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Downgrade Z3 compact (and others) from Lollipop to KitKat

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Re: Xperia Z1 4.4.4 Update Issues (14.4.A.0.155 and .157)

How can I downgrade to Kitkat4.4.4 from lollipop
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Re: outgoing voice disabled after lollipop upgrade

Guys who have problems with update 4.4 to 5.0.2, use the SONY PROGRAM to do a fresh install. for me works, my phone now is more fluid.

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Downgrade Z3 from Lollipop to KitKat

Please I cannot stand all the ORANGE letters and icons in the new Lollipop Xperia Z3. I just bought my phone and I am very upset.

How do I downgrade from this horrible ORANGE software? I have a problem and I cannot read ORANGE letters.

 

I NEED URGENT HELP.

 

Thank you.

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Re: Downgrade Z3 from Lollipop to KitKat

You could change theme but to downgrade you will need to manually do this using a .ftf firmware file and a program called Flashtool

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Re: Downgrade Z3 from Lollipop to KitKat

Good afternoon.

Changing theme does not get rid of the HORRIBLE ORANGE colours and icons!! I tried.

I just want to cry, this software 5.0 destroyed my confidence and love for Sony.

It is rubbish bright colours.

I need to get rid of the ORANGE ICONS AND LETTERS.

Can you tell me how to do it manually, thank you.

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Re: Downgrade Z3 from Lollipop to KitKat

I can point you to the guide but this will mean you having to flash another country's firmware that hasn't had Lollipop released yet

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Re: Downgrade Z3 from Lollipop to KitKat

@thommo on xperiafirm it is putting KitKat under lollipop on the download box.Did it to me this morning and phone was already on lollipop but I wanted a different version
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Re: Downgrade Z3 compact (and others) from Lollipop to KitKat

Thanks!
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Re: Starting our Android 5.0, Lollipop rollout: Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z3 Compact

All I want to do is roll my z3 back to kitkat. I am throughly sick to death of the way Lollipop has ruined my phone.
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Re: Starting our Android 5.0, Lollipop rollout: Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z3 Compact

How can I restore the system back to the old version?
Thank you