[How To] Downgrade Asus Zenfone 5 from Lollipop to 4.4 KitKat

Android 5.0 Lollipop Beta was released for Asus Zenfone 5 few days ago and hundreds of users have already upgraded their phones to this beta using our step by step tutorial. However, since it is beta, so bugs and performance issues were expected in this update and if you are tired of these or simply want to go back to Stable Android 4.4 KitKat, then you are on right page.

Follow our detailed guide to safely downgrade your Asus Zenfone 5 from Android 5.0 Lollipop Beta for Android 4.4 KitKat using your Windows PC. Shall we proceed? Alright, lets go.

Make sure:

  • USB Debugging is enabled on your Zenfone 5

How to Downgrade Asus Zenfone 5 from Android 5.0 Lollipop Beta to Android 4.4 KitKat

Step 1: Download the Zenfone 4.4 Stock System img.

Step 2: Download recovery.img & Fastboot.img.

Step 3: Extract both to desktop.

Step 4: Connect your Zenfone 5 to your computer.

Step 5: Go to WW folder and open CMD there.

Step 6: There in CMD type “ADB devices” and hit Enter.

Step 7: You will need to reboot your phone to bootloader now. For that, type “adb reboot bootloader” and hit Enter.

Step 8: Once your Zenfone 5 is in bootloader mode, type the followings commands:

  • fastboot flash boot boot.img [Wait until it is finished]
  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img [Wait until it is finished]
  • fastboot flash fastboot fastboot.img

Step 9: Once done with that, go to System Image folder and open CMD there. Type “fastboot flash system system.img” there and hit Enter. [Wait until it is finished].

Once done with all above, go to droidboot and do a factory reset followed by rebooting your Zenfone 5. After that, you will see that your Zenfone is successfully downgraded from Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 4.4 KitKat.