Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,742,869 Members 39,346 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Downgrade CWM from 6.??? to 5.???

Tip us?
 
csjjpm
Old
#1  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 54
Join Date: Jan 2012
Default [Q] Downgrade CWM from 6.??? to 5.???

Hi
I updated CWM to 6.??? to try a KitKat ROM but I want to go back to a Gingerbread one. I don't know how to downgrade the CWM to 5. When I try and install a CWM 5 zip file via CWM it gives me lots of errors.
Is it possible to downgrade the CWM?
thanks
Paul
 
alex_is_the_1
Old
#2  
alex_is_the_1's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 120
Posts: 656
Join Date: Nov 2012
You can either flash stock rom via odin on comp and reroot, or download and install mobile odin ported to our device. And then flash the odin flashable cwm.tar file through mobile odin.

Sent from my GT-S5830 using Tapatalk 2
The Following User Says Thank You to alex_is_the_1 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
hubert.3346
Old
(Last edited by hubert.3346; 6th April 2014 at 09:51 AM.)
#3  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 1
Join Date: Apr 2014
Default Downgrade

Quote:
Originally Posted by csjjpm View Post
Hi
I updated CWM to 6.??? to try a KitKat ROM but I want to go back to a Gingerbread one. I don't know how to downgrade the CWM to 5. When I try and install a CWM 5 zip file via CWM it gives me lots of errors.
Is it possible to downgrade the CWM?
thanks
Paul

There is my solution:

Go to CWM 6 recovery and install:
- downgrade to CWM 4 - link here
- reboot your phone and go to recovery and install:
- upgrade to CWM 5 - link here
- press thanks if i helped you
The Following User Says Thank You to hubert.3346 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
rapkiller91
Old
#4  
rapkiller91's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 31
Posts: 125
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Bologna
Quote:
Originally Posted by csjjpm View Post
Hi
I updated CWM to 6.??? to try a KitKat ROM but I want to go back to a Gingerbread one. I don't know how to downgrade the CWM to 5. When I try and install a CWM 5 zip file via CWM it gives me lots of errors.
Is it possible to downgrade the CWM?
thanks
Paul
You cannot downgrade from android 4.x to android 2.x. That's because 4.0.4 and higher roms have a different bootloader. So don't try to flash gingerbread over kitkat, but if you tried and your phone didn't bricked let me know!!!
First Device: Motorola Moto G
Rom: Stock (Android 4.4.2)

Second Device: Samsung Galaxy Ace (S5830)
Rom: CM11 Nightly by Androidarmv6
Script: Mount2SD

Tablet: Asus Memo Pad 10 (ME102A - K00F)
Rom: Stock (Android 4.2.2)
 
mahithm
Old
#5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 339
Posts: 944
Join Date: Dec 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by rapkiller91 View Post
You cannot downgrade from android 4.x to android 2.x. That's because 4.0.4 and higher roms have a different bootloader. So don't try to flash gingerbread over kitkat, but if you tried and your phone didn't bricked let me know!!!
Bro, he meant to downgrade the recovery mod and not the android version. CWM stands for ClockWorkMod Recovery Mod. He just wants to downgrade from CWM6 to CWM5. Hope I Helped
HIT THE THANKS BUTTON IF I HELPED YOU
 
rapkiller91
Old
#6  
rapkiller91's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 31
Posts: 125
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Bologna
Quote:
Originally Posted by mahithm View Post
Bro, he meant to downgrade the recovery mod and not the android version. CWM stands for ClockWorkMod Recovery Mod. He just wants to downgrade from CWM6 to CWM5. Hope I Helped
I know well what CWM stand for and what it is. I know he was asking how to downgrade from CWM 6 to CWM 5 but he was asking also for a downgrade from KitKat to Gingerbread. I just said that it could brick the phone.

For the CWM downgrade you must:
1) reboot in recovery mode
2) install the latest PX recovery for galaxy ace
3) reboot recovery
4) install CWM5
5) reboot recovery
6) done!

Inviato dal mio K00F utilizzando Tapatalk
First Device: Motorola Moto G
Rom: Stock (Android 4.4.2)

Second Device: Samsung Galaxy Ace (S5830)
Rom: CM11 Nightly by Androidarmv6
Script: Mount2SD

Tablet: Asus Memo Pad 10 (ME102A - K00F)
Rom: Stock (Android 4.2.2)
The Following User Says Thank You to rapkiller91 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
mahithm
Old
(Last edited by mahithm; 15th April 2014 at 04:03 PM.)
#7  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 339
Posts: 944
Join Date: Dec 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by rapkiller91 View Post
I know well what CWM stand for and what it is. I know he was asking how to downgrade from CWM 6 to CWM 5 but he was asking also for a downgrade from KitKat to Gingerbread. I just said that it could brick the phone.

For the CWM downgrade you must:
1) reboot in recovery mode
2) install the latest PX recovery for galaxy ace
3) reboot recovery
4) install CWM5
5) reboot recovery
6) done!

Inviato dal mio K00F utilizzando Tapatalk
Actually downgrading from KitKat to Gingerbread will not brick the phone as long as you flash it through odin. Then again flashing any Gingerbread custom rom will not brick your phone as they are made to work only on CWM5. Hence flashing Gingerbread custom rom through CWM6 will only give you errors. Its always safe to install Gingerbread stock rom using odin. Here is the link on how to install stock rom using odin along with all firmwares and drivers (check "Preparations" section),

Flash stock rom on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 using odin/

Once installed, go to recoverymod and do a wipe data/ factory reset & wipe cache (otherwise bootloop might occur). Then restart. Now you have successfully flashed the stock rom. Here is the link for rooting and installing CWM5 on Samsung Galaxy Ace,

How To Root and Unroot Samsung Galaxy Ace?

CWM 5.0.2.6 fix for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

Also if you still want to use KitKat, then you can use the KitKat version flashable through CWM5 by @Salim El Yabouri. Here is the link,

KitKat for all

Hope I Helped
HIT THE THANKS BUTTON IF I HELPED YOU
The Following User Says Thank You to mahithm For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
csjjpm
Old
#8  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 54
Join Date: Jan 2012
Default Great help thank you

Quote:
Originally Posted by hubert.3346 View Post
There is my solution:

Go to CWM 6 recovery and install:
- downgrade to CWM 4 - link here
- reboot your phone and go to recovery and install:
- upgrade to CWM 5 - link here
- press thanks if i helped you
Sorry I hadn't got back sooner but busy with six kids

Thanks for your great help this was easy to do.

Paul
 
mahithm
Old
#9  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 339
Posts: 944
Join Date: Dec 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by csjjpm View Post
Sorry I hadn't got back sooner but busy with six kids

Thanks for your great help this was easy to do.

Paul
Next time you can also use the following tutorial tailor-made for such problems,

[TUTORIAL] HOW TO GO BACK FROM CWM 6.x TO CWM 5.x

Hope I Helped
HIT THE THANKS BUTTON IF I HELPED YOU
 
Hitesh2626
Old
#10  
Hitesh2626's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 1343
Posts: 1,599
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: ☆◢Mumbai◣☆
I think these is s5830i Section not s5830 's.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes