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    Default Why can't I go back to 4.1 android with the reset?

    My moto G for some reason stays with the 4.4.2 system when I reset it...which is not okay because I'd like to go back to the 4.1 system. Kit Kat causes my battery drain in a matter of hours.
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    Default Re: Why cant I go back to 4.1 android with the reset?

    Unfortunately, a simple reset isn't going to make the OS downgrade.

    Didn't the Moto G ship with 4.3?
    "The worst foe lies within the self....."
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    Default Re: Why cant I go back to 4.1 android with the reset?

    it did...but on the 1st start up I decided to upgrade it. Then "mail" for god knows what reason started to drain 25% of my battery.....now I reset the whole phone and the mail drainage disappeared. Although the system is the updated 4.4.2. Weird.
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    Default Re: Why cant I go back to 4.1 android with the reset?

    It seems like Google was having some sort of weird issues. Hangouts was laggy and G+ was acting up as well.
    "The worst foe lies within the self....."
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    Default Re: Why can't I go back to 4.1 android with the reset?

    Yeah, the way Android firmware updates work is by replacing the system files, so the "factory data reset" is kind of a misnomer: you'll erase your user data, but the OS version will never go backwards. The only way to downgrade is to unlock the device bootloader and manually install an old system image.

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