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Downgrade Z3 compact (and others) from Lollipop to KitKat

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Learner
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Bring KitKat features back please!

Hi

 

When will the removed features be back? I don´t understand why features are removed in an upgrade?

 

I´m talking about the following features Sony removed in Lollipop:

 

- 1x1 and the bigger widgets for instant silent/vibrate, airplane mode, BT etc....

- close all button in the multitasking window (heard it was a placebo but how is that any different from swipping the apps close one at a time? Sure closed my apps in KitKat).

- Multitasking window not closing anymore by pressing the screen (now have to press a "button"), if no apps are running and you open it

 

Also, why ADD a screen BEFORE the lockscreen? Swipe (up now) swipe (up now) and more unnecessary swipes (up now)...

 

Why on Earth update to Lollipop if you just remove features and add Google stuff...

 

I do not recommend upgrading with the current lollipop build being nothing but removed features and added effects and google stuff.

 

Learner
Message 82 of 305
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Message 82 of 305

Re: Bring KitKat features back please!

So this is where posts about sony just slapping lollipop on their phones and not saying that it removes features or when asked if they are coming back go...Face with rolling Eyes

Apprentice
Message 83 of 305
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Message 83 of 305

how to downgrade z2 from lollipop to kitkat??

I don't like lollipop os.
I want to downgrade my z2.
If anyone knows how to downgrade??
One time poster
Message 84 of 305
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Message 84 of 305

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

You and me both. LOLLIPOP IS AWFUL!!!

KitKat nailed it for me. And now it's gone haywire.

I want my Chrome tabs IN CHROME!!!

I will be downgrading asap. Some bull being coerced into such an awful update.
Adviser
Message 85 of 305
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Message 85 of 305

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

Change isn't always better. Kitkat was perfect for the z3. Lollipop has totally ruined my z3 and yet Sony say it will be me who voids my warranty if I roll it back to the operating system I bought the phone with.. I tested this phone before I bought it and only chose it based on the functions it had... Then Sony go and force a change on it that makes it different to what I wanted. How dare they do this.
Visitor
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Message 86 of 305

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

It has ruined the battery life of my xperia Z3 which lasted over a day even after heavy use!!!
Now it's already on 68% and my days barely started, before, at this time, it was around 89/93% fu Sony!

If you haven't already updated, you're clever, i like you lool... Nah in all seriousness i suggest you wait for 5.1....
Visitor
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Re: Downgrade Z3 compact (and others) from Lollipop to KitKat

Balooner360- you can get your tabs back in chrome, open chrome, go on settings and where it says 'merge tabs and apps' turn it off...
One time poster
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Re: Downgrade Z3 compact (and others) from Lollipop to KitKat

Seriously this is not funny, after im updated to android lollipop, my wifi connection is not good, it will auto disconnected anytime, and connect back after 10-15 se.. And my online games like thunder raid could not play with the connection problem.. Other android phone user on this house has got no problem with the connection..
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Learner
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[Q] HOW TO DOWNGRADE TO 4.4.4?

There's so many bugs for the new update lollipop, the biggest one is the battery performance and it's so vital for mepersonally, pls let me know how we can downgrade tto the last firmware kitkat 4.4.4, I could use cyanogen or any custom Rom, but i really like that stable xperia rom, thanks
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Message 90 of 305

Re: [Q] HOW TO DOWNGRADE TO 4.4.4?

You van get the firmware off xperiafirm and flash it using flash tool.If you don't see the KitKat firmware.Click on the lollipop firmware and when it appears on the top right KitKat is listed underneath