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[Q] trouble reverting back to android 4.1.2

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29th April 2014, 10:22 AM   |  #1  
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hi guys im having trouble reverting back to android 4.1.2 on my samsung galaxy s2 i9100 i backed up the rom using siyah kernel which i havent had any problems with before but after flashing a s5 themed rom i wanted to revert back just to see if it would work but it said failed to restore preload apps and it got stuck at the pulsing samsung screen.
can anyone please help
29th April 2014, 01:11 PM   |  #2  
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hi guys im having trouble reverting back to android 4.1.2 on my samsung galaxy s2 i9100 i backed up the rom using siyah kernel which i havent had any problems with before but after flashing a s5 themed rom i wanted to revert back just to see if it would work but it said failed to restore preload apps and it got stuck at the pulsing samsung screen.
can anyone please help


If the backup was made with siyah and the present kernel isnt it, try flashing only the siyah kernel 1st and then restoring the backed-up ROM after wiping cache n data..
29th April 2014, 09:46 PM   |  #3  
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When making a backup with some CWM versions, you have to manually enable the backing up of the preload partition. Without the preload data, a restored OS WILL NOT BOOT.
From the symptoms you describe, I believe this is the case here.
If I am right, you have 2 options.....
1) continue to run a custom ROM.
2) start from scratch, and flash a firmware via Odin.
If I am right, any attempts you make to restore your backup with whatever CWM kernel combo you find will continue to result in a non booting phone.....

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