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How to downgrade the 701?
« on: March 31, 2013, 11:50:57 pm »
Hey there, guys!
So I have a Nokia 701 and a few weeks/months ago I got the update for Feature Pack 2, which sucks a lot and I don't want it. So I looked to downgrade it.
I downloaded the correct firmware for my product code (tried 111.10.*, 111.30.*), but it didn't work. When waiting for communication response after programming the device, it just counts down from 25 to 0 and tell me it failed. I could only successfully flash my phone to the current version which is 113.*.*.
Now after a little research I learned that I need a special device to downgrade the 701. Is that true? And do you think someone from Nokia could downgrade the phone for me?
Thank you for your help!
I hope I was clear enough.

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 04:56:17 pm »
You can't downgrade it yourself only Nokia can do it for you.

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 06:26:26 pm »
You can't downgrade it yourself only Nokia can do it for you.
I have successfully downgraded my 701 to Belle FP1  :P :P

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 01:56:02 pm »
how tp downgrade belle fp2 to fp1 in nokia 701 ? Please tell me any solution for downgrading...

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 04:12:24 pm »
how tp downgrade belle fp2 to fp1 in nokia 701 ? Please tell me any solution for downgrading...
You can't, simple as.

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 09:57:28 am »
You can't, simple as.
Paul, I've done it. Also showed you some screenshots. The only bug is that the phone gets slightly slower but I've done it  :P

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 10:46:05 pm »
Paul, I've done it. Also showed you some screenshots. The only bug is that the phone gets slightly slower but I've done it  :P


so, please could you tell me how to do it??? i think i got an idea of how to but im scared of bricking my phone, see the last comment of this post.... http://forum.dailymobile.net/index.php?topic=60902.315

please tell me how i'd really apreciate.

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 03:37:26 am »
In regards to downgrading the firmware, has anyone ever tried gutting the .fpsx files with NC and replacing with the lower FW's files?
It was how i built the CFW for my E72, incorporating RM-530 FW (91.003) to my RM-529 (71.004).
There is always dead phone flashing if you brick it, right?

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 03:40:01 am »
In regards to downgrading the firmware, has anyone ever tried gutting the .fpsx files with NC and replacing with the lower FW's files?
It was how i built the CFW for my E72, incorporating RM-530 FW (91.003) to my RM-529 (71.004).
There is always dead phone flashing if you brick it, right?

I did have that idea once but never had the gonads to try it out, and the older devices don't always recover with dead flashing, it's S^3 ones which are best at that.

But I guess it would just brick, hash checks or something like that.

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 04:45:24 am »
i am pretty sure it will work, and i can say from experience that even S60 will take a dead flash no sweat. i bricked the E72 a few times trying out more extensive mods when i was working on that CFW for it, but it was resuscitated every time.
Speaking of not having the sac for a flash, i have the first version of an N8 CFW ready to go but i like the phone just the way it is right now so i am hesitant to flash it  :D
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 04:54:43 am by matthew.kuhl79 »

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2013, 10:22:29 pm »
so can anybody tell me how to downgrade fp2 to nokia belle fp1 or nokia belle please, i was about to use the nokia n8 method in my nokia 603 but im not sure if it will works or maybe i could brick my phone...

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Re: How to downgrade the 701?
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2013, 11:43:14 pm »
so can anybody tell me how to downgrade fp2 to nokia belle fp1 or nokia belle please, i was about to use the nokia n8 method in my nokia 603 but im not sure if it will works or maybe i could brick my phone...
Check with Sanjay, mate. He has done it. i am pretty sure i know a way, but he says he has already done it.