1. BlackOrbit87's Avatar
    I absolutely hate lollipop and the changes they made with it. I totally HATE the user interface and some of my apps no longer work right. I have a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet.

    I want to go back to kitkat 4.4. Is there a way to go back to kitkat? Can someone give me precise instructions on how to go back to kitkat, as I am not very knowledgeable in these areas. I tried doing a factory reboot twice, but it still came back with that crappy lollipop installed. Thank you.
    12-08-2014 11:32 AM
  2. raptir's Avatar
    You need to flash the KitKat factory image.


    Once downloaded, you need to install Fastboot on your computer. This is probably the easiest way:

    [TOOL] [WINDOWS] ADB, Fastboot and Drivers -… | Android Development and Hacking | XDA Forums

    You'll need to add Fastboot to your system's path. You can skip to the part about that here:

    How To Set Up Android ADB & Fastboot On Windows [Tutorial] | Redmond Pie

    Then, extract the factory image you downloaded. You will need to unlock your bootloader. Boot your device into the bootloader by holding power and volume down when the device is off. Plug your tablet into your computer and run "fastboot oem unlock" at a command line. This will wipe all your data. Then run the "flash-all.bat" file that is inside the factory image.
    12-08-2014 12:30 PM
  3. BlackOrbit87's Avatar
    Thanks for the info Raptir. I have a vague idea what you mean. I'm not sure what all the individual steps would be for each action. I have seen the broad strokes of how to do this on the internet via google searches, but am afraid to try it in case I miss some vital step and then really screw up my tablet. I don't have the technical know how to fill in the blanks.
    12-08-2014 12:56 PM
  4. Michael Lynady's Avatar
    Then why did you ask for precise instructions and waste someone's time?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-09-2014 12:23 AM
  5. TNG213's Avatar
    You could try installing the Nexus Root Toolkit at wugfresh dot com. I believe it automates functions like flashing stock/custom ROMs, backup/restore, etc.
    12-12-2014 05:56 PM

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