Is there is a single word that denote the situation of getting back to the previous level?

Like I want to say, "It is good that something positive had happened but now all X(the word meaning get back to previous level)"

Edit: I would explain a situation, say, Some new technology came like Mobile App so people started using it, but with passing time some people dont want to use the App and go back to how they were doing before.

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    What does "level" mean to you here? Something "good" happened so the "level" (whatever it is) goes up, and now you want everybody to ignore the good thing?
    – deadrat
    Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 10:14
  • I want to ignore the good thing and return to zero
    – Manu
    Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 10:24
  • See also english.stackexchange.com/questions/15526/… Commented Mar 7, 2017 at 13:36

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Revert might be what you are looking for?

it means exactly "go back to a previous state"

you also have downgrading which litteraly means get down a grade

or fall back (it does have a negative connotation)

  • Edited my question. May you help on that?
    – Manu
    Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 10:27
  • Yes, it's revert to the old ways Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 10:29
  • It's still not exactly what I was thinking, but its too close. Thanks!
    – Manu
    Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 10:31
  • @Manu "To revert to a previous state" is also known as "returning to the status quo ante," but that may be too formal or legalistic.
    – deadrat
    Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 18:56

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