Lenovo realeased Lollipop upgrade for it’s Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus smartphone. But that release proved to be a curse instead of boon for Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus users. There are lot of bugs like WhatsApp Contact Sync Issue and faster battery draining issue. Most of the people want to get rid of this Lollipop upgrade and downgrade their Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus to KitKat. But they don’t want to install Custom ROM because it will invalidate their Device’s warranty. You no longer need to worry about that, here we present a tutorial on “How to Downgrade your Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus from Android Lollipop 5.0.2 to Android Kitkat 4.4.4“. We will use official KitKat Stock ROM in this tutorial so that you won’t lose your device’s warranty.
[box type=”warning” align=”” class=”” width=””]YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO TAKE BACKUP OF YOUR PHONE’S DATA BEFORE PROCEEDING AS THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR DEVICE’S INTERNAL STORAGE. IN CASE OF FAILURE, YOU MAY GET A DEAD SD CARD OR YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR DEVICE IN DEAD STATE. THIS TUTORIAL MAY WORK FOR SOME PEOPLE WHILE IT MAY NOT WORK FOR OTHERS. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE WON’T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DEVICE OR ANY LOSS OF DATA BY ANY MEANS.
Requirements to Downgrade:
1. Download official KitKat Stock ROM for Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus from here.
2. Take Backup of your personal data as this process will erase all data on your phone.
3. Charge your phone’s battery more than 70%.
4. Your device must have original Stock Recovery installed. You shouldn’t worry if you never installed custom ROM on your device.
5. Your device must be un-rooted. If you have rooted your device, you have to first un-root your device.
How to Downgrade Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus?
Copy downloaded Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus Stock ROM zip file to your sd card and rename it to Update.zip. Insert SD card in your phone.
After you have inserted SD card in your phone. Power off your device using power button on your phone.
Now go to Recovery Mode by holding down volume up, volume down, and power button together. You should hold these three buttons for 10 seconds and then release. You should see Android robot logo, if you don’t see it, you have to power off your device again and repeat this step again.
You will see Stock Recovery Menu on screen, choose wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition before installing KitKat ROM on your device.
After wiping out data and cache partition, select apply update from sd card and then navigate to KitKat Stock ROM zip file you copied to your SD card in Step 1 and select it.
This process is going to take some time. You can have a cup of coffee in meanwhile.
After you have successfully installed KitKat Stock ROM on your Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus, choose reboot system now option from Stock Recovery Menu.
Now, your Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus will reboot and you will have to register your phone on Play Store using your Gmail Account just like you did first time when you bought it. You have successfully downgraded your Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus from Lollipop 5.0.2 to KitKat 4.4.4. If you still face problems after downgrading your phone, just give it a factory reset. Enjoy!