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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kingredbeardi, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. kingredbeardi

    kingredbeardi Lurker
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    Hi, first of all I am brand new here so apologies if I make any mistakes.

    I was just wondering if there is any way to downgrade from ics?
     



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  2. Mikestony

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    Hello there kingredbeard!
    The only way I know of, is to root your device. And then flash a custom rom.

    What device do you have?
     
  3. AF87

    AF87 Newbie

    why do you want to downgrade?
     
  4. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Like Mike said above me we would need to know your device then we could possibly move this thread or direct you to the specific forum you need.

    Otherwise like the member above me asked, why do you want to downgrade?
     
  5. kingredbeardi

    kingredbeardi Lurker
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    Hi again, I have a Sony xperia u, and im just not happy with ics. It does not seem to perform as well as gingerbread, which is the version of android that the phone came with. Also, my battery life has decreased since the upgrade, though whether thats due to ics im not sure.
     
  6. Mikestony

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    Hello there again kingredbeardi!
    I moved your thread here so other folks can chime in with help for you:)
     
  7. kingredbeardi

    kingredbeardi Lurker
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    Anymore suggestions folks?
     
  8. Mikestony

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    Personally, I know no other way to downgrade without rooting it :)
     
  9. kingredbeardi

    kingredbeardi Lurker
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    I have the phone on contract from my service provider, would it still be possible to root the phone?
     
  10. Mikestony

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    What carrier do you have? Some carriers frown upon rooting the phone and some manufactures warranty will be void if rooted.

    Can't say I know how to root your device, but I will say to read, read, read and understand the process of rooting.. Also read on how to recover from problems that may arise when rooting.
    I did find these guides for it though:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Sony_Xperia_U

    Main: [Guide]Unlocking bootloader and rooting Xperia U wilth custom rom and Kernal

    I am planning on rooting mine soon and like I said, just read and get familiar with the terms of rooting. :)

    I would also read if there is a way to bring the phone back to stock in case of a warranty claim if you need to send it in:)
     
  11. Polle58

    Polle58 Lurker

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  12. kingredbeardi

    kingredbeardi Lurker
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    Thanks guys, I guess I'll be doing some research.

    I'm with Virgin Mobile, not sure if they allow rooting on their phones but I'll look into it!


    Thanks again!
     
  13. Polle58

    Polle58 Lurker

    For the method I described you don't have to root your phone neither to unlock the bootloader
     

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