How to Downgrade Galaxy Note 4 to Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Samsung has already updated its flagship in phablet category, the Galaxy Note 4 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, however, there are some users who don’t like this update for whatever reason it can be and they want to downgrade to 4.4.4 KitKat. If you are one of those users, then this is the best guide to achieve what you are asking for.

Downgrade Galaxy Note 4 to Android 4.4.4 KitKat

In my opinion, why many people why to divert back to Lollipop is because at the moment there are lot of bugs in current firmware which Samsung released for Note 4 and the previous KitKat one was lot stable then this one. So if you have made your mind to downgrade Note 4 to Android 4.4 KitKat, then lets proceed with tutorial and get this done quickly.

Pre-Requirements

  • First of all ensure that you have Samsung USB Drivers installed on your computer.
  • Make a complete backup of all your important data using CWM recovery or TWRP and keep it safe.
  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode on your phone from Settings –> Developer Options –> “Enable USB Debugging”.

Files Required

Steps to Downgrade Galaxy Note 4 to Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Step 1: Download the Android 4.4 KitKat firmware for your Note 4 and Odin and place the zips on desktop.

Step 2: Now Turn Off your Galaxy Note 4 and boot it to Download Mode. For that, Turn it On while pressing and holding “Home + Power + Volume” buttons simultaneously.

Step 3: From Odin folder, run the .exe file to launch Odin and connect your phone to your computer via USB cable. You will see ID:COM box light will turn blue if your phone is connected. If it isn’t, make sure you have properly install USB drivers on your computer.

Step 4: Now click on “AP” button in Odin and browse for the firmware files you have downloaded. After that, make sure “Auto Reboot” , “F.Reset Time” and “Re-Partition” are checked.

Step 5: Check everything once again and if satisfied then click on “Start” button in the center at bottom to start the process of installation which will take few minutes. Once your phone is downgraded, it will reboot automatically.

Hopefully, your Note 4 is now downgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat and you can verify from Settings –> About Phone. If you have experienced any difficulty or have any query, don’t hesitate to ask us.

Comments

  1. Slurp says

    Is it ok if I download a version of 4.4.4 KitKat that isnt the same as my PDA number? My PDA number only has Lollipop 5.0.1 on sammmobile. I just got my Note 4 yesterday and HATE lollipop.

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