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[Q] Downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3?

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27th June 2014, 09:55 PM   |  #1  
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Is there a way to downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3?
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28th June 2014, 12:30 AM   |  #2  
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You can downgrade via downloading the Stock 4.3 files from the SuperTool site by tom and flash that via fastboot. But be careful you can brick the tablet.
28th June 2014, 07:17 PM   |  #3  
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You can downgrade via downloading the Stock 4.3 files from the SuperTool site by tom and flash that via fastboot. But be careful you can brick the tablet.

Any experience? I'm interested too to downgrade to 4.3.
28th June 2014, 07:54 PM   |  #4  
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If you have OTA'd past 4.3 its just a simple download the images from toms server for 4.3 and fastboot flash them.

You can get the stock 4.3 images from : http://rootjunkysdl.com/?device=Tegr...%20Stock%204.3.

These files here is infact CWM/TWRP flashable zips so its just a case of unlocking the bootloader and flashing either CWM or TWRP then placing the stock 4.3 rom zip onto a SDCard and flashing it.

But before you flash the zip make totally sure you wipe the following partitions


Boot
System
Cache
UserData

This will downgrade you back to 4.3
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In TWRP i can only wipe system,cache,data but not boot.
28th June 2014, 10:57 PM   |  #6  
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Ok wipe what you can the flashing of boot.img should wipe it before hand. Goodluck
29th June 2014, 01:07 AM   |  #7  
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@subzero82 How did it go with the downgrade?
29th June 2014, 05:27 AM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by hacktrix2006

If you have OTA'd past 4.3 its just a simple download the images from toms server for 4.3 and fastboot flash them.

You can get the stock 4.3 images from : http://rootjunkysdl.com/?device=Tegr...%20Stock%204.3.

These files here is infact CWM/TWRP flashable zips so its just a case of unlocking the bootloader and flashing either CWM or TWRP then placing the stock 4.3 rom zip onto a SDCard and flashing it.

But before you flash the zip make totally sure you wipe the following partitions


Boot
System
Cache
UserData

This will downgrade you back to 4.3

Does this mean you have to unlock your bootloader?
29th June 2014, 10:22 AM   |  #9  
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Im getting terrible battery life, I got it new and updated to 4.4,

with playing gangstar vegas and answering email i got on only about 4 hours on 30% brightness balanced mode

is this normal?
29th June 2014, 11:07 AM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by nielo360

Im getting terrible battery life, I got it new and updated to 4.4,

with playing gangstar vegas and answering email i got on only about 4 hours on 30% brightness balanced mode

is this normal?

I don't know if it apply to our device but it mean (on the readings) that KitKat suffer of a serious bug : The OS doesn't let some apps to go to deep sleep and the Wakelock are terrible.

That point and some others (more personnal) make me think to revert to 4.3

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