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How to Revert Google Pixel 7 Back to Stock Android?

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

In this article, we will be showing you how to revert Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro back to 100 percent stock Android firmware. This process can be needed for a number of different reasons i.e., maybe you just tried out one of Google’s latest beta programs or maybe you tried out the whole root and custom rom thing and learned that it just wasn’t for you or maybe you just want to sell your device to someone.

In many cases factory data reset is not enough to get your phone back to 100 percent stock Android. This is especially if you have installed any custom ROM or a custom kernel in your smartphone. In this article, we will be showing you how to bring back your device to 100 percent stock Android. This guide will work on all Google Pixel 7 devices that include Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, or the upcoming mid-range Pixel 7a.

No matter what the reason we can return the Google Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro to the latest stable version of Android 13 in just a few simple steps. But before we can begin, the big requirement of this step-by-step guide is that the bootloader of the Google Pixel 7 needs to be unlocked as we are flashing firmware files to the device. We will be using the android flash tool in this guide since we had such success with it in the past but you can also manually flash the firmware image files via the fastboot method. The end result is the same no matter which method you choose to go with. We usually recommend users use the Android flash tool with Chrome as it does all the work for us using the graphical user interface.

If you go with the command prompt method then it requires a little bit of knowledge of the command prompt while the other method uses chrome and the whole web ADB feature that chrome has added support for.

Here are the steps to revert the Google Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro back to stock Android 13 firmware.

Step 1: Boot Google Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro into Fastboot mode. We have already written on this topic so you can just click the link to find out how you can boot your pixel device into fastboot mode if you don’t know about it. Also, make sure that you have connected your device to your PC using the US cable.

Step 2: Open the Google Factory image website on the Google Chrome browser on your PC/laptop. Click the Factory images on the left sidebar to make sure that you only download the factory image file of the firmware and not the OTA images.

Step 3: Search the firmware file that you are currently on from Google’s Factory Image Website. Make sure to download the exact firmware of your device and also download the latest firmware that is available on the website. 

Step 4: When you found out the firmware file, click on the Flash button next to the firmware name to download the firmware. On the next page, click on the blue get started button to continue. Then a pop-up will appear where you will be asked to allow ADB access and you have to allow it to continue.

Step 5: Select your device in the top section by clicking on the drop-down arrow and then clicking on the device name. Your device will appear there if you connect it to the PC and if you have enabled OEM unlocking on your device.

Step 6: After you have selected your device, you will see your device in the selected device window and you should get a connected message at the bottom of your device name.

Step 7: As we are reverting back to stock android, select the Wipe data

option, force flash all partitions option, and if you want to lock the bootloader then you can select that option as well in the second section of the window.

Step 8: Click on the Install Build button at the bottom of the window to continue.

Step 9: A popup window will appear asking you to confirm everything that you have selected. Click on the confirm button when you are ready and want to continue. A licensed window will pop up asking you to accept it. Click on I Accept to continue.

Note: Your device will power off automatically and will boot up into fastboot mode which is normal. The process will take some time to complete so just be patient and let the android flash tool revert your Google Pixel 7 back to 100% stock firmware.

Step 10: When everything is OK and done, Chrome starts downloading the firmware file on your device. Then it will flash the firmware file automatically on your device when it completes the downloading. It is a fairly large file so again it will take some time and you just need to be patient and wait.

Once you see that green install complete message at the bottom of the window, your Google Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro will reboot on its own and it will boot back into the Android operating system like normal. You can unplug the USB cable once you see your device is booting back into Android. This first boot back into Android will take some more time as you did factory data reset during the process so again just be patient. When you see the Android activation page, set your device like you normally do.

That’s it. You have now reverted back to the 100% stable stock Android 13 firmware which you can check by going into the About page section in the settings app. This process will return you back to stable stock Android 13 OS no matter what is on your device. Whether you are on a custom rom on a custom kernel or on a beta build of an

upcoming android version or even if you have just installed Magisk manager. You can just revert back to a stable stock android build using this guide.