The Moto G
An OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop has been released for the Moto G. If a user is not familiar with the flashing methods for this update or has made a mistake flashing it, they will find that they will end up with a soft bricked device.
If you soft bricked your Moto G while installing the OTA update, it means that your device is now either running corrupted firmware or no firmware at all. You can tell that it’s a case of softbricking if, when you turn on your device, you see a faint light come on screen. If it’s showing no sign of life, then you’ve hard bricked your device.
In this guide, were going to show you how you can fix a bricked Moto G on Android 5.0 Lollipop. This will also work on a device running other versions below Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat Images: Link
Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat update for Recovery: Link
Unbrick Moto G:
- Extract the mfastboot file that you downloaded.
- Find Firmware Images in the mfastboot folder and extract them.
- In the mfastboot folder, open a command prompt.
- Put your device into Fastboot mode by pressing and holding down the power key at the same time as both the volume keys
- Connect your device to your PC.
- Type and execute the following commands one-by-one:
mfastboot flash boot boot.img
mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot erase cache
mfastboot erase userdata
- Reboot device. You might see the screen flickering while booting, don’t panic and just wait for the boot to finish.
- When the boot finishes, copy the Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat updateyou downloaded onto your device
- Boot the device into Recovery mode again.
- Select Apply Update from Sdcard.
- Wait 10-15 minutes for the process to finish. When it is done, you will have successfully unbricked your Moto G
Have you unbricked your Moto G?
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