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[Q] Would anything bad happen if I flash Android 4.1.2 but use v4.23 bootloader?

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By Ariznottle, Junior Member on 27th April 2014, 10:10 AM
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Would I risk bricking my 2012 Nexus 7 doing so? Or is it safe to do it? Reason why I'm asking is because I don't like the slowness of Kit Kat and I want to downgrade back to 4.1.2 while retaining the v4.23 bootloader (I want to retain it just incase I want to flash something that doesn't support the older v3.41 bootloader). Pardon me if my question is ridiculous.

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27th April 2014, 06:49 PM |#2  
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Would I risk bricking my 2012 Nexus 7 doing so? Or is it safe to do it? Reason why I'm asking is because I don't like the slowness of Kit Kat and I want to downgrade back to 4.1.2 while retaining the v4.23 bootloader (I want to retain it just incase I want to flash something that doesn't support the older v3.41 bootloader). Pardon me if my question is ridiculous.

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Don't see any reason why it wouldn't work the worst that could happen is you get a bootloop in which case just restore a premade nandroid backup or fastboot flash a factory image

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28th April 2014, 01:31 AM |#3  
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I tried to flash 4.2.2 and had to downgrade the boot loader. Got errors trying to flash.

You may see the same thing. But flashing a boot loader takes 1 minute, piece of cake.

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