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:


what might be the possible failing scenarios and what am I going to do if that happens.

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    I am curious why you want to do this? The bugs mentioned in that article have been addressed in the update from 4.4 to 4.4.2. – Fred Thomsen Feb 7 '14 at 4:58
  • That is not correct. I have 4.4.2 and I am suffering from all the bluetooth related bugs (service crash and bluetooth disconnect/reconnect crazyness). Plus on top of everything the new dialer and few other things quite suck. Big time. For the first time ever, I am planning to downgrade Android. – Paperino Apr 8 '14 at 0:30
  • Well that guide seems right, just reflash stock nexus 4 rom and you will be fine. However there is a possibility that you may enter boot loop/softbrick but thats easy to solve and very rare. I recommend you following this guide it's from google tho : developers.google.com/android/nexus/images Sorry for my bad English if I made some mistakes, becouse English is not my mother tongue. – TheBOOMbox Apr 26 '14 at 21:50

Once you unlock the bootloader, the only major risk you may face is bricking the phone when loading the aosp images of a previous android version.

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