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2015-03-23 01:11 PM
2015-04-10 01:43 AM
I too would like to go back to KitKat.
I tried asking Sony about downgrading:
"Unfortunately It is not possible to downgrade a device to a previous Android version, neither by yourself nor by a service center."
Looking at the guide to installing Lollipop (but using it to install KitKat), I see:
1) Enable ‘USB debugging’ on your handset: Settings > Developer options
I cannot locate this option. Do I need to root for this option to exist?
Thanks for any help.
2015-04-12 01:31 AM
That was an interesting trick to get to the debugging checkbox. Thanks.
I'm in Canada, and bought my phone from Sony online back in February.
It's a Z3C D5803 SI 1290-0538.3 3g/LTE (as written on the box)
Which firmware can I use from http://forum.xda-developers.com/z3-compact/general/list-stock-firmwares-d5803-d5833-t2906706 ?
2015-04-12 10:57 AM
2015-04-13 02:18 AM
Only one that says Canada is:
1289-7538 Canada Bell Mobility 23.0.A.2.93/R6B
Besides my not wanting Bell branding on my phone, would it even work for me?
Bell Mobility runs on a completely different network to my carrier, Fido.
2015-04-13 02:31 AM
2015-04-13 09:12 AM
I was completely happy with KitKat. I wouldn't have bothered switching to Lollipop, except for one simple reason: I'd be able to store apps on my SD card. I was down to 1.5GB or space left on the phone. But after the switch, and moving apps to the SD card, all I have to show for it is 3GB of space now. Nothing like I was expecting. Another change I didn't notice, was the lack of lockscreen widgets. Now I'm looking through 'lockers' trying to find a way to put weather back on my lockscreen again. And I'd swear my phone feels a bit slower at different tasks.
Now, as for Xperifirm..
Isn't that tool simply for getting the latest firmwear? Wouldn't that be Lollipop??
2015-04-13 08:20 PM
Hello everybody !! I hopethat you all are doing good. I just had a question regarding how can i revert back to kitkat 4.4.4 from lollipop 5.0.2 in xperia z2 as i didnt like lollipop much and at times i find it a bit laggy. Moreover, the interface also doesnt sound user friendly.
I would appreciate if someone can help me in this regard. Adding one more thing that kitkat 4.4.4 should be stock firmware.