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[How-To] Go Back To Stock 5.0.2 Motorola Lollipop from GPE 5.1 & More!

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By GMattZ, Member on 10th April 2015, 07:15 AM
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This is a guide where people who have successfully flashed Motorola's Google Play Edition 5.1 update on their phones and would want to go back to Stock Retail Motorola Firmware. Before you proceed any further, please make sure to backup all important information as necessary. I will post the requirements and everything else as follows. Also, I have personally tested this on my XT1032 several times and guarantee that they are what I followed and works well.

Requirements
  • Motorola & ADB Drivers, Motorola Fastboot Installed (Get Here)
  • An Already Unlocked Bootloader
GPE 5.1 to Motorola 5.0.2 Retail Instructions
I am on Google Play Edition (G.P.E) 5.1 with Bootloader version 41.19. How do I convert back to stock Motorola 5.0.2 Lollipop?
  1. Download 5.0.2 Stock Firmware. (BRASIL_RETAIL_XT1032_5.0.2)
  2. Reboot To BOOTLOADER Mode.
Flash the following commands:
Code:
mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img
mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
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 system system.img_sparsechunk.3
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot erase cache
mfastboot erase userdata
mfastboot reboot
Conclusion
  • You will be on Brasil Stock Motorola 5.0.2 Firmware.
  • Your bootloader will be downgraded from 41.19 to 41.18.

Motorola 5.0.2 or GPE 5.1 to Motorola KitKat 4.4.4 Instructions
Warning
  • Flash ONLY 4.4.4 Firmwares, NOT 4.4.2 or BELOW!
  • AVOID Flashing motoboot.img & gpt.bin for this procedure!
Code:
mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
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
mfastboot reboot
Conclusion
  • You will be on Europe Stock Motorola 4.4.4 Firmware.
  • Screen flicker is due to updated kernel, fear not - it does not affect performance in any way!

If any help is required, feel free to drop a comment below!
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10th April 2015, 07:23 AM |#2  
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Frequently Asked Questions

My bootloader version is 41.19. Is it safe to downgrade to 41.18?
  • Yes! Downgrading is possible! Only do so if you want to go back to Stock Moto Firmware.
If I did downgrade my bootloader to 41.18, will I have any problem updating my phone if there's a new OTA?
  • None.
Is this guide compatible with XT1033?
  • I have not tested for XT1033. So, please refrain until I get an update on this.
HELP! My screen is flickering in 4.4.4!
  • This is a common issue, due to having an updated kernel and bootloader. There's no fixes for this unless you upgrade to Lollipop. Just lock and unlock your phone to make it go away!
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Screen flicker
Know any way to get rid of it?
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Know any way to get rid of it?

Sorry, not that I know of.
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10th April 2015, 12:26 PM |#5  
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I try to downgrade 5.1 to 5.0.1 gpe

I use your codes but this codes give an error

mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2


They says too many links and reboot to bootloader so I'm failure how can I fix this?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by micoperia

I try to downgrade 5.1 to 5.0.1 gpe

I use your codes but this codes give an error

mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2


They says too many links and reboot to bootloader so I'm failure how can I fix this?

I haven't made the guide to work from 5.1 to 5.0.1 GPE. But if you want to do so, you'll need to downgrade to KitKat GPE 4.4.4 and then update via OTA to GPE 5.0.1. I honestly suggest you don't try this, unless someone else have tested this to work.
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I am planing to flash 4.4.4 gpe then sideload 5.0.1 but i can't

I downloaded your links and apply your codes but not flash 4.4.4 sparse images

give an error invaild sparse image too many links

so I'm not try to flash directly 5.0.1 I try already 4.4.4


sorry for my bad english I hope I am not give to you reverse answer
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Quote:
Originally Posted by micoperia

I am planing to flash 4.4.4 gpe then sideload 5.0.1 but i can't

I downloaded your links and apply your codes but not flash 4.4.4 sparse images

give an error invaild sparse image too many links

so I'm not try to flash directly 5.0.1 I try already 4.4.4


sorry for my bad english I hope I am not give to you reverse answer

Hi! I have tested my methods again and I have not received any errors. If you have downloaded my links, you should not receive any errors. By the way, the 4.4.4 link I have provided is NOT GPE, it's Motorola 4.4.4 EU Retail.

Also, are you using normal fastboot.exe from Android-SDK or Motorola Fastboot (mfastboot.exe)?
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What's the diference of Motorola fastboot and normal fastboot?
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The google drive page, for motorola fastboot download you provide, said the files are infected by virus and i can't download it.. I am want to go back from 5.1 gpe to 5.0.2 stock. I am not sure I get the instruction right. I download the .zip and where i copy it? Then after reboot to bootloader i turn on cmd and type the code, or first i should go (in cmd) to a folder with mfastboot and the .zip file? I am sorry for maybe a noob questions. Thanks

EDIT: Well i did my reading, googling, downloading and shi*it, and i was able to successfully to convert my moto G to 4.0.2, so I do not need any assistance anymore. Thanks for the guide. ))
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25th April 2015, 10:29 AM |#11  
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Stuck in boot
Hi,

I followed your instruction to downgrade from 5.1 GPE to Stock 5.0.2.
All the commands were executed in fastboot and no errors received. But after reboot, i'm now stuck in bootloader unlocked warning screen.
Any Ideas on how to solve?

Regards,
Adithya

Update: Solved it by using mfastboot. I was using stock fastboot earlier. Thank you.
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