How to downgrade ZenFone 5 from Android 5.0 Lollipop to Kitkat v2.21.40.44

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Lollipop update rolls in ASUS Zenfone 5 and people had tasted the taste of lollipop in zenfone 5 also. Zenfone 5 users are not looking happy with this update Lollipop update. Many issues are being reported in this android updates by the users. I personally own Zenfone 5 and i also feels the battery backup becomes worst with this update. Not only me, lots of people are facing batter drain issue or they are not happy with the new update then you must be are in search how to switch back to old kitkat android version. Don’t worry solutionexist will help you with the most simplest method to switch back to kiktkat. We in this post All you need to downgrade ZenFone 5 from Lollipop to Kitkat is download the required files and follow the instruction

Note: –  Solutionexist is not responsible for any harm casused to your device. In this method you are using the original and genuine firmware files by Asus mobiles so your warranty will not be void

How to downgrade ZenFone 5 from Lollipop to Kitkat v2.21.40.44

  • Step-1: Download Android 4.4 KitKat firmware versions 5.3.3.3 and 5.2.2.2 for your ZenFone 5
  • Download links:

    UL-ASUS_T00F-WW-5.3.3.3-user.zipUL-ASUS_T00F-WW-5.2.2.2-user.zip

    Note: Do not extract the downloaded links.
     

  • Step-2: Connect the ZenFone to the PC and copy the version 5.3.3.3 only to the phone’s internal storage. Do not copy the v5.2.2.2
  • Step-3: Disable the USB cable. Your phone will show a notification, ‘System Update File Detected. Touch to start the system update’
  • Step-4: Touch the notification to get a pop-up, which will show the file name of the KitKat firmware v5.3.3.3. Select it and tap OK
  • Step-5: The phone will now enter recovery mode and install the aforementioned KitKat firmware. After the installation, the phone will restart automatically
  • Step-6: Now flash KitKat firmware v5.2.2.2 on your phone
  • Step-7: Connect the phone with the PC and move the KitKat file to the internal storage
  • Step-8: Like the previous KitKat firmware, you should get a notification about the update. Simply touch it to get a pop-up and tap OK to install 5.2.2.2. This should downgrade your software version KitKat completely
  • Step-9: A reboot is required after the process
    After the process go to Settings>> About>> Software information>> Build number, and it should show 2.21.40.44.

Wrapping Up

This was the detailed method to downgrade ZenFone 5 from Lollipop to Kitkat
by solution exist. I personally own Zenfone 5 and I had use this process to get back kitkat verion in my phone hence this is personally tested solution for downgrade. If you faced and issue in downgrading process feel free to comment we will help you.

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Ronak Prajapati the Founder of Solution Exist is a Chemical Engineer by profession and a Self-trained AndroGeek who is a Part-Time blogger. He is a passionate tech blogger who likes to share his knowledge and helpd to troubleshoot problems of computers and PC.

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