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gone from stock back to 2.2 vodafone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sulky, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. sulky

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    i decided today to go back to stock vodafone and then upto 2.2 cause i couldnt be bothered gold carding it everytime i wanted to update

    A lot of ppl said on other forums that you cant go from stock 2.2 back to vodafone 2.1....cause of bootloader issues and stuff so i had along hard trawl and stumbled across this

    [HOWTO] Downgrade Froyo (2.2) to Stock 2.1 (ANY HBOOT | WIN/LINUX/MAC | ROOT) - xda-developers

    and then used the 1.19.161 .exe ruu here Shipped ROMs

    remembering to stop the downgrade at the last point (as stated in the guide above), restart the phone and use the ruu to update (without gold card) and then back on 2.1 Vodafone, quick d/l on wifi and update and im now on 2.2

    reasons why i went back

    1) wife got her desire form vodafone 2 weeks before me and hers was unbranded...THAT WASN'T FAIR.. especially when they launched bloatware updates so i couldnt update, ....she couldnt have something i didnt ;-) so i rooted
    2) i went back cause i decided that Vodafone wouldnt dare to bloat updates again so i should be ok
    3) and i could be bothered gold carding every few weeks

    Gets into flame proof suit
    "go easy on me i know vodafone are evil"


    thought someone might find this info useful

    REMEMBER YOU FLASH/ROOT/UNROOT TOTALLY AT YOUR OWN RISK
     

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  2. SUroot

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    Of course you could have just made your primary sd card into a goldcard then your goldcard is always in the device ;)
     
  3. teppic74

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    Bear in mind that this method will only work if you have an AMOLED screen. The Vodafone RUU (same for O2 and t-mobile) is too old to support SLCD phones.
     
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