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How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)<works 100%>

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How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)<works 100%>

read it carefully before doing it n remember iam not responsible for any bricked phones, brain strokes,heart attacks etc etc...so jus be careful and follow the instructions

Requirements:

1)Follow the instructions carefully. This tutorial is applicable for Galaxy S Advance phone (GT-I9070) running Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 OS.
2)Make sure you’ve charged your phone to its full capacity.
3)Backup all contents on your phone including contacts, messages, apps (if you want to), images, videos, personal files as downgrading process will wipe everything.
4)Proceed at your own risk as your device might get bricked. So, do not downgrade unless you desperately want to. If you really want to downgrade to GB, you can even approach Samsung Mobile Service center to do the job for you instead of taking risk yourself. The author and this website hold no responsibility for any damage.
5)USB Data Cable
6)Computer/Laptop

How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance:

1)Download this package from (http://d-h.st/sA3) just copy and paste the link on ur address bar.
2)This is compressed file. Use 7-zip or winrar program to extract the archive.
3)Open Odin3 v1.85 version.
4)Turn off your phone. Go to download mode on your phone by pressing volume down + home+ power keys together. You’ll be asked to press volume up key to confirm entry into download mode.
5)Connect your phone to computer via usb cable.
6)In ODIN, a box will turn colored with com number and in the log window, there will be a message – Added.
7)Now click on PDA button in ODIN and select CODE_GT-I9070_I9070DXLD1_CL1068093_REV00_user_SEC_KEY_LD1_ 8G.tar.md5 file.
8)Now hit on CSC button and select CSC_GT-I9070-MULTI-CSC-OLBLD1_SEC_KEY_8G.tar.md5 file.
9)Hit on PIT button and select the PIT file extracted from the downloaded package in first step above (GT-I9070_EUR_XX_8G.pit).
10)Now, make sure Re-Partition, Auto-Reboot, F. Reset Time boxes are ticked in ODIN program.
11)Click on Start button.
12)Let the flashing process continue.
13)After some time, your phone will reboot. It might take time to start so have patience.
14)Once your phone starts successfully and ODIN displays PASS message in Green colored box, you can then unplug your phone from computer.
15)Go to phone settings to confirm if you’re successfully back on GingerBread OS.
(note:the below steps are only for 16gb s advance users)
16)Now, if you’ve 16GB Galaxy S Advance phone, your internal memory might have shrunk to much smaller size.
17)it must have now shrunk to 3.9gb from 11.5 gb
18)to fix this,just download your country's official GB from here(http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2014516).
19)using odin 3.07,flash the official GB with auto-reboot and f.reset time ticked and RE-PARTITION UNTICKED(it should NOT be selected)
20)after flashing(go to-settings--->storage----->Format USB storage)
21)congrats,nw ur phone is perfectly running on official gingerbread(2.3.6):laugh:

DON'T forget to hit like b
utton:angel:
 
Mar 18, 2013
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this works for both(8gb and 16gb) samsung galaxy s advance

There is already a guide at the top of the posts.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2100642

Sent from my GT-I9070 using xda app-developers app

yes bro,i knw that there is already a post regarding the downgrading of s advance to gb,but it helps people who have 8gb version,not who have 16 gb version.
my thread helps in downgrading both the variants.
hope it helped you:good:
 
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Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works 100

yes bro,i knw that there is already a post regarding the downgrading of s advance to gb,but it helps people who have 8gb version,not who have 16 gb version.
my thread helps in downgrading both the variants.
hope it helped you:good:

And what's the difference between 8gb and 16gb?
Only the pit file.!

Pm the mods to close the thread or i will report the user for spamming!

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Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works 100

Brother shaan,its not the difference of pit file,please read my thread completly before posting anything..hope u understood my point

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Arjav23

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my phone is bricked at gt i9070 screen with download mode acceeable
No recovery
Binary counter - 1



I had tried to flash jb but same thing as above happened
Any help?
 
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Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works 100

Ok...so did u brick ua phne while downgrading??

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Arjav23

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if u are upgrading to jb from gb,u need to use just pda and add(.md5) to it and flash using odin 3.0.7 and make sure that re-partition is not ticked..hope it helped...n remember to hit thanks button

well, i did just that but it got stuck at system in odin

So then i added a csc and then it got stuck at recovery

Right now i am having a bricked gt-i9070 screen with binary counter 1 and no recovery
Will flashing a custom kernel help

Cause at the moment i can enter only dl mode and recovery mode just shows that spinning thingy stuck.....


Will samsung help if binary counter is 1
 

Shaaan

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Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works

Brother shaan,its not the difference of pit file,please read my thread completly before posting anything..hope u understood my point

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I cannot find any difference! Please enlighten me..

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Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works 100

Did u switch usb debugging on befr flashing??well if u were upgrading from gb to jb,then nw u frst need to download and flash ur country's official gb through odin n aftr flashing gb succesfully u cn go for jb...bt my persnl experience says stay with gb..jb has a lot of lags on s advance n it will get u pissd off..all the best bro

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Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works 100

Well u shud read from step 16 to 21 n enlight ur self:thumbup:

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Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works 100

M here to help u guyz..nt for any arguments..no further replies to people who argue insensibly...

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Did u switch usb debugging on befr flashing??well if u were upgrading from gb to jb,then nw u frst need to download and flash ur country's official gb through odin n aftr flashing gb succesfully u cn go for jb...bt my persnl experience says stay with gb..jb has a lot of lags on s advance n it will get u pissd off..all the best bro

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my gb was originally rooted
But b4 flashing jb i just turned off usb debug

Then jb got briked
then Gb got briked

Now??????
 
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Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works 100

Just try flashing official gb of ur country in dwnloading mode..if u don't have the files of official gb then u could download it frm the link frm my thread

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Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works 100

Did u get thoz files frm the xda link tht i hav given??if so then u dont need to use cse n pit..just use pda n flash..hope ur done with succesful flashing

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Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works 100

Well u shud read from step 16 to 21 n enlight ur self:thumbup:

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Seriously? The so called 'space shrinkage' is because you use the 8gb pit file. Use the 16 gb pit file and there won't be any need to do steps 16-21.

So just close this thread and stop spamming!

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    How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)<works 100%>

    read it carefully before doing it n remember iam not responsible for any bricked phones, brain strokes,heart attacks etc etc...so jus be careful and follow the instructions

    Requirements:

    1)Follow the instructions carefully. This tutorial is applicable for Galaxy S Advance phone (GT-I9070) running Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 OS.
    2)Make sure you’ve charged your phone to its full capacity.
    3)Backup all contents on your phone including contacts, messages, apps (if you want to), images, videos, personal files as downgrading process will wipe everything.
    4)Proceed at your own risk as your device might get bricked. So, do not downgrade unless you desperately want to. If you really want to downgrade to GB, you can even approach Samsung Mobile Service center to do the job for you instead of taking risk yourself. The author and this website hold no responsibility for any damage.
    5)USB Data Cable
    6)Computer/Laptop

    How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance:

    1)Download this package from (http://d-h.st/sA3) just copy and paste the link on ur address bar.
    2)This is compressed file. Use 7-zip or winrar program to extract the archive.
    3)Open Odin3 v1.85 version.
    4)Turn off your phone. Go to download mode on your phone by pressing volume down + home+ power keys together. You’ll be asked to press volume up key to confirm entry into download mode.
    5)Connect your phone to computer via usb cable.
    6)In ODIN, a box will turn colored with com number and in the log window, there will be a message – Added.
    7)Now click on PDA button in ODIN and select CODE_GT-I9070_I9070DXLD1_CL1068093_REV00_user_SEC_KEY_LD1_ 8G.tar.md5 file.
    8)Now hit on CSC button and select CSC_GT-I9070-MULTI-CSC-OLBLD1_SEC_KEY_8G.tar.md5 file.
    9)Hit on PIT button and select the PIT file extracted from the downloaded package in first step above (GT-I9070_EUR_XX_8G.pit).
    10)Now, make sure Re-Partition, Auto-Reboot, F. Reset Time boxes are ticked in ODIN program.
    11)Click on Start button.
    12)Let the flashing process continue.
    13)After some time, your phone will reboot. It might take time to start so have patience.
    14)Once your phone starts successfully and ODIN displays PASS message in Green colored box, you can then unplug your phone from computer.
    15)Go to phone settings to confirm if you’re successfully back on GingerBread OS.
    (note:the below steps are only for 16gb s advance users)
    16)Now, if you’ve 16GB Galaxy S Advance phone, your internal memory might have shrunk to much smaller size.
    17)it must have now shrunk to 3.9gb from 11.5 gb
    18)to fix this,just download your country's official GB from here(http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2014516).
    19)using odin 3.07,flash the official GB with auto-reboot and f.reset time ticked and RE-PARTITION UNTICKED(it should NOT be selected)
    20)after flashing(go to-settings--->storage----->Format USB storage)
    21)congrats,nw ur phone is perfectly running on official gingerbread(2.3.6):laugh:

    DON'T forget to hit like b
    utton:angel:
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    I did all the steps as guided. But even after going through steps 16-21, my phone memory is only 3.9 GB :crying: Solution plz

    That is not the right way. This is what I did :
    Use ODIN 1.85 for all steps.
    For PDA choose the firmware file of your country.
    When you choose 16gb pit file DO NOT UNCHECK RE-PARTITION option.
    Flash the firmware and once it boots format the USB storage( Internal SD card).
    Then you will get 11.3GB storage(16GB).
    Better do not use odin 3.07 I tried it and it did not work. Do what I mentioned above. GOOD LUCK :)
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    this works for both(8gb and 16gb) samsung galaxy s advance

    There is already a guide at the top of the posts.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2100642

    Sent from my GT-I9070 using xda app-developers app

    yes bro,i knw that there is already a post regarding the downgrading of s advance to gb,but it helps people who have 8gb version,not who have 16 gb version.
    my thread helps in downgrading both the variants.
    hope it helped you:good:
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    Re: How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance(16gb and 8gb)&lt;works 100

    Did u switch usb debugging on befr flashing??well if u were upgrading from gb to jb,then nw u frst need to download and flash ur country's official gb through odin n aftr flashing gb succesfully u cn go for jb...bt my persnl experience says stay with gb..jb has a lot of lags on s advance n it will get u pissd off..all the best bro

    Sent from my GT-I9070 using xda app-developers app
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    @hinaruu , do check the pit file for your model 8GB / 16GB both are different also check the firmware of your phone according to the region and then try again from the following link .
    @KUSHAGRA GOEL : here you go , just follow the link and download the appropriate firmware for GALAXY S ADVANCE I9070
    http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/GT-I9070/

    HOPE IT HELPS ..