GUIDE - HOW TO REVERT TO AN OLDER VERSION OF DISCORD (Android)

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  • Accel

    15.6 really is the version to go back to.

    Besides the obvious things it doesn't have from the latest update, it still has the older style chat box, not needlessly rounded with two buttons for attaching media instead of the one that worked better (and didn't pop up the keyboard immediately when I just wanted to attach and send a pic). It still has the text preview when long pressing a message so I can easily see the name of an emoji someone posted.

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  • Malak

    Thank you so much! I didn't know where to get the APK from, and now that I have 15.6 back I can finally relax. You're truly doing God's work friend

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  • Shadow_8472

    What kind of permissions do you need on your Android device to do this? I've never worked with APK's before.

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  • HRudyPlayZ - Maître Panda

    What features does it lack from the latest updates?

    Also, why is that particular version not updating? Anyways, i've started using 15.6 again and it's miles better.

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  • Top

    Malak - You're welcome, glad it helps!

    Shadow_8472: You will need to allow your device to run files downloaded from your Internet browser, but that's pretty much it.

    HRudyPlayZ: v15.6 lacks zero features presented in the newest UI updates. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "why is that particular version not updating" -- these APKs are older released versions of the app.

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  • Saher1175

    Oh damn...

    It doesn't work.
    The app forcibly changes to the new ui for some reason, even on v15.6.

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  • Turn off your updates and WiFi updates in Google store

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  • Saher1175

    @2ᴅ ʟᴏʟɪ ᴡᴀɪꜰᴜ (、. ̫ . )、

    They already are off.

    Hell, even the app itself is still on v15.6 when you inspect it from the application manager in the settings.

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  • Well I have a link to a apk that works but its not the v15.6 and I have a list of directions on how to install it

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  • Saher1175

    Uh...
    In case you didn't know, I'm one of the rare android users who have a brain so you could've just said "It's ver 19.6".

    Thank you, I'll give it a try and tell you the results.

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  • I'm not tech savy at all and I didn't know what ver it was

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  • Saher1175

    Nope, still doesn't work.
    or for me at least.
    fml I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .

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  • Did you uninstall the original discord app

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  • Saher1175

    Yes.

    Also an important note: if you clear data, the app's ui goes back to its respective version's one.

    This has nothing to do with the apk, I believe discord api automatically updates certain elements from within the app itself regardless of version.

    You're free to turn on debug mode in discord settings and help me crack the code tho.

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  • It hasn't turned back for me its been installed for 3 days now sorry I couldn't help

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  • Saher1175

    Ok, So I installed v9.7.9 (which also has the better-looking role menu) and it doesn't "turn back" for me. yee.

    It's kind of a bummer though cause you gotta trade off the OLED pure black theme for it : (

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  • qeomash

    9.7.9 seems a bit old, but I'm also running into the same problem. did you try any more recent versions?

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  • Saher1175

    @qeomash After sideloading like a savage for a while, yeah.

    v10.1.2 doesn't seem to "force change" either.
    It also has the pure black theme and the new role menu (the one that looks like big blocks of shit.)

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  • Top

    I wouldn't recommend anything before v15.6 if you want full support and OLED lighting. If it's reverting to the newest version, then the only explanation is you didn't delete all copies of Discord on your device or you have auto-update enabled.

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  • qeomash

    It's not reverting to the newest version, the version string still lists 15.6. I've uninstalled the app, removed files, and turned off auto-updating. However, the new UI is appearing (using an old stylesheet without rounded edges, it looks like) anytime the discord app reloads. Reading the debug logs, this is likely because even the old version is fetching "STORE_CHANNELS_V21".

    If there's some other magic to removing apps beyond clearing files/cache in Storage settings and then uninstalling, complete with restarts in between, I'm not sure what other explanation there might be.

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  • qeomash

    Thank you @Saher1175, 10.1.2 is working for me.

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  • Saher1175

    You is welcome @qeomash

    Hopefully this will be only a temporary solution until Discord team decides to listen to their users for once.

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