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How to go back to JellyBean from KitKat with working SafeStrap+Root (Not official KK)

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By mutantblack, Senior Member on 6th April 2014, 02:55 AM
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This tutorial is for people with A2 Bootloader only. If you are already on official KK with A3 bootloader, don't use this since it will fail.

A lot of people are wondering how to go back to JB roms from Kitkat. So here's a little guide of how to do that without downgrading back to MJ5.

Assuming you are already on Kitkat rom with root and Safestrap installed.
Please download this togetsafestrap first.
DOWNLOAD ME FIRST

Extract the togetsafestrap folder somewhere you can access easily. ( Credit to Drakey for togetsafestrap method)

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**** First backup all the data especially your phone internal storage since everything will be deleted. *****

1. Download the JB rom of your choice and copy it to external SD card.

Skip step 2 & 3 if you are not on SafeStrap 3.7.2
2. Uninstall the SafeStrap recovery.
3. Delete/Uninstall the SafeStrap 3.7.2 apk.

4. Install the SafeStrap 3.71 and install the recovery. (please make sure it says installed.)

5. Put your phone into download mode by either press power, restart, download mode if your rom has 4 ways reboot OR power the phone down, load into download mode by holding volume down+Power+Home buttons for few secs.

6. Connect to the pc. (Make sure all the drivers and everything is configured correctly.)

7. Open Odin from the extracted togetsafestrap folder earlier. Your phone should show up as connected.

8. Put AP and BL from togetsafestrap and press start.

9. Once everything is done successfully, the phone will reboot.

10. Now you should see the Safestrap recovery splash screen and click recovery.

11. Now make sure you wipe everything. (Dalvik cache, cache, data, system under Advance)

12. Install the JB rom of your choice from your external SD card

13. Once the rom is successfully flashed, just reboot it normally and you will be back to JellyBean rom with fully working Safestrap.

Let me know if you have any questions.

All credit to Hash and Drakey.


Thanks to Conekiller for those who have trouble installing 3.71. Please try out the method he did and report back if it works same for you.

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Originally Posted by Conekiller2

For those of you having the issue with safestrap 3.71 not installing the recovery here is the way i was able to do it.

Reinstall the 3.72 recovery
boot into safestrap recovery
wipe rom slot
flash (install) desired jb rom via safestrap
wipe cache/dalvik
go back to main menu
reboot and select download
odin files from op
reboot
setup as usual
install safestrap 3.71
it will show newer recovery
hit uninstall recovery
hit install recovery

done

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6th April 2014, 04:03 PM |#2  
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I'm going to stop this right now...

If you guys want to argue, take it to PM.

I will have a mod get involved if the hissy fits continue.

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6th April 2014, 04:37 PM |#3  
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Not flaming, not a "Hissy fit". Just making it known...

With latest version of SafeStrap this thread is pointless. Using Odin is no longer necessary.

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6th April 2014, 04:42 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by joe3681

Not flaming, not a "Hissy fit". Just making it known...

With latest version of SafeStrap this thread is pointless. Using Odin is no longer necessary.

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So you're saying that I can use Odin to go from jellybean to KitKat and with the latest version of safestrap I can flash back to a jellybean Rom or restore a jellybean backup without the need of Odin?

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6th April 2014, 04:47 PM |#5  
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So you're saying that I can use Odin to go from jellybean to KitKat and with the latest version of safestrap I can flash back to a jellybean Rom or restore a jellybean backup without the need of Odin?

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You would still need the ap and bl file from jb to go from kk down to jb. So yes Odin is still needed. The guy above you is clueless lol:P

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You would still need the ap and bl file from jb to go from kk down to jb. So yes Odin is still needed. The guy above you is clueless lol:P

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Thanks , I figured as much since we don't have an unlocked bootloader we can't just go back and forth just from recovery.

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6th April 2014, 04:52 PM |#7  
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Thank you @mutantblack for your post. It's a great help. Now only if I could actually download the "notefire" rom, I could do this

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6th April 2014, 06:04 PM |#8  
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Woe... What did I miss graydiggy? Haha

Glad some people found this method useful even though it's pretty easy to do so.

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Just people being people.


Anyways, OP, I suggest you change the title. This could confuse people to think you are talking about official KK.

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Just people being people.


Anyways, OP, I suggest you change the title. This could confuse people to think you are talking about official KK.

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Done. Hope that title is clear enough.
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If I do this and install a jb rom will I then be able to restore from my back up with out bricking and also will I need to use Odin to flash mods or will I be back like I never installed a KK rom

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