[100% Reliable] Change Android Version with/without Computer

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With every Android update, the users get to experience new features, enhanced security and functionality on their Android devices. Google pushes software updates regularly so that users can keep their devices secure and use the new functions to enhance the user experience.

But if there is no update available on your device, you can use the manufacturer's website and force an update to your device. Here, you will learn how to change the Android version of your device with and without using a computer.

Part 1. How to Check Your Android OS Version

You can see the Android OS version of your device in the Settings app. To check the Android OS version:

Step 1: Open Settings and then go to System -> Advanced/About Phone.

Step 2: Tap on Software Update.

Step 3: The Android OS version and patch level will be displayed.

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Part 2. How to Change Android Version with Computer

If there is no option in the Android settings for you to change the OS version, you can also do this with the help of your computer. We have given multiple methods below to change the Android version for your Android phones or tablets.

2. Samsung Kies
3. LG PC Suite
4. Motorola Device Manager
5. Xperia Companion
Success Rate
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Medium
Operating Difficulty
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Complex
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Required Time
Short
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Supported Devices
Android devices
Only Samsung devices
Only LG devices
Only Motorola devices
Only Sony devices
Upgrade Android OS
Yes
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Downgrade Android OS
Yes
No
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Option 1. Use Professional Software to Change Android Version Quickly & Safely

A third-party tool can be your first choice to change Android version on your device. Fixppo for Android from iMyFone is the most powerful and popular one for not only changing the Android version but also to fix all kinds of Android system issues on Android smartphones and tablets.

  • You can use this tool even if you don't have any knowledge of Android technology.  

  • This tool is compatible with thousands of Android phones and tablets.

  • It has the fastest repairing rate and a 100%  success rate in fixing Android system issues.

  • It is a 100% reliable and safe tool for changing the Android version on your device.

  • It has been highly recommended by many famous media sites around the world. 

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Step 1: After downloading and installing, launch Fixppo for Android tool on your computer and click on the Start button. If you want to download the relevant firmware for your device, you need to enter the device details and select the other options correctly. Now click download Firmware.

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Step 2: Next, you need to connect your device to the computer. If you want to fix an Android issue, you have to put the device in Download mode.

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Step 3: After the device enters the Download Mode, the Android issues will be fixed automatically. Once the fixing process gets over, the phone will restart on its own.

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Option 2. Change Samsung Version with Kies

If you are using a Samsung device, you can use Samsung's desktop software, Kies, to change the Android version.

Step 1: Open Kies download page on Samsung's website and download the software. Open the downloaded setup file and install the software. Now find and download the update file from the Support page in the Downloads section.

Step 2: You need to enter the Android type and model number for getting the exact update file.

Step 3: Now connect your device to the computer.

Step 4: Open the software and click on "Update" in the Tools drop-down menu.

Step 5: Select the update file that was downloaded. It will start upgrading the OS. Make sure you don't disconnect the device until the process gets over.

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Option 3. Change LG Version with LG PC Suite

For LG users, the Android OS can be upgraded using LG PC Suite.

Step 1: Download LG PC Suite for Windows from LG's official website. Install it on your computer and connect your LG device to it.

Step 2: On your phone, select USB in the notification panel.

Step 3: Choose the LG software. If not available, choose Media Sync (MTP).

Step 4: Click Connect and then click Try connecting. 

Step 5: From the top menu, choose Mobile Device -> Mobile device system upgrade. If there is an update available, choose Start for updating the device.

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Option 4. Change Motorola Version with Motorola Device Manager 

Change the Motorola Android OS version using the Motorola Device Manager.

Step 1: Download and install the Motorola Device Manager from Motorola's official website.

Step 2: Connect your device to the computer.

Step 3: Open Motorola Device Manager and check for updates manually. If an update is available, follow the onscreen steps and update the device.

Option 5. Change Sony Version with Xperia Companion

Sony Xperia smartphone users can use Xperia Companion for changing the Android version of their devices.

Step 1: Download and install Xperia Companion software from their official website.

Step 2: Connect your Sony device to the computer.

Step 3: Open Xperia Companion. It will automatically check for new software updates. If there is an update available, you will be prompted. Now click Update.

Step 4: Click Accept and wait for the update process to complete. 

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Part 3. How to Change Android Version without Computer but Using Settings

If you don't want to use a computer for changing the Android version, you can do it directly from Settings. Please note that you can only use this way if there is an update available in settings.

Step 1: Open Settings ->  About phone.

Step 2: Tap System updates. Tap on Update if there is an update available for your device.

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Conclusion

It is very important to keep the phone up to date with the latest Android version so that there are no software bugs and glitches on it. We have given the steps for changing the Android version with or without a computer. Read all the steps carefully to change the version on your device. For any queries, feel free to ask them in the comment section below. 

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By  Robert Moore , to Android Issues

Posted on Jul 30, 2019  ( Updated: Jul 30, 2019 )

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