Nokia ever since its return has been top notch with providing upgrades. That is great for the most part but until recently Nokia has been facing a lot of problems with updates. The last update on Nokia 6.1 had Wi-Fi problems after the May Security patch. Now the Nokia 7 Plus users who installed Android P beta are facing another issue. The latest upgrade on the Nokia 7 Plus running on Android P beta actually downgrades the device to Android Oreo.

Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia 7 Plus

As of now, everything is going badly for users who have downloaded and installed the new update. The update which weighs in around 1.3 GB is actually a downgrade package. After the update devices have started crashing apps as their data is meant to be run on Android P but they are running Oreo. The rollback package to Android P also fails. This is due to the fact that the build number after the update is newer than that of the Android P package. All in all, it is a complete chaos for Nokia 7 Plus users on Android P. However, running the Android P beta already comes with a warning that it is meant for developers only. These type of issues are however not common but there is no going back now.

A factory reset can still be done to return back to Oreo 8.1 but it comes at a cost of user and app data. The best option is to wait for Nokia to issue a proper fix to the situation. This update really raises questions on how Nokia is issuing updates without proper testing. This could also be an issue as the Android P is not yet on the stable channel. Development and improvements are still being done to make it a stable android version. Well, the reason would only be clear after Nokia releases a statement on what caused all this to happen. Till then, we advise you to not download the latest update on your Nokia 7 Plus if you are running the Android P beta.


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