Okay so in the first version of Marshmallow it was possible to move apps to the SD card without having to set it up as internal storage. Now they removed this feature, only allowing to move apps when you are using the SD card as internal storage. Does anyone if it is possible to downgrade to that first version of Marshmallow where it was possible to do this?

  • You didn't even tell us what device you have.
    – Andy Yan
    May 2, 2017 at 4:58
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    @AndyYan I meant it more as a general question. But I'd like to try it on an Alcatel Pixi 4 (7'')
    – AC Zepp
    May 2, 2017 at 5:00

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It is possible by using TWRP or any other custom recovery of your choice but you must have desired firmware file as recovery flashable zip archive first. Unmounting​ adoptable storage and performing all available wipes from recovery before downgrading is also required. You can find detailed instructions on what custom recovery is and how to install it on specialized forums (I recommend XDA Developers one) as well, as desired firmware version for your downgrade (head to your device thread and seek there if you interested).

  • Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately I've been unable to find the files needed to do this. I have an Alcatel Pixi 4 7'' (9003A) and there doesn't seem to be a lot of information about this specific device or how to root it on any forums.
    – AC Zepp
    May 10, 2017 at 23:31
  • Check first post of this thread: forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/… May 14, 2017 at 12:38
  • Thank you. I was actually the one who asked the OP to upload those files as they weren't there before
    – AC Zepp
    May 14, 2017 at 14:52

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