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09-04-2015

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KitKat ROM for Tab 2 A10-70F

2015-09-08, 23:45 PM

I've seen a few posts here from people looking for a KitKat ROM for the Tab 2 A10-70F so they could revert back to it after all the lollipop issues.  I found a guy over at the xda developers forum who has posted a link to one -- in this thread:

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/general/help/lenovo-tab-2-a10-70f-root-t3122226/page5

 

in the footer of post #42 there is a link to what is supposed to be the KitKat ROM.  I have not had a chance to try it yet but thought I would post here in case it helps anyone.

 

It would be nice if Lenovo would post the official KitKat ROM themselves but so far they have not...

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Re: KitKat ROM for Tab 2 A10-70F

2015-09-09, 10:45 AM

That is a good find - should be a sticky somewhere here.  If you read through that thead at xda you will note there are also links to the SP flash tool and Windows drivers that are needed to flash the 4.4 KitKat rom via usb connection from pc.

 

I've never downgraded before so I am not certain how that works...  If you flash back to 4.4 KK are you still able to recieve official updates from Lenovo so when they finally get around to releasing fixes for Lollipop + Atmos you can upgrade again in the future?

 

Either way, at the price point and performace of the Tab 2 A10-70 it is sure to become a popular tablet and I suspect will gather much interest from folks at xda so more work will come.

 

 

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10-06-2015

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Re: KitKat ROM for Tab 2 A10-70F

2015-10-06, 9:30 AM

over on the support page there's a download file "Open Source Code - Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F" posted on 4/10/2015, v1.0. is that anything to do with the stock rom or is it irrelevant?

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10-17-2015

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Re: KitKat ROM for Tab 2 A10-70F

2015-10-19, 0:56 AM

I think with the open source code, developers can build custom roms, e.g. guys over XDA Developers.

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09-21-2015

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Re: KitKat ROM for Tab 2 A10-70F

2015-10-21, 18:39 PM

How do you install that ROM I've downloaded from post #42 in the link above? bare in mind i'm not an expert in these things. I can't find simple instructions and links anywhere in that xda thread...

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Re: KitKat ROM for Tab 2 A10-70F

2015-10-21, 18:44 PM
Please see my tutorial at https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Android-based-Tablets/Lenovo-TAB-2-A10-70F-How-to-downgrade-from-buggy-Lollipop-to/m-p/2190043
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