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Default [Q] [XT1032] 4.4.4 brick question

Hello everyone I am using an XT1032 which is the Moto G that isn't the google play edition and I was wondering if it was safe to flash to the 4.4.4 custom ROM's such as AOSB?

I've read the guide on how to unbrick and currently I've being trying ROM's and then restoring my ClockWorkMod backup of stock, obviously this stock ROM is 4.4.2 so if I was to upgrade to a 4.4.4 ROM for the XT1032 could I go restore that stock ROM afterwards and get away without bricking? I know there is a fix but I would really like to avoid going through all of that...

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Hello everyone I am using an XT1032 which is the Moto G that isn't the google play edition and I was wondering if it was safe to flash to the 4.4.4 custom ROM's such as AOSB?

I've read the guide on how to unbrick and currently I've being trying ROM's and then restoring my ClockWorkMod backup of stock, obviously this stock ROM is 4.4.2 so if I was to upgrade to a 4.4.4 ROM for the XT1032 could I go restore that stock ROM afterwards and get away without bricking? I know there is a fix but I would really like to avoid going through all of that...

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You should be able to upgrade to 4.4.4 ROM and then restore to anything as long as your boot loader is unlocked.
 
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yes, it is safe

unlock bootloader and convert to gpe 442, receive the ota, having no root and stock gpe 442 recovery just to be super sure

and done

but after having 444, you wont be able to have stock 442 , at least not in an easy way
 
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yes, it is safe

unlock bootloader and convert to gpe 442, receive the ota, having no root and stock gpe 442 recovery just to be super sure

and done

but after having 444, you wont be able to have stock 442 , at least not in an easy way
I have try many way to do that but fail,stay on gpe 444
 
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Okay, I don't mean the official GPE ROM I mean what if I install lets say, Carbon 4.4.4, can I restore my stock backup after?
Current Devices:

Motorola Moto G (XT1032)
Current Moto G ROM/INFO: Stock XT1032 (4.4.2) unlocked bootloader, root and Xposed Framework

Huawei Ascend G300 (U8815)
Current Huawei Ascend G300 ROM/INFO: Cyanogenmod 9, unlocked bootloader (unofficial), rooted, Xposed Framework

 
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I installed the latest cm11 nightly (4.4.4) and I could restore my stock 4.4.2 backup with no problems.
The downgrade brick is caused by some partition table changes in the stock OTA I think. Custom roms don't change partition tables so it is fine.
I may be wrong about the cause though, feel free to correct me but I could restore without any problems.
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