I have an Android device and its OS is 4.2.2 and API level is 17.
- How to change the API level without flashing firmware?
- Is API level upgraded by flashing a custom firmware?
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The API level is the technical corresponding number to your Android version – so e.g. saying your device is running on "API level 23" would at the same time mean it has Android 6 (Marshmallow) installed. Lifting it to API level 24 would mean upgrading to Android 7 (Nougat). With your device being on API level 17, it's running JellyBean (Android 4.2.*). That said: