Rolling back Nokia 8.1 from Android 10, here is how you can get July & August Security patches

HMD recently made Android 10 Beta 5 OTA update available for Nokia 8.1 smartphones enrolled to the developer preview. Many Nokia 8.1 owners took the dive and installed Android 10 Beta 5 on their smartphones.

Now, since the build is a Beta one and has some bugs and issues that we have also talked about in our hands-on video, many may like to do a rollback to Android Pie. But if you go to the developer preview page and request a roll-back, you get an Android Pie build but with June Security patch. On trying to check for updates July and August Security updates are not offered.

So, while HMD fixes this issue in the background you can still get the July and August security patches by just enrolling to the Nokia Beta Labs and requesting a revert over-the-air.

Just go to the Beta Labs page by following the link provided below and enter your phone’s IMEI, Operator and enroll. Then request for reverting as shown in the screenshot below.

Beta labs link

You will be offered both July and August security patches. Thanks Nishit for sharing this trick with us.

This post was last modified on August 28, 2019

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