I made the mistake of upgrading OTA to Lollipop (5.0.2) since then have been considering flushing the device down the toilet:

  • Unable to answer incoming calls half the time.
  • Unintuitive UI update.
  • Regular drop outs when using as data hotspot.

Has anyone managed to get there phone back to KitKat and if so how did you do it?

My phone is the Australian Dual Sim unlocked retail version.

Apologies to anyone that thinks it is lazy for me not to wade through every generic answer and roll the dice on bricking the phone without at least asking if someone has succeeded (or failed) with identical circumstances.

  • specifically asking for success cases, instead of generic advice that's may or may not brick the device
    – norlesh
    Jun 4, 2015 at 6:44
  • Note this is for Asia retail..download the one which is for the australian retail and follow the steps as mentioned in here
    – Lucky
    Jun 4, 2015 at 6:54
  • @Lucky what link provides the Australian retail ROM?
    – norlesh
    Jun 4, 2015 at 7:07
  • Try this obtained from xda-devleper forum
    – Lucky
    Jun 4, 2015 at 7:32
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    Found out - Dual Sim - Dual Standby... Am downloading now to see if my phone survives.
    – norlesh
    Jun 4, 2015 at 11:33

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You could try restoring it to the factory settings in the boot mode.Or try this link techdroider.com downgrade from lollipop to kitkat.

  • The link you metioned - One of them commented that "As soon as press the "Download" button it states "Sorry, this file is infected with a virus. Only the owner is allowed to download infected files.".. so It may be potentially be a virus or false positive or you may never know..its risky anyway..and more over Factory reset erases all data from the phone but it wont change/downgrade the OS..
    – Lucky
    Jun 4, 2015 at 7:03
  • No it actually works fine. I did the same to my pone as well
    – VaM999
    Jun 4, 2015 at 7:08
  • You mean factory resetting or the link that you have provided.? if its the link that you have provided you should explain the steps you have done to successfully restore to kitkat..Provding link only answer will be valid only till the link is available..So it is better to explain the steps in the answer itself..;)
    – Lucky
    Jun 4, 2015 at 7:10
  • I did the factory resetting thing. But i wouldn't recommend it though , you lose your data
    – VaM999
    Jun 4, 2015 at 7:13
  • I get the indication from the comments on that page that the ROM is for the Asian market - would this apply to an Australian phone (assuming it's not a virus)?
    – norlesh
    Jun 4, 2015 at 7:14

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