Google recently rolled out the Android 13 update for Pixel smartphones. This latest release has brought countless cool features. This is because Android 13 offers customization of non-Google app icons to match your home screen wallpaper. It has options to limit an app’s access to photos and videos and also to reduce notification spam.
Android 13 also supports “spatial audio with head tracking” and the list of new features goes on and on! But Google also announced: Warning: Android 13 update for Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6a contains a bootloader update that increments the anti-rollback version “. He explained that after flashing a version of Android 13 on these devices, you will not be able to flash older versions of Android 12.
The warning is only addressed to Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6a
In the factory page for Pixel devices, Google explains that you won’t be able to roll back to Android 12 once you’re on Android 13 due to a bootloader update. And no phones other than the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a are affected by this warning.
This could be explained by the fact that these three Pixels run Google Tensor while all the other Pixel phones run a Qualcomm chip and probably a different bootloader. Meanwhile, Android 13 is expected to hit devices from other vendors like Samsung and OnePlus later this year.
It’s easy to leave the Android 13 beta test group
If you are currently part of the Android 13 beta test group and want to leave it without erasing anything on your device, this is doable. Once your phone has been updated to Android 13, just visit Google’s beta site and unsubscribe.
On the other hand, if you wanted to stay in the beta group, you would get access to test versions of future Drops features for Android 13 before anyone else. However, this version may also have bugs.