Originally Posted by funnypharmacist
Hi! I need help in bringing my Moto G 2015 DS back to stock.
I have unlocked the bootloader, installed a TWRP and Installed CM13.
I have downloaded the required Firmware and adb-fastboot zip too.
I am having trouble with instructions mentioned here --> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=590
any help will be appreciated.
What isnt working? The only think that isn't spelled out is the specific command used to install the stock recovery image, but that is in the list of commands to flash the stock image... I will explain the linked instructions in greater detail
Factory data reset via Stock Recovery:
(1) Flash via fastboot stock recovery.img (found in firmware image zip)
- This means to turn off the phone and start the bootloader (steps #2 & #3), then in the same directory as fastboot and the unzipped stock image, enter "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" and press enter, once it completes, continue with step #2
(2) Turn your phone off. (self-explanatory)
(3) Press and hold Volume DOWN + POWER. (self-explanatory)
(4) In bootloader
menu press Volume down twice.
(5) Press power. You will see a dead android with a
red exclamation mark.
(6) Press and hold
Power and tap
Volume UP once.
(7) Go to Wipe data / Factory reset using the Vol buttons
and press power button.
(8) Scroll to Yes - delete all user data and press power.
And yes, this step is important, but it will only save time... forgetting it won't hard brick the device or anything, but it won't boot on the first flash... if you skip this step everything will flash and respond OK, but it won't boot. You then have to do a Factory Reset like is listed above (except step #1, because you did that as part of the flash), and flash the whole image again step by step. I tried doing it without it, wiping in the ROM and TWRP first, but it still failed and I had to do the factory reset in stock recovery, reflash, then it booted.