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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by no-idea, May 21, 2010.

  1. no-idea

    no-idea Member
    Thread Starter

    i waited for 2.1ota to come out. everything works pretty good but the battery. i dont want to go back to 1.5 but my phone only last about 6 hours now and that just aint cutting it.

    so, is there a way to go from 2.1ota back to 1.5?

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  2. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    There are many threads with tips on conserving battery. One i have found is turning off 3G when not needed. Although i realize this is not a popular option for many.

    Or, go to:

    Get the 1750ma battery.
  3. xAusTiN

    xAusTiN Well-Known Member

  4. pea

    pea Newbie

    i thought you could root the ota and go back to 1.5
  5. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    In fact you can.

    You root the phone first, and then follow the reversion instructions in the http://androidforums.com/all-things...ot-thread-apps-roms-updated-05-06-2010-a.html thread

    For someone that has never rooted, this could be a daunting process.

    I doubt his battery problem has anything to do with 2.1 per se (so long as the update went through correctly - more likely it is an app that doesn't behave well under 2.1).

  6. If you are on OTA 2.1 it is VERY possible and VERY easy to go back down to 1.5. no-idea, PM me if you need help. search the forum this has been covered.
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  7. I personally think my phone runs HORRIBLE with 2.1 yes I've tried reset, yes i've tried it without any apps, theres so many issues, 1.5 is much more stable. it takes about 10 minutes to complete and it's easy to downgrade to 1.5 than to go 1.5 to OTA 2.1 personally.
  8. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    And it also does not require root.

    The instructions are here.
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  9. no-idea

    no-idea Member
    Thread Starter

    blazed one and doogald! thanks homies!!
  10. No Problem, Your very welcome, Always here to help a fellow Eriser in need! Let us know if you made the 1.5 trip back without a hitch!
  11. Now get to know that Thanks Button!! , LOL I'm JK
  12. jdegreif

    jdegreif Lurker

    Just rolled back my wife's phone to 1.5 from the ota because of the phone going silent. Now no more silent issues and the process was very easy.

  13. Great to hear!!, Glad to know I'm not the only one who had problems with 2.1

    and happy to be back on 1.5.
  14. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    WOW! And to think of all those kittens that died for nothing
  15. T2noob

    T2noob Android Enthusiast

    Yea just root your phone and then flash back to 1.5 and disable the OTA notifications so when you are 1.5 if doesn't keep bugging you to upgrade.
    Easy fix just look for how to root your phone and then look for how to go back to stock.
  16. Running OTA 2.1, you do NOT need to root, to be able to flash back to 1.5.. Are you saying this because if you are on 2.1 OTA, and then root, then flash back to 1.5 would you still be rooted..? I have no experience with rooting, but I do know that running 2.1 OTA, you do not need to root to re-vert back to 1.5.
  17. T2noob

    T2noob Android Enthusiast

    I told him to root because if he doesn't and just flashes back to 1.5 he will keep getting the OTA notification like every 15mins which can get annoying fast.
    If he roots he can disable the OTA and won't get bugged by OTA notification.
  18. no-idea

    no-idea Member
    Thread Starter

    hmmm something to think about. i would like to be able to teather and apps to sd....

  19. I'd really like to know were you are getting your information, because I know it isn't from first hand experience. It really bugs me that you have no idea what you are talking about and giving out false crappy information. To tell someone to root there phone simply because of an OTA notification is ridiculous, rooting is something that can takes weeks to month learning the information before jumping into something that can brick your phone. No-idea don't listen to this obvious noob he has no idea what he is talking about. I have been back on 1.5 for awhile, and I can tell you from FIRST HAND experience that the ONLY time you will get an OTA notification for 2.1 is whenever you re-boot the phone. End of story. It isn't annoying at all. to me it is no different than having to apply the airplane trick to 2.1, actually this is easier.

  20. On an UN-Rooted 1.5 phone you can use PDAnet to use your 3G internet on your laptop.
  21. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    Same here only notifications for OTA upgrade on 1.5 when re-booting the phone.. Hardly annoying at all.
  22. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    First and final warning.... please keep threads on-topic, especially those asking specific questions, and cut out the name-calling, gratuitous swearing and other playground antics.

    Thanks for your co-operation.
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