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[GUIDE] Restore Moto E Stock Firmware [UPDATED#2]

OP Lucas Eugene

22nd February 2015, 11:55 AM   |  #121  
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Location stuck at fastboot bootloop
Originally Posted by Lucas Eugene


a) Download and install Motorola Moto EDrivers

b) Download and extract the stock Firmware of your choosing

c) If the firmware file you downloaded is a file then download Motorola Fastboot Attachment 2427667 (attached to this post) and extract the .exe into the same folder as the stock firmware files (the same folder as the .bin and .img files). If your firmware is a .tar.gz file then skip this step.

d) Get ADB (if you don't already have this, I suggest downloading and installing Minimal ADB and Fastboot by shimp208:
Direct Download


Follow these instructions at your own risk. If something goes wrong don't blame me!

These are the original stock signed image files from Motorola it should work on all Moto E Variants.

Steps to restore stock firmware:

1) Reboot the phone into bootloader mode. There are 2 ways to do this.

I) The 'hardware' way.
a) Unplug the USB cable and power off the phone.
b) Press and hold 'Volume down' then power on the phone.
c) Connect USB cable to your computer.
II) The 'software' way.
a) Enable developer mode on the Moto E (Settings-> 'About Phone'. Tap 7 times on 'Build Number')
b) Enable USB debugging. (Settings -> 'Developer options' -> 'USB Debugging' -> check)
c) Connect phone to computer via USB, you should see a new ADB device detected and drivers installed.
d) Open "Minimal ADB and Fastboot". Type:
adb reboot-bootloader
You should see the Moto E bootloader screen with the following options:
Normal Powerup
Switch Console [NULL: null]
BP Tools
2) Open a command prompt / terminal (Start -> cmd.exe in Win7) and browse to the folder with the extracted firmware.

In my case:
cd c:\falcon_retgb_user_4.3_14.10.0Q3.X-76-LGG-8_54_release-keys-cid7-Retail_GB

Flash each of the partitions in sequence using mfastboot, you need to enter the following commands one-by-one checking that each one returns an [OKAY]
mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img
mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
mfastboot flash boot boot.img
mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk1
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk2
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk3
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1 
mfastboot erase modemst2 
mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot erase cache 
mfastboot erase userdata 
mfastboot reboot
For Indian variants

mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2


4) Wait, you should now be rebooted into a fully stock Moto E firmware.

Original Thread

I have two problems, first when i was flashing gpt.bin and motoboot.img I recived error "preflash validation failed"
more Important after I flashed everything I can't start the device , it will always start in fastboot mode, with "Fastboot reason : last time flashing failed."
after first two codes every other code returned okay, any help please ?

Omg, it is starting and I think it will, any way how do i checked if everything is perfect and I have a stock rom.

one more thing should I worry about something , like how it wans't and then It magically started. ?/
Last edited by rex purve; 22nd February 2015 at 12:05 PM. Reason: change of events
23rd February 2015, 03:32 PM   |  #122  
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Link is not working
The lnik for Firmware is not working.
Any mirrors ?
27th February 2015, 09:31 AM   |  #123  
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I installed moto e stock rom yesterday in my moto e phone.booted perfectly fine.every thing is perfect.but one prblem-when i get into recovery,it shows one android lying down and a red exclametory sign in its recovery options.what happened?i have done everything correctly
28th February 2015, 06:52 PM   |  #124  
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'failed to validate system image'

what does this mean? this is the message i got after i ran the .bat file. quite a few commands were executed and this was the last one visible.
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