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6th June 2014, 02:58 PM   |  #1  
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Hey there XDA, I have a strange problem. Maybe you can help me out.

I just got my Moto G today and after unlocking the bootloader, the first thing I did was flash TWRP (fastboot flash recovery TWRP-2.7.0.0-falcon.img).
I did this with the normal fastboot from the Android SDK, not the Motorola version.

Now everytime I start the device, it always boots right into recovery. Always. Doesn't matter if there's TWRP, CWM or Stock installed.
I also flashed the device to GPE afterwards (using the Motorola fastboot) which should've erased everything, but it still does it.

The only way I can get into the actual system is by flashing the normal boot.img as recovery (fastboot flash recovery boot.img).

Can someone please shed some light on this for me? I'd be eternally grateful.

Thanks in advance.
Kenny
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7th June 2014, 11:33 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by twofive

Hey there XDA, I have a strange problem. Maybe you can help me out.

I just got my Moto G today and after unlocking the bootloader, the first thing I did was flash TWRP (fastboot flash recovery TWRP-2.7.0.0-falcon.img).
I did this with the normal fastboot from the Android SDK, not the Motorola version.

Now everytime I start the device, it always boots right into recovery. Always. Doesn't matter if there's TWRP, CWM or Stock installed.
I also flashed the device to GPE afterwards (using the Motorola fastboot) which should've erased everything, but it still does it.

The only way I can get into the actual system is by flashing the normal boot.img as recovery (fastboot flash recovery boot.img).

Can someone please shed some light on this for me? I'd be eternally grateful.

Thanks in advance.
Kenny

on the custom recovery menu screen, when you press REBOOT then REBOOT SYSTEM, does it? Or does it just reboot back into recovery?
9th June 2014, 11:25 AM   |  #3  
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on the custom recovery menu screen, when you press REBOOT then REBOOT SYSTEM, does it? Or does it just reboot back into recovery?

It boots right back into Recovery. It always does that, no matter if I do it from the OS, the bootloader, whatever.
9th June 2014, 11:37 AM   |  #4  
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Have you tried flashing through fastboot the update for your device ?
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Originally Posted by twofive

Hey there XDA, I have a strange problem. Maybe you can help me out.

I just got my Moto G today and after unlocking the bootloader, the first thing I did was flash TWRP (fastboot flash recovery TWRP-2.7.0.0-falcon.img).
I did this with the normal fastboot from the Android SDK, not the Motorola version.

Now everytime I start the device, it always boots right into recovery. Always. Doesn't matter if there's TWRP, CWM or Stock installed.
I also flashed the device to GPE afterwards (using the Motorola fastboot) which should've erased everything, but it still does it.

The only way I can get into the actual system is by flashing the normal boot.img as recovery (fastboot flash recovery boot.img).

Can someone please shed some light on this for me? I'd be eternally grateful.

Thanks in advance.
Kenny

You could try re flashing the stock firmware. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2542219 Good luck, it will delete everything on the phone.


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9th June 2014, 06:53 PM   |  #6  
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It boots right back into Recovery. It always does that, no matter if I do it from the OS, the bootloader, whatever.

hmmm....something similar happened to me about 2 days ago when I DL the ota, then tried to install it, but it failed. the phone rebooted into the system and a minute later it roobooted itsself back into recovery and tried to install the update again. Of course, the ota's are DL to the /cache folder by default, but once install is attempted, it erases it from that folder, but phone kept rebooting and trying to install, it failed then rebooted again into recovery. It did this like 5x until I was able to stop this by restoring a prev backup. Not sure if this is your situation, but in posting this experience it might help someone

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Also, check in your recovery if there is something called 'DISABLE RECOVERY FLASH' and make sure it is checked before rebooting the first time after installing recovery. I maybe mistaking, but I thought it was a bug only found on some earlier CWM builds, not found on TWRP...but recovery flash would make the phone do what you are describing
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Originally Posted by twofive

Hey there XDA, I have a strange problem. Maybe you can help me out.

I just got my Moto G today and after unlocking the bootloader, the first thing I did was flash TWRP (fastboot flash recovery TWRP-2.7.0.0-falcon.img).
I did this with the normal fastboot from the Android SDK, not the Motorola version.

Now everytime I start the device, it always boots right into recovery. Always. Doesn't matter if there's TWRP, CWM or Stock installed.
I also flashed the device to GPE afterwards (using the Motorola fastboot) which should've erased everything, but it still does it.

The only way I can get into the actual system is by flashing the normal boot.img as recovery (fastboot flash recovery boot.img).

Can someone please shed some light on this for me? I'd be eternally grateful.

Thanks in advance.
Kenny

You shouldn't have that issue, but you might have to try the latest 2.6.x branch of TWRP. I've seen both but never know which one is really better.

Also, why use the GPE edition? The moto stuff in the moto g is better than the google equivalents, especially the camera app and moto assist, but to each his own.
10th June 2014, 10:23 AM   |  #8  
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Also, why use the GPE edition? The moto stuff in the moto g is better than the google equivalents, especially the camera app and moto assist, but to each his own.

I also own a Nexus 5, Xperia Z Ultra flashed to GPE, and a Nexus 7. I just like having the same Software on all of them.
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Hey try this.
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I also own a Nexus 5, Xperia Z Ultra flashed to GPE, and a Nexus 7. I just like having the same Software on all of them.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bx3f...aDQ/edit?pli=1
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2746401

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