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Can you downgrade to an older version of Android?

If you have Android 2.3 on a mobile phone, can you change it to Android 2.2?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Feb. 28, 2011 at 13:14

Yes, but it involves a bit of work, and rooting the phone is just the easy beginning. It depends on your handset model, too - because you rely on a ROM that fits the hardware.
May I ask, why?

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2011 at 13:14

Yes, but it involves a bit of work, and rooting the phone is just the easy beginning. It depends on your handset model, too - because you rely on a ROM that fits the hardware.
May I ask, why?

bossy4u  Feb. 28, 2011 at 19:00

My current phone has 2.3 (Nexus s), my old one had 2.2. Something about 2.3 just doesn't feel as good and I was wondering if I could go back a step.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2011 at 19:41

Could be hard - the nexus s was released with 2.3 ...hmmm

bossy4u  Feb. 28, 2011 at 22:58

Yes I thought that could be an issue. :(

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2011 at 23:06

Might be worth posting a question on the XDA developer forum? Can't really see why a dual boot with froyo should be impossible?! I'm sure someone is already working on it ;)

mitchfromtoronto  Mar. 10, 2011 at 23:09

I have a Nexus One and just recently updated to 2.3 and here is what problems I'm having with it so far
1) My output to my headphones is now mono (Plays from one side only)
2) My GPS keeps saying now "Searching for GPS signal" and I have to restart it
Apart from these issues it works fine so far although battery life seems worse than before.
Anyone know of a way to revert back to 2.2 ??

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 11, 2011 at 09:46

HI Mitchfromtoronto.
Seems you're not alone ;) Check out => http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=974816

tyebrea99  Jun. 7, 2011 at 17:30

im having the same problem. I juts got andriod 2.3 on my htc and im trying to find the right ROM OR RUU to use to go back to 2.3 but im not sure how. can anyone help??

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 8, 2011 at 12:14

You mean going back to 2.2? Which phone?

redeyerec  Jun. 20, 2011 at 05:38

I'd like to downgrade my Evo 4g to 2.2, but I don't know how. That way I can root it.

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 20, 2011 at 10:50

Take a look at this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=838448
It says that you cannot root your phone, but there are RUUs available to downgrade. Do you know how to flash them?

123sabirshah  Nov. 19, 2013 at 05:32

can i switch back to 2.2 on glxcy s4 ..

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