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[Q] Unable to use Custom Roms

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25th January 2014, 10:26 PM   |  #1  
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Hi everyone!

I'm the owner of a Moto G 8GB retail.DE xt1032. And i can't install custom Roms.

The phone shipped with good ol' 4.3, and then I flashed the retail.DE 4.4.2 OTA as soon as it came out. But I got tired so I, unlocked bootloader, installed CWM and installed a custom ROM (at the time, CM11, wich I loved).
Then I tried to change the bootanimation (I know, such a lame thing to do) and i wasn't able to boot a custom ROM anymore, even stock based (infusion).
I tried every rom available (cm11, PA, Carbon, AOSP/CodeAurora, Nexus G), and it ALWAYS hangs on bootanimation forever.

If I remember correctly, I had to downgrade to 4.3 Bootloader at that time to install CMW, but since I've had this problem I already reverted to Retail.DE Stock and upgraded via OTA to stock 4.4.2 (so bootloader should have been upgraded to 4.4 too...?).

I still have the 4.3 bootloader .img file on my computer, so should I flash it and try again?

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25th January 2014, 11:56 PM   |  #2  
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Same here man. We need help!

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26th January 2014, 02:42 AM   |  #3  
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The latest version of CWM supports 4.4 bootloader.
I was having similar problem, and returning back to full stock and redoing everything solved the problem. As you are already back to stock, I suggest you give it another shot. Good luck...
26th January 2014, 05:07 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by suhridkhan

The latest version of CWM supports 4.4 bootloader.
I was having similar problem, and returning back to full stock and redoing everything solved the problem. As you are already back to stock, I suggest you give it another shot. Good luck...

I followed this mans suggestion and it worked for me. I was stuck on nexus g.
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I've done it yesterday at least 2 times, with the same result.

I'm really confused, because it shows no error while installing the rom, and it even shows the rom specific bootanimation (which means files were actually copied to /system).

EDIT: just did the whole process again. Return to stock 4.3, update to 4.4.2 via OTA, flash CWM, flash rom (in this case Infusion 4.4.2 Beta (stock 4.4.2 based)) and here i am, stuck @ bootanimation for solid 10minutes.
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Originally Posted by BBOXPT

I've done it yesterday at least 2 times, with the same result.

I'm really confused, because it shows no error while installing the rom, and it even shows the rom specific bootanimation (which means files were actually copied to /system).

That's very strange. How did you return to stock? This method worked for me...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2542219 (Note that, you will lose all your data, make a backup on PC)
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if i try to flash stock using the downloaded firmware without changing a thing, i end up getting this error message in fastboot:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...5/Untitled.jpg

what I usually do is delete a few lines in the flashall.bat file:

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CALL :fastboot_flash partition gpt.bin
IF %errorlevel% NEQ 0 EXIT /b 1

as stated here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2542219 OP point 3a) regarding downgrading.
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