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[SOLVED] Can flash 4.4 over 4.3 without unlocking?

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By tatazeuz, Senior Member on 22nd January 2014, 12:11 AM
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I want to get the 4.4 update on my new Moto G. But also i want to avoid unlocking the bootloader. I read somewhere that the system will let you flash a signed image without unlocking the bootloader, but i want to be sure, so i don't end with a soft bricked phone and have to unlock it anyways.
Can you help me?

EDIT: You can! Just flash the upgrade via fastboot and your phone will have the last iteration of Android witthot unlocking anything.
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22nd January 2014, 01:16 AM |#2  
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I want to get the 4.4 update on my new Moto G. But also i want to avoid unlocking the bootloader. I read somewhere that the system will let you flash a signed image without unlocking the bootloader, but i want to be sure, so i don't end with a soft bricked phone and have to unlock it anyways.
Can you help me?

you don't have to unlock it if you are updating it through the update option inside the phone itself.
22nd January 2014, 01:20 AM |#3  
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you don't have to unlock it if you are updating it through the update option inside the phone itself.

I know, but the phone comes with a carrier firmware that will take some time to roll the update, and I want to replace it.
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I know, but the phone comes with a carrier firmware that will take some time to roll the update, and I want to replace it.

then the answer is no, in order to load any custom rom you have to unlock your bootloader.
22nd January 2014, 01:24 AM |#5  
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then the answer is no, in order to load any custom rom you have to unlock your bootloader.

But I'm not trying to load a custom ROM, I'm trying to load an official firmware.
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Which is a ROM itself

Sent from my XT1032 using xda app-developers app
22nd January 2014, 03:05 PM |#7  
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Which is a ROM itself

Sent from my XT1032 using xda app-developers app

But certainly isn't custom, and its signed.
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But certainly isn't custom, and its signed.

I think you should refer to this video - http://youtu.be/-L44JqysUy8

It shows how to flash a rom without unlocking the bootloader. There are retail ROMS available from http://sbf.droid-developers.org/phone.php?device=14
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22nd January 2014, 05:35 PM |#9  
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I think you should refer to this video - http://youtu.be/-L44JqysUy8

It shows how to flash a rom without unlocking the bootloader. There are retail ROMS available from http://sbf.droid-developers.org/phone.php?device=14

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I flashed retail.GB over my tesco firmware without unlocking bootloader

Motorola Moto G (XT1032), Android 4.4.2
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