Originally Posted by iamspl.xxx
Please give me the documented procedure you used for downgrade. Did you notice any side-effect due to this downgrade?. Was any functionality broken ? Please help. How long will it take for downgrading ?. Any precautions/backup i need to take. Sorry if they are trivial questions.
There is no effect on the phone itself, except your going to an older firmware which is not as good as the newer software by rule of thumb. But nothing which is really a deal breaker. It is just unruly that for once there is a phone that gets regular immediate updates, but your forced to use old outdated firmware which is missing new added features.
Having said that, you mentioned you are using the dual sim moto G, so I'm not 100% sure if they phone launched on 4.3 or directly on 4.4. IF it launched with KitKat, then sorry you cannot downgrade. If it launched in JB 4.3, then you can, by downloading the factory image which is about 350mb. The procedure itself takes about 15 mins if you know what your doing... Takes about 45 mins if you dont.
Just search xda for a factory flashing thread specific to your phone, I'm sure there should be one. It will have all steps listed.
Be advised tho... When downgrading the firmware, ALL data on the phone will be erased... Both system AND the SD partition. So yes you will need to backup your imp stuff.
Sent from my Nexus 5