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Downgrade Z3 compact (and others) from Lollipop to KitKat

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Learner
Message 221 of 305
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Message 221 of 305

Re: how can i get my older version before 5.0.2

 

"Unfortunately we don't provide any way to downgrade to a previous software version.

sony_sign_logo.png - Official Sony Xperia Support Staff


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If you want to get in touch with the local support team for your country please visit our contact page."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is not a very helpful reply, lots of people have problems when their phone operating system is upgraded or like me hate how the new system looks and works and if you don't like the new one for any reason there should be an easy way to go back to the previous one.

I have now decided I will never upgrade my operating system again, unless it is not working properly.

 

I would also like to know how to get rid of the notifiction that there is an "upgrade"? If I could have done this I would not have done this upgrade to stupid "lollipop" which looks horrible.

 

I would urge Sony and other manufacturers to make it easy to go back as to do a so called upgrade. My wife had her samsung ruined by an "upgrade".

One time poster
Message 222 of 305
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Message 222 of 305

Re: Downgrade Z3 compact (and others) from Lollipop to KitKat

Yes i haveeeeeeeeeeeee
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Visitor
Message 223 of 305
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Message 223 of 305

Downgrade from lollipop to Kitkat without losing Drm keys and imei number

i updated to lollipop my ZU but battery drains very fast. my phone has no root and bootloader is locked. i want to lose warranty i bought my phone 2 months ago.
Can you tell me a legal way to downgrade??
Moderator
Message 224 of 305
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Message 224 of 305

Re: Downgrade from lollipop to Kitkat without losing Drm keys and imei number

@Cadde6 Please check out this topic if you want to downgrade.



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Rookie
Message 225 of 305
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Message 225 of 305

4.4.4 kitkat more stable than lollipop

i am currently using 

 

Android version: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Latest available software: 14.5.A.0.270

Release started: 2015-05-20

 

im getting annoyed with all the bugs i have encountered and i want to downgrade to 4.4.4 kitkat cause its alot more stable than the present android version. could someone provide me a link to were i can download the previous version( 4.4.4 kitkat) so that i can flash my z1 back to kitkat. many thnx

Master
Message 226 of 305
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Message 226 of 305

Re: 4.4.4 kitkat more stable than lollipop

Unfortunately there is no official way to downgrade to a previous software version. 

sony_sign_logo.png - Official Sony Xperia Support Staff


If you're new to our forums make sure that you have read our Discussion guidelines.
If you want to get in touch with the local support team for your country please visit our contact page.

Apprentice
Message 227 of 305
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Message 227 of 305

Downgarde

Hey...i updated my cellphone near 6 month ago and after that i got some problems with my cellphone..i wish i didint upgarde my kitkat to lillippo...So please Sony let me downgrade my phone...let us downgrade...You all my friend that got trouble with your updating support this topic...maybe Sony hear our voice
xn
One time poster
Message 228 of 305
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Message 228 of 305

Worst Service By Sony

I think sony doesnt belive in customer satisfaction...Hopeless service s of Sony.

My Sony c3 got stuck by the Lollipop....how to change to Kitkat

One time poster
Message 229 of 305
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Message 229 of 305

lollipop

sir, i am manu..my phone is xperia zr. i update my phone lollipop5.2 .but i don't like...so.....how to downgrade lollipop to kitkat 4.4.4

Emperor
Message 230 of 305
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Message 230 of 305

Re: lollipop

@haloooo

 

You have 2 options

 

1. contact your local Xperia Care

 

http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/contactUs/

 

or 

 

2. Use flasthool

 

http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z-ZL-ZR/How-to-manually-update-downgrade-root-2013-Xperias/td-p...




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