How i downgrade from ICS to Gingerbread?Support


  1. antineo69

    antineo69 New Member

    Good moring everyone.

    I would like to downgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.5 after updating from ICS through Kies couple days ago,As Ice Cream Sandwich is a complete failure on S2 there nothing special,Face-unlock: Too long time before the camera opens., it quicker just unlock with your finger,interface is the same, Battery seem to suck more juice only last day even though i got Genuine Samsung Extended Battery Kit for Galaxy S2 - 2000mAh where GB last 3 day plus dodgey lockscreen the only best bit is in Setting. ICS and Samsung deffo need more work to it.
    So would like to no how to back to GB 2.3.5?


    Im on 3UK here detail of GB on my phone before ics

    PDA XWKI8
    Phone NEKI8
    CSC H3GI2

    PS i done google search and most links on XDA are dead on here aswell.

    Plz Help

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  2. antineo69

    antineo69 New Member

  3. scouseefc

    scouseefc Well-Known Member

    is it really that bad?
  4. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    A note that if you are rooted, it should just be a case of restoring your GB CWM backup.
  5. cdamy

    cdamy Member

    Let me answer that:

    Yes, it is. Expect random restarts, lags and black-screens-of-death (with a restart afterwards) during which - it appears - vast amounts of power are sucked from my battery (it heats and always needs re-charge afterwards).

    The only way I make it through the day is by keeping it in economy mode and using it sparingly. I charge it every chance I get, all through the day.

    Many apps do not work on it. Strangely I only found out after I reverted to factory defaults. The ECONOMIST app wouldn't install, even though it worked fine after the upgrade and prior to the "RtFD" - go figure.

    If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer.
  6. Riggers

    Riggers New Member

    I run about 100 apps on my phone and recently upgraded from the stock o2 Gb build to ICS through kies. Everything has been pretty much fine. No major battery drain and no big changes. I wondered what all the fuss was about to be honest. Before downgrading I would try a factory reset and reinstall your apps.
  7. mikomadness

    mikomadness New Member

    I second that about ICS... apps not as responsive, multi lingual voice recognition doesn't work at all, UI is more inconvenient and sketchy than anything. I can go on but I've wasted enough time with ICS already.

    Going back to Gingerbread!
  8. tasha6658

    tasha6658 New Member


    So i am having the same problem on my Galaxy Note I717. How to we get back to Gingerbread from ICS. I have the official update for ICS but want to go back to Gingerbread and all of the threads i read talk about flashing back to gingerbread.
  9. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Taken from the Economist description in the Play Store, here.

    "The Economist on Android operates on ICS tablets, Android phones and small and medium tablets running OS 2.x"

    Therefore, during the upgrade to ICS, this non compatible app was attempting to function on Android 4.0.x.

    Taken from post #1, here.

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    Taken from post #1, here.

    The fault does not lie with the ICS firmware I'm afraid but rather in the upgrade process as discussed in my previous link.
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  10. madmal123

    madmal123 New Member

    Would someone please answer the actual QUESTION!

    HOW do we downgrade from ICS back to GB?

    And dont go assuming that we are ROMed and hacked and patched.

    I have a Galaxy S from Orange, was in out-of-box condition until my Kies told me I had an update and installed ICS. No ROMS, no nothing, was really happy with it as was.

    I need ".....for Dummies" instructions on how to get back to GB.
  11. khalidakhal

    khalidakhal New Member

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    For God's Sake Guys,

    It is very simple! we don't understand nothing just upgraded to ugly ICS and wish to downgrade now. In case you still don't see the question, it is "After software update through Kies to our from-the-box Galaxy SII, How can we downgrade to origional GB again?"

    Ps. 1: I feel you madmal123!
    Ps. 2: Is this an official android forum Google Inc?!!
  12. no66

    no66 Active Member

    A Lot of problms with ICS. I have even had my phone completely reset but just as bad. Lot of lockups.

    However, wont downgrade, waiting for Jellybean...
  13. andyball833

    andyball833 New Member




    How do you go back to a previous Android version? I used to be on Gingerbread but it was changed for me to ICS. If you down grade, do you loose apps / messages / pics / contacts etc?
  14. nomi40222

    nomi40222 New Member

    couldn't find anything helpful here to downgrade my phone from ics to gingerbread... :(
  15. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to Android Forums nomi40222! :)

    You can downgrade from ICS to Gingerbread, Android 2.3.?, by downloading the stock Samsung firmware for your phone's CSC code and flashing it using Odin and the step-by-step instructions and video referred to in #1.7 of the Jelly Bean update - Dummies Guide.

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