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General You may be able to go back to 1.5 from 2.1 OTA?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by doogald, May 17, 2010.

  1. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    I have not tried this myself, but somebody at Android Central forums claims that you can install the 1.5 MR2 update over the 2.1 OTA update after upgrading from 1.5.

    See this post/thread.

    (The "above procedure" was this:

    Again, I have not tried it myself, and really do not wish to, but for those who want 1.5 and use the known root procedure from there, perhaps it's worth a try?
     

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  2. tonyb81

    tonyb81 Android Enthusiast

    Another kick in the nuts to the leakers.
     
  3. alchemize

    alchemize Newbie

    Seriously.

    I'll admit, I'm heading out the door and therefore too lazy to do a search - but has anyone tried this method on the leak? I'm assuming with all the people wanting a rollback, someone has tried it. But if no one has due to the fear of bricking a phone, maybe I'll try it and see if it can work for the leakv3 as well.
     
  4. tpatnoe

    tpatnoe Newbie

    I am on 2.1v3 and have tried it. DOES NOT WORK. Installation Aborted
     
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  5. Gecko5

    Gecko5 Newbie

    It seems like it is steps for people using the OTA version of 2.1. I am going to keep an eye on this because 2.1 is really starting to annoy me.
     
  6. IzelTokatl

    IzelTokatl Android Enthusiast

    I actually posted the original instructions.. back when we were itching to get back to a stable 1.5 (because of the v 1 and 2 leaks).

    it doesn't work on ANY leaks... I haven't had a desire to downgrade my wife's OTA 2.1... but if she complains enough i'll be testing the downgrade on her phone... she's not enjoying the OTA 2.1 bugs... so after our trip to chicago I may just attempt to back her phone down. =-) But, im sure d33733t will beat me to the punch on instruction postings, tonight I pack!
     
  7. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    can someone please help me with this ever since installing OTA 2.1 from 1.5.. I'm dying for 1.5..
     
  8. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    I would just like to comment on my experience. It went so smooth, it was in-fact easier to set back to 1.5 than it was to initially, manual install the OTA 2.1... I downloaded the MR2 file, unzipped the file, went to my folder, which was Wasn't named PC OS as stated above, but the other one was named MAC OS, so it was obvious which path to take, as I'm running PC. opened the above mentioned file, and that took me through step-by-step. Note: you do not need to mount your phone, simply plug it in to the computer and don't touch anything on the phone. Took less than 10 minutes, and of coarse as soon as turning the phone back on with 1.5 I see the OTA msg. I'm, just praying it doesn't get too annoying..
     
  9. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    I would just like to comment on my experience. It went so smooth, it was in-fact easier to set back to 1.5 than it was to initially, manual install the OTA 2.1... I downloaded the MR2 file, unzipped the file, went to my folder, which was Wasn't named PC OS as stated above, but the other one was named MAC OS, so it was obvious which path to take, as I'm running PC. opened the above mentioned file, and that took me through step-by-step. Note: you do not need to mount your phone, simply plug it in to the computer and don't touch anything on the phone. Took less than 10 minutes, and of coarse as soon as turning the phone back on with 1.5 I see the OTA msg. I'm, just praying it doesn't get too annoying..
     
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  10. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    I would just like to comment on my experience. It went so smooth, it was in-fact easier to set back to 1.5 than it was to initially, manual install the OTA 2.1... I downloaded the MR2 file, unzipped the file, went to my folder, which was Wasn't named PC OS as stated above, but the other one was named MAC OS, so it was obvious which path to take, as I'm running PC. opened the above mentioned file, and that took me through step-by-step. Note: you do not need to mount your phone, simply plug it in to the computer and don't touch anything on the phone. Took less than 10 minutes, and of coarse as soon as turning the phone back on with 1.5 I see the OTA msg. I'm, just praying it doesn't get too annoying..
     
  11. zerovertex

    zerovertex Member

    From 2.1v3 using this utility, I got "ERROR 140 BOOTLOADER VERSION ERROR".
     
  12. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    It will.
     
  13. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert


    To be honest, it is well worth it so far. The only time I'm prompted with the

    update notification is whenever I reboot the phone, other than that hasn't

    bothered me yet. I'm still staring at all the root files I have downloaded,

    deciding whether or not to go for it.
     
  14. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

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  15. Running 1.5. Much more stable than 2.1, no problems at all. The downgrade was very easy, worked perfect. The notification for 2.1 only prompts on re-boot, hardly noticeable.
     
  16. jscott96

    jscott96 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone tried this on 2.1v1 leaked?
     
  17. Yes, no go.
     
  18. mandirae16

    mandirae16 Member

    Are these instructions the same for a mac? or is there a different way I have to do this if not on a PC?
     
  19. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    You'll have to do this on a PC. I'm also all Mac here, but I do have one Mac with Boot Camp running XP still just for something like this.

    Actually, you may (or, should) be able to do this with a Mac running Windows in a Parallels, Fusion or Virtual Box, since it will just communicate over USB.
     
  20. mandirae16

    mandirae16 Member

    Thanks, I will have to go find a PC, haha.
     
  21. whitewallman

    whitewallman Member

    Confirmed. Flashed from ota 2.1 to 1.5 with no issues. Actually takes less time than upgrading (about 15 minutes). And you still have the ota upgrade option if you change your mind.
     

  22. Theres files to do it with a Mac. In the download.
     
  23. cmertin

    cmertin Newbie

    If you root, you can still keep 1.5 and you can disable the notifications ;-)
     
  24. How is that done, I'd like to root to do that, and delete footprints.
     
  25. stoldmymojo

    stoldmymojo Newbie

    +1 here,i now have a reliable eris:D
     
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