I know most of you are quite disappointed and anoyned by the new update that completely changed the layout of the Brave Browser we used to know and love. The good news is that you can go back to the previous version while the developers (hopefully) fix that abomination.
There are two methods but I strongly recommend you to follow the first one, since it’s the easiest way to do it. The second one is a bit more advanced.
If you’re not using the Brave sync feature and you don’t mind losing your Browsing data, uninstall the current version of the Brave browser you have.
Download the previous version here:
Install it and done. Enjoy! But make sure to disable the “auto update” option for Brave in Google Play to avoid the crappy update nobody wants.
If you want to keep your Browsing data, you can either use the sync feature (this is the easiest way to do it) or use ADB to downgrade to the previous version and keep the data.
Here are the instructions for doing this with the ADB method: https://www.xda-developers.com/install-adb-windows-macos-linux/
If you followed the steps in the link then you should see a black screen. Just type this command:
adb install -r -d /sdcard/Downloads/BraveBrowser.apk
or this one:
adb shell pm install -r -d /sdcard/Downloads/BraveBrowser.apk
Usually the apk that you downloaded in step 2 would be located in the Downloads folder. Using a File Explorer you have to find it and copy the name and replace the “BraveBrowser.apk” part of the previous command with the name of the file you downloaded.
That’s it! If you have any questions, let me know.