Samsung users get all the latest firmware updates, Samsung always takes care of its flagship devices and other hot selling phones and Tablets. They keep them updated with latest features and Android versions. However, some of these updates have an adverse effect on your experience with the device. Some issue faced are slower performance, reduced battery backup and even disables some of its functions that may be minor but we couldn’t understand or trace them, causing major problems. Many of the people have also complained that after upgrading their Samsung Galaxy Smartphones from Android Gingerbread to ICS or from ICS to Jelly Bean, they found that sometimes their WI-if connection is not working, it takes a long time to boot or having very less battery backup.
So it’s better to wait until a fully tested stable version of firmware releases over the Air. But most of us are too eager to try new firmware and thus keep upgrading to latest leaked firmwares. But here we are going to tell you how you can downgrade firmware of your Samsung Android Phones and tablets.
Tip: Trying a data/factory reset one or two times after upgrading your phone’s software. It will also help with your wifi connectivity issues.
You might have been facing issues like battery heat up of a fast battery drain. This type of problem also occurs with a new battery this is because the Li-ion battery requires a proper synchronization with new software. So charging and discharging your battery 3 to 4 times will help your battery to synchronize with the new software.
If these steps won’t help you then you shall downgrade your software.
Disclaimer: This is a tested process and already many users have tried this out. We or the developer should not be held responsible for any issue caused by following the below detailed process.
How to download Stock firmware and downgrade Samsung Android device firmware:
- Download the downgrade firmware for your Samsung Galaxy device you want to install and extract it on your computer.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your computer. You can also use Kies to get the driver installed for your device.
- Download Odin Firmware flasher: Odin3_v1.85.Zip or Odin3_v3.04.Zip.
- Backup your messages, contacts and installed apps as the downgrading procedure will delete all data stored. You can use Helium Backup app to backup your data.
- Make sure that you have turned on USB Debugging from Settings> Developer Options> and charged your battery fully.
Installing a downgrade firmware is same as that of installing a higher one, just follow these simple steps.
Step 1. Power off your Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet and boot into Download/Odin Mode. If it is a phone, you can enter the Download Mode by pressing and hold the Volume Down+Home buttons together and then long press the Power Button till the screen turns up. Now press the Volume Up key to enter the Download Mode. In case you have a Galaxy Tab device, press and hold the Volume Up+Power buttons together, and then press the Volume Up key when prompted.
Step 2. Go to the Odin folder and run the .exe file there. Now, connect your device to the computer using a compatible USB cable.
Step 3. As the connection between the device and computer is established, the ID:COM port at Odin will turn to Yellow or light Blue (depending on the Odin version you are using) and you’ll see “Added!!“ text in the message box.
Step 4. The “Auto Reboot” option is checked by default, so please uncheck it and mark the “F. Reset Time” option.
Step 5. Now click on the PDA button on Odin and select the firmware file in tar.md5 format. Click the “Start” button on Odin. This will initiate the firmware installation. Wait till it finishes.
Step 6. At last when you get a “PASS!” message on Odin
Step 7. Remove the USB Cable from your device. Open the back panel and and pull out the battery. After 60 seconds reinsert the battery back in the device.
Step 8. After being done, reboot your phone into Android Recovery mode. If you have a smartphone, you can do it by pressing and hold the “Volume Up+Home” buttons together and then holding the “Power” button till the screen turns up and the Samsung logo appears and blink for 2 times. Now release the Power button but keep the other two keys pressed till you see a black screen with green Android Toy bot and Blue text. If you have a Galaxy Tab or Note 10.1, press and hold the “Volume Down+Power” keys together for a few seconds till you see the yellow triangle with Android toy bot followed by a black screen with blue text.
Step 9. You will have to use the Volume Up/Down keys to scroll up or down, and the Power button to select an option in Recovery mode.
Step 10. Scroll down to “wipe data/factory reset” option and select “yes” to confirm your choice. Go to “wipe cache partition” and confirm the choice. At last go to the “reboot system now” option and select it.
After completion the device will boot for a longer time than usually it does. On complete boot your device is now running on the downgraded firmware.