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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Duddi, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Duddi

    Duddi Lurker
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    Hello! :)

    Can i downgrade my HTC Desire 816 from 6.0 to 5.1?
    I've installed CWM!

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    Post #2 by Hadron, Jul 21, 2017 (1 points)

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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Well if you could find a custom ROM based on an older OS version you would be able to. There's some chance it might not be compatible with the newer firmware, but you would make a backup with CWM first anyway (always do that before modifying the ROM), so if there was a problem you could just restore the backup. A ROM based on the HTC software could be fairly close to stock anyway.

    CWM won't help if you want to use official software. You need to be S-Off to flash an older RUU (ROM Upgrade Utility - official HTC software package) or downgrade the firmware.
  4. Duddi

    Duddi Lurker
    Thread Starter

    How can i do S-OFF?
    Sorry i'm new to Android Stuff like that! :)
  5. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Try going here and run the app, will it work? Not sure, no harm, no foul in giving it a try.

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  6. Duddi

    Duddi Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Do i have to root my Smartphone again? Because there stands that my Device isn't rooted. :/
    And when it tried to temproot the Device it doesn't work..

    My Custom Recovery is still installed..
    Yesterday i restet my Device because my Sense Home always crashed.
    And which Custom Recovery is the best? :D
  7. James L

    James L Android Expert

    You need root if the app won't work for temp root.
    Best recovery? Twrp/Cwm are both good, it all depends on what's available for your device.
    fazil2113389 and Hadron like this.

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The HTC Desire 816 release date was March 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 13MP camera, 1.5GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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