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Finally got reception working after start everything again..Comfirmed this method really works...just need original fsg.mbn file from ORIGINAL rom that ship with the phone to flash modem. Also TWRP recovery + gpt.bin above and perform the steps. Thanks to ALL. Great job!
 
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Was your phone converted to gpe 4.2.2 then ota to 4.4.4 and get soft brick when downgrade back to 4.4.2 gpe? That's my phone now...got no reception, cant recognised simcard anymore..Dont know what to do...I've tried all methods...can restore to to 4.4.2 gpe or 4.4.4 but SIMCARD not recognised anymore
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Okay, i just resolved my soft-brick (downgrade from 4.4.4 to 4.4.2). Wheres what i do:

1- Flash the gpt.bin from the first post.

2- Flash the TWRP Recovery.

3- Go to Wipe

4- Format Data

5- Type Yes

6- Advanced Wipe, do not choose anything, just swipe to wipe, when it's over just appear: ''updating partition details...''

7- I use a USB OTG with a pen and CM11 on it. Flash the ROM. In TWRP you will have a Sucessful message and a ''updating partition details...'' message as well after flashing a rom.

8- Reboot the phone.

Now, i dont know if its related but, before this, I try flashing a 4.3 ROM using this method:http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2542219

I edit the flashall file, just delete this:

CALL :fastboot_flash partition gpt.bin
IF %errorlevel% NEQ 0 EXIT /b 1

Flash follow the tutorial, and in the fastboot in a message like this appear: version downgrade from tgz.

Then I start the #1 procedure.

Now, I dont have network working, wifi, BT, GPS works fine, no network. Probably a imei corruption?




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Okay, i tried soft-brick the phone again to see which method can reverse the situation, wheres what I do to solved the sof-brick, if some dev can take a look and figure out why this solved, at least, my problem would be nice:

1- Flash TWRP, I use the OP method in the first post.

1- Try this with a 4.3 ROM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=49759263
Like i said, open the flashall file and delete this lines:

CALL :fastboot_flash partition gpt.bin
IF %errorlevel% NEQ 0 EXIT /b 1

The Phone, will not flash back to 4.3, but somehow, the error e:unable to mount data / system / internal storge is gonne from recovery when flashing a ROM and the phone mount data, system, cache and internal just fine. When the flash is donne, a pink message will appear in the phone: version downgraded for tgz.

2- Go to TWRP.

3- Go to Wipe.

4- Format data - type yes using the keyboard

5- Advanced Wipe - do not select any option, go to this menu and just swipe to wipe. When the process is done, it will appear a message saying: updating partition details...

6- Go to Mount - you will see data and cache mount. This point is just to see if data and cache is mount.

7- Where I used a USB OTG, but someone could try pushing the ROM using adb, I think it will work. In my case, just mount the USB OTG and flash a ROM. When the ROM is finish, the same message will appear: updating partition details...

8- Boot the phone.


Now, in my case, i do not have network, BT, Wifi, GPS works not network, so probably the EFS paste was deleted when try get the phone back to work. So, be aware, if you try this method and lost your IMEI/network, im not responsable.
Thank you so much dude, actually this is what helped me to get cm11 running! Everytime when I only flashed the gpt.bin from 4.4.4 ant then flashed the rom itself it was stuck at bootanymation - anyway I wasn't able to mount/use /data partition. Then read your post and formatted /data completely and it worket for me: I was able to use data again.

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But also many many thanks for the 4.4.4 gpt image, tatazeuz!!

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GUUUUUUUUUUUUUYS!!!!

I found a way that helped me SOOOO MUTCH! - XT 1033 Dual Sim Brazil

Go to this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...en-gb-t2824462

1 - Download OTA version falcon_umts.Retail.en.GB.
2 - EXTRACT gpt.bin file from .zip.
3 - Flash GPT with cmd: "fastboot flash partition gpt.bin"
4 - Install a stock rom 4.3 from - http://sbf.droid-developers.org/phone.php?device=14 (according your region)

Enjoy! Hope help you.

[UPDATE] - You can download "gpt.bin" file from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/slzjqzz8to7gewr/gpt.bin
Model: XT 1033 - Moto G Dual SIM
Android Version: 4.4.4 Official Samsung Stock Retail ROM
Baseband Version: MSM8626BP_1032.390.81.01y, ROW_DSDS_CUST
Kernel version: 3.4.42-gb89c9dd hudsoncm@ilclbld30 #1 Fri Jun 20 01:07:18 CDT 2014
Build number: KXB21.14-L1.40
Root status: No

Previously Models: GT-I8552B Grand Quattro (South America Version), Motorola Droid 3 XT 860, Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5500, Blu Dash 3.5;
Old but gold : Samsung x200, Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, Nokia 1100
 
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Default Need some help please

Boost Moto G flashed to Page Plus is bricked downgrading from 4.4.4 to 4.4.2
- attempted reflash and made it worse unfortunately
- current status: power on phone has it stay on the unlock bootloader screen

Can get into fastboot and TWRP
- but flash of 4.3 stock ROM via fastboot hasn't been successful
- error on phone says img are too large
- tried the gpt.bin file posted earlier, no change
- TWRP can't mount to Data, Cache, or System (did a wipe)

Here is the good news (hopefully)
- I have a NANDroid backup on PC and USB stick (4.4.4)
- USB OTG works (file manager in TWRP can navigate to it)
- can't use ADB because I can't set USB debug (or is there another way?)
- PC doesn't see the phone as storage so I can't copy and paste

How can I get TWRP to use the NANDroid backup?

Has 5 files in a folder:
- boot.emmc.win
- boot.emmc.win.md5
- recovery.log
- system.ext4.win
- system.ext4.win.md5

I am just learning all this so I appreciate some detail. Thanks so much!
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