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Downgrade Z3 compact (and others) from Lollipop to KitKat

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Emperor
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Message 261 of 305

Re: How to downgrade z3 from Android 5.1.1 to previous versions?

@MartinGFim

 

 

You have 2 options

 

1. contact your local Xperia care

 

or 

 

2. use flashtool

 

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




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Visitor
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Message 262 of 305

Want to have back Android KitKat

I updated the android to lolipop but i want the old version i factory reseted the phon but it still lolipop

Forum Legend
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Message 263 of 305

Re: Wan't to have back Android KitKat

Hi,

Unfortunately, as standard it's not possible to roll back to an earlier Android version. Do you experience any issue or why would you like to get back to an earlier firmware?

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Visitor
Message 264 of 305
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Message 264 of 305

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

The touch is bad sometimes it open any thing in the upper right corner
Visitor
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Message 265 of 305

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

Left corner sorry
Adviser
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Message 266 of 305

Downgrade Android 5.1 to 5.0

Hey

Can anyone tell me how I can downgrade from android 5.1 to 5.0? I am actually not happy with the new version as many things do not work.

Thank you in forward!
Regards
Moderator
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Message 267 of 305

Re: Downgrade Android 5.1 to 5.0

First of all, I advise you to perform PC Companion phone repair, this will do a clean installation of the latest firmware and will also wipe your internal memory.

Open PC companion -> Support zone -> Phone/tablet software update -> Repair my phone/tablet (blue link style). Follow the steps given, do not connect your phone until prompted to press volume down while plugging USB cable.

If this doesn't fix your problem, consult this thread for instructions for downgrading:

https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Software-Updates/Downgrade-Z3-compact-and-others-from-Lollipop-to-Kit...

 

It will work on any Xperia phone and any versions.



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Emperor
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Message 268 of 305

Re: Downgrade Android 5.1 to 5.0

@blond_girl7

 

Either contact your local Xperia Care or check this out

 

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




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Adviser
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Message 269 of 305

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

Hey @uliwooly the thread you posted is very helpful but the firmwire for germany file does not exist - can you maybe give me a tip where I can find it?
Emperor
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Message 270 of 305

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

@blond_girl7

 

Perhaps it hasn't been released yet.




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)