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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-05-29, 10:12 AM

Hello!

Can somebody explain how to downgrade to Android 9 for the X 8505FS? Even after latest update I still do not get any notification unless app is open in background.

If it is not possible I will send it back for refund.


Thank you!

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-05-29, 22:09 PM

It is not straightforward to downgrade, and you can only do it as a fresh install, that is, your tablet will be completely wiped.

 

The "latest update" that you are running, what is its build number? I have a different model (8705F) and I have not yet been offered a build with the notification fixes. I downgraded to Android 9 several months ago, and it is working fine for me. This is what I did: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Android-based-Tablets-and-Phablets/Tab-M10-FHD-Plus-after-upgrade-to-Android-10-problems/m-p/5049935?page=25#5238996, but that won't work for you - you need to find a build intended for your model.

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-05-29, 23:02 PM

I had given up on my m8 fhd due to notifications and widget issues. Also TMobile digits would not run properly and receive calls over wifi as it should. I was so frustrated that I bought another tablet, the Galaxy tab a 8.4. 

 

Today 8, I decided to dig the m8 put and see if an update was available. There was not. The tablet had been previously updated over the air to the most current build. So, I decided to reset the tablet using the rescue and restore app even though I already had the latest firmware.

 

I lost everything, since the reset did a full wipe. However, to my surprise, it made a difference. TMobile digits now works and persistent notifications like my weather app temperature now stick in the status bar. I get notifications of calls and text from digits that I didn't get before. Gmail notifications seems to be better as well.

 

Apparently, the OTA update that I had received before for the same firmware did not completely fix what was ailing my tablet. The full reset from the rescue app seems to have done the trick. I will keep testing.

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-05-30, 11:18 AM

Thank you, @monxton39 ! I finally managed to downgrade the Tab. :-)

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-05-30, 11:21 AM
Enjoy, and make sure automatic updates are off!
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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-05-30, 11:29 AM
:-) You can be sure that I have done that first.
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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-06-10, 10:36 AM

Hi @ Kcot,

 

and other users from this thread, I kindly ask you to confirm, if you have upgraded to the fixed version already

 

TB-8505X_USR_S300183_2103161522_V9.56_BMP_ROW

TB-8505F_USR_S300118_2103061236_V9.56_BMP_ROW

TB-8705F_USR_S300043_2101271807_V9.56_BMP_ROW

 

thanks,

 

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-06-10, 11:36 AM

I have TV-8505FS_S300177_210306_BMP

Doesn't look like your list is current.

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-06-10, 12:18 PM

@Zuzana_Lenovo  I can confirm my M8 Tab FHD TB-8705F is and has been running this version:

TB-8705F_USR_S300043_2101271807_V9.56_BMP_ROW

 

And it didn't fix anything, even after a reset.

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-06-10, 15:14 PM

@Zuzana_Lenovo ,

 

I have an 8705F. You have listed TB-8705F_USR_S300043_2101271807_V9.56_BMP_ROW as a "fixed" build for this model. I think that is an error. There has not yet been a build for the 8705F which has the notification fixes. The other two builds you list, for 8505X and 8505F, are both dated March 2021. Whereas that build for 8705F is dated 27 January 2021, and predates the notification fixes. 

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