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Q1: How to access Fastboot?
Hold PowerButton and VolDown during boot. Q2: How to unlock Bootloader?
Boot to Fastboot and follow my guide Q2: How to relock Bootloader?
or Motorola guide on Motorola's website
Boot to Fastboot and give the command "fastboot oem lock" Q3: How do i get adb and fastboot drivers ?
For windows, follow this guide or this one Q4: How to flash Stock Firmware?
although, it seems Motorola Device Manager works ok for win7x86-32 (but not for win7x64-64?) i cannot answer this i'm under linux
other USB drivers if first method failed, source
For Linux, get fastboot files here also, adb and fastboot can be installed using repos for ubuntu-based distros packages needed are : android-tools-adb and android-tools-fastboot (android-tools-fsutils may be useful too)
sudo apt-get install android-tools-fastboot
Please Follow My Guidehere. Q5: How to Root my device ?
First you'll need to unlock your bootloader,
Q6: Where can i find a Custom recovery ?
then follow this guide
OR this guide(User Friendly)
TWRP 220.127.116.11 Q7: How to access bootloader?
- Via ADB : Q8: How to access recovery?
- The hard(ware) way :
adb reboot bootloader
- With the phone powered off, press the VOL DOWN KEY for 2-3 seconds then POWER key then release.
- The device will display different BOOT OPTIONS
- Use the VOL DOWN Key to SCROLL to Recovery and VOL UP Key to select
Q9: How to force reboot my frozen device?
- using terminal, if the device is already rooted
- via adb
adb reboot recovery
- via bootloader
boot to bootloader (see Q11) and select recovery (use Use the VOL DOWN Key to SCROLL to Recovery and VOL UP Key to select)
Q10: How to charge my device and extend battery life?
- Press and hold the Power button for 10 - 20 seconds, the device will restart and go through the boot-up sequence [source]
- (VOL DOWN hold + a quick tap on POWER should force reboot when in bootloader) [source]
Follow Motorola tips: Q11: Does rooting/unlocking your phone invalidate its warranty? (In EU)
In short: No. Just the fact that you modified or changed the software of your device, is not a sufficient reason to void your statutory warranty. As long as you have bought the device as a consumer in the European Union. Q12: What to do if my battery is fully discharged and not re-charging?
For Indian customers, The warranty is void if you unlock/root your device. Motorola also reserves the right to maintain the records of unlocked bootloader devices. So you may not even get the warranty by relocking the device
[source] Q13: Lost IMEI ? : How to backup / restore PDS partition and why?
On Motorola devices the 'pds' partition contains information specific to your machine: IMEI, MAC address, serial number, etc. This partition can be lost by accidental format or over time due to filesystem corruption. If you have made a backup, there is a good chance you can bring your handset back to life. Q14: How to disable/enable auto On/Off screen with Flip Shell?
==> PDS backup will help to restore lost IMEI. It is a situation when the phone reports that the IMEI is unknown. ; This works like a vaccine, apply before having issue with IMEI, after it will be too late !
Using ADB you can make a copy of the partition and move it to a safe place (Google Drive?):
adb shellTo restore in the event of corruption or loss:
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/pds of=/sdcard/pds.img
adb shell(assuming you've pushed pds.img to internal SDcard storage first)
dd if=/sdcard/pds.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/pds
If for some reason this doesn't work, maybe your IMEI isn't destroyed but only not "readable" by system (file system issue? misread cluster reading frame ? no idea), in that case you may read the following story : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=52648789
Q15: How to remove the 'unlocked warning' message?
- for stock rom : (disabling, since it's enabled by default)
Follow this FAQ
Follow @cschmitt method and default Motorola logo will be back . Q16: How to reboot into 'safe mode'?
Q17: What are the Moto E tech specs
Press power button, on the pop up, either keep pressing 'shut down' [stock] or 'reboot' [AOSP based]
more infos about this feature
Q18: How to get OTA updates even after Rooting and Flashing a custom Recovery
- XT1021 (Single Sim)
- XT1022 (Dual Sim)
- XT1025 (Dual Sim With TV Digital)
Q19: How to Unlock Advanced Camera Settings?
- Use the full unroot option from the Super Su
- Flash the stock recovery Use Code : mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img
- Now you'll be able to get OTA updates as before
Refer to this thread
Last edited by Falcon G; 5th October 2014 at 04:14 PM.