I can not downgrade an app on android 7.1.2

jimjones_br

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I uninstalled whatsapp and kept its data using:
Code:
adb.exe shell pm uninstall -k com.whatsapp

Then I tried to install an old version of whatsapp, but got the following error message even using the -r -d flags:
Code:
>adb install -r -d tmp\LegacyWhatsApp.apk
1738 KB/s (18329558 bytes in 10.298s)
Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_VERSION_DOWNGRADE]

I'm using Windows 10 and Pixel XL android version 7.1.2
How can I downgrade whatsapp and keep the data folder?
 

hallux

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I'm not an expert, but thinking about it, you might consider temporarily moving the Whatsapp data to a different folder while performing the install. Unfortunately, the app may have done some database upgrades/changes during an app update, rendering the database useless with an older version of the app.
 

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