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10th June 2014, 01:02 AM |#1  
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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.
 
 
10th June 2014, 01:06 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by pairustwo

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.
10th June 2014, 01:14 AM |#3  
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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?
10th June 2014, 01:19 AM |#4  
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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.
10th June 2014, 01:46 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by pairustwo

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.
10th June 2014, 01:53 AM |#6  
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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.
10th June 2014, 02:44 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by pairustwo

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
11th June 2014, 03:06 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by n0obpr0

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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