How to Downgrade Nothing Phone from Android 15 to Android 14

Downgrade Nothing from Android 15 to 14

Downgrade Nothing from Android 15 to 14

In this guide, we will show you the steps to downgrade your Nothing Phone from Android 15 to Android 14. The OEM just caught everyone by surprise when it announced that it has jumped onto the bandwagon housing the fifteenth iteration of the OS. What was even more intriguing to note is the fact that it chose its budget Phone 2A as the first beneficiary of the same. As a result of this, you are about to get blessed with tons of interesting and new goodies.

However, one shouldn’t forget the fact that the update is currently in the testing phase. As a result of this, there are bound to be bugs and performance-related issues. Moreover, you might also come across issues like device overheating, excessive battery drainage, and system apps constantly crashing. Likewise, some features would be intentionally missing or might not work along the expected lines from these beta builds.

All in all, being the first in line and testing out the bleeding edge features before anyone else does have its fair share of downsides as well. And that is the reason why it is never recommended to make these testing builds as your daily drivers unless you’re a developer. However, if the tech geek within you cannot stop yourself from trying out these builds and have already installed this update but are now lamenting your decision about the same, then fret not.

In this guide, we will be listing out the steps that should help you downgrade your Nothing Phone from Android 15 to 14. So without further ado, let’s get started. But before that, let’s make you aware of the bugs that you are likely to come across when installing these updates onto your device.

What’s New in Android 15 Beta 1 for Nothing Phones

Apart from the aforementioned AOSP-related changes, here are some of the Nothing specific features that you would be witnessing on your device having the latest OS build:

Glyph SDK support
Wallpaper
Nothing boot animation
Android 15 Beta 1 tag

Bugs in Nothing Phone Android 15 Update

If you are planning to or have already installed the fifteenth iteration of the OS, then you will be facing the following issues on your device:

Fingerprints can’t be registered
Face unlock unavailable
No pre-installed Nothing X/Weather/Launcher/Recorder/Widgets

Download Android 15 to 14 Downgrade Firmware for Nothing

You may now grab hold of the Android 15 to Android 14 downgrade firmware for your device from the below link:

DOWNLOAD LINK

How to Downgrade Nothing from Android 15 to 14

The below process will wipe off all the data from your device, so please take a complete device backup beforehand. Thedroidwin will not be held responsible if something happens to your device or data after performing the below steps.

  1. Start by creating a folder named “ota” in your device’s Internal Storage.
  2. Then download the Android 15 package and transfer it to the ota folder.
  3. Now open the dialer/phone app and type the following code:
    *#*#682#*#*
    Downgrade Nothing from Android 15 to 14Credits: Nothing
  4. It will launch the Local Update Tool. Select the upgrade package from the drop-down.
  5. If the Android 15 firmware is not shown in the ota folder, then tap on Reload. 
    Downgrade Nothing from Android 15 to 14
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  6. You may also tap on “Browse”, select “ota” folder, and select the Android 15 package.
  7. Once done, tap “Directly apply OTA from selection” to start the update process.
    NOTE: It is highly recommended that you do not remove the app from the background during the update as this may cause issues with the updating process. So keep the local update tool open until the process is completed.
  8. Once the installation is done, you’ll get a Reboot prompt, tap on “Confirm”.
  9. That’s it. Your device will now reboot to the downgraded OS.

    Downgrade Nothing from Android 15 to 14
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So these were the steps to downgrade your Nothing Phone from Android 15 to Android 14. 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.


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