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Downgrade Tecno Camon C8 from Marshmallow to Lollipop

Downgrade tecno camon c8 to lollipop – This article is about how to downgrade the tecno camon c8 from marshmallow hios to lollipop OS which is the default OS for the tecno camon c8.

The marshmallow upgrade for tecno camon c8 sure has some side effects like fast draining battery, lagging, call recorder not working, camera not working to mention but few. However, TECNO engineers are still working hard to provide fixes to the current HiOS issues on the C8, i’m sure they will soon be a stable version of Marshmallow for Tecno Camon C8.

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Most Tecno c8 users who upgraded from Lollipop to Marshmallow are already complaining and looking for was to downgrade back from marshamallow HiOS to lollipop. If you are one of those read on to find out how to downgrade tecno camon c8 from marshamallow to lollipop 5.0 OS.

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Note: If you want to downgrade back to Lollipop 5.0, bear it in mind that you shall not receive any Marshmallow (HiOS) Over the Air (OTA) update.

So lets get started.. To accomplish this you will need the following:

  • You must have A Computer or Laptop with Internet Connection (if you don’t have one you can use your friend’s own – what are friends for if not for inconvenience? 🙂 )
  • You must VCOM Drivers installed on your machine. Read this tutorial Hovatech on How to Install VCOM Drivers on Windows
  • C8 Downgrade Tool. Download it here (HiFlashTool-C8-H352-A2-L-20160307.exe)
  • You also need a working USB Cable
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So let’s get started…I want to believe by now you have downloaded the files needed for this downgrade. If you have done so, move on to the next step.

==> Unzip the HiFlashTool package and launch the Downgrade Package with admin privilege. Right click on the file and click on run as administrator

==> You should see this once its done loading

tecno flash tool

==> Now switch off your tecno camon c8 and connect it to your computer with the USB cable. By now you should have install your VCOM drivers.

==> Once your device has been detected the downgrade process should initiate immediately

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CAUTION: Do not close or do anything to abort the process else you won’t like what you will see.

==> When the process is done you will get a confirmation – a green tick.

Now you can disconnect your phone and power it on. Downgrade completed! You should have your lollipop 5.0 back now.

tecno c8 lollipop

So that’s it folks. That’s how to downgrade tecno camon c8 from marshmallow hiOs to lollipop 5.0. Please Don’t always be in a hurry to upgrade your phone always read reviews before you do that.

Let me know if you face any challenge(s) downgrading tecno camon c8 from marshmallow to lollipop 5.0. I will try as much as I can do help.

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  1. will I loose any file or app after the downgrading ?

  2. will I loose any file or app after d downgrading ?

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