As you are already aware of the fact Huawei recently has rolled out the Android Oreo update for it’s Huawei P10 Plus. So just in case if you have updated your smartphone to the Android Oreo version and you do not like the update. Also wondering “How to Downgrade Huawei P10 Plus from Android Oreo to Nougat” guide. Then we are here to help you out.
Although the update was pretty stable. But there are pretty a lot of users who did not like it. Hence they want to go back to the Android Nougat. However the steps are not straightforward, you need to follow quite a lot of steps. So just in case if you are wondering what those steps are. Then read on and we will share all the steps that you have to follow:
How to Downgrade Huawei P10 Plus from Android Oreo to Nougat:
Well before you go ahead and start downgrading the Android version from Oreo to Nougat. You have to keep a couple of things in your mind. First of all, if anything goes wrong then there is a high chance that your device will get bricked.
Secondly do consider taking a full backup of the device, else you will lose all the personal data.
In addition to that make sure your device has enough charge for the downgrade process. Plus do plug in the charger just to stay on the safer side.
Also, you have to unlock the bootloader of your smartphone. Else you would not be able to process further.
Now before you go and start rolling back the android version. Do cross check these following details just to be on the safer side:
- Device – Huawei P10 Plus
- Model –VKY-L09/VKY-L29
- Android Rollback Version – 8.0 Oreo to v7.0 Nougat
- EMUI Rollback Version – 8.0 to 5.1
- Rollback Build: VKY-L09C432B185/VKY-L29C432B185
- Region – Europe
- Status – Official
- Type – Rollback firmware Package
Once you are done, cross checking all the information. It is time to process ahead with the downgrade. So, first of all, you need to download the Nougat firmware and HWOTA8 Package. These are required files. Also do download these files on your computer, as we will need a computer to make the Android version change happen. Anyway here are the download links:
- Huawei P10 Plus Nougat Firmware. We have provided the European firmware in here, please do download according to your region.
- HWOTA8 Package
How to Downgrade Huawei P10 Plus from Android Oreo to Nougat – The Steps:
Step 1:At the first, you need to unlock the bootloader of the Huawei P10 Plus.
Step 2: Now you have to download and install the ADB Fastboot on your computer. The ADB Fastboot application can be installed on your Windows and Mac computer.
Step 3: Now you have to move all the downloaded files to the ADB Fastboot folder. Also, do extract the files using the WinRAR application.
Step 4: Now you need to put your device in the recovery mode. So in order to do so, turn off your device at first. Then press down the Volume Up button and Power button together for a few seconds.
Step 5: Once you are in the Bootloader mode, you have to connect your Huawei P10 Plus to your computer.
Step 6: Now go back to the ADB Fastboot folder. Here you have to hold down the shift key from your keyboard and right click on a blank space inside the folder.
Step 7: You will get to see the “Open Command Window Here” option. Click on it.
Once the command window is opened you need to type down these following commands one by one:
mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin mfastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img mfastboot reboot-bootloader mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn mfastboot erase modemst1 mfastboot erase modemst2 mfastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin mfastboot flash dsp dspso.bin mfastboot flash logo logo.bin mfastboot flash boot boot.img mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0 mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1 mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2 mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3 mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4 mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.5 mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.6 mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.7 mfastboot flash system_b system_other.img mfastboot flash oem oem.img mfastboot erase carrier mfastboot erase userdata mfastboot erase ddr fastboot reboot
Once you are done with all the commands. ADB installer will delete Android Oreo from your device and replace it with the Android Nougat. Anyway if you have any further questions do comment below.