Monday, April 1, 2013

How to downgrade Android JellyBean to GingerBread on Samsung Galaxy S Advance

We’ve posted tutorials on how to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S advance phone with latest official Jelly Bean release, but few users were not satisfied with JB and wanted to go back to GingerBread. It gets touch emailing all the instructions to our fellow readers for downgrading back to GB on Galaxy S Advance. So here, I’ve put the tutorial on How to downgrade Galaxy S Advance from Jelly Bean to GingerBread OS.

Requirements:
Follow the instructions carefully. This tutorial is applicable for Galaxy S Advance phone (GT-I9070) running Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 OS.
Make sure you’ve charged your phone to its full capacity.
Backup all contents on your phone including contacts, messages, apps (if you want to), images, videos, personal files as downgrading process will wipe everything.
Proceed at your own risk as your device might get bricked. So, do not downgrade unless you desperately want to. If you really want to downgrade to GB, you can even approach Samsung Mobile Service center to do the job for you instead of taking risk yourself. The author and this website hold no responsibility for any damage.
USB Data Cable
Computer/Laptop

How to Downgrade JB 4.1.2 to GB 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance


  1. Download this package from here. This is compressed file. Use 7-zip or winrar program to extract the archive.
  2. If you Galaxy S Advance phone is the 16GB model, download this file also from here. Extract this rar file.
  3. Open Odin3 v1.85 version.
  4. Turn off your phone. Go to download mode on your phone by pressing volume down + home+ power keys together. You’ll be asked to press volume up key to confirm entry into download mode.
  5. Connect your phone to computer via usb cable.
  6. In ODIN, a box will turn colored with com number and in the log window, there will be a message – Added.
  7. Now click on PDA button in ODIN and select CODE_GT-I9070_I9070DXLD1_CL1068093_REV00_user_SEC_KEY_LD1_ 8G.tar.md5 file.
  8. Now hit on CSC button and select CSC_GT-I9070-MULTI-CSC-OLBLD1_SEC_KEY_8G.tar.md5 file.
  9. Hit on PIT button and select the PIT file extracted from the downloaded package in first step above (GT-I9070_EUR_XX_8G.pit).
  10. Now, make sure Re-Partition, Auto-Reboot, F. Reset Time boxes are ticked in ODIN program.
  11. Click on Start button.
  12. Let the flashing process continue.
  13. After some time, your phone will reboot. It might take time to start so have patience.
  14. Once your phone starts successfully and ODIN displays PASS message in Green colored box, you can then unplug your phone from computer.
  15. Go to phone settings to confirm if you’re successfully back on GingerBread OS.
  16. Now, if you’ve 16GB Galaxy S Advance phone, your internal memory might have shrunk to much smaller size. To fix this, Follow the above steps to flash your phone again, but this time, select the PIT file downloaded in step 2 above instead of PIT file from step 1. After flashing, the phone will start automatically. Go to phone settings and under storage options, choose format storage. This way, your internal storage of 16gb will be restored on your galaxy s advance phone. Note: This 16th step is only for those people who have 16gb sgsa model.
  17. You can also now flash other GingerBread OS version for your country via Odin3 v3.07 if you want following the general flashing method(Optional).
  18. So, I hope this tutorial helps you get your device back to its original glory. Proceed with caution, or give Jelly Bean more time to stabilize itself if you’re not happy with JB as more and more updates will be released for JB for various countries soon. Hence downgrading is not the best choice.

19 comments :

  1. This didnt work on my s advance 16gb

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    1. 1)Download this package from here[http://fs1.d-h.st/download/00024/sA3/All%20Files.7z]. This is compressed file. Use 7-zip or winrar program to extract the archive.

      2)Open Odin3 v1.85 version.

      3)Turn off your phone. Go to download mode on your phone by pressing volume down + home+ power keys together. You’ll be asked to press volume up key to confirm entry into download mode.

      4)Connect your phone to computer via usb cable.

      5)In ODIN, a box will turn colored with com number and in the log window, there will be a message – Added.

      6)Now click on PDA button in ODIN and select CODE_GT-I9070_I9070DXLD1_CL1068093_REV00_user_SEC_KEY_LD1_ 8G.tar.md5 file.

      7)Now hit on CSC button and select CSC_GT-I9070-MULTI-CSC-OLBLD1_SEC_KEY_8G.tar.md5 file.

      8)Hit on PIT button and select the PIT file extracted from the downloaded package in first step above (GT-I9070_EUR_XX_8G.pit).

      9)Now, make sure Re-Partition, Auto-Reboot, F. Reset Time boxes are ticked in ODIN program.

      10)Click on Start button.

      11)Let the flashing process continue.

      12)After some time, your phone will reboot. It might take time to start so have patience.

      13)Once your phone starts successfully and ODIN displays PASS message in Green colored box, you can then unplug your phone from computer.

      14)Go to phone settings to confirm if you’re successfully back on GingerBread OS.

      15)Now, if you’ve 16GB Galaxy S Advance phone, proceed ahead as your internal memory might have shrunk to much smaller size. To fix this, download this file also from here[http://www.mediafire.com/?ufasuhiwkt65rq3]. Extract this rar file.

      16)Download the official GingerBread firmware of your country. For India, official GB from here[http://www.hotfile.com/dl/183584456/8dcf4f6/I9070DDLK2_I9070ODDLJ1_INU.zip.html]. For any other country, go to http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=GT-I9070 and select your country’s official firmware. Extract the downloaded folder

      17)Launch Odin3 v1.85 version again. Click PDA button and select the official gb firmware from the extracted folder in 16th step. Click on PTT button and select the pit file downloaded in 15th step.

      18)Click on Start button.

      19)After flashing, the phone will start automatically.

      20)Go to phone settings and under storage options, choose format storage. This way, your internal storage of 16gb will be restored on your galaxy s advance phone. Note: The steps from 15th onwards is for those with 16gb sgsa model.

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  2. change the csc version to INU i.e India….
    to change we have to type *#272*IMEI No.# and then select the indian version ‘INU’

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  3. Hi Imran... you have been a great help with my Samsung Galaxy S Adavance phone.. i got kit kat and its really good, two things are missing, need to know the way to activate call waiting facility and No FM app is aval... Also can I update my sony phone with jelly bean in it to kitkat.. if yes then how?????

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    1. As cynogen Mod is a Generic Firmware You can try updating but would recommend you to have the backup of Sony Firmware.

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  4. my 8 gb memory was reduced to 3.92gb after downgrading to 2.3.6. is there any way to increase the my usb storage memory back

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    1. formatted but it was not increased, i have done factory reset also but no use. my phone is working smoothly and thanks for the post

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    2. i have few doubts can i install os of another mobile( sadvance 4.1.2 to galaxy core 4.1.2)

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    3. Follow step no 16 in the above post:

      16. Now, if you’ve 16GB Galaxy S Advance phone, your internal memory might have shrunk to much smaller size. To fix this, Follow the above steps to flash your phone again, but this time, select the PIT file downloaded in step 2 above instead of PIT file from step 1. After flashing, the phone will start automatically. Go to phone settings and under storage options, choose format storage. This way, your internal storage of 16gb will be restored on your galaxy s advance phone. Note: This 16th step is only for those people who have 16gb sgsa model.

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  5. how to find whether mobile is 8gb or 16gb am confused. internal storage of my mobile is 11.9gb which one i have to install wether 8G tar or 16Gtar

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    1. Your Mobile seems like a 16GB as its showing 11.9GB free space rest other space like missing 5 GB includes Apps installed and OS files.
      You should use a 16GB Tar file

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    2. thanks sir and small doubt can i install galaxy core os to s advance through this method

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    3. You can but not using this zip file

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    4. ya i have downloaded 4.1.2 of core in software updates can i proceed with this method

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    5. Yes You can absolutely do that using this method

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    6. i am doing flashing for 16gb mble the process had started but stucked in miidle

      ID:0/006> Added!!
      Enter CS for MD5..
      Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
      Please wait..
      CODE_GT-I9070_I9070DXLD1_CL1068093_REV00_user_SEC_KEY_LD1_8G.tar.md5 is valid.
      CSC_GT-I9070-MULTI-CSC-OLBLD1_SEC_KEY_8G.tar.md5 is valid.
      Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
      Leave CS..
      Odin v.3 engine (ID:6)..
      File analysis..
      SetupConnection..

      here it stopped what to do next

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  6. hi imran....................
    after a long struggle infinally got my 16gb storage back

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