1. Tony Cochran's Avatar
    Is it possible 5o revert back to kit kat and get rid of lollipop? Please this thing is pissing me off. Why Android why update our phones with a ****ty operating system that basically ruins our smartphones? Please kill this update 100% and give us back kit kat

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-16-2015 01:21 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It would help if you told us which phone you have.
    04-16-2015 09:12 PM
  3. Tony Cochran's Avatar
    Galaxy s5

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-17-2015 07:18 AM
  4. mrgiven's Avatar
    Oh yeah that's exactly what I want to do! Take this dang s6 back, get a s5, revert it back to kitkat and wait a few months for the bugs to be worked out.

    Please please please tell me this can be done!!!!
    04-17-2015 10:17 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I suggest this frequently, but honestly am not sure how successful it is, because I've never tried it: reflash the stock KitKat ROM using Odin. http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...interface.html. Find the official firmware here: Firmwares - SamMobile
    04-17-2015 10:53 AM
  6. Pavlin Stoichev's Avatar
    I want to do that, however there are 2 issues I've seen online with it:
    1. Some people brick their phones doing that. It seems it is not 100% secure.
    2. After you revert back you keep getting notifications that there is a software upgrade and it get's so annoying so you just give up and upgrade.
    mrgiven likes this.
    04-18-2015 06:46 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Both are valid points. To prevent the updates after reverting back to KitKat, you could consider rooting the phone and disabling the system updater. But again, there are risks if you're not careful.
    04-19-2015 01:16 AM
  8. Ichi_Bear's Avatar
    I updated my S5 to Lollipop last Friday. It didn't go smoothly. The initial update was very buggy and there was so much lag! I did a full Factory reset and it seems to have sorted out the glitches. Try this. Hope it works for you. Good luck 😉✌

    Sent from my SM-G901F using Tapatalk
    B. Diddy, tluv004 and Hypnotoadd like this.
    04-19-2015 07:43 AM
  9. Tony Cochran's Avatar
    Thanks for all help but why are the techs and people that made this ops not replying? I finally got all my contacts sorted out properly from my phone upgrade and bow have to factory reset to fix glitches? I have never been so disappointed in a software company in my life.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-20-2015 11:27 AM
  10. Tony Cochran's Avatar
    I am curious though, why on the lock screen do I now have to tap my notification I want to view then also swipe to unlock my phone? I have no unlock security crap on in my settings. That is very annoying. It is actually faster to unlock then go to the app than it is to click on the notification from my lock screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-20-2015 12:14 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks for all help but why are the techs and people that made this ops not replying?
    This is a community forum, not an official tech support site. We aren't affiliated with any manufacturer or software company. Most of us are just tech enthusiasts who have other day jobs. I would guess that engineers from Google or other manufacturers are prohibited from participating on these kinds of forums, due to concerns about discussing intellectual property.
    04-20-2015 01:09 PM
  12. AndroidHabit's Avatar
    I don't know how Samsung did the update but I know LG didn't implement most of which is Lollipop.
    So if Samsung is anything like LG which it is then I would assume lollipop is not much different from KitKat.
    Bugs were worked out under the hood and well as applying the Lollipop theme.
    I am just glad that my LG with Lollipop was able to be rooted.
    I really didn't want Lollipop to begin with but I had no choice once AT&T updated it to Lollipop.
    They sent my warranty replacement with it and I don't want to go through downgrading.
    A factory reset after an update reinstalls the update from scratch without hiccups.
    Since your phone was on at the time of updating and its just added to the side of the original OS.
    Once you factory reset it with the new update, that should organize the files and clear any bugs.
    04-20-2015 04:57 PM

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