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So you've bricked your phone. Well as long as the boot loader works then your "brick" is just a soft-brick. Follow this simple guide and flash a custom rom in a couple of minutes. I am not claiming ownership of this method, but its the first time Ive seen it and it helped me so here Good Luck!
  1. Download the attachments.
  2. Unzip both files to a folder on your desktop.
  3. Run the adb setup file and press (Y) all 3 times.
  4. Next unzip the twrp.zip folder. Then flash the twrp recovery by using the "fastboot flash recovery twrp.img" command. Make sure phone is in fastboot mode.
  5. Next boot the phone into the recovery and select advanced. Then click on terminal command and navigate to the /sdcard/ folder.

    Lastly click "select" on the bottom right corner.

  6. Now download whatever rom and gapps you would like to install on your phone and rename them to something short. Then open a command prompt at the directory where the rom and gapps are. In the command prompt enter these commands "adb push NAMEOFROM.zip /sdcard/" and "adb push NAMEOFGAPPS.zip /sdcard/".
  7. The command prompt will not show change for a few minutes. After you notice the command prompt is ready for the next command it is okay to exit it.
  8. Now just flash the rom and gapps normally and hopefully your phone will be okay.

Need any additional help? Feel free to ask This should work on all Moto G models that have a TWRP image and have a bootloader unlocked.
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So you've bricked your phone. Well as long as the boot loader works then your "brick" is just a soft-brick. Follow this simple guide and flash a custom rom in a couple of minutes. I am not claiming ownership of this method, but its the first time Ive seen it and it helped me so here Good Luck!
  1. Download the attachments.
  2. Unzip both files to a folder on your desktop.
  3. Run the adb setup file and press (Y) all 3 times.
  4. Next unzip the twrp.zip folder. Then flash the twrp recovery by using the "fastboot flash recovery twrp.img" command. Make sure phone is in fastboot mode.
  5. Next boot the phone into the recovery and select advanced. Then click on terminal command and navigate to the /sdcard/ folder. Lastly click "select" on the bottom right corner.
  6. Now download whatever rom and gapps you would like to install on your phone and rename them to something short. Then open a command prompt at the directory where the rom and gapps are. In the command prompt enter these commands "adb push NAMEOFROM.zip /sdcard/" and "adb push NAMEOFGAPPS.zip /sdcard/".
  7. The command prompt will not show change for a few minutes. After you notice the command prompt is ready for the next command it is okay to exit it.
  8. Now just flash the rom and gapps normally and hopefully your phone will be okay.

Need any additional help? Feel free to ask This should work on all Moto G models that have a TWRP image and have a bootloader unlocked.
Everything went well till step 5.

In terminal window of phone i could find select..... but after that how to proceed I donot know.......... what commands should i use on TWRP terminal...........

Phone didn't get detected in ADB even in TWRP terminal

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Everything went well till step 5.

In terminal window of phone i could find select..... but after that how to proceed I donot know.......... what commands should i use on TWRP terminal...........

Phone didn't get detected in ADB even in TWRP terminal

pl. help
TWRP termnal is just so that your phone will connect as adb to your pc.
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TWRP termnal is just so that your phone will connect as adb to your pc.
my problem got resolved.........

actually driver was the only problem which was not allowing ADB to detect device in RECOVERY mode, though device was detected in FASTBOOT mode

So I reinstall the driver to get ADB Interface installed in system> device manager

and then followed your remaining steps i.e. 6 onwards

Thanks a lot.....
 
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Not really sure about the following, but I hard-bricked my phone while rooting it a few days ago. Black screen, phone wasn't visible in ADB / fastboot, LED didn't change after plugging in the charger etc.

The only thing that helped: holding the power button for at least 2 minutes. The device restarted afterwards w/o any issues.

Can't find the source of it anymore ...
 
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Very useful guide, I revived my soft - bricked Moto G
 
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Default still not working

on my xt1032 moto g 16gb version I just have the warning screen that the bootloader is unlocked.

followed a lot threads but nothing helped till now.

tried your verswion and from point 1 to 7 all went well.

But I can't flash the rom. i've tried out about 6 various rom's but everything it says fail. on the screen in the twrp always stands unable to mount /data /system /storage

what can I do to fix this problem?
 
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on my xt1032 moto g 16gb version I just have the warning screen that the bootloader is unlocked.

followed a lot threads but nothing helped till now.

tried your verswion and from point 1 to 7 all went well.

But I can't flash the rom. i've tried out about 6 various rom's but everything it says fail. on the screen in the twrp always stands unable to mount /data /system /storage

what can I do to fix this problem?
|Could someone help please? I am in the same boat and when try to run the above command, I also get this error and no file appears in the sdcard hence cant flash it.

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My Moto G is working again since one week with stock 4.4.2. I had to do it ain a bit different way...

First, I could get into bootloader and recovery. after several hours my pc recognizes my phone again, but till now I don't know why and how.

Wanted to reflash stock 4.4.2 kitkat again, but this won#t work. so I figured out that after unpacking, I had to replace the gpt.bin with the one from the 4.4.4 stock update. (see down as zip file)

Then I flashed the 4.4.2 stock again to my phone and all went well. It started again. (now I'm on stock recovery)

If you want to do the OTA 4.4.4 Update, there have to be a few things on your phone, otherwise update always fails.

1. if you have x-posed frameworks installed - uninstall it completely
2. if rooted, go into super su preferences and activate unroot all
3. do not activate developper options, or if done before, just uncheck the mark
4. you must be on stock recovery!
5. restart your phone
6. now search after update in about phone.
if bootloader is unlocked - doesn't matter - can stay unlocked

with me it first installed the 176.* OTA because my flashed stock was still 175.*
this went well, then again searched for update and 210.* (4.4.4 kitkat) could be downloaded ota. after it was done, click to install and it should work well - took a bit time.

now you are on stock 4.4.4, but without root atm.

if you want root back - now flash the newest twpr recovery 2.7.7.1 to phone, because here an OTG USB stick will be also recognized - OTG cable needed before. (don't need to push files first to phone)

copied before the su.zip to usb stick and sticked it to phone, then go into recovery. here you can install super user or better su.zip. restart phone and you got your root back on 4.4.4 stock kitkat rom
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