Nokia 7 Plus was one of the first non-Google phones to get access to the developer preview of Android P. However, after downloading an update claiming to be Google’s security patch for June, plenty of users running Android P developer preview are claiming to have been downgraded to Android 8 Oreo.
Although there was no prior indication this was going to happen, the fact that the update was 1.3GB in size hints that it wasn’t just a security patch. After downloading the update, users complained about frequent crashes, and unresponsive behavior of applications on their phone. It’s also not possible to rollback using the Android P package provided on Nokia’s web page, as it’s older than the version users have now.
While bugs and smaller issues are expected in beta programs and developer previews, being entirely rolled back to a previous operating system is a complicated problem. While there is no evidence that this was done intentionally, Nokia hasn’t commented on the issue or even responded to its users saying that it will be investigating the problem. As of now, the only option users have is to factory reset their phone in order to return to a much stable build of the Android 8.1 Oreo.
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This isn’t the only case we’ve come across Nokia smartphones lately. It was only reported a few days ago that users who have Nokia 6.1 were facing issues with the smartphone after downloading the security patch for May. In their case, the phone was having Wi-Fi problems, which made it worse for them as they couldn’t access the internet in order to download other updates.