How to Downgrade Lenovo A6000/Plus from Lollipop to KitKat

Lollipop upgrade for Lenovo A6000/Plus proved to be a curse instead of boon. There are lot of bugs like WhatsApp Contact Sync issue and faster battery draining issue. So, if you want to get rid of this Lollipop upgrade and downgrade your Lenovo A6000/Plus to KitKat, you are at the right place.

You can also install Custom ROM but it will invalidate your device’s warranty. However, we have a solution for that. Here, we will show you how to downgrade your Lenovo A6000/Plus from Lollipop 5.0.2 to Kitkat 4.4.4. We will use official KitKat Stock ROM in this tutorial, so, you won’t lose your device’s warranty.

NOTE: 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.

A6000 | A6000 Plus

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 Lenovo A6000/Plus must be un-rooted in order to downgrade from Lollipop to KitKat. If you have rooted your device, you have to first un-root your device.


SEE ALSO: How to Downgrade Lenovo A6000 or A6000 Plus from Android Nougat to KitKat?


Downgrade Lenovo A6000/Plus from Lollipop to KitKat

After getting all the required things ready, follow these steps.

Step 1: Copy KitKat Stock ROM to SD Card and Turn Off your Phone

First of all, copy downloaded Lenovo A6000/Plus Stock ROM zip file to your SD card and rename it to update.zip. After that insert SD card in your phone. Now, power off your device using power button on your phone.

Power Off your Lenovo A6000/Plus to Downgrade it to KitKat
Power Off your Lenovo A6000/Plus

Step 2: Boot your Lenovo A6000/Plus into Recovery

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. When you are in Recovery mode, you will see Android robot logo. If you don’t see it, you have to power off your device and repeat this step again. We will flash KitKat stock ROM and downgrade Lenovo A6000/Plus using Stock Recovery.

Boot Lenovo A6000/Plus into Recovery Mode
Boot Lenovo A6000/Plus into Recovery Mode

Step 3: Wipe your Lenovo A6000/Plus using Recovery

After successfully booting into Recovery Mode, you will see Stock Recovery Menu on screen. Now, choose wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition to format your device.

Perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset on using Stock Recovery
Perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset on using Stock Recovery

Step 4: Install KitKat Stock ROM from SD Card

After wiping out data and cache partition, select apply update from sd card option. After that, navigate to KitKat Stock ROM zip file on your SD card and select it. We will now install KitKat stock ROM to downgrade Lenovo A6000/Plus from Lollipop to KitKat.

Select Apply Updates from SD Card in Stock Recovery
Select Apply Updates from SD Card in Stock Recovery

System will flash selected KitKat Stock ROM on your Lenovo A6000/Plus phone. This process will take some time. You can have a cup of coffee in meanwhile.

Installing KitKat Stock ROM on Lenovo A6000/Plus to Downgrade it
Installing KitKat Stock ROM on Lenovo A6000/Plus

Step 5: Reboot your Lenovo A6000/Plus to KitKat

After successful installation of KitKat Stock ROM, select reboot system now option from Stock Recovery Menu. Your phone will reboot to Android KitKat now.

Select Reboot System Now from Recovery
Select Reboot System Now from Recovery

Downgrade Lenovo A6000/Plus to KitKat using Stock ROM

Now, your Lenovo A6000/Plus will reboot to KitKat. And you will have to setup your phone just like you did first time after purchasing it. You have successfully downgraded your Lenovo A6000/Plus from Lollipop 5.0.2 to KitKat 4.4.4.

Hope you liked this tutorial. If you still face problems after downgrading your phone, just give it a factory reset. Feel free to comment your queries and suggestions down below.

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6 Comments

  1. I suffered a lot after upgraded to Lollipop. This tutorial helped me to downgrade to my original Kitkat. Now it works well and I am so Happy! Thank you so much Aslam!!!

  2. Thank your for your great method for downgrading lenovo a6000. I successfully downgraded my lenovo mobile.
    Use this method carefully. You will get success . Thank you very much again.

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