Old is gold is a popular saying and is very much true in our lives as many of us tend to love the old days, old ones, and older versions only. And the same saying applies in case of the smartphone users as well as many users don’t wish to upgrade their Android apps.
And what if, if you have upgraded an app by mistake or intentionally and lost most of your favourite features from the old version, don’t worry, here is a simple trick for all those kinds of people which will help them to downgrade an Android app.
Now, if you think that this process can simply be done by downloading the APK file of the app’s older version, then this thing will cost you data and remember we are going to do that thing in a simple process which will cost you no data at all.
Before starting the process, you should remember that you should have ADB drivers installed in your PC, you can use the official Google binaries for that. And USB debugging should be enabled in your Android device. And also you will be needing the APK file of the app that you wish to downgrade.
- So, as you have the ADB drivers and APK file of the app on your PC, just put that APK file in the ADB folder
- Right click anywhere inside the folder by pressing the shift key, then you will see a context menu open, click on Open PowerShell Window here option
- In the next step, you need to run the following commands in the PowerShell Window
adb push whatsapp.apk /sdcard/nova.apk
adb shell pm install -r -d /sdcard/whatsapp.apk
The example is mad using WhatsApp APK file, so replace whatsapp.apk with your apk file name in the above commands
Now, you can check and find the version of that app has been downgraded in your phone