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    How to uninstall tizen os from mobile


    Do you want to uninstall tizen OS from your mobile for another OS? Ask our experts for the best guidance.

    I am using Samsung z1. That mobile has operating system tizen. I am getting irritated to use Tizen operating system. So i want to change my operating system to android operating system. I wanted to know how to uninstall tizen operating system and how to install Android Kitkat operating system?
  • #11777
    The Operating system of a smartphone cannot be changed as far as my knowledge goes. There are partition differences between the two OSs as long as I can guess.

    You can attempt flashing a custom ROM from Odin. But, I do not guarantee success. They are entirely different operating systems and as such it would be a foolish mistake to attempt changing the firmware. It is likely to brick your phone and render it completely useless.

    You would better ask this query in the XDA developers forum. The forum has people indulging in those experiments. I found a thread which seeks to do the same. You may find it at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2252013

    Having said that, I would strongly dissuade you from attempting it. Best option would be sell off your Tizen powered device and get yourself an Android phone instead.

    Live....and Let Live!

  • #11779
    Tizen has Linux kernel just like Android and Sailfish. So on lower level side of things, it is perfectly possible to install another OS on top of tizen or by removing tizen. You can install Android or Ubuntu on Tizen phone.

    Factory default permissions prohibit you from removing the existing OS image, unless you know how to use root and cleaup. And this is where you need to use desktop tools to bypass the permission sets. Because the software you need to clean the bootloader of phone is often limited to the Linux and Mac operating system. Most of the tools to achieve this are specific to desktop tools on Linux. Instructions however will vary depending on the type of desktop operating system you have.

    In case of doing all this tampering on Windows you may find that it'd be harder to format the phone bootloader and install another operating system. There are ways to bypass those issues using Virtualbox with linux on it.

    If you are comfortable with tampering with hardware then this may not take much time for you to do. Here are some steps that you can do.

    1. Find out how to break the root access of the device.
    2. Format the device with file system of OS, you wish to install.
    3. Install new bootloader.
    4. Copy the Android image on device HDD.
    5. Run the bootloader with android image setup.
    6. Install Android OS of your choice.

    Do note that if you overwrite with root access on your phone then your warranty is void from that moment. Also if your bootloader doesn't properly format then you may get into permission issues while installing android. I'd say don't waste your money and time in doing this as there is no performance benefits or any benefit for that matter to do this with Z1.


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