The process of returning to a previous version of installed software -- e.g. from a custom ROM to the original stock ROM for warranty issues, or from a newer Android version to an older one.

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App not installed when installing older version of an existing app [duplicate]

I have developed an Android app (Phonegap) in Eclipse with signed key APK file version (1.0.0) and save it on SD card of phone or download from site. I am able to install it on non-rooted Samsung ...
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Downgrading from Lollipop 64-bit to Kitkat 32-bit hard-bricked Micromax Yureka device?

Update: I didn't receive any answer here. Look's like my question didn't had enough research to deserve an answer. Here are some updates: I posted the same question on OnePlus forums (I hang ...
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How to downgrade Micromax Yureka to KitKat from Lollipop?

Kindly give stepwise process with link for downgrading to KitKat original version from upgraded Lollipop version in Micromax Yureka.
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Downgrade to KitKat on Micromax YU Yureka

Micromax YU Yureka is not working properly after upgrading. When we place a call, the screen goes blank and I'm not able to receive or decline the call. I want to downgrade to KitKat, how to do it?
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Can the previous version overwrite the currently installed app?

Suppose the new version of APK of any project is currently installed on the Android phone, but I want to install my previous APK on the phone. In that case, what will happen? Will it be updated to the ...
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zenfone 5 1.98 ww is buggy, downgrade or upgrade?

History of me being stupid: bought the phone a few days ago, and this message started popping up all the time about the browser, and then whatsapp "...tries to read contacts". I read somewhere that ...
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android lollipop with moto g (2nd gen)

I have updated my Moto G (2nd Gen) to the new version of Android (5.0.2), after which I am facing hang and slowness issues. How can I revert this back to my old version of Android? Thanks in ...
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I Want to Downgrade to KitKat from Lollipop on Moto g2 [duplicate]

I was getting the update notification. I installed it and now it has changed to Lollipop version. I want the KitKat version on my Moto g2. Please help me. I am not liking Lollipop. KitKat was better. ...
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how to downgrade moto g 2nd gen from lollipop to kitkat without root

I am having a problem while gaming on my new android update on moto g (2nd gen). So, i want to downgrade the android version please help me out.
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Downgrade Nexus 9 running lollipop to KitKat [duplicate]

I'd like to downgrade my Nexus 9 to android 4.X (KitKat). Is this possible? I'm not the pro doing something like that and I could not find something with google. Can you help me please? Thank you
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Can I safely downgrade my Sony Xperia SP?

I just upgraded my Sony Xperia SP (C5306) with Sony's horrible tool from 4.1.2 to 4.3 (build 12.1.A.0.XXX to build 12.1.A.1.207), but my phone now runs worse, and I don't like the changes at all! ...
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How to downgrade from Android 5 to 4.4.4 on an encrypted phone?

After certain troubles with Android 5 (see How to fix file permissions on Android 5 so that a certain app can access certain files?) I decided to go back to 4.4.4 on my Nexus 4 for the time being. ...
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Downgrade to KitKat from CyanogenMod (Lollipop 5.0) on Samsung S5

I installed CyanogenMod (Lollipop 5.0) on my Samsung Galaxy S5, but I want to go back to my original software on KitKat. Can anybody help me please?
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How do I return to 4.4 KitKat from 5.0 Lollipop on NVIDIA SHIELD?

I asked this question somewhere else, and they told me to ask here. I mistakenly installed 5.0 Lollipop on my NVIDIA SHIELD tablet, and I hate it. Is there a way to revert back to KitKat? I've tried ...
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Can I get rid of Android 5.0?

I just installed Android 5.0 on my Nexus 7 and now it is 5x slower but it doesn't connect to WiFi. I don`t like this update and I wish I hadn't done it. Now I can't even use my tablet. Is there ...
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How to uninstall Android upgrade

I was asked by my Galaxy Grand to update. It was a 608 MB build update. After done , now I got Android Jelly-bean 4.2.2 . It is making my phone very slow and uses too much phone memory. Want to ...
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want to downgrade my operating system on galaxy s3 GT-19300

i have updated my galaxy s3 GT-19300 to android kitkat 4.4.2 now i want my earlier version back on my mobile so what is the procedure for that
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How to restore stock firmware on HTC One mini

I've bought HTC One mini as my first smartphone and I would like to know: how do I revert to a version of Android that my phone came with? Will I always have this possibility by default, or should I ...
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Galaxy Tab 3 GT-P5210 Downgrade to 4.0.3 ICS

I was searching the web trying to find ROMs for downgrading my Galaxy Tab 3. No matter how deep I have gone, it seems that there is not any available ROM for Android 4.0.3 dedicated for my device. A ...
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How to Re install Android 4.2.2 on Samsung galaxy grand

I am using Samsung Galaxy Grand GT-I9082 from past one year. I got lot of software updates and did all of them, including the 4.2.2 JellyBean FirmWare Update. Recently I got one stability update, ...
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Downgrading Nexus 7 Android 4.4.2 to 4.2

I want to downgrade my nexus 7 android 4.4.2 to 4.2. I am already rooted. How can i downgrade? I've got a nandroid backup. If I restore that will it be again running as android 4.4.2? I need help. ...
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Nexus 4 Downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3 Risks

So I bought my Nexus 4 last month expecting that it'll have a 4.3 OS version. However, my sister accidentally updated the version. Now, I would like to downgrade my OS version. Following this guide: ...
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Do I need to downgrade my Xperia J to ICS before installing a custom ROM?

I would like to install a Custom ROM in my Xperia J and its named AVD ROM. To install that ROM do I have to install the ICS first or no need? Please help me. thank you.
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Can I downgrade from Kitkat to JellyBean on my Moto X?

I have a stock (non-rooted) Moto X that 'upgraded' itself to Kitkat recently. Is it possible for me to go back to Jelly Bean? (Deliberately leaving out the reasons since that's not the point of ...
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Downgrade Nexus 4 from 4.4 to 4.2 [duplicate]

I have recently updated my Nexus from 4.3 to 4.4 . But having an immediate requirement i would like to downgrade back to 4.2 . I originally bought it with 4.2. Any step by step to downgrade back ...
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Can I downgrade to an earlier version of Android after installing an OTA update?

I installed the KitKat upgrade on my Nexus 7, but I am unhappy with it. Is it possible to roll back to an earlier version of Android (Jelly Bean)?
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How can I reinstall android 4.2 after having updated to 4.4?

I just updated my nexus4 to kitkat 4.4. Play services seems to drain the battery. Thus I would like to move back to 4.2. Is it possible? And how can I do it? Thank you.
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downgrade HBOOT to 1.01.0001 for Wildfire

I need to root my Wildfire 2.2 phone, but firstly need to downgrade HBOOT from 1.01.0002 to HBOOT to 1.01.0001, I follow this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1145035 but the ...
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Asus Transformer Infinity Pad (TF700KL) how to cold boot (enter Recovery Mode)

I have a TF700KL bought from Vodafone. I am unable to go into Recovery mode. I've found some links telling me how to do this, such as the one on the XDA-Developers site: ...
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How to downgrade to Stock Rom [HTC One X 3.20.401.1 CID HTC_203)

I have a rooted HTC One X with JB 4.1.1 (3.20.401.1), I deleted some unnecessary softwares but still using stock ROM. Yesterday I relocked the bootloader and tried to install original stock rom by ...
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take Nexus 7 from android 4.3 to 4.2.2

I have just purchased a Nexus 7 (2013) and it auto updated to android to 4.3 as I was setting up. Unfortunately USB OTG now does not run. I purchased the Nexus 7 for it's OTG feature. I've done a ...
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Downgrade Nexus 4 from Android 4.3 to 4.2.2

I updated my Nexus 4 to Android 4.3. I don't like it, so I want to return to version 4.2.2. How do I go back to a previous version?
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Downgrade Galaxy S Duos from ICS to Gingerbread

I want to downgrade my Galaxy S Duos from ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) 4.0 to Gingerbread. How do I do this?
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How can I downgrade my HTC Explorer from Android 4.0 to 2.3

Android 4.0 is installed on my HTC Explorer, but now I want to install again the previous version which was 2.3 Gingerbread. Could anyone please tell me how to do that?
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Downgrade Samsung 2 7.0 from CyanogenMod 10.1 (Jelly Bean 4.2.2) to stock ICS

I recently updated my Samsung Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100) to Jelly Bean 4.2.2. But I after successfully installing, I see that there's too many things that I don't like with the update. Alphabetic ...
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Revert Android Update 4.0 to 3.0/3.2

Is it possible to downgrade from Android version 4.0(ICS) to 3.0(Honeycomb) after upgrading to ICS? Can any one help me.
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How to revert Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 to stock Gingerbread?

Here's the situation: I got this Samsung Galaxy Mini as a gift - my first smartphone - but with this obscured operating system called [DEV][WIP][ROM][UNOFFICIAL] Android 4.2.2 CM10.1 - Nightly ...
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How can I downgrade my Huawei U8815 from Android 4.0.3 to 2.3.6?

One month ago, I bought my phone HUAWEI u8815 with Android version 2.3.6 and it was running fine. Recently I upgraded my Android to version 4.0.3 , but unfortunately the system became too slow, and ...
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Samsung Galaxy P1000 stuck on black screen

I Have a Galaxy Tab GT-P1000N. Its Android version was updated via Odin 3, from Android 2.2 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread [XWJQ8]. Everything is going fine but after the rebooting my Device (it's auto ...
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Where can I find the “hack4legend” or “Legend Downgrading Tools”?

In my quest to Root my HTC Legend, I have run into many problems. Now I am stuck with the fact the I seem to have to downgrade my phone to a previous version of android before I can root it. I have ...
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How can I go back to ICS after JB OTA updates?

My phone is HTC One S VelliC2 and received the JB OTA updates. However, I could not get used to it. So how can I return to ICS? Can I use the HTC Android 4.03 RUU file? Now the Hboot version has ...
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How to downgrade an HTC Desire to stock version?

I know the first thing you gonna say is to google it, there is plenty of tutorials for it, but I tried at least 5 of them (including some in XDA), and every time I didn't succeed. First of all, ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 (GT P1000 with 2.2version android) stuck in boot-loop on update to CM10

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 (GT P 1000) with Android 2.2. A couple of days ago, I decided to update my Tab to JellyBean, and I searched the web for its procedure I found a HowTo at ...
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Original ROM for Samsung Galaxy S i9000

I've put a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S I9000 and now I want to go back to my original ROM. I was wondering if there was a way to get the original ROM, that came with my device, from an official ...
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Boot loop after ROM write in recovery

I have an HTC Sensation with ICS Android on it. How can I revert back to Gingerbread? I have root and s-off. I tried to flash my Gingerbread ROM (??) in the recovery but am now stuck in a boot loop.
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Get Gingerbread back on Samsung Galaxy Y

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y mobile. In internet I saw a post that update your Samsung Galaxy Y from 2.3 to 4.0. I tried the steps but I went wrong now my mobile getting rebooted again and again. How can ...
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Resetting Galaxy S 3 to factory default ICS

I am a new Android user, and recently I have upgraded the default ROM of Samsung Galaxy S 3 to Jelly Bean MIUI ROM using the steps mentioned at the International Business Times. Now I want to revert ...
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Nexus S downgrade with Clockwork Mod

I have a Sprint Nexus S 4G running ICS Cyanogenmod 9. I want to run 2.3.6. In CWR I've backed up, wipe/erased, wiped Calvik cache, but when I go to install my Sojus 2.3.6 file I get Installing ...
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Having difficulty downgrading my Nexus S 4g

My Sprint Nexus S 4g is running CyanogenMod 9 (ICS 4.0.4). I want to use stock 2.3.6 which I got from https://sites.google.com/site/baroqueworksdevandroid/offcail-binary. In recovery mode I get this ...
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How To Install Froyo on HTC Bravo

I have an HTC Bravo. Some time ago I installed Gingerbread on it and started to have trouble. If I connect to the Internet or do some memory intensive work it resets itself. Now I want to install ...