Monday, June 20, 2016

[Guide] How to Downgrade Firmware on Lenovo A6000 From Android Lollipop to Kitkat.

[Guide] How to Downgrade Firmware on Lenovo A6000 From Android Lollipop to Kitkat.

Downgrade Lenovo A6000 Lollipop to Kitkat. By default this device comes with Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) and suppoerted with Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, Processors Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53, GPU Adreno 306, 1 GB of RAM as their engine. Additional feature is main camera with 8 MP and secondary camera 2 MP. If you've already upgrade Lenovo A6000 from Kitkat to Lollipop version you will get new UI experience and some security patch, but on this new version you will get low performance and stability. And now you will get your Android Kitkat is back ? Don't worry on this article we will show you how Downgrade Firmware on Lenovo A6000 From Android Lollipop to Kitkat.

We don't need PC or computer to downgrade or revert from Lollipop to Kitkat, but we use stock recovery or a custom recovery like TWRP.

Beware !!! If you install a tock recovery or a custom recovery this might brick your Lenovo A6000 device or your device may run abnormally

Preparation Before Downgrade.

  1. You must download Stock Rom Lenovo Kitkat Version S040 from Here 
    http://phonedl.ota.lenovomm.com/dls/v6/Kraft-A6000_S040_150805_WCB1.zip

    or Here 
  2. https://mega.nz/#!c552lKhA 
  3. Then Backup your Lenovo A6000, see this guide 
  4. http://guidebelajar.blogspot.com/2015/05/guide-to-backup-and-restore-sms-on.html
  5. Make sure you have at least 80% of battery capacity.
  6. Currently your Lenovo A6000 running Android Lollipop (s052, s054, or s056)
  7. Stock recovery must be installed on your Lenovo A6000 device.(recommended)

Downgrade Process [Guide]

  1. Once Stock ROM successfully downloaded, now connect your Lenovo A6000 device to your computer through USB cable and transfer Stock ROM file to SD card on the root folder.
  2. Then turn off your Lenovo A6000 device and boot into Recovery mode. How to do this ?
    • Make sure your device is totally turn off.
    • Now, press and hold Power Button + Volume Down + Volume UP button at the same time.

    • Then, release all button when you see Lenovo Logo appear on screen.
    • Wait a minute, and you will enter Recovery Mode.
      recovery mode lenovo a6000
      recovery mode lenovo a6000
  3. Use volume Up and Volume Down to navigate all menu. and use Power button to confirm your selection.
  4. Now select Wipe data/factory reset 
  5. Then select Yes- Delete all user data
  6. Then select  apply update from sdcard.
  7. Then navigate to the Stock Rom file that have been downloaded.
  8. Now, press power button to start downgrade process.
  9. Wait a while, once this downgrade finish your Lenovo A6000 will reboot automatically.
  10. Finish.

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