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[Q] Taking 4.4.4 OTA

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27th August 2014, 02:13 AM   |  #11  
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Do you have to go back to stock recovery if you're using TWRP recovery? Or is there a way to apply the update while using TWRP? I downloaded the update, told it to install and it rebooted to TWRP. The only zip I found was the old update under cache. Is there a way to do this or where do I find the newly downloaded file to install?

When I couldn't find the file I just rebooted. After booting up the phone attempted to reboot and install about 3 or 4 times before saying unsuccessful and operating normally.
27th August 2014, 02:21 AM   |  #12  
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Do you have to go back to stock recovery if you're using TWRP recovery? Or is there a way to apply the update while using TWRP? I downloaded the update, told it to install and it rebooted to TWRP. The only zip I found was the old update under cache. Is there a way to do this or where do I find the newly downloaded file to install?

When I couldn't find the file I just rebooted. After booting up the phone attempted to reboot and install about 3 or 4 times before saying unsuccessful and operating normally.

You have to use stock recovery.... Just flash TWRP back on afterwards.
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27th August 2014, 03:34 AM   |  #13  
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27th August 2014, 03:46 AM   |  #14  
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Could it be because he downgraded from 4.4.3

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Who downgraded? The OP doesn't appear to have downgraded - he only flashed the stock recovery from 4.4.2 (which is the same as the 4.4.3 stock recovery). I'm confused.
27th August 2014, 03:49 AM   |  #15  
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Who downgraded? The OP doesn't appear to have downgraded - he only flashed the stock recovery from 4.4.2 (which is the same as the 4.4.3 stock recovery). I'm confused.

I am in the process of deleting it I didn't see your post about them being the same. He has to have an unlocked bootloader to have twrp correct?

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27th August 2014, 03:53 AM   |  #16  
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I am in the process of deleting it I didn't see your post about them being the same. He has to have an unlocked bootloader to have twrp correct?

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Yup, although safestrap recovery (for locked bootloaders) is based on TWRP, it isn't the same. So at least he will be able to root again afterwards. Being unlocked doesn't affect the ability to take an OTA though. I've seen some people confused about that and tell people that they need to re-lock before taking an OTA. This is NOT the case. Stock recovery is required though.

Don't want to confuse anybody though. Just ignore the above. All that really matters is you must have stock recovery and no significant modifications to /system (no Xposed, etc.).
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27th August 2014, 04:02 AM   |  #17  
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I'm on 4.4.2 for Sprint, i got the update to install 4.4.4, after reading this thread and the guide to flash OTA i see I have to return to stock recovery. My question is in the guide it says '' if you have at any point of time flashed any 4.4.2 firmware along with the boot loader 30.B3 or 30.B4
DO NOT FLASH THE OTA, YOU WILL HAVE A HARD BRICKED MOTO''...... my bootloader says 30.B4 , so should i take the OTA?
27th August 2014, 04:09 AM   |  #18  
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I'm on 4.4.2 for Sprint, i got the update to install 4.4.4, after reading this thread and the guide to flash OTA i see I have to return to stock recovery. My question is in the guide it says '' if you have at any point of time flashed any 4.4.2 firmware along with the boot loader 30.B3 or 30.B4
DO NOT FLASH THE OTA, YOU WILL HAVE A HARD BRICKED MOTO''...... my bootloader says 30.B4 , so should i take the OTA?

Hmm I'm thinking that what you read might have been for another variant....I'm not familiar with the bootloader version.

Regardless, if you are concerned, you are completely safe to flash the ENTIRE stock 4.4.2 SBF, then you can SAFELY take the 4.4.4 OTA with no risk. And if you take the OTA immediately after flashing the entire SBF, you'll already have stock recovery and you can just flash TWRP and re-root AFTER you are on 4.4.4.



(The above instructions ONLY apply to the Sprint variant. Not any of the variants that received 4.4.3.)
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Hmm I'm thinking that what you read might have been for another variant....I'm not familiar with the bootloader version.

Regardless, if you are concerned, you are completely safe to flash the ENTIRE stock 4.4.2 SBF, then you can SAFELY take the 4.4.4 OTA with no risk. And if you take the OTA immediately after flashing the entire SBF, you'll already have stock recovery and you can just flash TWRP and re-root AFTER you are on 4.4.4.



(The above instructions ONLY apply to the Sprint variant. Not any of the variants that received 4.4.3.)


Yeah that's what i was planning on doing completely flashing to stock then taking the OTA, just wanted to make sure I dont brick my phone

Problem, im trying flash stock but i keep getting this.

(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target max-download-size: 768MB
Multi-Flash is enabled!
load_file: could not allocate 907079228 bytes
error: cannot load 'system.img': Not enough space
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27th August 2014, 01:35 PM   |  #20  
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Originally Posted by reds28heem

Yeah that's what i was planning on doing completely flashing to stock then taking the OTA, just wanted to make sure I dont brick my phone

Problem, im trying flash stock but i keep getting this.

(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target max-download-size: 768MB
Multi-Flash is enabled!
load_file: could not allocate 907079228 bytes
error: cannot load 'system.img': Not enough space

System.img is too big for the standard Fastboot.exe included in the Android SDK/PlatformTools. You must use the Moto tweaked fastboot (aka mfastboot) -> http://mark.cdmaforums.com/X-STUFF/mfastboot-442.zip

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