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Support Sprint store to downgrade 2.2 to 2.1 for free?

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  1. tha5150

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    interesting... I definately wont be downgrading though. Froyo is working fine here... always has.
     
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    only reason i would is to root, then upgrade to 2.2 so i can stay rooted or whatever. havent rooted yet and anxious to.. of course, more anxious now that i know there isnt a way yet.
     
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    ahh... that makes sence
     
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    The excerpted post confuses me. Any rooted user can go back to 2.1 at will. Just flash a 2.1 rooted ROM. Or restore a 2.1 nandroid backup. There should be no reason a rooted user should ever need Sprint's assistance in going back to 2.1, and yes, if that were possible, the phone will most likely be unrooted. The exception is if you've applied unrevoked4ever.

    Going back to 2.1 would only interest people who either

    1) cannot resolve issues with froyo after upgrading, OR
    2) want to root

    Next time I'm in my local sprint store, I will ask if they provide a downgrade (not degrade, lol) to 2.1. Whether it's paid or free is irrelevant, IMO. I only care if they have the technical ability to do the downgrade.
     
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    Exactly what I would do. I wonder if its actually been done though.
     
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    Why is it that people want to go back to 2.1
     
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    To get root back and then load up a stock 2.2.
     
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    This. I'm going to call/drive there tomorrow and report back as to what they say.
     
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    Ive already called around to a few stores, and they had no idea what that site was saying and told me it couldnt be done. So I didnt dig any deeper, but I will soon.
    The sprint reps in my area are rather unhelpful and and a bit dumb actually, so maybe I spoke to the wrong reps.
    Let me know what you find out.
     
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    I got a good friend that's s tech at sprint corp store and there isn't a sprint issued ruu to roll back to 2.1....
    But over at xda there is a lot of chatter about the GOLD CARD..
    No one has tried it yet.. I'm about to make a Gold card..
     
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    Looks like root is out anyway. Check the root status thread. There is also a link on XDA.
     
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    Fact of the matter is everything is crackable. Sometimes it takes a day, sometimes a year or five! Look at the Sony PS3, took them YEARS to get a working mod.

    Speaking of which... I gotta pick up a PS3 tonight!
     
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    FRIGGIN THANK GOD!!
    **Heads over there now.
     
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    I will roll back to 2.1 I dont care about Rooting my phone.

    But i do want pandora to play higher quality and i also want my google navigation to only pause my music and restart it like 2.1. In 2.2 when the lady tells you where to turn it stops your music and it never comes back on. You have to push "home", then go into your music app, start the music again and then go back into your nav app. By the time you do this she just stopped your music again.

    I found my internet browser no faster with 2.2. And I dont really use flash video on my browser because its just too slow over my 3g connection. I lost more than i gained with upgrading to 2.2.
     
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    The first half of the new rooting procedure downgrades you to 2.1. If you don't want to root, you can stop right there :)
     
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    Doesn't matter anymore lol. I did the 2.2 root early, early this morning.
     
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    Was that pretty painless? I usually root but kinda worried for some reason with this phone.
     
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    Same, in fact my browser got slower after updating
     
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    will have to agree with all the above, seems like Flash was the only big gain but not used enough by me to lose all the above. And I haven't heard any whispers of any the above being resolved. And not sure if it's a Froyo issue, but my Google contacts will not sync anymore.
     
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    Personally, the browser is WAY faster for me on Froyo. Then again, I went from 2.1 with Fresh 0.3 to 2.2 with CM6, so I'm not running an HTC-based Froyo ROM. Dunno if that has an impact or not.
     
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    How Can I downgrade? any link you guys can point me towards?
     
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    From a stock (no rooting) point of view... there's very little incentive to downgrade to 2.1 again... you lose a stock multi-touch keyboard, a better browser, 10.1 flash, a smoother overall experience, and the JIT compiler...

    All that for easier rooting access, to which rooting in 2.2 is now still 100% do-able. I'd rather keep mine 2.2, and I'm quite glad the dudes at our Sprint store updated my refurb when they gave it to me to 2.2 before I even had it in-hand.
     
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