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[Q] About Downgrade from 4.4 (CM11) to 4.1.2

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23rd February 2014, 10:30 PM   |  #1  
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If I wanna downgrade to 4.1.2, must I need some particular version of CWM before flash it by odin?
I mean, I saw some post where users have troubles with turning on the phone after flashing it.
Hope you can help me, ty.

I'm on CM11.
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24th February 2014, 05:02 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by jortegat7

If I wanna downgrade to 4.1.2, must I need some particular version of CWM before flash it by odin?
I mean, I saw some post where users have troubles with turning on the phone after flashing it.
Hope you can help me, ty.

I'm on CM11.

You can use any of the Recoveries for Galaxy Grand- CWM or Philz Touch
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24th February 2014, 01:45 PM   |  #3  
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Unhappy 4.2.2 is bad and cant go back to 4.1.2
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You can use any of the Recoveries for Galaxy Grand- CWM or Philz Touch

Hello,

You can use any recovery as it will be overwritten by odin once you try to flash firmware.
But in my case i was unable to revert back to 4.1.2 from 4.2.2. After flashing 4.1.2 all i can see is "Samsung Galaxy Grand i9082" thats all.
Have to reboot by holding down Volume up + Home + Power button.

I can reboot into recovery (Stock recovery) in this case because Philz recovery was overwritten. but from there all i see is dead droid with "!" mark and nothing can be done from there.

So for now it is not possible to revert back to 4.1.2. If you managed to do so please help me also. 4.2.2 is terrible

Thanks!
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Hello,

You can use any recovery as it will be overwritten by odin once you try to flash firmware.
But in my case i was unable to revert back to 4.1.2 from 4.2.2. After flashing 4.1.2 all i can see is "Samsung Galaxy Grand i9082" thats all.
Have to reboot by holding down Volume up + Home + Power button.

I can reboot into recovery (Stock recovery) in this case because Philz recovery was overwritten. but from there all i see is dead droid with "!" mark and nothing can be done from there.

So for now it is not possible to revert back to 4.1.2. If you managed to do so please help me also. 4.2.2 is terrible

Thanks!

I had reverted back to 4.1.2 successfully even after the latest update..
Try a couple of times flashing the 4.1.2. Since the recovery got overwritten flashing is going on.. But might be incomplete. Try again..

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24th February 2014, 02:27 PM   |  #5  
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What firmware should i flash?
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I had reverted back to 4.1.2 successfully even after the latest update..
Try a couple of times flashing the 4.1.2. Since the recovery got overwritten flashing is going on.. But might be incomplete. Try again..

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Thank you for your reply.

I have had tried it for 3 or 4 times now. 3 times i ended up in the boot loop and for 1 time i was stuck on "Samsung Galaxy Grand i9082".

Could you briefly list the steps to downgrade to 4.1.2. I have Nand backup of my stock rom is that of any use?

I really appreciate your help.

Thanks again for your help.

EDIT: It worked. Again i was in bootloop but this time I went back to stock recovery and "wipe/factory rest" then "wiped cache" and yeeeey it worked. Thanks made for the motivation
Thanks!
Last edited by hi_blues; 24th February 2014 at 03:14 PM. Reason: I finaly figured out how to do it :)
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Originally Posted by hi_blues

Thank you for your reply.

I have had tried it for 3 or 4 times now. 3 times i ended up in the boot loop and for 1 time i was stuck on "Samsung Galaxy Grand i9082".

Could you briefly list the steps to downgrade to 4.1.2. I have Nand backup of my stock rom is that of any use?

I really appreciate your help.

Thanks again for your help.

EDIT: It worked. Again i was in bootloop but this time I went back to stock recovery and "wipe/factory rest" then "wiped cache" and yeeeey it worked. Thanks made for the motivation
Thanks!

Thats great, every try is worth an experience.. Kudos
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