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Downgrade Z3 compact (and others) from Lollipop to KitKat

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software

I just want to know that is there any procedure to downgrade my software from lolipop to older version kitkat coz i think so kitkat was the best version to accordance with my phone and the version lolipop is using more memory and also its not working smoothly so is there any help so rply me please
Emperor
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Re: software

Before you do so, reinstall lollipop with PCC and check again



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Emperor
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Re: software

You have two options to downgrade

1 contact your local Xperia care

Or


2. https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z2/How-to-manually-update-downgrade-root-2014-Xperias/td-p/593...



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Downgrading z1 from 5.0.2 to 4.4 ? how?

Hi I upgraded my z1 to lollipop 2 days ago and I'm really dissapointed... I just want to have my kitkat back.
Nothing is really working as it should.... no equalizer, music sounds like, the normal camera is WAY worse than the front camera, I can't connect any bluetooth devices , the battery is running down to 0% like its black friday, and so on...
I just want to downgrade to kit kat WITHOUT "Jailbreaking" ( or whatever its called at android )

Can you guys PLEASE help me?
I really don't wanna use lollipop until its really necessary...

Visitor
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Downgrade from 5.0.2 (Lollipop) to 4.4.3

Hi,

 

 It would be a dream come true if some guides me on how to downgrade from the Lollipop to 4.4.3.

 

Thanx

Enthusiast
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Re: Downgrade from 5.0.2 (Lollipop) to 4.4.3

Search at XDA forum, there's a detailed guide to flash device with stock firmware.
Could use XperiFirm to download stock kitkat and flash using flash tool.
As long you follow the stepss provided it won't be a problem and easy to do. Slightly smiling Face
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Re: Downgrade from 5.0.2 (Lollipop) to 4.4.3

Can you please link me to it?

Enthusiast
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Re: Downgrade from 5.0.2 (Lollipop) to 4.4.3

http://www.xperiablog.net/2015/03/17/guide-to-installing-xperia-lollipop-using-xperifirm-and-flashto...

Almost the same step., but use the kitkat ftf for downgrading. Further link also available at the page
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Re: Downgrade from 5.0.2 (Lollipop) to 4.4.3

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Re: how to downgrade my android?

Xperifirm seems to give you only latest software, so for Xperia Z2 the build number is the same as the latest with Lolipop... the XDA dev thread is 5 months old and refers to dongrading custom unofficial android 5.0 build to official latest firmware which was on android 4.4 back then... hence unfortunately this thread is useless unless you can use Xperifirm to download older official builds on 4.4.4...