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I'm trying to flash the stock recovery so that I can install the 4.4.3 OTA update.
I'm following these steps:

1)Open a command prompt on your PC and change directory to the folder where mfastboot.exe is.


2)At the command prompt type:

mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img

to flash the stock recovery to your Moto X.


3)After the recovery has been flashed to your Moto X, at the command prompt type:

fastboot reboot-bootloader

to reboot into the bootloader.

When I boot into recovery I get a dead android with a red exclamation point.
Let sit for a minute it eventually boots into KitKat. What is up with this? How can I take the update with this messed up recovery.

I used the stock recovery from the OP in this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-x/general/xt1053-4-4-3-ota-update-zip-t2772613

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I'm trying to flash the stock recovery so that I can install the 4.4.3 OTA update.
I'm following these steps:

1)Open a command prompt on your PC and change directory to the folder where mfastboot.exe is.


2)At the command prompt type:

mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img

to flash the stock recovery to your Moto X.


3)After the recovery has been flashed to your Moto X, at the command prompt type:

fastboot reboot-bootloader

to reboot into the bootloader.

When I boot into recovery I get a dead android with a red exclamation point.
Let sit for a minute it eventually boots into KitKat. What is up with this? How can I take the update with this messed up recovery.

I used the stock recovery from the OP in this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-x/general/xt1053-4-4-3-ota-update-zip-t2772613

please help.
I had a difficult time( for some reason) trying to update to 4.4.3 the same way you are trying. I almost messed up my phone completely. Needless to say, I had to flash back to stock 4.4.2 manually with the help of others. Phone is now updated to 4.4.3 via OTA.
 
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I had a difficult time( for some reason) trying to update to 4.4.3 the same way you are trying. I almost messed up my phone completely. Needless to say, I had to flash back to stock 4.4.2 manually with the help of others. Phone is now updated to 4.4.3 via OTA.
Don't leave me hanging... How did you do it?
 
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Don't leave me hanging... How did you do it?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=148
I used these steps.

You will need to download the right file for your phone: http://sbf.droid-developers.org/phone.php?device=0
And also have mfastboot in platform-tools if you have android-sdk in your pc.
 
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When I boot into recovery I get a dead android with a red exclamation point.
Let sit for a minute it eventually boots into KitKat. What is up with this? How can I take the update with this messed up recovery.
Android in distress ( logo with Exclamation mark) is normal when booting to stock recovery.

Press and hold the VOL UP key for 10-15 seconds. While still holding the VOL UP key tap and release the POWER key. That should put you in Recovery stock recovery.
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Ugg. I'm dumb. Reading through the link you posted I realized the "Dead Android with Red Exclamation Point" is actually the stock recovery. I just need to hold the Vol up button for a few seconds and then tap the power button. Hmm. How did I not know that?

I thought I had a screwed up Recovery. Turns out it is fine.
 
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Ugg. I'm dumb. Reading through the link you posted I realized the "Dead Android with Red Exclamation Point" is actually the stock recovery. I just need to hold the Vol up button for a few seconds and then tap the power button. Hmm. How did I not know that?

I thought I had a screwed up Recovery. Turns out it is fine.
Don't be stressing android lol
 
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Don't be stressing android lol
I had the same problem and managed to fix it without erasing everything.
Here are my steps:

flashboot flash recovery recovery.img
flashboot reboot-bootloader

It will go to Recovery
See the dead android with exclamation mark
Press Volume-Up for 10 seconds and then click power (without releasing vol-up)
Enter Stock Recovery Screen

Apply update from sdcard

Get 4.4.3 update.zip file here

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