Questions tagged [downgrade]

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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Local equivalent to adb install

With a PC connection and adb, I can install packages by running adb install foobar.apk There is also an option to downgrade a package to an earlier version and keep data (as long the app itself did ...
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Should my “adb backup” include the system files or not if I'm planning to downgrade my Android version?

I'm using Oneplus 3t on the latest Android 9 OS. I'm planning to downgrade it to Android 8 and hence backing up my data with adb first. adb backup "-apk -obb -shared -all -nosystem -f d:/other backup/...
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How to downgrade from Android 10?

Android 10 is extremely unstable on my Pixel XL. Most apps crashed within a few seconds after open, even including Google Play Store. That means, I could not do any new app install, because Google ...
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Downgrade Android OS from Android Pie

One of our devices had the OS upgraded to Android Pie. How do I identify the time and date that the update occurred? Is there a way to downgrade the OS back to the Android version from which it was ...
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How do you rollback an Android system upgrade to Pie? [duplicate]

I want to revert my phone back to Android 8 Oreo after installing/upgrading to Android 9 Pie. I'm not a fan of Pie and just want to go back to the previous version Oreo, is this possible? if so, then ...
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Kindle 5th generation in fastboot but no options?

Having 2 Kindle Fire "5th generation"s that are pretty much useless for not getting proper software, I had good hope of putting on a custom ROM after reading this post. But as always with old posts, ...
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How I can downgrade from U3 to U1 “oreo to nougat”

I want to downgrade my phone from Oreo to Nougat My phone is Samsung J730F. But the problem is that Samsung locked the boot-louder. Can I go back by flashing the phone combination ROM then flash my ...
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How to fix S7 edge performance degrade after Oreo update?

My S7 edge (G9350) upgraded to Oreo for a month and the performance really degraded. I did factory reset to my S7 but nothing improved. I want to flash my S7 edge G9350 from Oreo to Nougat/...
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YouTube update enforcement bypass? +Reasons why the old YouTube app is superior

The time bomb of YouTube's legacy versions has exploded:The “later” button to postpone the update has disappeared. YouTube is copying WhatsApp's update mesh. I really wish to keep using a legacy ...
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It's ENTIRELY possible to upgrade or downgrade Android directly from that mobile device with no computer needed? [closed]

I'm wondering if it is at all possible to downgrade my current version of Android on my smartphone from marshmallow to lollipop without the use of a regular computer. Is it able to be downloaded and ...
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APK version downgrade impossible on Rooted Nougat 7.0?

From the title it's weird that i've removed a system app and it's data folder from system and data locations by using this batch : abd root adb remount adb shell rm -r /system/app/apkfolder adb ...
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How to downgrade Firefox without losing my settings

Firefox just got upgraded to version 57. Unfortunately this version breaks compatibility with an add-on that I rely on. Until support for add-ons improves, I want to stick with a version that works. ...
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How to downgrade Sony Xperia Z1s C6916?

Edit: I got flashtool to work on pc. It seems the device and everything, but the program does not see downloaded firmwares, even if they were downloaded from the software itself. What I'm trying to ...
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Downgrade and disable play store updates

I have a rooted OP3 on Android 7.1.1 with Play Store v. 8.2.38. I have tried uninstalling updates from apps manager(which reverts it to 7.9 the version I want to keep) but it updates Play store as ...
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How to Downgrade Android on Huawei

I have a Huawei CE0682, which by default came with Android 5. I upgraded to Android 7, but the mobile internet has become very slow. How can I downgrade my phone back to Android 5?
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Downgrade a Verizon Google Pixel Phone to older versions?

I'm planning to buy a Google Pixel off ebay. Does the Verizon Google Pixel allow downgrading of software? I like to try older & newer versions for development purposes?
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Downgrade Android 4.2 to 4.1

I have an Asus K013, an old tablet running android 4.2. As i have no use for it now, i want to downgrade it to android 4.1 as Wiimote compatibility is broken in 4.2+. However, I don't think it runs ...
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Explain “Don't Downgrade!” warnings when flashing stock firmware

I have a few devices I want to put back from custom roms to stock. On almost every stock rom source, however, there are dire warnings for some devices not to downgrade to stock versions from before ...
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Upgrade a partially Downgraded Moto G4 Plus (XT1644) with unlocked bootloader to Nougat

tl;dr: had a problem rooting on Android N, flashed stock M image. Now running unrooted M, but attempts to OTA upgrade to N fail. I'm unable to relock bootloader by reflashing stock. I think this is ...
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Downgrade skype on Android to before Microsoft ruined it

I have downloaded a few apk's from APKmirror removed skype from my Nexus 5x adb install -r -d com.skype.raider_7.34.0.114-119668850_minAPI15\(armeabi-v7a\)\(nodpi\)_apkmirror.com.apk 5486 KB/s (...
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Downgrade an app in Nougat

Well, simple. I want to downgrade an app that has been accidentally updated. I've already read this question but it didn't provide me with a straight instruction. I have the APK I want to downgrade to ...
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Downgrade Android 6 Marshmallow version

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 ...
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Making apps think you have a lower version of android

so i want an app or something like that that makes apps think you have a lower version of android even thogh your android version does not change
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LG G5 LS992 How can I downgrade from Nougat to Marshmellow?

I tried downloading a ZV4 and ZV5 roms and flash it with LG UP. But the flash always fails with the following error Error Code = 0x2BC, Invalid command response code = 0x80000121
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Sideload a downgrade

I side loaded 7.1.1 from 6.0, on my 2014 Nexus 6. I would like to downgrade to 7.0 (because of issues such as speakerphone echo). Can this be done via side loading?
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How do I downgrade my Kindle Fire?

I want to downgrade my Kindle Fire from 5.3.2.1 so that I can root it. Can someone please help?
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Reverting from custom rom to stock rom

I am currently on custom rom lineage 14.1 nougat 7.1 and my device is asus ZenFone 2 Z00AD.but i want to come back to stock rom but my stock rom is in lollipop version so, do i need to first downgrade ...
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Apks files download but will not install?

I wanted to downgrade my YouTube app so I got a few APK files from previous versions, and they downloaded successfully . When I clicked on them to install, the page showing install and cancel came up. ...
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How To Downgrade My Android Phone to Lolipop from Marshmellow

Recently I've upgraded my android phone (Letv 1S) from lolipop to marshmello (Beta) as I was notified that an update was available. What happened is, after installation, most of the apps are asking ...
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How to choose a firmware before downgrading Andriod version?

I have a Note4 which was shipped from the UAE (but I don't live in UAE). The current version of the device is 6.0.1 and I want to downgrade it to 4.4.4 (the stock version). I am having some trouble ...
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How can i Downgrade my Lg G Flex 2?

Is it possible for me to downgrade to kitkat... If it is can someone please tell me how. I am on a Lg G Flex 2, currently running on Lolipop 5.1.1..il leave further specs below. Specs: Lolipop: 5.1....
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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 can I unlock the bootloader for my Moto G [Verizon Pre-Paid]

I've had this phone for 2 years, the moto g 1st gen with verizon prepaid. ive looked everywhere. theres no way to unlock the bootloader, atleast not that I've found. I've searched everywhere on the ...
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What is the difference between generic and branded flashtoolfirmwarefiles (.ftf)?

I want to root my phone a Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 and followed this guide to downgrade it to Android 4.4.4 KitKat 14.4.A.0.108 Firmware first. Because the link to the provided firmware is dead I ...
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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'm ...
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Uninstall marshmallow updates

I am using motorola Moto X Play it is shipped with android lollipop 5.0, recently I got notification to update to android marshmallow 6.0, after update I am not able to move applications to memory ...
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How to downgrade from Lollipop to Kitkat?

I am using Spice AndroidOne. When I purchased it, there was Kitkat in it. It automatically requested for Lollipop update which I have granted. Later it has requested for Marshmallow update. When 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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Moto E XT1022 Downgrade to Kitkat Issue

I've Moto E with Lollipop 5.1 updated. This Version of OS gives me troubles like Disables Networks, Doesnot go in Wifi Settings etc., since a week ago. Before that, its working good only. Warranty for ...
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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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Downgrade android version from higher to lower?

Mostly, android devices get updates through OTA to higher versions. I had upgraded to Kitkat(MIUI6) version, on my Redmi 1S using OTA. I have downloaded complete ROM of Jelly bean(MIUI5). But, I ...
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How do I install CM11 on YU Yuphoria?

I have recently bought YU yuphoria which came with CyanogenOS 12 . But I am having so many issues with Android Lollipop like many other users. Now, I want to install CM11 which is working great on my ...
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Downgrading Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Downgrade Confusion

My Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is currently running Android version 4.3.0. I wanted to downgrade it back to 4.1.2 and got confused with which values to look for when selecting a rom. I know that my ...
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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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Is it possible to downgrade firmware via ADB sideload?

I have an Asus zenfone 2. I want to downgrade it from firmware 2.19 to 2.18. They both are built on Android 5.0
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Has anyone successfully downgraded there moto G v2 from lollipop? [duplicate]

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. ...
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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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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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How to downgrade Micromax Yureka to KitKat from Lollipop?

Kindly give stepwise process with link for downgrading to KitKat original version from upgraded Lollipop version in Micromax Yureka.
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Downgrade to KitKat on Micromax YU Yureka

Micromax YU Yureka is not working properly after upgrading. When we place a call, the screen goes blank and I'm not able to receive or decline the call. I want to downgrade to KitKat, how to do it?