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IT WAS THE FINAL STEP... and it did not work. (Stuck on boot loader warning screen)

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31st August 2014, 08:38 AM   |  #1  
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FINAL EDIT: FIXED!!! Sparsechunk files 1,2and 3 have to match the exact name with the firmware folder sparsechunk files.
I did not notice that my firmware sparsechunk files ended in .0 .1 .2 and not 1 2 3 like the tutorial had listed, so I was fastbooting the wrong sparsechunk command. That was the final fix that finally worked for me.


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SHORT VERSION:
My god this has been one crazy root journey.
I have done absolutely EVERYTHING I could pull up on google to fix my phone, and what seemed to be the final piece to the puzzle, still has not fixed anything.
My phone is bricked, and i would really appreciate help at this point.

The current problem:
When I turn on my phone, it vibrates, and displays the WARNING BOOT LOADER UNLOCKED screen, and stays there forever.
I can access my boot loader, and recovery, but I dont know what to do at this point.
I tried a quick flash stock recovery kit kat with moto tool AIO, and it didnt help.

Any ideas?

LONG VERSION (backround info may help to understand the current issue)
Now, if you want to know what began all of this, continue reading, otherwise the above is my current issue.

After successfully unlocking and rooting my phone
I downloaded SWITCHME, an app that lets you create multible users on the phone. the instructions say that you can use a sub account to test and mess around with anything because you can simply go back to the admin account that has everything untouched.
That was a lie.

1.I deleted .setup, along with a few other things THAT WHERE NOT FLAGGED AS IMPORTANT, assuming the phone would still work. and my phone went bonkers, displaying this infinite message: UNFORTUNATELY, SETUP HAS STOPPED. It was impossible to use the phone, and I could only access bootloader.

2.After endless googling, driver downloading, xda mod installing, I managed to set up my boot loader to do the guide restore stock firmware:http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2542219
Sadly, I flashed the wrong model number package, I was flashing x35, when I later discovered that my phone is x45.
Flashing the x35 firmware bricked my phone further, to where it would "fail to boot up" and would only display bootloader over and over after attempting to turn the phone on.

3. Simple, I realized I flashed the wrong thing, so I downloaded the x45 firmware from the firmware teem on this website, flashed all of the commands, and bam, the phone starts up with the boot loader warning, and DOES NOT get stuck in the previous boot loader issue I had.

But now the phone wont get past that warning screen so... now im pissed.
Please, if anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it, Im so close to getting my phone back...
EDIT 2: Looks like the phone wont stay shut down, I realized that if I dont open up boot loader, it will turn itself on and display the warning message.

EDIT:
The stuffs I have, ready to try anything:
CWM touch mod
Moto Tool AIO
Minimal ADB and Fast boot
RETUS x1045 factory firmware

All directories, folders, cmd commands are set up and working properly between all of the programs.
The phone appears to be responding to all cmd commands properly.
I also have the windows one touch super boot root method. (he superboot-windows.bat )


Im afraid to try anything major after freshly flashing the x45 firmware that seemed to bring me one step closer without the help of someone else.
Last edited by olivestab; 2nd September 2014 at 01:31 AM. Reason: Adding more detail to what mods/programs I have.
31st August 2014, 09:27 AM   |  #2  
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I restored stock to my phone using this link yesturday http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-restore...rmware-1447290

it may work for you
31st August 2014, 10:31 AM   |  #3  
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I have almost the same problem as if the fastboot not install anything despite not display errors
31st August 2014, 11:04 AM   |  #4  
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great that you got it done.
maybe my few cents about my "bricking" story. (xt1032 moto g)

yesterday i wanted to change the rom from cm11 nightly to another custom rom like ehndroix/carbonrom...
first i thought that will be done in a few mins, after having already flashed a custom rom.

then the story began, getting adb work, but, 2weeks ago everything was setup and went fine. dunno why my laptop lost the "drivers".
thats the link which solved that problem: tinyurl . com / kgffjh4 [sorry cant post links outside of xda yet, spam protection]

so after a few hours of getting that fixed i, i began flashing.
suddently i got stuck in bootscreen (ehndroix logo for example)...

then i wanted to go back with my previous backup made internaly of clockworkmod. though i couldnt restore my backup because there was an error message while restoring /data of my backup
also when restoring to factory/wipe in cwm there was that error message about clouldnt "touch" /data, i dont remember the message exactly.

after thinking i bricked everything, i though lets wipe my internal sdcard, maybe that causes the /data error.
then i restarted the device and went for a shower... after 15min i came back and my device was "started".

now i dont know that exactly helped, maybe wiping all data on my phone, or just letting my device boot for a "long" time...

so, thats my yesterdays brick story.
Last edited by bendep; 31st August 2014 at 11:10 AM.
31st August 2014, 03:29 PM   |  #5  
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do a factory reset if the bootloader has that option.. otherwise install or run/boot a custom revovery, then either

try the factory reset option there and reboot or..

wipe everything and install a rom
31st August 2014, 03:46 PM   |  #6  
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Ok try this, I'm was a victim too:

Relock and unlock bootloader
Download and flash latest Philz
From there format everything...EVERY PARTITION...switch F2FS
After switching wipe every partition again
Select and execute the other 3 wiping option ie., Clean to install new ROM and the other 2 (I can't remember now)
Do this all over again via TWRP too

Now, this is important, don't use the mfastboot for restoring stock...use the one provided by Google for its Android SDK
Flash the stock images
Flash the Moto Razr boot animation and not the one for Moto G to remove the warning sign

I'm 99.99% sure your phone will boot properly

After the phone boots, reflash the Moto G bootanimation

Good Luck!
31st August 2014, 06:22 PM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ngr.hd

Ok try this, I'm was a victim too:

Relock and unlock bootloader
Download and flash latest Philz
From there format everything...EVERY PARTITION...switch F2FS
After switching wipe every partition again
Select and execute the other 3 wiping option ie., Clean to install new ROM and the other 2 (I can't remember now)
Do this all over again via TWRP too

Now, this is important, don't use the mfastboot for restoring stock...use the one provided by Google for its Android SDK
Flash the stock images
Flash the Moto Razr boot animation and not the one for Moto G to remove the warning sign

I'm 99.99% sure your phone will boot properly

After the phone boots, reflash the Moto G bootanimation

Good Luck!

I try to flash any recovery but after entering I get an android and says no commands, and installation does not throw errors
31st August 2014, 06:30 PM   |  #8  
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I try to flash any recovery but after entering I get an android and says no commands, and installation does not throw errors

You're still in stock recovery.

Use fastboot flash recovery xyz.zip to flash philz recovery
Use this when you're in bootloader mode.
31st August 2014, 07:11 PM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ngr.hd

You're still in stock recovery.

Use fastboot flash recovery xyz.zip to flash philz recovery
Use this when you're in bootloader mode.

I flash the recovery but rebooted into recovery, the android keeps popping up (no commands)
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FINAL EDIT: FIXED!!! Sparsechunk files 1,2and 3 have to match the exact name with the firmware folder sparsechunk files.
I did not notice that my firmware sparsechunk files ended in .0 .1 .2 and not 1 2 3 like the tutorial had listed, so I was fastbooting the wrong sparsechunk command. That was the final fix that finally worked for me.

Sorry I'm traveling a d couldnt update thread fast enough.

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