Friday, 21 October 2016

How to Fastboot Flash Moto X Play Factory Firmware Images

    Disclaimer: I am not responsible for anything that happens as a result of flashing these files. Your destiny is your own.

Based on existing tutorial by @t-bon3. This guide has been created as a hard-brick occurred using the old Moto x Play tutorial. Please exercise extreme care with Fastboot, and only use the commands mentioned here. Experimenting with Fastboot commands can seriously damage your phone.

How to Fastboot Flash Moto X Play Factory Firmware Images

Required Files:

    Motorola Drivers: Download
    Latest Fastboot | ADB (Windows | Linux): Download (Windows 10 users may need this pack for Drivers to work.)
    WARNING: You must perform a 'Factory data reset' in Stock Recovery before flashing any Firmware Image - instructions here.

Factory data reset via Stock Recovery:
(1) Flash via fastboot stock recovery.img (found in firmware image zip)
(2) Turn your phone off.
(3) Press and hold Volume DOWN + POWER.
(4) In recovery menu press Volume down twice.
(5) Press power. You will see a red exclamation mark.
(6) Press power + Volume UP.
(7) Go to Wipe data / Factory reset and press power button.
(8) Scroll to Yes - delete all user data and press power.
Firmware download:-


1) Extracting Fastboot and Firmware Images:

    Extract zip for chosen Firmware Image to a folder with a simple directory structure. For example: C:\motog_firmware\
    Extract the into this folder.

2) Reboot the phone into 'Bootloader mode' and preparing PC for flashing

3) Fastboot Commands:

    Do commands manually, one at a time - checking that each one returns an [OKAY].

NOTE: Do not simply copy and paste these commands! - system.img_sparsechunks may differ in number and name.
Always check contents of folder you're working with. You must flash all of the sparsechunk files you have.

    fastboot oem fb_mode_set
    fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
    fastboot flash logo logo.bin
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.5
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.6
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.7
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.8
    fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
    fastboot erase modemst1
    fastboot erase modemst2
    fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
    fastboot erase cache
    fastboot erase userdata
    fastboot erase customize
    fastboot erase clogo
    fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
    fastboot reboot


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