Downgrade Android Q DP to Android Pie on OnePlus 7 Pro


The thing that I love the most about OnePlus is swift software updates. OnePlus supports the latest iterations of Android as soon as Google rolls them out. Following its own trend, OnePlus opted for the Android Q Developer Preview on the OnePlus 7 Pro. The build was good enough to taste the Android Q. If you have already checked everything on Android Q on your OnePlus 7 Pro, you may be looking for a way back to Android Pie now. This is the tutorial to downgrade Android Q DP to Android Pie on OnePlus 7 Pro or the OnePlus 7.

OnePlus – Keeping its users happy!

OnePlus is one of the few brands that have got the Android Q DP support. The Android Q Developer Preview is already out for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. As expected, the DP Android Q is full of bugs. This is not something abnormal. The DP builds are nothing but test firmware. So, all those errors and problems that you are seeing in the Android Q for OnePlus 7 Pro, they are going to be fixed in the stable build. If you already updated your OnePlus 7 Pro to the Android Q and now you are not liking it, you may consider going back.

It is always possible to go back to the old stable build. Yes, you will miss the features on the old firmware, but you can’t live with those bugs either. Its better to wait for a stable Android Q build instead. If you have already made your mind to downgrade Android Q to Android Pie on the OnePlus 7 Pro, you have landed at the right place. You will find the steps here to perform this downgradation process.

Android Q Developer Preview Known Problems

  1. Ambient Display is not working
  2. System stability issues
  3. Cannot send SMS when VoLTE is on
  4. Navigation gesture is not working
  5. Recovery mode doesn’t work
  6. Some apps may not function as expected when running on this Developer preview release
  7. An issue with MTP that doesn’t allow you to copy rollback file from PC to Phone

About the OnePlus 7 Pro

Before taking a look at the downgrade procedure, let me give you a flashback of the OnePlus 7 Pro. The device comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a QHD+ resolution. There is no notch, punch-hole, or camera cutout. The phone users a pop-up mechanism to hide the front 16MP camera. There is a fingerprint scanner beneath its screen. This is a 90Hz display, which is a great addition for the gamers. 

Android Q DP to Android Pie on OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro has got three cameras at the back. It’s a 48MP main shooter, 16MP ultrawide camera, and an 8MP telephoto shooter. It’s got a RAM of 8GB or 12GB with an internal storage of 256GB. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the world’s first available phone with UFS 3.0 storage standard. It’s got a 4000 mAh battery inside. The phone uses Snapdragon 855 CPU and Adreno 640 GPU. OnePlus 7 Pro supports 30W Warp charging. There is no headphone jack in this handset. It doesn’t support wireless charging either.

Downgrade Android Q DP to Android Pie on OnePlus 7 Pro

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Remember that this process is only for the users who installed the Android Q DP on their OnePlus 7 or 7 Pro, and now they want to roll back to Android Pie. Also, make sure that you back up each and everything on the phone as this process will completely wipe your phone. This is the only method to downgrade or roll back. There is no other way.

  1. Download the OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro Roll Back Firmware.

    OnePlus 7 Roll Back Firmware – Download
    OnePlus 7 Pro Roll Back Firmware – Download

  2. Copy the Roll Back Android Pie firmware to your phone.

    Make sure that you copy the firmware files to the internal storage’s root. The root means, the file should not be inside a folder but on the main internal storage.

  3. Go to Settings > System > System Updates > ⚙ > Local Upgrade.

    Open settings, scroll all the way down to enter system, system updates, and then local upgrade. Now it will show you the file that you just copied to the internal storage. Select the file.

  4. Let the roll back file finish its installation.

    The installation will take about 5 to 10 minutes. This is a roll back, so everything will be wiped in the process. Just follow the on-screen instructions and finish it.

  5. Restart your phone. That’s it.

    After the installation, the phone should automatically restart, but if it doesn’t, restart it. Set it up, and you have the stable Android Pie with OxygenOS back now.

Wrap Up

That’s all. You can now patiently wait for the stable Android 10 Q to come out. We will have the Android Q for the OnePlus 7 out somewhere around September or October 2019. If you wish, you can install a more stable version of Android Q Developer Preview as it comes out. The choice is totally yours. If you have any other queries or questions, feel free to reach out to us.


Usama is a software engineer by profession and at he uses his expertise to solve everyday consumer tech problems with his main areas of interest being Android, iOS and Windows.


  1. This can’t work, the system says: “The installed system is newer…..roll-back not allowed. Please do your RESEARCH BEFORE you post the wrong information. You need the MSM Tool to do a roll-back!

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