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By lm_1970, Junior Member on 13th October 2018, 11:20 PM
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Hi all. Many people are asking for latest stock firmware for their devices. For those of you who don't know, there is a tool called Lenovo Moto Smart Assitant, which allows you to download and install latest stock firmware. I'm not sure if latest oreo firmwares are also available, but I have downloaded 137-93-14 stock firmware for my reteu XT1685. Other devices are also supported under Flash->Rescue option.

This tool has other simple utilities which may be helpful for less advanced users.

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14th October 2018, 03:24 PM |#2  
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Holy smokes this actually works! The time of waiting for leaked firmwares is finally over. Lemotonovo doing things right lately.
Besides the firmware part, this app has some useful tools too.
14th October 2018, 03:41 PM |#3  
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Does it format internal storage?

UPDATE: Actually, it does and before installation it informs you about the wipe. So it is a no go for me at the moment. However, as long as installing Oreo is possible through an official application, I guess that OTA update on reteu is on its way.
15th October 2018, 08:37 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by lm_1970

Hi all. Many people are asking for latest stock firmware for their devices. For those of you who don't know, there is a tool called Lenovo Moto Smart Assitant, which allows you to download and install latest stock firmware.

talking about this tool? https://support.lenovo.com/nl/nl/downloads/ds101291
15th October 2018, 01:37 PM |#5  
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Does it format internal storage?

UPDATE: Actually, it does and before installation it informs you about the wipe. So it is a no go for me at the moment. However, as long as installing Oreo is possible through an official application, I guess that OTA update on reteu is on its way.

There are two features in this tool: one is rescue (which formats internal storage) and the other one is upgrade (which I haven't tested but I guess it doesn't format it). Both options are available in the flash menu.
As I understand, in order to be able to upgrade to Oreo with this tool and without losing information, you have to be in stock Nougat, and the upgrade OTA to Oreo should be available for your software channel (as of today it is not the case for most channels).

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16th October 2018, 03:09 PM |#6  
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Can i use this while currently on custom 8.1 rom?
16th October 2018, 08:41 PM |#7  
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Can i use this while currently on custom 8.1 rom?

I believe you need to be on stock recovery.
16th October 2018, 08:57 PM |#8  
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I believe you need to be on stock recovery.

The "recover" option for a clean flash uses fastboot. That one should remain functional, and this might be the best/easiest way to go back to stock atm.
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The "recover" option for a clean flash uses fastboot. That one should remain functional, and this might be the best/easiest way to go back to stock atm.

As long as the recover option chooses an Oreo firmware. If it chooses a nougat firmware, then most likely they'll end up with IMEI 0, as the persist fix would need to be applied separately.
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Will using rescue return the phone back to stock with locked bootloader??
18th October 2018, 02:34 AM |#11  
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I had given this a try a few day's ago. It went through the process but the fastboot (boot loop) was still in effect. I doubt anyone offhand would know why it didn't take the rescue? I'm not at home w/ details but everything Ive tried gives me the "downgrade failure" upon flashing. My phone is Amazon XT1687 on 137-93-16 (which is the one the tool downloads and rescues with even the AMZ.137-93-16.img) but its still stuck in fastboot I will probably have to wait for the official 8.1 flashboot file or the 137-93-18 to get out of this jam? I have tried everything, phone has everything intact i.e. IMEI just wont take the flash even at same version so hopefully something 'higher' might work. I'm glad it worked for some of you who might have been waiting longer then me. I managed to bootloop two of these phones in a week ....If anyone thinks they can help I will deff have more details when I'm at my computer =)
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