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    After finally figuring out why I couldn't update my Moto G, I did the Kit Kat upgrade. Went off without a hitch. Problem is, I don't really like some of the changes in Kit Kat and would like to go back to Jelly Bean 4.3. Is this a hassle to do or should I call Motorola and see if they will do it? I'm sure they will charge me.
     

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    If I recall from reading the faq about the update, it says there's no going backwards. I don't know for sure though. Maybe you can follow the directions on Motorola's website and flash the older firmware.
     
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    Generally speaking, it requires being rooted to flash an older firmware.
    What are the changes you don't like? Sometimes there are apps or themes that can alleviate those issues.
     
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    I despise and refuse to live with the color change of the status bar icons from blue to white/gray, the settings icon is lame and needs to be changed back to the Jelly Bean icon. When I open the dialer, I can't figure out how to clear call history and I like to Jelly Bean dialer much better. So generally speaking, I hate Kit Kat. I contacted Motorola and they said I was SOL. Guess I have to Ebay it and get a new one and NEVER update it.
     
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    Or you could wait for a custom rom and flash it.
     
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    The color change is refreshing for me since I've been living with it like that for a few years.
    You can try a third party dialer app from the Play Store.
    Since I don't use my Moto G as a phone, I can't say for sure, but with KK on G2, in the dialer you can hit settings and clear the call history.
     
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    Took me forever to get used to this white and gray but I did, like the guys here said there is a few ways I for one recommend unlocking your bootloader flashing a recovery and going probam then installing a theme don't like white but love green go for it..
     
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    I believe CM11 has the blue icons, you could flash it an check. Once rooted you should be able to customize the status bar

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jy.iconchanger.ad&hl=en

    Use whatever settings icon you want! :)

    Get a new dialer, I think the KK dialer sucks but there are plenty of dialer replacements in the app store. I used exDialer myself. And I change the icon using that icon changer so my home screen looks the same.

    You could do that but before you do I would try rooting and flashing a custom ROM. You should be able to get it looking just how you like.
     
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    Thanx! A lot of good info there!
     
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    Yes I remember reading that you can't go back. Honesty I haven't noticed many changes. Still use it the same tho. I did the upgrade while not connected to my charger and it consumed 40% of my battery.
     

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