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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Downgrade 2.3.6 to 2.2.2 - Nexus One

I would like to downgrade my Nexus One to 2.2.2, because I've had non-stop problems with Gingerbread. I have the 2.2.2 update from android central, and going off the comments from a previous question, ...
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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, here'...
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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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Preparing A500 for warranty service

I have a rooted A500 with HC3.2 and I strongly believe that the focus problem is hardware. Since I'm under warranty I don't think I'll waste my time and send the tablet to repair. Two questions: How ...
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Is there a way to “downgrade” (revert) an HTC Desire HD to stock Froyo from Gingerbread?

I don't have any backups or whatever. My phone isn't rooted. It updated to Gingerbread 2.3.3 OTA a couple of days ago, and I hate almost every change that it introduced. Thanks.
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Can I load a ROM from a 7“ Galaxy Tab onto a 10” Galaxy Tab?

I have a handful of Galaxy Tab 10.1 (P7510) running Honeycomb, and a customer commercial application which runs beautifully on Froyo and Gingerbread, but has bugs on both Honeycomb and ICS. Before I ...
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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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How to downgrade an app if it has been updated via Play Store?

I have an app installed on my phone, which I've installed from the Google Play Store. If I update the app and don't like the upgraded version, is there a way to undo the update and downgrade back to ...
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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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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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Downgrade nVidia Shield to Android 4.4 KitKat

I mistakenly installed 5.0 Lollipop on my nVidia Shield tablet, and I regret it. Is there a way to revert back to KitKat? I've tried finding a way, but no luck so far.
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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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How to upgrade Android on Nesus 6 after it`s downgrade

I have an Nexus 6 phone in my company which is used for automatic testing purposes. After release of Android 6.X our framework was not ready to work with new permission system so we downgraded Nexus 6 ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 around)...
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Can I get rid of Android 5.0? [duplicate]

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 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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Can I safely downgrade an encrypted Asus Transformer TF101 from 8.6.5.21 to 8.6.5.19?

I want to root my encrypted Asus Transformer TF101 (Firmware 8.6.5.21; Serial B80...) and install a custom ROM. I read that the only way to do this is by downgrading to stock 8.6.5.19 and then using ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Rooting or downgrading ? which is first?

I just bought a Samsung A3 SM-A300FU (The 2015 version) running on Android 5.0.2 To be able to run SnoopSnitch, I'm supposed to Downgrade to Android 4.4.4 Root the phone. My question is : Which I'...
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Is it possible to roll-back/downgrade from Android 6 to 5.1.1 without loosing all data and installed applications?

I tapped "Install" on a system update notification on my Nexus 7 2013. This update is the worst thing I've ever seen since Android Lollipop came out with all of it's bugs. The home button swipe-up ...
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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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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 advance....
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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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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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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: http://forum.xda-developers....
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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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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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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 AndroidAuthority....
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Downgrade to official LG GT540 2.1updated

I've installed Android 2.3 (Cyanogen Mod) to my LG GT540 phone, but it's too unstable. I would like to downgrade back to 2.1update (it's the OS I have when I buy the phone), or any official newer ...
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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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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 get back to root-able HBoot version by doing a factory reset

I have a HTC Wildfire (Buzz) that originally came with Eclair. I now have Froyo on it and the Unrevoked tool doesn't work as the HBoot version is not supported (too new for Unrevoked). At this point, ...
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How to properly downgrade a phone that shipped with a newer version of Android?

I recently purchased two Samsung G5 phones from Amazon with the intent of ROM development on a downgraded version (the phone shipped with 5.0). I took one of the phones and successfully downgraded the ...
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How to downgrade from higher android versions to lower?

Mostly, android devices get updates through OTA to higher versions. I have upgraded to Kitkat version. I have downloaded complete installation version rom of Jelly bean. But, I cannot install directly,...
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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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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 ...