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[GUIDE] Restore Moto E (2015) Stock Firmware

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By Lucas Eugene, Senior Member on 3rd March 2015, 08:36 AM
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Pre-requisites:

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:
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Disclaimer:

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:
Code:
adb reboot-bootloader
You should see the Moto E bootloader screen with the following options:
Code:
Normal Powerup
Recovery
Factory
Switch Console [NULL: null]
Barcodes
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:
Code:
cd c:\falcon_retgb_user_4.3_14.10.0Q3.X-76-LGG-8_54_release-keys-cid7-Retail_GB


3)
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 oem fb_mode_set
mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
mfastboot flash boot boot.img
mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.5
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot erase cache
mfastboot erase userdata
mfastboot erase customize
mfastboot oem config carrier vzw
mfastboot oem fb_mode_clear
If you want to skip typing these commands one by one use MOTOEFLASHALL.bat. Place the .bat file inside the extracted firmware folder and run it.

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


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Credits:@tbon3
@lohanbarth for instructions and firmware images
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Q1: Will this work on locked bootloaders?
Ans: Yes as stock firmwares are digitally signed by Motorola.
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nice job!,

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nice job!, but links aren't working

Are stock images even available yet?
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Are stock images even available yet?

The stock firmware aren't up yet
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ah, thought they were thats why u made the thread.. this will come in handy tho in the future thanks
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good evening here Rom stock
XT1524_RETEUALL_MOTOE2 (4G-LTE) _5.0.2_LXI22.50-13_cid7_subsidy-DEFAULT_CFC.xml >>>> here <<<<
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good evening here Rom stock
XT1524_RETEUALL_MOTOE2 (4G-LTE) _5.0.2_LXI22.50-13_cid7_subsidy-DEFAULT_CFC.xml >>>> here <<<<

Hi thanks for the link I've created a new thread to manage Firmware
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any stock firmware for the XT1527?
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Stock firmware, non carrier
I tried following the steps to restore the firmware, but no luck since I got Preflash validation failed, which I take it to mean the boot.img is not the right one for the moto e2 (bought it from motorola online store). I had everything working, but decided to re-lock the phone, and forgot to check allow oem unlock. When i ran fastboot oem lock it sat there, and then on reboot it didn't start up, just stayed on fastboot screen. No matter what I do I can't get it past it and trying again to unlock it it says:
(bootloader) Check 'Allow OEM Unlock' in Developer Options.

So now I am stuck in a fastboot loop. Any suggestions for things to would be great.

Thanks.
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