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    downgrade from ics to gingerbread

    I have an Sony XPERIA U device. I updated recently to android ICS (4.0.4).

    I want to downgrade my ICS to android Gingerbread (2.3.6), because ICS has a lot of bugs..

    Does anyone know how to this, or where I can find it, especially for my device?

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    anikrish anikrish is on a distinguished road
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    Re: downgrade from ics to gingerbread

    In order to downgrade the phone from ICS to Gingerbread there are two ways one is to install a ROM through the recovery which can be done by downloading the ROM and then placing it your PC and then using a PC tool you can connect the phone to the PC then install the ROM. If you are not familiar with the process then it is advisable to take the phone to a Authorized Service center of Sony there they will downgrade the phone for you. I personally prefer the second option as it is safe and you can also get a backup of your personal information.
    Hope this Helps.

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    lakshmina26 lakshmina26 is on a distinguished road
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    Re: downgrade from ics to gingerbread

    Process to do the same as you want:

    1. Download the following by click on the link: http://www.xdafileserver.nl/index.ph...9%2FSTOCK+ROMS

    2. Now install ADB drivers.

    3. Install Flashtool.

    4. Copy your Gingerbread. ftf file to Firmwares in flashtool.

    5. Now open the Flashtool.exe, after this click on the highlighted tab on your device.

    6. After that click on the Mode selector to Flashmode.

    7. Then select Firmwares.

    8. Click Ok button at the bottom to finish.

    9. After flashing, it will reboot, nearly it took 15 minutes.

    If you further clarification or clarity you want about this please watch the below videos to do the same with a neat and perfect manner:




    All the Best and Be happy...

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