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 .xml.zip 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:
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.You should see the Moto E bootloader screen with the following options:a) Unplug the USB cable and power off the phone.II) The 'software' way.
b) Press and hold 'Volume down' then power on the phone.
c) Connect USB cable to your computer.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:
Normal Powerup Recovery Factory Switch Console [NULL: null] Barcodes BP Tools
In my case:
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]
Code: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 rebootDowngrading:
4) Wait, you should now be rebooted into a fully stock Moto E firmware.