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Downgrade to 2.2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by madeale, May 27, 2011.

  1. madeale

    madeale Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi guys.

    I have my new Ace, and I pretty love it. I did the update to gingerbread 2.3.3 but I would like to downgrade it to 2.2.1 froyo.

    Could you please explain it how to do it? it is the same process I did to update it, but with froyo firmware?

    sorry, but I am new to the android world and I am not 100% sure of what I'm doing.

    thanks a lot, and congrats for the forum!

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  2. GrahamF

    GrahamF Android Enthusiast

    Hi, how did you upgrade to Gingerbread, where are you? Why do you want to downgrade back to 2.2.1 Froyo? I keep reading this on this forum, everybody wants to go back to 2.2.1??? Thanx.
  3. madeale

    madeale Lurker
    Thread Starter

    well actually, I am in Europe, and I found the update on samfirmware.com

    I would like to go back to froyo because in some weeks samsung is gonna put out the official 2.3.3 update, while the one in samfirmware is a beta version as far as I know.

    Moreover, Froyo was a little bit faster when you have to unlock your phone when you're gonna use it, while gingerbread takes almost 1 sec from when you click the home button and having the screen on.

    But Gingerbread is fine for the rest, but I want to wait till the official one.
  4. chismay

    chismay Android Enthusiast

    well... as far as i know just find a official 2.2 rom for galaxy ace and load with clockwork mod right?

    but im not sure so dont quote me lol
  5. error974

    error974 Newbie

    Simply download 2.2 firmware from samfirmware (choose your region, my advice latest multi-csc). Flash trough Odin, just the way you flash 2.3.3. Thats all, I tried this several times.
  6. reddytej

    reddytej Lurker

    Hello everybody, I'm currently running on gingerbread. But it doesn't run link2sd - an app that I really like and useful for me. I googled but couldn't find an alternative for this app which runs on gingerbread. I've tried darktremor's app2sd but it really didn't work on gingerbread. Please suggest me some alternatives.

    Thank You
  7. galaxyacex

    galaxyacex Newbie

    have you got titanium back up? i moved all apps to sd with that.

    you can get lots of free stuff too.........;)

    ................these aren't the droids you're looking for.............;)
  8. madeale

    madeale Lurker
    Thread Starter

    thanks a lot!

    I installed now froyo 2.2.1 with the package S5830XXJLC ## found in samfirmware.com. I would like to install S5830XWKC3 ## as an update to froyo but I downloaded it and I'm not able to find the OPS file inside, nor even the other files I found on the S5830XXJLC ## to use in Odin.

    Some of you know how to use those file in odin? the file are AMSS file, BOOT file, CSC file, RECOVERY file and SYSTEM file

    thanks a lot for the help!
  9. jdgreat4

    jdgreat4 Member

    hello people,
    i'm not able to flash back to fryo from the villain rom using odin.. i tried using the froyo firmware but my phone just got bricked.. luckily i know how to unbrick the phone so no harm done :p but seriously can someone tell me why i'm not able to flash back to froyo :thinking:
  10. chismay

    chismay Android Enthusiast

    seriously dude if you know how to get the galaxy ace back from 'bricked' status and post a guide, you'l be ****ing famous,,,, we would all appreciate it for safe-knowledge.
  11. jdgreat4

    jdgreat4 Member

    If your phone is rooted, then download move2sd enabler
    You can move almost any app to your sd card
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  12. pujitjuneja

    pujitjuneja Well-Known Member

    Actually, it's pretty easy..
    How to unbrick Samsung Galaxy Ace - xda-developers
  13. pujitjuneja

    pujitjuneja Well-Known Member

    Are you trying to flash a one package file? like the indian firmware?
    If so just try a multi package file, like any european froyo, and then flash again with the one package file..
  14. jdgreat4

    jdgreat4 Member

    ok dude... i'll try it out and yeah i was trying the one package file :p
  15. jdgreat4

    jdgreat4 Member

    actually yeah its pretty easy as pujijuneja said... remove your battery(not necessary sim card and sd card, i didnt)hold the vol-, home and power button and put the batery back in while doing this after a few seconds you will see the downloading screen and then flash your firmware...
    That is all ;)
  16. jdgreat4

    jdgreat4 Member

    you can get cooper.ops here:Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!
    To flash the firmware follow these steps:
    1.)Open odin(duh!)
    2.)Check the one package option on the upper left.
    3.Then from the one package thing in the bottom selct the zip file and flash.
    Simple yet efficient ;)
  17. madeale

    madeale Lurker
    Thread Starter


    done, I have now froyo on the latest update found on samfirmware.com

    waiting for the gingerbread to come (the real one, not betas or leaked).

    have a great day!
  18. taikitjw

    taikitjw Lurker

    I would like to borrow the host's thread to ask some question

    I'm from Malaysia. If i don't know the baseband version (w/o upgraded), but right now i checked it through the *#1234#, it is written the upgraded version 2.3.3, which is S5830XXKP8 and the region is European. So if i want to downgrade, is it got any influence to my previous version or just download any European version?

  19. taikitjw

    taikitjw Lurker

    How long we need to take for downgrade to 2.2?
  20. djcurzed

    djcurzed Newbie

    guys im trying to do this back to vodafone firmware 2.1 but its not installing the firmware when i flash it . phone doesnt switch on after!
  21. praky

    praky Well-Known Member

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The Samsung Galaxy Ace release date was February 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.5" inch screen, 5MP camera, 278GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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