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[Q] Moto G GPe Downgrade to 4.3?

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By lysdexic, Junior Member on 9th April 2014, 10:17 PM
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Hi All,

I have looked through the forums and searched the Google and I can't find the correct info for my situation so I appreciate any help.

I have a Moto G GPe that I ordered from Google Play, it came with Android 4.4.2 on it and I am wondering if I can downgrade it to 4.3.

I've unlocked the bootloader and it looks like I should be able to flash a custom recovery, the problem is that I cannot find an image for the stock Moto G GPe 4.3 firmware.

I want to downgrade because I have a need to test an Android app on 4.3.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
 
 
10th April 2014, 12:25 AM |#2  
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Hi All,

I have looked through the forums and searched the Google and I can't find the correct info for my situation so I appreciate any help.

I have a Moto G GPe that I ordered from Google Play, it came with Android 4.4.2 on it and I am wondering if I can downgrade it to 4.3.

I've unlocked the bootloader and it looks like I should be able to flash a custom recovery, the problem is that I cannot find an image for the stock Moto G GPe 4.3 firmware.

I want to downgrade because I have a need to test an Android app on 4.3.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

There is a regular Motorola 4.3 firmware available
you can get it here - http://sbf.droid-developers.org/phone.php?device=14

just to let you know, it will try to force you to update to 4.4.2
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10th April 2014, 04:15 AM |#3  
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There is a regular Motorola 4.3 firmware available
you can get it here - http://sbf.droid-developers.org/phone.php?device=14

just to let you know, it will try to force you to update to 4.4.2

Awesome, I wasn't sure if I could use the regular Motorola firmware on it. I had read that the partition tables are different and I've only seen threads where people flash from the Motorola firmware to the GPe version.

Do you think this would present any problems?

Thanks again.
10th April 2014, 08:52 AM |#4  
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Backup anything you want to keep because the phone will be completely wiped. There should be no problems. You can find out how to easily disable KitKat 'update' notifications, if you search this forum. It's worth considering there is an issue with the Moto G that should be patched in the next few weeks, but that will require you to update to 4.4.2/3.
https://forums.motorola.com/comment/774000
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