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[Q] How to Downgrade Droid Mini 4.4 to Rootable FW?

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21st June 2014, 09:12 PM   |  #1  
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I've done a lot of reading and googling and the Droid Mini seems to be categorized with the Ultra. Anyhow, would the best option for downgrading to 4.2.2 from 4.4 to root my Droid Mini be flashing a stock firmware with Odin? (currently on 4.4 Blur_Version.19.6.3.obake_verizon.Verizon.en.US)

Also I found 2 different stock firmware for 4.2.2 (Blur_Version.12.7.7.obake_verizon.Verizon.en.US and Blur_Version.12.15.15.obake_verizon.Verizon.en.US) does it matter which one i flash?

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21st June 2014, 10:06 PM   |  #2  
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I've done a lot of reading and googling and the Droid Mini seems to be categorized with the Ultra. Anyhow, would the best option for downgrading to 4.2.2 from 4.4 to root my Droid Mini be flashing a stock firmware with Odin? (currently on 4.4 Blur_Version.19.6.3.obake_verizon.Verizon.en.US)

Also I found 2 different stock firmware for 4.2.2 (Blur_Version.12.7.7.obake_verizon.Verizon.en.US and Blur_Version.12.15.15.obake_verizon.Verizon.en.US) does it matter which one i flash?

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You are so far out there its kind of funny.

First Odin? That's a Samsung thing.

Second if you are on a locked boot loader you cannot downgrade to 4.2.2

Third, you can root 4.4 IIRC using the link below although I vaguely recall it being limited to build 19.5.3. You can FXZ to 19.5.3 from 19.6.3 with a locked boot loader though.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2771629
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You are so far out there its kind of funny.

First Odin? That's a Samsung thing.

Second if you are on a locked boot loader you cannot downgrade to 4.2.2

Third, you can root 4.4 IIRC using the link below although I vaguely recall it being limited to build 19.5.3. You can FXZ to 19.5.3 from 19.6.3 with a locked boot loader though.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2771629

Sorry i have searched and odin was all i could seem to find as far as a program to flash FW, this is my first experience with rooting a phone, I've JTAG'd xbox 360's and jailbroken ps3's and ios devices but never anything with a phone.

So rooting on 4.4 is possible as long as I'm on 19.5.3, and I can get to 19.5.3 from 19.6.3 (how?)
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So rooting on 4.4 is possible as long as I'm on 19.5.3, and I can get to 19.5.3 from 19.6.3 (how?)

Using House of Moto (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2450702)
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Sorry i have searched and odin was all i could seem to find as far as a program to flash FW, this is my first experience with rooting a phone, I've JTAG'd xbox 360's and jailbroken ps3's and ios devices but never anything with a phone.

So rooting on 4.4 is possible as long as I'm on 19.5.3, and I can get to 19.5.3 from 19.6.3 (how?)

No problem first download the 19.5.3 firmware here
http://sbf.droid-developers.org/down...ice=4&file=799
Extract it then edit the XML file in notepad, not word. Find the line at the top that reads something to the effect of oemgetvar. Delete that, click save

then download RSD lite which is the odin equivalent for Motorola
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2637338

Next install the drivers, this can be done by installing moto device manager


boot the phone into bootloader, connect to computer, open rsd, point to the extracted firmware file, select the XML file for flashing and flash it. Then when back on 19.5.3 you can run the root I linked above.
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