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How to roll back from Android N Developer Preview to Android Marshmallow

noviembre 29, 2019

We have already spoken at length about the extraordinary features of Android N and the changes made by Marshmallow, but since the first alpha version, there are also some bugs. The Android N is solid enough but there are some crashes and some prompts just don't appear. Therefore, it's understandable that you don't want to use Android Preview as a daily developer. Well, the good news is that Google lets you roll back to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow quite easily. Therefore, here's how you can roll back to Android 6.0 after installing Android N Preview:

1. Go to the Android Beta program web page and will show you the devices you registered in the program. Click on " Cancel registration ".

2. So, you should get a request asking you to confirm if you really want to exit the Android Beta program. Click on " Leave Beta "and then up" Ok ".

3. You should then receive a notification on your Nexus device about a system update, which will take you back to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. If you do not receive the notification, you can check manually Settings-> Phone Information-> System Updates .

4. So, you will be presented with all the details regarding the update. Just touch " Download "to start downloading the Marshmallow build.

Note : rollback from Android N Preview to Android 6.0 will erase all your data, so be sure to back up all your data. Furthermore, the update of about 570 MB on the Nexus 5X and should be similar for other Nexus devices, so we recommend the WiFi connection to download the update, if you want to save the use of mobile data.

5. Once the update is downloaded, the device will restart and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will be installed.

Note : if the preview for Android N has been downloaded manually without registering the device in the Android Beta program, it will be necessary to perform the manual flashing of a Marshmallow compatible build to return to Android 6.0.1.

After installing Android 6.0.1, you will be shown the various configuration steps of the device such as WiFi configuration, Google account, payment, fingerprint, app backup and data etc. Once the device is set up, you'll see the familiar and more stable Android 6.0.1 installed on the Nexus device.

Returning to Android 6.0 from the preview of Android N?

The arrival of Android Beta Program has made sure that you can easily install new preview builds for Android and it has also made the rollback process without problems. So, if you're facing bugs on Android N Preview that annoy you, you should go back to the stable Android 6.0.1 version. Before doing so, don't forget to let us know what bugs and problems you've encountered on Android N Preview. Audio disabled in the comments section below.

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