Downgrade Lenovo K4 Note from Marshmallow 6.0 to Lollipop 5.1

If you update your Lenovo K4 Note to Marshmallow and don’t like the update then you can easily revert back to lower version (Android Lollipop). Recently marshmallow update for Lenovo k4 note was rolled out for some region and many users are unhappy with the update. While its not possible to officially downgrade your phone back to Lollipop from Marshmallow, but we provide you the complete stock firmware file which you can flash via SP Flashtool to Downgrade Lenovo K4 Note from Marshmallow 6.0 to Lollipop 5.1. Google is already rolling out the Android N Developer Preview for its newest devices but marshmallow update still not available for many devices and many device owners are still not happy with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for various reasons.many device owners are not happy with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for various reasons. Some users of K4 Note facing performance issues, lagging, force closing and Wi-Fi connectivity issues, while others having overheat and battery drain issue. For whatever the reason is, many would like to revert back to the older version of Android. That’s why we provide the official Stock ROM of Lenovo K4 Note with that you can Downgrade Lenovo K4 Note from Marshmallow 6.0 to Lollipop 5.1. Follow below guide to Downgrade Lenovo K4 Note from Marshmallow to Lollipop.

owngrade Lenovo K4 Note from Marshmallow 6.0 to Lollipop 5.1

Installing Stock ROM will unroot your device, Also, if you soft bricked your device or facing bootloop issue or experience heavy lags then you should downgrade Lenovo K4 Note from Marshmallow 6.0 to Lollipop 5.1.

Note: –

  • Battery level should be 75% before you Update Lenovo K4 Note to Marshmallow.
  • It is recommended to take backup of your device.
  • I am not responsible for any damaged hardware or software arising from this process, so proceed at your own risk.

Download Stock Lollipop ROM for Lenovo K4 Note –

How to Downgrade Lenovo K4 from Marshmallow 6.0 to Lollipop 5.1 –

1) First, enable ‘USB debugging’ and ‘OEM Unlock’ option from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

2) Download SP Flash Tool and Stock Lollipop ROM from above and unzip the file.

3) Install Lenovo driver if your device didn’t detect in SP Flashtool.

4) Now Run the SP Flash tool and Go to Option-> Download -> General Setting and check “da dl all with Checksums“.

Root A7000

5) Now click on Scatter-Loading and select ‘MT6753_Android_scatter.txt‘ file from target_bin folder.

6) Now select all options (check every option) you see and click on Download.

K4 note sp flash

7) Now turn off the phone and connect it via USB cable.

8) Now the process will start, wait until the installation complete.

9) The above step will install Stock Lollipop ROM on your Lenovo K4 Note.

This is the complete guide to Downgrade Lenovo K4 Note from Marshmallow 6.0 to Lollipop 5.1. If you have any doubts comment below.

Source – XDA


Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.

216 Responses

  1. sandeep says:

    my k4 note is not detected in sp flash tool while downgrading pls help

  2. Chandan says:

    Where should i get sp_flashtool

  3. Faruk says:

    Is this rewquire rooted device?

  4. Ranjith says:

    Hi.What is that old and new stock ROM.Can i use any of it?

  5. Raosaheb kacharu Choudhar says:

    Why Lenovo Mobile company not help owner of Leno k 4 note downgrade marshmallow version into lollipop version
    Please help.

  6. Tejas says:

    Marshmallow Bakvaas he lollipop mast me kya karu mujhe fir se lollipop cahiye…..

  7. Tejas says:

    Me apne mobile lenovo k4 note Downgrade kaise karu please help….

  8. kalpendra says:

    hello, i have manually updated k4 not from S200_160309_ROW….it is very worse, how my old lollipop is S152_160302_ROW. help me to get back to my this version…i am all new to guide m plz

  9. Teja says:

    I cannot get a clear idea from the above matter can you plz make a video and place it.

    • Sumit says:

      Actually, I don’t have the device for now so not able to make a video but the steps are very clear just follow from step 1 it will work. And if you have any confusion about any of the step ask here we are happy to help you.

  10. kalpendra says:

    and tell me, while downgrading, phone will become dead or brick… much risk if i follow step wise as you told…??

    • Sumit says:

      There is always a small risk you have to take but the process above is safe and many users already flash the stock ROM with above and no one reported any bricking issue.

  11. Ojas G says:

    i purchased phone about a month back, so it in warranty. Should I use the above process or give to service station.
    PS: Nagpur city don’t have any service station for mobile, so is it safe to give to other mobile repair centre?
    Thank you sir.

    • Sumit says:

      Above process is safe to follow but if you want to give to service center make sure they are authorized by Lenovo and cover your warranty.

  12. Sudheer says:

    Connect USB cable means I have to connect for laptop or just keep charging

  13. sairakesh says:

    it is asking scatter loading file

  14. Ishan says:

    If i downgrade it will i be able to get my data back. As when i upgraded the device i am not able open my contacts,call logs it keeps on loading. My contact list is the most important thing for me at this point.

  15. Cannot download stock rom file from above please share new link

  16. Sarfraj मोटलानी says:

    plz send me 5.1 lollipop link

  17. Sarfraj मोटलानी says:


  18. ramya says:

    Device not getting detected in flash tool

  19. swapnil bhargude says:

    thanks to techguide team, I just did and my phone working fine…..
    Thank you once again..
    Marshmallow is worst OS by google Lollipop superb…

  20. fareed says:

    hey i turn off my mobile and i connected usb but the process dident start please help me

  21. gyanendra says:

    i did it by ur way but it shows error and now the device is not statrting. plz help me.

  22. Prathamesh says:

    Hey Sumit! I have upgraded my k4 note to marshmallow and the build number is A7010a48_S218_160612_ROW and it is not getting detected on my PC.. whenever I switch off the phone it starts to charge and does not download any thing I have already done the OEM unlock and USB debugging but it doesn’t work… please help me I want to downgrade my phone…. also tell whether can I loose my imie…. please help

  23. gaurav says:

    Today i Successfully downgraded with the above mentioned link , BUT you have to aditionally download these things…

    installation guide is given here…


    AND follow above mentioned steps. Thanks.

  24. shariq ahmed says:

    After doing this steps phone is not getting on pls help. or give me your number ill call up !!

  25. shariq ahmed says:

    @ Sumit pls help me !!

  26. Mihir says:

    Download link denied the download for both files

  27. Neeraj Jha says:

    Hiii submit I am facing issues like slow charging, otg not working, some lags and I want to downgrade but before that I want to know whether my device would be in Rooted state or uprooted after downgrading if its rooted means my warranty get void so requesting to please confirm

  28. Neeraj Jha says:

    Hiii sumit I am facing issues like slow charging, otg not working, some lags and to overcome I want to downgrade my k4 note but before that I want to know whether my device would be in Rooted state or unrooted after downgrading my phone. if its rooted means my warranty get void so requesting to please confirm

  29. Neeraj Jha says:

    I have downloaded both tool and Rom will be trying tomorrow, so let me know

  30. shariq ahmed says:

    @ sumit: That’s the issue, first time dono how it gt detected and in between i removed !! so it dead,.. later it was not deleting ,. tried v much!! later i gave this last Saturday to Service center i got it on Monday with S143 version back,..

  31. shariq ahmed says:

    I would suggest, those who are willing to downgrade first keep all the files installed, as shared by Gaurav. that is really helpfull.
    try 2 twice detecting it before proceeding!! Note: Don’t unplug the cable at between the process is going on!! it leads to handset dead !!

  32. I have downloaded the links but my mobile is not detected by system although i have installed drivers as well. is there in troubleshooting I can do ?

  33. srinivas says:

    my Lenovo k4 note is not detected in sp flash tool while downgrading pls help

  34. Nana says:

    Want to downgrade my phone by recovery mode steps help me out plzz..

  35. shariq ahmed says:

    @ Neel Kamal, better go to service center, they will do it!! Don’t take risk,.

  36. abdo says:

    i need to install lenovo usb driver but ihave thes problem ( lenovo usb driver is not valid win32 application )

  37. deepak says:

    file. format is not supported while
    opening sp flash tool

  38. i have successfully downgraded my K4 Note from marshmallow to lollipop 5.1. Thanks for this guide!

    • Pratyush kiran says:

      Have you done the same above process or you have done any additional steps……….??… Can you please mention from beginning to the ending……… How you flashed it….. Then how you started the phone…….. All that in detail…… Please please please please……….i too want to downgrade my Lenovo k4 note…..i brought it before 10 days only……. And now after updating it to marshmallow it is heating a lot……. And battery also draining very fast……… Infact.. While typing this comment it is already drained 3%……..pls help….pls pls pls…..plsssss…… You can also email me at [email protected] …….pls help Griz

  39. Jatin says:

    My lenovo k4 note has switched off after doing this step, its not taking charging too. its totally dead. please help

  40. Tarun says:

    I is opening in Russian language.which one to download?

  41. Tarun says:

    Which one to download ?
    SP flash tool
    Or old ?

    And it is opening in Russian language

  42. Vimal Panara says:

    Will I. Lost my all data? I have many imp games & etc which I don’t want to lost. Please help me.

  43. HI Sumit,
    Can you help me to Downgrade Lenovo K3 Note from Marshmallow 6.0 to Lollipop 5.1
    Warm regards

  44. Nishant says:

    I have downloaded driver but still not detected

  45. shah_s says:

    My phone is not turning on after following these steps…the tool displayed an error::

  46. Ashish says:

    sumit can u tell me which one is better .. New one or Old one.. ???

  47. Ashish says:

    sumit can u tell me which one is better .. New Stock ROM or Old Stock ROM.. ???

  48. Ashish says:

    Sumit bro my phone is not starting noww.. whats can i doo…??

  49. Ashish Verma says:

    Thanks Sumit Bro… My phone successfully downgrade to lollipop version…… now my phone working properly… Thnxxx

  50. aftet upgrade my mbls messanges voice has automatic change sound comes like emo cat 1000 times tye to make bt unsuccess

  51. thaks for the tutorial

  52. Monark says:

    This trick of downgrading of k4 note will successfully work or not

  53. NMS says:

    how do k4 note downgrading because is confuse

  54. Rohit Dev says:


  55. brom error s security usb dl img hash fail (6048) please jaldi reply krna sumit bhai

  56. Hi sumit … Is your hints can be used in lenovo k3 note updated with marshmallow

  57. Gopinath Reddy says:

    Will the warranty be void after downgrading

    • Sumit says:

      I don’t think it void your warranty as it is official ROM but some user Comment above that service center people don’t accept it phone in warranty. I’m still confused.

  58. Swetha B says:

    My lenovo k4 note is charging when switched off but not charging when switched on please help

  59. Caroline says:

    Need help here :( I want to downgrade…I’m using lenovo k5 note.

  60. Saurabh mishra says:

    After downgrading to lollipop my phone will be in rooted condition or unrooted as i received in box .

  61. Apurva says:

    MT6752_Android_scatter.txt file not found. What to do

  62. aswesh says:

    i have downlod a file flashing stock lollipop rom. but it was not working

  63. Guru says:

    Phone is not turning on after following these steps…the tool displayed an error::
    I am anciently use sp tools Format – Format whole flash except Bootloader then not connect phone in sp tools pls…….. help me

  64. Successfully i uninstalled from marshmallow to android 5.1

  65. kuldeep pal says:

    My k4 note, touch automatically warked why

  66. Prathamesh says:

    Does the service center downgrade android

  67. Prashant sharma says:

    Hi Sumit,

    i have MT65xx android tab which has installed 4.4.2 now i need to update this with latest firmware, could you please help or give some suggestion how to flash it with update version.


  68. Gautam Babar says:

    Hi sumit android gta voice city game not supported pliz help me

  69. sandeep says:

    Does it work on lenovo k3 note or not

  70. Krishh says:

    I want to downgrade to Lollipop from marshmallow……… Please help me

  71. carlo says:

    hello, i find very interesting here and i would know if the Rom work also on Lenovo x3 lite, i think they have the same Software and Hardware just the ram is other 2 and 3 GB. You can confirm me i can Flash thise Rom on my x3 lite without to brick it.
    more to i would know if the roms here are original Firmware or custom roms
    Thank you !

  72. carlo says:

    Sorry one other question : the Roms are international would working for grmany Country ?

  73. ricky says:

    downgrade from 6.0 to lollipop is possible..but how to save serial number, imei and all detials get back to lollipop? pls guide how not to loose this details by downgrading

  74. Ajinkya says:

    Doing above steps will not root my mobile, are you sure Sumit sir?????

  75. Vishwas dubey says:

    आपस में निवेदन करता हूँ की downgrede किस तरह से करे यह हिंदी में बताएँगे तो हमारे लिये सुविधा होगी ।हम 6 व्यक्ति हैं । जो downgrede marshmallo से lollipop करना चाहते हैं ।

  76. Anvesh says:

    Hi Sumit,
    Very Nice Article and Grate Post
    I have one doubt, In this process can loose internal phone memory data. If yes shell i get back that data using any recovery tools?
    Actually i lost important files from my internal memory i tried to root but failed because of marshmallow. So i decided to downgrade.
    After downgrade can i recover my data using any recovery tools?
    Thanks in Advance

  77. Prakash says:

    Do u have any video how to Degrade it

  78. Anvesh says:

    Hi Sumit
    i posted already one doubt sorry for the long question but i haven’t another way
    I lost some files from internal phone memory, after downgrading to lollipop shell i get those files using any recovery tools
    Please replay
    thanks in advance

  79. nikhil says:

    I am not able to download these files it is opening an blank page

  80. Jitesh says:

    my network speed is slowed after downgrading my phone. is this because of the rom???

  81. Nikhil says:

    It is showing an error Broom error : s_security secure USB slot image hash fail (6074), map

  82. hemant sharma says:

    hello summit i am using lenovo vibe x3 phone in this phone firstly having o.s lollipop and there is an update of marshmallow but i don’t want any more use o.s marshmallow . can you s suggest me step by step how to degrade marshmallow to Android v5.1 Lollipop operating system please suggest how and what are the requirement of software etc.

  83. qaisar says:

    Hi sumit !
    I have one problem in my lenovo vibe shot. How do i downgrade marshmallow 6.0 to lollipop 5.0 in vibe shot. Help me to solve that problem .. i will wait for you reply. Thanks

  84. kishore kumar says:

    Hey Sumit,
    Very Nice Post, have doubt, will i get all my apps after downgrade. or do i need to install again.
    what si diff btw above and restore factory settings. since my factory settings came with lolipop what you adivce for me

  85. papos231 says:

    Hi everybody. is it safe for both 2gb and 3gb ram?? mine is with 2gb ram and 32gb storage. please help!!!

  86. tarun gwala says:

    after upgrading warrenty of mob. will be stay or not?

  87. NAVEEN says:

    hi.i am using k4 note. i am able to downgrade by followimg steps. but i do formatall+download. my phone is formatted. after format the error occur (BROM ERROR:S_SECURITY SECURE_USB DL IMAGE HASH FAIL(6047),MSP ERROR CODE:0*00 . power button not working,not charging,only connected to sp flash tool.what will i do. please helpme.
    A7010 s152 160302 row i use this rom. please replay me.

  88. satheesh says:

    If my phone is bricked how to restore the backup data pls reply me…

  89. irshad says:

    HI SUMIT Please tell me to step one by one to downgrade k4 note please sent to my email id
    [email protected]

  90. Dilliraj says:

    Bro not working in this method.

  91. brom error (6047) how tosolution

  92. Babar Ali Mallick says:

    flash tool error (8417)

  93. Biju Antony says:

    Hai Sumit mine is latest(219) Now I had a Jio sim in it. I cannot call because ‘Jio4Gvoice’ hangs. Will the degrading fix the problem? After the degrade if Lenovo release a ‘VoLTE’ update can it be installed? please replay

  94. Biju Antony says:

    Hai Sumit mine is latest(219) Now I had a Jio sim in it. I cannot call because ‘Jio4Gvoice’ hangs. Will the degrading fix the problem? After the degrade if Lenovo release a ‘VoLTE’ update can it be installed? please replay

  95. chandan says:

    I m able to flash bt an error occur after flashing boot.img ang something related to security would it help mei to flash my phone i had formatted it

  96. B Sarkar says:

    Hi Sumit,
    I have Lenovo Phab which is upgraded from Lollipop 5.1.1 to Marshmallow 6.0.1. But I like to degrade in previous position . If I do this by using the above Link then the warranty would be void or not? Please help me the concern. With regards.

  97. Surya das says:

    My phone not dectecting what is the problem in it

    I turned on usb debbeging and oem unloacking but its not workingg……

  98. ajmal sadiq k says:

    If I downgrade k4 note… It’s become a new phone? Or Any issues coming?

  99. Kamaal says:

    Please tell us downgrade for Lenovo Vibe x3

  100. Narender says:

    Hi..gud evening sir..I want to downgrade my lenovo k 3 note please help

  101. sandip says:

    Lenovo k4 note support Volte ? Rom available

  102. praveen H says:

    what is the difference between the two rom that you are given in this artical and how to choose or what is the basis to choose between this roms

  103. praveen H says:

    my build no. is A7010a48_s200_160309_ROW
    what should I download old or new ROM that you mentioned

  104. Kriti says:

    Can lenvo vibe k5 note be degraded from Marsh mellow to lollypop?

  105. shah mehraj says:

    Sir how I can enable volte in lenovo vibe k4 note and have version 6.1 of marshmallow

  106. Dward says:

    im stuck on checking license im succefully installing rom .. i login my email but it keeps saying log in with owners device

  107. Het Patel says:

    Hey brother! Shoud i downgraid to lolipop….will drain my warranty pack???????

  108. satish says:

    Today I updated my k3 note lollipop to marshmallow. after updating my network speed is remarkbly redused from kbs to bytes pls help me how is it solve

  109. Amit says:

    I have lenovo k 4note today I update my k4 lollipop 5.1 to 6.0marshmallow after updating my phone charging is not when phone is on ..old help me solve me pblm..

  110. aman says:

    My lenovo k3 note not working after flashing plz help me

  111. YOGEN RAI says:

    can someone help me to root my k4 note device its running in marshmallow with volte update…

  112. sushil says:

    Service center wale batana chahiye yar ki marshmallow update karne key bad mobile thik se work nahi karta ” cheating krte ho ”

  113. surya says:

    hello sir , i was downloaded sp flash tool in my laptop, how can i downgrade my k4 note

  114. dudney says:

    i am getting brom error 6047 plzz help i am stuck

  115. Jaya sai says:

    When we diwndate the phone ,is become slow………..?
    Pls tell me the answer………

  116. Jaya sai says:

    From bigining my lenovo vibe k4 note does not wotking finger print feature so Ithink

  117. Jaya sai says:

    It shold be better work in marshmallow so i update the device .after my phone update the finger print sensor option is completely missed . So lenovo services will respond to this issue please sir

  118. Rejin says:

    Is “Old A7010a48_S143_151218_ROW FILE
    NEW A7010a48_S147_160113_ROW &
    SP flash tool ” downloaded to my K4 note or to the computer?

  119. Michael says:

    You need to intstall a couple of things in order for sp flash tool to detect your phone. Go to computer > lenovo suite and install all possible app that needed to be installed like magic and lenovo usb driver. Then turn off your phone and make sure you enable oem unlock and usb debugging. Now click on download in sp flash tool and it start downloading.

  120. Kev says:

    Will it work for Lenovo device with S232 update?

  121. Roshan says:

    it will work for lenovo k3 note also??
    With the file which u mentioned above??

  122. Bharat says:

    How much time it takes to download, after checking all opions (no. 6th process)?

  123. M_Anis says:

    Can you update the Lenovo phone a7010 to Android nougat 7?

  124. m_anis says:

    You could upgrade Android 6 in a Lenovo phone a7010 to Android 7 ?

  125. Yash says:

    Will the above links will downgrade s230 , k4 note??

  126. varinderjit singh says:

    I cannot download the stock lollipop ROM file. Please help

  127. rmsheikh says:

    will this process delete all my installed apps?

  128. Nem says:


    Meaning: Hash (integrity) check of the files being flashed failed.


    Use SP Flash Tool V5.1516.00 from here –
    Select the right Download Agent file
    Navigate to Options > Option > Download and untick DA DLL All…

    ive been having this problem for a couple of months now, ive tried solutions that were posted in the internet… none of them seem to work

    thanks in advance!

  129. mohamed magdy says:

    error 6047

  130. prakash patil says:

    lenova k4 n0te all sound note work earphone ringer mic speaker earspeker note work but mobile ok pls help me 9922299539

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