already made up their mind to switch to the earlier stable build. If you also echo these thoughts, then you have come to the right place. In this guide, we will show you the steps to rollback or downgrade the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro to OxygenOS 10 Android 10 from the newer OxygenOS 11 Android 11.
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Bugs in OxygenOS 11 Android 11 Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro
These are the officially documented bugs that OnePlus has listed out on their forums:
- Potential risks of increased power consumption and instability.
- In some conditions, the Gallery app might be slower to load and some pictures may not be displayed in the Gallery.
- The devices (earphones, speakers, etc.) connected through Bluetooth may not be able to play sound occasionally.
- Brightness adjustment may lag in some conditions.
Apart from that, I did a few explorations myself and managed to found out users complaining of issues related to their inability to set up Fingerprint Scanner, OnePlus Launcher, and Settings keeps stopping, some are not able to set their device refresh rate to 90HZ, and are stuck with 60Hz and the inability to use AOD. Likewise, there are quite a few more that aren’t as major as the aforementioned ones.
And let’s not forget the fact that the OTA that OnePlus rolled out erased all the data on the user’s device. While it is always recommended to take a backup beforehand, but some decided not to do. This is because OnePlus official instructions clearly say that you don’t need to take a backup if you are upgrading from stable MP to Open Beta OBT. The OEM was quick on its part to remove those links, but even then, there were already a few infuriated users who lost most of their data.
All in all, there are many users who have now made up their minds to go back to the earlier version. So if you are looking to perform the same, then this guide shall come in handy. Here are the detailed instructions to rollback or downgrade the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro to OxygenOS 10 Android 10 from the newer OxygenOS 11 Android 11.
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How to Rollback/Downgrade OnePlus 7/Pro/7T/7T Pro to Android 10 OxygenOS 10
Here we would be doing a rollback from the newer OBT to the previous OBT build. Yes, that’s correct. As of now, it isn’t possible to rollback to the MP build. In other words, we would be doing a downgrade from Android 11 Open Beta 1 to Android 10 Open Beta build and not the Android 10 stable build.
Furthermore, in the case of the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, you will have to install this rollback package twice. This is because, during the first installation, it will only delete a few system apps. To perform a full downgrade and remove all of them, it requires you to flash the downgrade package once more.
As far as the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro are concerned, only a single install is needed, no need to install it twice. So with that in mind, let’s get started with the guide to rollback or downgrade the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro to OxygenOS 10 Android 10 from the newer OxygenOS 11 Android 11. 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.
STEP 1: Take a Backup
This process will wipe off all the data from your device. So make sure to create a complete device backup beforehand.
STEP 2: Download the Android 10 OxygenOS 10 Downgrade Firmware
Now, download the OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10 downgrade firmware for your deivce and region from the below links. As mentioned before these are the Android 10 Open Beta OBT builds and not the Stable MP build.
STEP 3: Install Android 10 Rollback File on OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro
- To begin with, download the downgrade zip package for your specified region.
- Then transfer it to the phone storage, but not within any folder.
- In some instances, it might be having the extension JAR. If that is the case, then rename it from JAR to ZIP. For that, just remove the .jar word from the end. You will then be left with the filename.zip.
- After this, head over to the Settings page on your device and go to System.
- Then go to the System Update section.
- Tap on the gear icon situated at the top right.
- Select the Local Upgrade option.
- Now navigate to the downloaded update firmware file and select it.
- Hit the Upgrade button and wait for the process to complete.
- Once, the upgrade is complete, click Restart. Your device will then be booted to the Android 10 OS. If you are a OnePlus 7 or 7Pro users, then your task stands complete.
- On the other hand, the OnePLus 7T and 7T Pro users need to reinstall this downgrade ZIP file. You should use the same procedure that we did just now (via the Local Upgrade option). As soon as you have installed the rollback firmware onto your device, hit the Reboot option and now your device will restart to Android 10.
That’s it. These were the steps to rollback or downgrade the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro to OxygenOS 10 Android 10 from the newer OxygenOS 11 Android 11. If you still have any queries, do let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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38 thoughts on “Rollback OnePlus 7/Pro/7T/7T Pro to Android 10 OxygenOS 10”
so after downgrading from stable android 11 to open beta android 10, we can again downgrade from open beta android 10 to stable android 10?. In that way we can rollback from stable 11 to stable 10.?
So regarding your this statement “downgrade from open beta Android 10 to stable Android 10?”. I tried downgrading from Open Beta Android 11 to Stable Android 11 but was unable to do so, rather was treated with the message The version of your selected package is lower than of the current system. To avoid failure when booting up, downgrading is not allowed.. So true to my knowledge, since Beta Builds are a stage ahead than stable [for the same Android versions], it was not letting me perform the downgrade.
I think what he meant was AFTER we downgrade to beta 10, will we then have the option to upgrade to stable 10? Or are we forever stuck with beta 10?
Hiii, when I try to rename the file by removing .jar it says the name is too long and I can’t rename it? And I remove other characters in the name the file won’t be the same what needs to be done here?
Hi Kajal, try renaming it via the default File Manager. If you have already done so, then transfer it to your PC, rename it and then send it back to your device. And as far as the naming convention goes, there shouldn’t be any issue with the file name, you could name it as you wish. What matters is the .ZIP extension in the end.
did you get it to work
I have unzipped the files in my internal storage but still couldn’t find any local downgrade option in the update section of settings.
I did all the steps but when I press Local upgrade there is no files. No upgrade ((
Hi Yevhen, make sure that you have transferred the file to the Internal Storage but not inside any folder (as some likes to call it, it should be in the root directory). Likewise, also verify that the file extension is ZIP and not JAR.
U didn’t have to unzip it there; just copy-paste the downloaded file ( make sure to remove the .jar extension from it by renaming it ) and follow the above procedure.
Many thanks for this guide. I could not stand the later V11…. Backup working well… All is good!!! 🙂
Glad that it worked out for you
Hi excuse me I have updated Oxygen 11 and since then I have encountered a lot of problems in my Oneplus 7pro I would like to go back to version 10 but this is what I am confronted with each time I want to launch the download how I please proceed
Hi Zeus, by the statement “this is what I am confronted with”, you mean the downgrading is not allowed error message? Because this usually happens when we downgrade from Beta to Stable on the same Android/OxygenOS build. Downgrading from one Android version to another doesn’t usually show this error.
My android 11 upgrade section does not have the gear icon that allows me to local upgrade !?!
Oxygen OS 220.127.116.11.GM31CB
Well, that’s a first, never heard about that before! Try this and let me know- Apps and Notifications > App Info > Tap on the overflow cion situated at the top right and select Show system > select System Updates > Try Force Stop/ and or Clear Storage.
If i do this downgrade then I’ve to root my device again? OnePlus 7t pro mclrn
Hi Palwinder, yes you will have to root your device again as the boot/recovery partition will now be back to stock.
how can we do that on T mobile devices as we do not have the local option gear.
Hi i have 7t pro mclaren 5g From T-mobile and I don’t have the local upgrade option is there anyway to do it ?
7T pro McLaren as a brand phone has the Local Upgrade option Greyed out as in not there.
Hi Johnathan, Sorry but I don’t have much clue regarding the McLaren variant. If you are able to find the workaround for this, please let us know as well
Got the error “System update installation failed. This version has no changelog.”
i am fully satisfied with the latest stable oxygen os, but the only quirk is that dolby atmos equalizer is not available in stable european ROM while it is available in Indian ROM.
I just need to change from European to Indian but the local upgrade doesn’t allow me to do that. It says you can’t downgrade. Any suggestions?
I recently updated my op 7tpro to beta 5, and now i want to install os 11.0.2 stable. when i go to install it says (the version of your selected package is lower……etc)
now what should i do…? please help me,
Do read this writeup, it could help you out: Downgrade Android 11 Open Beta to Stable Android 11 OnePlus 7/7T/Pro?
I dont have a local upgrade option in t-mobile 7t pro macl
Hi, thanks for this article, it’s been super helpful! Android 11 had been a bad upgrade for me so I’ve decided to go back to 10. I’ve followed your steps and successfully downgraded and I’m now on Android 10.
When I go to settings and look at the system update it says I’m on OP7TPro_O2_BETA_09 and my latest security patch level is October 2020. On An Android Authority article it mentions a newer, stable build released January 30th 2021 (also with updated security patch to January 2021).
Is it possible to upgrade from what I'm on now to this newer and stable update?
Hi Nathan, true to my knowledge, since it is an official OTA update, you should have no trouble installing it. And thanks for the appreciation.
Hi. I have a 7T pro Mclaren edition Global variant. wana aask that if we go to andriod 10, the Mclaren theme will automatically install in it or its firmware? or do we need to contact Official Oneplus support to get the Mclaren Theme, icon pack etc
in oneplus 7t, can i move from beta 10 to stable 10 using the same zip file given above??
s far as i know, the file for stable 10 is different ..
hello sir i have OnePlus 7pro i downloaded the file roll back. i have android 11 stable 18.104.22.168. now on local upgrade its say that you have newr version what should i do
Hi, I have Oneplus 7 Pro, after updating OS11 on the first update pop camera would open but not work, 2nd update made both cameras fail. Sent to Oneplus for service they stated hardware and wanted me to pay, I said no and had cell returned. Downgraded to OS 10 no change, downgraded to OS 9, back camera works, but pop up camera still doesn’t work. And just upgraded to latest OS 9.5.13, back camera still working, but pop camera not working. Do I need to downgrade further? or is there another solution to get the pop camera working again?
i had to downgrade the OS from 11 to 9.5.13, just to get the back camera to work, however the pop camera still doesn’t work for my Oneplus 7 pro. Need help.
Can someone help me with the OOS 10 EU Build for OnePlus 7
Thanks in advance
Hi while I am selecting the file, it says ” The version of your selected package is lower than that of the current system. To avoid failure when booting up, downgrading is not allowed.” and nothing happens. Please assist.
hello am facing another problem now i can’t downgrade as the system not detecting it even after changing the name to .ZIP but still not locating it any solution ?
If I do a factory reset on my oneplus 7t model HD1907 what android version & OOS version will be used? I don’t wish t do a rollback and there is nothing on my phone that I can’t replace.
When I tried to rollback my Oneplus 7 from OxygenOS 22.214.171.124.GM57BA to Oxygen OS 10 it said,”System Package Installation Failed”