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By thelegendofzeth, Senior Member on 21st April 2014, 03:05 PM
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'Morning, 'afternoon and 'night.

I saw some XT1033 (some XT1032 too) users having problems with the latest unified roms (falcon ones) and decided to help them. I already did a guide like this in a brazilian Android forum, so, I'm only translating it. Hope it can be helpful to XDA.

-- First, thanks to ffosilva. Without his "semi-official" firmware, this guide couldn't exist.

| PRE-REQUISITES
- You need to have bootloader unlocked.
- Google Play Edition rom - Google Drive
- Google Play Edition rom - MediaFire
- mfastboot
- Minimal ADB & Fastboot
- Motorola Device Manager (Drivers)

1 - Alright. First of all, install Minimal ADB & Fastboot in C:\, to keep things easy. After, extract Google Play Edition.tgz inside its folder with mfastboot.
2 - Turn off your Moto G and put it on Bootloader mode by pressing power + vol. down for a few seconds.
3 - Plug it in PC and verify if it is connected.
4 - Open cmd.exe and do this command: cd C:\Minimal ADB & Fastboot or the folder you've installed it.
5 - After, copy these commands and paste them. On the third one, cmd will crash, just wait your Moto G reboot and close the warning.

Code:
mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img
mfastboot reboot-bootloader
mfastboot continue
mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
mfastboot flash boot boot.img
mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img
mfastboot flash system system.img
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash fsg fsg_intl.img
mfastboot erase cache
mfastboot erase userdata
| If you live in USA, do these last commands instead:

Code:
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash fsg fsg_gpe.img
mfastboot erase cache
mfastboot erase userdata
| And after checking if all the commands returned an OKAY, do

Code:
mfastboot reboot
| To flash any custom recovery, download CWM or TWRP (thanks to Dhacker29!), put it inside of Minimal ADB & Fastboot folder, launch cmd.exe doing "cd" in folder and do:

Code:
mfastboot flash recovery filename.img
| After, just flash SuperSU from recovery to get root. (thanks chainfire!)

| THIS WILL WIPE YOUR DEVICE. INCLUDING INTERNAL STORAGE.
| THIS WILL ALLOW XT1033 TO INSTALL falcon ROMS WITH ONLY ONE SIM WORKING
| NOW YOUR DEVICE HAS EXT4 STORAGE, SOME TWEAKS WON'T WORK
| AND SORRY FOR ANY GRAMMAR ERRORS

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REVERSE GUIDE

| Use this guide if you failed with first one or want to go back to stock rom.
| Install Minimal ADB & Fastboot again in another folder to avoid conflicts and download here (thanks to droid-developers) your respective stock rom. Extract it inside the folder.
| After, just re-do steps 2, 3 and 4 from above.
| Step 5 you'll run with these commands below. On the third one, cmd will crash, just wait your Moto G reboot and close the warning.
| I'm not sure if system partitions are the same for ALL roms at sbf.droid-developers. Some will have sparsechunk.1, 2 and 3. Verify that before running the commands!

Code:
mfastboot.exe flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot.exe flash motoboot motoboot.img
mfastboot.exe reboot-bootloader
mfastboot.exe continue
mfastboot.exe flash logo logo.bin
mfastboot.exe flash boot boot.img
mfastboot.exe flash recovery recovery.img
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
mfastboot.exe flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot.exe erase modemst1
mfastboot.exe erase modemst2
mfastboot.exe flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot.exe erase cache
mfastboot.exe erase userdata
mfastboot.exe reboot
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Thanks to all XDA community. I've learned so much here with you guys.
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21st April 2014, 05:15 PM |#2  
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Isn't similar to this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2661022

Thanks for your effort though.
21st April 2014, 05:19 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by BaghiXDA

Isn't similar to this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2661022

Thanks for your effort though.

Oh, sorry. I didn't know about this one..
21st April 2014, 08:11 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by BaghiXDA

Isn't similar to this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2661022

Thanks for your effort though.

It didn't work for me.
But this zip did.
Though I got hab check failed in boot.IMG and recovery.IMG but ROM still booted up and I got network.
Don't know how but this one is favourable to me.

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21st April 2014, 09:42 PM |#5  
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It didn't work for me.
But this zip did.
Though I got hab check failed in boot.IMG and recovery.IMG but ROM still booted up and I got network.
Don't know how but this one is favourable to me

These are ignorable errors. I always get them when flashing this rom but never had problems.
22nd April 2014, 08:57 AM |#6  
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Hi,

I have a question regarding the ROM linked in the thread. Is this the official ROM or is this a modified version? So if I install this ROM on my XT1032, will it get the updates directly OTA from Google?

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22nd April 2014, 12:43 PM |#7  
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Hi,

I have a question regarding the ROM linked in the thread. Is this the official ROM or is this a modified version? So if I install this ROM on my XT1032, will it get the updates directly OTA from Google?

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It may get ota unless you alter the system with custom recovery or root it.

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These are ignorable errors. I always get them when flashing this rom but never had problems.

Yep. First I panicked but after booting up the rom I got network and was happy to ignore it.

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22nd April 2014, 06:59 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by imbroken80

Hi,

I have a question regarding the ROM linked in the thread. Is this the official ROM or is this a modified version? So if I install this ROM on my XT1032, will it get the updates directly OTA from Google?

Thanks

No one knows because there is no OTA for test this. But I believe it will receive because it was made of the system-pull of original GPE Moto G.
22nd April 2014, 07:04 PM |#9  
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Once I do this, how do I get back to non-gpe?
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Once I do this, how do I get back to non-gpe?

Download your stock rom here and flash it with a flashall.bat that is inside the zip of each rom there. Or you can do manually. It's the same thing of those commands above, just change archive's names. Some will have system.img divided into three parts, so, flash in the sequence.
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noob question?
this may be a really noobish question but how do i extract "Google Play Edition - falcon.tgz"
everytime i run mfastboot it closes.
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