How to "downgrade" from Gingerbread to Froyo

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  1. Zoandroid

    Zoandroid Well-Known Member

    I have looked at the stickies here, but I want to make sure of what I am doing before I start. It appears all of the SBF guides currently displayed are designed to have you end up with stock Gingerbread.

    I don't want that. I am on Gingerbread 4.5.605 and want to go back to the last version of Froyo in use just before the GB update OTA was released. Some of you reading this may have seen my other posts regarding the miserable lack of alarm sounding issues I am enduring. Having found no other solution, I'd like to try the suggestion of one fellow who said he downgraded to Froyo and solved the whole issue.

    Can someone point me to a guide for downgrading rooted GB to Froyo?

    Once I do that, will I need to re-root again? If so, can I still use the same D3 Easy Root app I used to get where I am now, as well as Droid 3 Bootstrapper?

  2. ylexot

    ylexot Well-Known Member

    Use the same SBF guide, but use a 340 SBF file.

    You will lose all settings and will need to re-root using Z4root.
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  3. Zoandroid

    Zoandroid Well-Known Member

    Thanks very much!

    I am familiar with Z4root, having used that on the LG Ally. For the Ally it was notoriously flaky. Many of us had to run Z4root multiple times to get it to 'take'. Is that the case with the Droid X too?
  4. Zoandroid

    Zoandroid Well-Known Member

    I searched the entire Droid X section for "340" and got no results at all. Could you please point me to where I can find that file?
  5. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    you have been pm'd
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  6. Zoandroid

    Zoandroid Well-Known Member

    I made it back to Froyo 340 with the help of you good folks. :) I am really hoping this stops the problem I was having with my daily repeating calendar alarms not sounding.

    Once I got to Froyo I was able to root again with Droid 3 Easy Root and re-install Droid 2 Bootstrapper Recovery. Then I made a nandroid for future reference and am currently copying the Droid X's SD card to my PC for eventual burning to disc.

    Eventually I'll need to do something to prevent receiving OTA notifications for Gingerbread. So far the only way I know how to impede that is to install a custom ROM. Which ones would you say are most popular or your personal favorites? I really have no idea where to look first, although I have always heard good things about Cyanogen. BUT..I'll need a ROM that is for FROYO. ;)

    Thanks again for all your help. :)
  7. ylexot

    ylexot Well-Known Member

    Just rename system/app/blurupdater_vzw.apk to .bak and you won't get automatic updates.
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  8. Zoandroid

    Zoandroid Well-Known Member


    Man, I love simple solutions! :D Thanks!
  9. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    we have the best solutions

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