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Firmware Downgrade for Galaxy SII

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by VladUK, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. VladUK

    VladUK Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hello all,

    I'm wondering is it possible to downgrade firmware from ICS 4.0.3 to Gingerbread 2.3.4 using Kies?

    Since I have updated my Galaxy SII ( sim free version ) to ICS 4.0.3 I noticed that whenever I charge the battery, unit is getting hot ( on the left side back of the phone ) and also battery drains much faster then before ( which never happend while it was on Gingerbread 2,3,4 ) also I found that screen is not responcive as it was! Sometimes take couple times to understand that I am pressing certain menu or icon on screen, strange but it's true! As well as more RAM is being used now with ICS than with the Gingerbread.

    Also in the Setting Menu I noticed that some of the informations are not visible as they used to be, there so dark gray now I need extra effort to see them!

    Any advice or help will be appreciated :)
    Thank you!
     



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  2. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Welcome to the forum VladUK and thanks for joining.

    You can't downgrade using kies. The only ways to do that are to either go to a Samsung service centre and have them do it or flash manually with Odin.
     
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  3. boatman72

    boatman72 Newbie

    do samsung charge for doing it?
     
  4. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Honestly I'm not sure as I've never needed to before. I would think they would do it for free if you upgraded via kies and your phones still under warranty.
     
  5. VladUK

    VladUK Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Shotgun84!
     
  6. KateCZ

    KateCZ Lurker

    Hi VladUK, did you find a solution? I just upgraded the firmware and I am having exactly the same problems
     
  7. VladUK

    VladUK Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi KateCZ,
    The only solution I got from Shotgun84 was to go and visit Samsung Sevice Centre or to flash it by using Odin ( since I am not that brave to do by my self I decided to go to Samsung Service Centre ) but because of work I wasn't able to visit them this week in order to downgrade from ICS to Gingerbread.
    I hope I will be able to do that next week and I will let you know.
    Regards
    Vlad
     
  8. KateCZ

    KateCZ Lurker

    Thank you Vlad, I contacted Samsung, still waiting for their response
     

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