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[GUIDE][SPRINT-1056] Unlock SiM, Flash Retail LolliPop 5.1,Stop PRL updates

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By flopadmi, Member on 30th October 2015, 12:15 PM
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A few days ago SPRINT moto X 1056 gets Firmware Update of about 5.4 MB.. After that update alot of people which have moto x 1056 and they are not using Sprint network get them sim locked.. Sim was not recognized and default network was selected "sprint" on the mobile and also the nv-items files were changed to Read Only Mode. Also after the update.. People keep getting UPDATE PRL on every restart.

I have also got in trouble after this update and researched about 3 days to get my problem solved.

The things u need to do is to
  • Install Motorola Drivers.
  • Backup Your Personal Data.
  • Install adb + fastboot (I recommend to use mfastboot).
  • Unlock Your Boot Loader.
  • Flash TWRP Recover throug fastboot.
  • Wipe Everything " System, Cache, Dalvik Cache, Internal Storage, Data" (After this u will have no OS in your mobile)

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(OPTIONAL: If your phone have "SPC code" . Then you need to Flash "161.44.32.ghost_sprint.Sprint.en.US[1].zip" through TWRP. and get your SPC code then unlock the sim) In my Case i dont have SPC code set in my phone and i was able to unlock sim without giving SPC code on firmware 4.4.4 pre 5.4 mb update.

  • Flash Firmware "ghost_sprint-user-4.4.4-KXA21.12-L1.28-28-release-keys-cid9.xml"
  • Unlock Sim
  • Flash LolliPop 5.1 "Version: 222.21.15.ghost_row.Retail.en.US" (To Remove Update PRL messages/things)
  • Remove Bootloader Warning Message (Flash [GHOST] Moto-WinterBoot-20150419-STABLE)

Note: This GUIDE is for MOTO X SPRINT [XT1056]
Now Lets Get Starting with Steps.


1. Install Motorola Drivers.
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Downlod the drivers from the following link and install it.
"https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/88481"

Or

"http://motofirmware.center/files/file/41-motorola_end_user_driver_installation_640_32bitzip/"

2. Backup Your Personal Data.
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Connect your device to your PC. Check Usb Options selected to "MTP" on your device.
Backup your personal data on phone.

3. Install adb + fastboot (I recommend to use mfastboot).
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You can install adb + fastboot by installing Android-SDK. To Install Android SDK. Download the Standalone Android-SDK from following Link.
"http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#Other"

and now watch the following Guide to install and set parameters of Android-SDK.
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaNM-lt_aHw"

OR as i said i Recommend to use "mfastboot"

You can download mfastboot from following link
"http://www.mediafire.com/download/6b3aw3dq8omefyw/mfastboot-v2.zip"
Just download and unzip it to use

4. Unlock BootLoader:
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You can easily unlock bootloader of your device by clicking
"https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/unlock-your-device-b"

OR watch this video for 100% Success.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sxgz7jxRMw

5. Flash TWRP Recover throug fastboot.
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Download latest TWRP recovery from link
"http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/ghost"

Now, Install TWRP using this site method.
"https://twrp.me/devices/motorolamotox2013.html"

6. Wipe Everything " System, Cache, Dalvik Cache, Internal Storage, Data" (After this u will have no OS in your mobile)
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After installing recovery . Go to recovery by following method.
Hold and press VOL DOWN + POWER button for 5 secs and release.
Now u r in bootloader. Go to recovery by VOL DOWN button and select by VOL UP button.

Now go to WIPE > Advanced > and then wipe All folders. except USB OTG.

Now you have NO OS installled on ur Moto X.
Reboot to Recovery to bootloader again.

7. Flash Firmware "ghost_sprint-user-4.4.4-KXA21.12-L1.28-28-release-keys-cid9.xml"
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Now its time to flash the pre 5.4 mb update firmware to your moto x xt1056.
Download the firmware from here
"http://www.filefactory.com/file/6tiwapkl82jl/"

And flash through fastboot. just extract the zip file and copy all files and folders in "Mfastboot folder" 0r "android-sdk folder"
Now open Mfastboot folder and press "Shift key + Right Click" now click "Open Command Prompt here"
Perform the following steps as i have performed .

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C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot devices
T063204CVP fastboot

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target max-download-size: 768MB
sending 'partition' (32 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.275s]
writing 'partition'...
(bootloader) This may take a few seconds, if a
(bootloader) different partition table is being
(bootloader) flashed since we need to backup
(bootloader) and restore a few partitions
OKAY [ 0.468s]
finished. total time: 0.743s

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img
(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target max-download-size: 768MB
sending 'motoboot' (1604 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.368s]
writing 'motoboot'...
(bootloader) flashing sbl1 ...
(bootloader) flashing sbl2 ...
(bootloader) flashing sbl3 ...
(bootloader) flashing rpm ...
(bootloader) flashing tz ...
(bootloader) flashing aboot ...
OKAY [ 5.049s]
finished. total time: 5.419s

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target max-download-size: 768MB
sending 'logo' (628 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.343s]
writing 'logo'...
OKAY [ 0.879s]
finished. total time: 1.224s

C:\mfastboot-v2>fastboot flash boot boot.img
(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target reported max download size of 805306368 bytes
sending 'boot' (10240 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.920s]
writing 'boot'...
OKAY [ 1.358s]
finished. total time: 2.280s

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img
(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target max-download-size: 768MB
sending 'recovery' (10240 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.928s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.968s]
finished. total time: 1.898s

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot flash system system.img
(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target max-download-size: 768MB
Multi-Flash is enabled!
sending 'system' (262144 KB)...
OKAY [ 16.692s]
writing 'system'...
OKAY [ 10.502s]
sending 'system' (262144 KB)...
OKAY [ 16.684s]
writing 'system'...
OKAY [ 9.854s]
sending 'system' (262144 KB)...
OKAY [ 16.683s]
writing 'system'...
OKAY [ 8.245s]
sending 'system' (114215 KB)...
OKAY [ 7.443s]
writing 'system'...
OKAY [ 3.613s]
finished. total time: 89.725s

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target max-download-size: 768MB
sending 'modem' (53804 KB)...
OKAY [ 3.664s]
writing 'modem'...
OKAY [ 2.468s]
finished. total time: 6.134s

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot erase modemst1
erasing 'modemst1'...
OKAY [ 0.437s]
finished. total time: 0.439s

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot erase modemst2
erasing 'modemst2'...
OKAY [ 0.445s]
finished. total time: 0.445s

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target max-download-size: 768MB
sending 'fsg' (1223 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.386s]
writing 'fsg'...
OKAY [ 0.828s]
finished. total time: 1.216s

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot oem lock
...
(bootloader) FAIL: Please run fastboot oem lock begin first!
OKAY [ 0.164s]
finished. total time: 0.165s

C:\mfastboot-v2>mfastboot reboot
rebooting...

finished. total time: 0.001s

C:\mfastboot-v2>
C:\mfastboot-v2>

Now please Proceed to Next POST.
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30th October 2015, 12:16 PM |#2  
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After flashing the 4.4.4 firmware. Now the device should boot and start the Android. But notice after starting and every restart It automatically checks the Profile and PRL activations. Now time to unlock your Sim.

8. Unlock Sim.
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To unlock your sim follow the following guide here on XDA.
"http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=54338871&postcount=2"

Note: In my case i have checked and there is no SPC code needed to sim unlock. No need to check spc code checkbox in NV-ITEMS-READER-WRITER software.

So the you just connect your phone to nv items reader writer software and flash only

  • nv-unlock.txt
  • nv-unlock2,txt
  • unlock-domestic.txt

nv-ruim files need SPC code to write . If u dont have SPC code set in your phone for enable / disable DIAG PORT then you dont need to write nv-ruim files.

Congrats. U have Sim-Unlocked Moto X Sprint .

9. Flash LolliPop 5.1 "Version: 222.21.15.ghost_row.Retail.en.US"
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Download LolliPop Retail 5.1 from following link.
"https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzTDEHw-bGypMGhfdEFVczd1dHM/view"

This is XT1053 untouched Retail ROM


Open TWRP recovery. and Flash the ROM by clicking Install . Select the location where you copy the zip rom in internal memory.

After installing the ROM , Reboot to TWRP Recovery again and WIPE CACHE and DALVIK CACHE.

Then reboot to system. Now it should start the OS 5.1 and there should not PRL updation on start and restart.

Now you have unlocked your sim and have Lolipop 5.1 with Stock System Version 222.21.15

10. Remove Boot-loader Warning .
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Download your favorite Boot Animation Image from the link
"https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bx0JlaDkWMGAfkpQcGl2M3NCWi11SmZ5N3h iV05EdFFERzRrNUhBcjNjb0JXRU5fQ2lDZjg&usp=drive_web "

Copy it in mobile memory. and Then install through TWRP. Again now wipe Dalvik Cache and Cache. Restart to System.

For StageFright Update:

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Make your nandroid backup first.

Now Download this System image from "https://mega.nz/#!LwEXWRLB!NAQBXMwI6aoNNw7VXB_u3m3XjEOSiZ_bUGcbBL1 ykTk"

Now flash this system.img through TWRP.
Clear your Cache and Dalvik Cache.
Download the Stagefright System 222.27.5 TWRP backup from the above link
Unzip the Stagefright System 222.27.5 folder to your computer
Copy the Stagefright System 222.27.5 folder to your phones internal storage, to the TWRP/BACKUPS/TA0000008VJ/ directory
Reboot your phone into recovery (TWRP)
Click Restore and select the Stagefright System 222.27.5 folder
Verify that the System partition is selected and then Swipe to Restore
Clear your cache

Now this update should flash and phone should work fine,

Credits Goes to mastarifla

Now You have Sim Unlocked Lolipop 5.1 with Removed Bootloader Warning Message.
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30th October 2015, 04:09 PM |#4  
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My Sprint 2013 Moto X just got an update last night and now this is happening to the phone. It has no calling capabilities now but has data. This is also not a developer edition phone so I don't see how iwould be able to do all of this like unlocking the bootloader and all this flashing. It seems like put simply, sprint pushed out an update and bricked my phone in terms of making and receiving calls. Is there no other solution to this? What would they do if I take it to the store?
30th October 2015, 04:31 PM |#5  
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Files for getting SPC
For those who needs the SPC, here are the links for the needed files:
  1. 4.4.2 TWRP Flashable ROM (thanks to Aaron Nickolopoulos for uploading and sharing the link)
  2. 4.4.2 Modem (can be flashed thru RSD Lite or fastboot) (uploaded by me )

Advice for the future: Use EFS Professional to change SPC to 000000
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Originally Posted by m0ndul

For those who needs the SPC, here are the links for the needed files:

  1. 4.4.2 TWRP Flashable ROM (thanks to Aaron Nickolopoulos for uploading and sharing the link)
  2. 4.4.2 Modem (can be flashed thru RSD Lite or fastboot) (uploaded by me )

Advice for the future: Use EFS Professional to change SPC to 000000

this in regards to me?
30th October 2015, 09:26 PM |#7  
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this in regards to me?

To all of us, happened to me also
31st October 2015, 04:09 AM |#8  
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fastboot.exe has stopped working when flashing system.img.

Any one had this problem ?


C:\android-sdk\platform-tools>fastboot flash system system.img
(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target reported max download size of 805306368 bytes
Invalid sparse file format at header magi

Thats all it gives me then crashes
31st October 2015, 06:47 AM |#9  
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you have to use mfastboot flash system system.img
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Originally Posted by m0ndul

For those who needs the SPC, here are the links for the needed files:

  1. 4.4.2 TWRP Flashable ROM (thanks to Aaron Nickolopoulos for uploading and sharing the link)
  2. 4.4.2 Modem (can be flashed thru RSD Lite or fastboot) (uploaded by me )

Advice for the future: Use EFS Professional to change SPC to 000000

hi there can u please tell me how to get spc on 4.4.4 motox sprint i would really appreciate ur help

EDIT: got my spc by downgrading to 4.4.2
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[GUIDE][SPRINT-1056] Unlock SiM, Flash Retail LolliPop 5.1,Stop PRL updates
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Originally Posted by yar_nl

you have to use mfastboot flash system system.img


If you're using mfastboot, then yes that's the command.

I'm using android-sdk. For android sdk comand is :

fastboot flash system system.img

Managed to make it work with RSD lite.


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