How To Downgrade Nothing Phone (1) From Android 14 to 13

How To Downgrade Nothing Phone (1) From Android 14 to 13

Do you want to downgrade your Nothing phone (1) from Android 14 to 13?

Nothing phone (1) is an Android phone that looks exactly like a mix of an iPhone and Android.

Shockingly, the Nothing phone (1) runs on an Operating System that is also called the “Nothing OS”.

This operating system is new on the market and runs on the Android OS.

The Nothing phone (1) is amazing in its way, but many users have reported that after they upgraded their OS to Android 14 that they have been experiencing lots of bugs.

These bugs range from the fingerprint sensor not working to the lagging display.

After much complaints, most users discovered that downgrading the operating system on the Nothing phone (1) was able to fix this issue.

In this guide, you will learn how to downgrade your Nothing phone (1) from Android 14 to 13.

How To Downgrade Nothing Phone (1) From Android 14 to 13

To downgrade your Nothing phone (1) from Android 14 to 13, you need to back up your smartphone first.

This way you don’t lose anything when you are done with the downgrade.

Next, you will need to download a firmware on the phone, create a new folder in your internal storage, move the firmware to the new folder, and directly apply the new folder by dialing a ussd on your Nothing phone (1).

Evidently, the process is a bit complicated but if you follow these simple steps below, you will able to do this on your own in less than 30 minutes.

1. Download an Android 13 firmware on your phone

The first step is to download the Nothing phone (1) Android 13 firmware.

You can get this firmware from here; after that download it and go to your File Manager app.

2. Create a new folder your phone

In your File Manager app, select “Internal storage”.

Tap on the 3 dots on the top-right and on “Create folder” and name it “ota”.

3. Move the Android 13 firmware to the new folder

After creating the “ota” folder, navigate to the “Downloads” folder in your Internal storage and locate the recently downloaded Android 13 firmware (see step 1).

Next, you will need to tap and hold on to the firmware to select it, tap on “Move” and move it to the new folder “ota”.

4. Dial a USSD on your Nothing phone (1)

Navigate to the Phone app or dialer on your smartphone and call *#*#682#*#*.

This should launch an offline tool and will force your phone to find and install the “ota” folder.

And if your Nothing phone fails to locate the folder, you can manually search for it with “NothingOfflineOTAUpdate”.

5. Downgrade to Android 13

Next, a couple of options should appear on your screen, simply select “Directly Apply OTA”.

Automatically, the installation will start which should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

After that, tap on “Complete” and your Nothing phone (1) will reboot on its own, and you have successfully downgraded your Android OS version to 13.

**If you live in any of the European countries, you will need to flash your Nothing phone (1) and reboot it 2 times before installing the Android 13 firmware.

If not, you might get Error 20 during the installation.

Conclusion

And that is how to downgrade a Nothing phone 1 from Android OS 14 to 13.

In summary, you need to back up your phone first, download the firmware on the phone, and create a new folder in your internal storage.

And then move the firmware to the new folder, directly apply the new folder by dialing a ussd on your Nothing phone (1), and install the downgrade.

Downgrading your Nothing phone to Android 13 will fix the issue of the smartphone’s display lagging, fingerprint sensor not working, and most bugs that came with Android 14.

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