How to Downgrade Realme UI 3.0 to Realme UI 2.0 (Android 12 to Android 11)

The latest custom skin for Realme phone is Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12. Realme UI 3.0 was announced late last year but is only available for some Realme phones. However, Realme releases the update to a few phones every month. And for now, some Realme phones are running Android 12 Early Access or Android 12 Open Beta.

If you also updated your Realme phone to Realme UI 3.0 Early Access or Open Beta based on Android 12 and want to switch to or revert to Android 11, then this guide is for you. Even if you have updated your Realme phone to Android 12 Stable Build, you can rollback to Android 11 Stable Build using the same process.

Realme doesn’t have a very good reputation when it comes to updates. Most Realme phones usually receive late updates. And most often these updates are buggy. Of course, most phones are budget. But the same applies to flagship phones and mid-range phones. Luckily, Realme allows users to roll back their phones to previous stable builds.

How to Downgrade Realme Phones from Realme UI 3.0 to Realme UI 2.0

Now, if you managed to update your Realme phone to Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 via Early Access, Open Beta or Stable Build, but the update doesn’t work as you expected or makes it difficult to use, you can choose to revert to Android eleven.

Yes, the new update brings new features, but it doesn’t matter if it degrades the user experience. And if there are no bugs or minor bugs that don’t bother you in any way, then you should stick with the new update as minor bugs will eventually be fixed.

The rollback process is simple, but you need to be aware of the sacrifices your phone has to make. This includes data cleansing and some other issues.

  • Your personal data will be erased upon rollback. Please make a backup copy of your data before the operation.
  • You will not be able to return to the open beta after a rollback.
  • You need to manually update to the latest Realme UI 2.0 if you have lost any pre-installed app.

The main problem will be resetting the device, so be sure to make a full backup of your phone and charge your phone to at least 50%. If the phone turns off during the update, the phone may go into a bootloop, and then you need to visit the nearest service center. So make sure you follow the charging requirements as well.

Download the rollback package

In order to proceed with the rollback process, you need to have the correct rollback package. You need to find the correct fallback package that can be used on the Android version your phone is running. You can find the rollback package on the Realme community website or some trusted forums like XDA. Be sure to check who posted the rollback package. It must be an administrator in the Realme Community.

Once you receive the rollback package, you can follow the steps below to revert to Android 11 from Android 12.

Steps to Rollback Realme Phones from Android 12 to Android 11

Note. This method will work if you are using the open beta or stable version of Android 12.

  • Make sure the rollback package is in the root directory, i.e. not in any folder.
  • Turn off your phone.
  • Press and hold the volume down and power buttons together.
  • Release both buttons once the device boots into recovery mode.
  • Now choose your preferred language.
  • Then select “Install from repository”. Enter your phone password if necessary.
  • Now find the Rollback package and install it.
  • It will erase all data and restore your Realme phone to Realme 2.0 UI based on Android 11.

Realme UI 3.0 Rollback Realme UI 2.0 Early Access

The way to rollback from Android 12 Early Access to Android 11 Stable is different and simple. Because Early Access is the very first build for testing, it supports rollback through a local downgrade method. This means you don’t have to boot into recovery mode to install the rollback package.

  • Download the correct rollback package and save it in your root directory (it shouldn’t be in any folder).
  • Make sure developer options are enabled. You can turn it on by pressing seven times on the software version or Realme version.
  • Now go to Settings > About Phone > Realme UI 3.0 Banner.
  • Click on the three dots in the top right corner and select Install Locally.
  • Locate and locate the rollback package.
  • It will now reboot the device and switch to a stable build of Android 11.

So there are two ways to downgrade any Realme phone from Realme UI 3.0 to Realme UI 2.0 or let’s say Android 12 to Android 11. Let us know in the comment section why you decide to downgrade Realme UI 3.0 to Realme UI 2.0.

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