Do you grow excited when you hear about an upcoming firmware update for your Android phone? Yes, everybody is filled with joy at the very thought of enjoying the latest version of a mobile OS that often features various improvements and enhancements. But how do you feel when a firmware upgrade does not come up to your expectations and, in place of enriching your mobile experience, makes your phone slower, laggy, stripped of an essential feature that matters to you?
It really feels bad to be forced to remain with the lower version of a firmware when the greater is already existing. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update for most Samsung Galaxy device users have proved to be nightmarish. I say this from personal experience and on the basis of the great surge of traffic coming to our blog to this downgrading tutorial.
I have never seen such desperate willingness to downgrade firmware among the users of Android devices from other manufactures than Samsung. It’s true that Samsung has been more sincere than any other OEM in respect of launching new devices and rolling out firmware updates and we appreciate that. But does this sincerity lacks soul?- seems it does.
Just take a short tour of our ROM update section and you’ll realize what I mean to say! And if you are reading this tutorial, I am sure you too are one of those unhappy souls who cannot tolerate the degradation in performance of their Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 after upgrading to recently released Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.
The tutorial given below has been tested by us on Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 (8 GB variant) and we successfully downgraded our phone to Gingerbread. Despite this success story, we do not take responsibility for any damage done to your Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070. We have only laid out the procedure but it has to be followed by you. If you make a mistake, your device might turn into a costly paperweight. We warn you not to cross this line unless you are sure what it is all about and make sure all your senses are up and sound as you do the drill.
While downgrading an Android device from Jelly Bean to ICS is rather easier, when it comes to rolling back to Gingerbread from ICS or Jelly Bean, things go a little complicated. A single file installation of a lower version of firmware for your device might prove fatal and endanger your beloved phone.
Make sure you have made all required preparations mentioned above and have the downloaded files on your computer, and then proceed to follow the following steps carefully.
Well, we have tested this method and it worked without any mishap or hindrance but it is not necessary that things go nice for everyone. In case you phone does not boot properly even after getting PASS!! message at Odin, follow the following troubleshooter:
Your phone should boot now and if it is still stuck at bootloop, try installing the firmware again and more carefully. Remember, if you encounter an error, it’s most probably a mistake made on your part.
In case, you wish to install the official firmware meant for your own country, download the Gingerbread firmware from here and install it using Odin. To find the firmware for your country, open the firmware site, press Ctrl+F and type the CSC code for your country/region. To find the CSC code for your country, Click Here.
There will be some difference in the above procedure to install regular firmware. Here are the quick steps:
So this was our easy-peasy tutorial for downgrading firmware on Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070. If our attempt helped you, do not forget to share your experience with us. For more useful tutorials and stuff on Android, join us on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter. Cheers!
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