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[Q] Need to Downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3 to Return to Stock

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Post [Q] Need to Downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3 to Return to Stock

I hoping I can get some clarification on this subject. I may have to take my phone into Sprint for either repair or new phone since it will not connect to the newly added 4G network in my area. So going back to stock my be needed for me to do so.

Since the RUU for the 4.4.2 update isn't available yet, is there a way to downgrade back to 4.3 so I can return back to stock? I did the OTA update in stock, then gained root access.

Does the process require me to turn S-Off? I'm currently S-On running Running Bad Boyz Sprint ONE KitKat v1.0.

If I go S-Off, is there a way to turn it back S-On? Not sure if Sprint will look at this setting.

Also, I have the update radio and hboot
HBOOT- 1.56.0000
RADIO- 1.00.20.1108
OS- 4.06.651.4

Will I have to downgrade my hboot as well?

Any help will be much appreciated
 
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I hoping I can get some clarification on this subject. I may have to take my phone into Sprint for either repair or new phone since it will not connect to the newly added 4G network in my area. So going back to stock my be needed for me to do so.

Since the RUU for the 4.4.2 update isn't available yet, is there a way to downgrade back to 4.3 so I can return back to stock? I did the OTA update in stock, then gained root access.

Does the process require me to turn S-Off? I'm currently S-On running Running Bad Boyz Sprint ONE KitKat v1.0.

If I go S-Off, is there a way to turn it back S-On? Not sure if Sprint will look at this setting.

Also, I have the update radio and hboot
HBOOT- 1.56.0000
RADIO- 1.00.20.1108
OS- 4.06.651.4

Will I have to downgrade my hboot as well?

Any help will be much appreciated
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You're S-On. Your only option is to perform a factory reset, flash the stock recovery and re-lock your bootloader.
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Do you forward me to a thread that has shows me how to do this? I have an idea on how to do it, just want make sure I do it correctly.
 
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Do you forward me to a thread that has shows me how to do this? I have an idea on how to do it, just want make sure I do it correctly.
unlock recovery
install custom recovery
root
s-off with firewater
downgrade hboot to 1.55
relock bootloader
run RUU 4.3.
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