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 the question.)
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The full guide can be found here but i've included the steps below in case that page is not available.
NOTE: All of your personal information, data, accounts and so on will be deleted so make sure you have a backup
Also, on the same computer the Moto X drivers must be installed.
- Download the RSDLite app from here.
- Save the file on your computer.
- Also, install the program.
- Get the Moto X stock Android OS from this page.
- On your computer, unzip the downloaded update file.
- Then, from the folder that will be created right click on the file with .XML extension.
- Select “open with” followed by “notepad” or any other XML editor from your computer.
- Find the following string and delete it: “step operation=”getvar” var=”max-download-size”.
- Save and close the notepad window.
- Open the RSDLite program on your computer.
- Take your Moto X and connect your phone with the PC via USB cord.
- On your PC now open a command prompt window (start -> run -> cmd).
- On the cmd window type: adb reboot bootloader.
- Your phone will be rebooted in fastboot mode.
- From RDSLite, click on the three-dot browse file button and select the .XML file.
- Up next, click on “start”.
- Wait while the process is running on don’t press anything else.
- When the firmware is successfully installed you will be able to unplug the USB cord.
- Good; now reboot your smartphone.