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Restore lollipop to Kitkat Samsung S4

Hi,

I got the recent update to lollipop on my S4 (5.0.1) and im not keen on it. How do i revert back to Kitkat (4.4.4) please?

Thanks,

Dean

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Re: Restore lollipop to Kitkat Samsung S4

You can see all the firmwares released for the S4 (non Black Edition) Virgin Media sold here http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/GT-I9505/BTU/

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Re: Restore lollipop to Kitkat Samsung S4

There are guides on the internet, however I wouldn't expect they are not supported by Samsung or Virgin Media, and it's not a simple process. So I'm not going to post any links to them.

 

If you did follow any of the guides and your phone stopped working, I wouldn't expect it to be covered by any warranty that may still be in place for you phone.

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Re: Restore lollipop to Kitkat Samsung S4

Thanks for that. Im aware of the process to be able to put a factory image onto the phone, the question is where would i get the VM specific one from considering the update seems to be a one way street for OTA updates.

 

Theres gotta be a supported way back, the UI is just too different to blindly push out to people.

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Re: Restore lollipop to Kitkat Samsung S4

You can see all the firmwares released for the S4 (non Black Edition) Virgin Media sold here http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/GT-I9505/BTU/

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Re: Restore lollipop to Kitkat Samsung S4

Thanks, had no idea BTU was in fact VM.

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Re: Restore lollipop to Kitkat Samsung S4

It is for the S4 as the ones sold were the same as SIM Free.

 

For the S5 and some other Samsung phones there is a specific Virgin variant.

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