How Downgrade Lollipop To KitKat On Nexus And Moto G With This Guide

Posted by David Covington on March 11, 2015

The recent Android Lollipop 5.0 update seems like it’s not for everyone, but the good news is that there is a way to downgrade Lollipop to KiKat. For those wanting to downgrade Lollipop to Kitkat on Moto G and downgrade Nexus 7 to KitKat, we’ve provided a guide on how to do this. It’s highly recommended to back up your Android device before you downgrade from Lollipop to KitKat just in case something goes wrong and you don’t lose all your data or important information. This process is not hard and only takes a few minutes and again is suggested before you downgrade Lollipop to KitKat on Moto G or Nexus 7.



How Downgrade Lollipop to Kitkat on Nexus Smartphone

After the Android smartphone has been backed up, the next steps to downgrade from Lollipop to KitKat is to download the image copy of the Android 4.4.4. For those using a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 then you need to download the appropriate image copy of KitKat. After completion of downloading the required images copies of KitKat for your Nexus there are few more tools we need to download to our computer.

  1. Download the ADB/FastBoot tool from here (Windows)
  2. Extract the folder to your convenient  location on your computer.
  3. After Extracting the folder copy the downloaded kitkat image into the ADB tools folder and extract the image copy with extractor tool like 7zip tool.
  4. Check that USB Debugging is enabled on your mobile.  Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging.
  5. Select on the build number 7 times to enable Developer options
  6. Switch off the Mobile
  7. Hold these keys pressed so that your mobile will be booted in fast boot. ( Nexus 5 : Power+Volume up; On Nexus 10: Power+Volume down+Volume+Up )
  8. Select the Recovery mode option
  9. Wipe of the complete data on your mobile to do this select wipe cache partition , and then wipe data / factory reset.
  10. Now run the following command to complete the flashing, flash-all.sh





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