Downgrading Ally from 2.2.1 back to 2.2?
I know it's pretty late in the Ally's life-cycle to be asking something like this, but has anyone succeeded in downgrading an Ally from Android 2.2.1 back to 2.2? In my case, it's not an issue of being able to root the phone (successfully rooted several weeks ago using SuperOneClick 1.9.1), but with a particular app that isn't compatible with 2.2.1 or above.
I found a couple of online tutorials for downgrading the LG Vortex from 2.2.1 back to 2.2, but honestly I doubt that my technical kung fu in this area is strong enough for me to recognize whatever changes to the procedure would be necessary to adapt it to the Ally and implement them without bricking my phone.
Thanks in advance for whatever assistance or advice anyone can provide.
- 05-29-2011, 03:42 PM #2
I need to get back to 2.2 (which I understood to be the original "Froyo"), as that is the latest version that the software is compatible with.
BTW - thanks for the interest, Doug
- 05-30-2011, 11:08 AM #4
so 2.2.1 is the Ally's earliest version of Froyo.
You might want to search the market for a app called Spare Parts open it and check Compatibility Mode & see if that helps.
You can go back from Froyo to Eclair but it's a rather lengthy process. I can help if Spare Parts won't work.
BTW, what APP are you talking about?
Wow, I was fairly sure these phones were running version 2.1 when I bought them last summer...although I admit to being a lot more naive about such details back then. That seems to jive with the release info I've found around the net, and also with my (admittedly suspect at times) memory of updating the OS twice since then (as I mentioned, currently 2.2.1).
Doug, check your PM's for specifics on the specific app in question.
More confused than ever now -- rep at my local Verizon store confirmed today that my LG Ally was originally shipped with Android 2.2 -- which he referred to as LG VS740ZVD. Misinformation? I realize - as Doug mentioned above - that sequence is commonly used around these parts to designate Android 2.2.1.
Either way, the guy wasn't terribly forthcoming about how I might get back to that "original" configuration...but I'm still hoping that someone here can point me in the right direction.
- 06-01-2011, 01:09 AM #8