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yshiv666

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i'm facing charging issue after flashing the security patch, the device is not charging even after changing the adapter............and also I'm unable to relock the bootloader!!!!!!!!
 

venkatkrishna_s

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Hey ...i have flashed twrp ..so I can't update my phone ... because of the partition changed ...what should I do now ..please help ..I don't want to brick my phone
 

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Hey ...i have flashed twrp ..so I can't update my phone ... because of the partition changed ...what should I do now ..please help ..I don't want to brick my phone

You'll have to revert back to stock firmware (NPJS25.93-14-10) to proceed. Have a look at this post for what I did to safely update with TWRP on my device: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=74975359&postcount=10

You can flash TWRP and apply root after updating. As always, if you've downgraded your stock firmware, you must flash the stock firmware that has the same patch level as your bootloader before accepting OTA updates.
 

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You'll have to revert back to stock firmware (NPJS25.93-14-10) to proceed. Have a look at this post for what I did to safely update with TWRP on my device: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=74975359&postcount=10

You can flash TWRP and apply root after updating. As always, if you've downgraded your stock firmware, you must flash the stock firmware that has the same patch level as your bootloader before accepting OTA updates.

Thankss ...I'll do that !!
 

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Ota file is in my internel storage.
Screen goes blank When i select "apply update from sd card"

Hmm, at any point are you asked to decrypt your storage?

Have you got a SD card that is not encrypted that you could copy the file to and try to flash it from there?

If the ADB sideload from your computer, as previously suggested doesn't work either, you may have to wait for Motorola to send the update via OTA (and flash with the Motorola updater) or the full NPJS25.93-14-13 firmware.
 
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You can flash TWRP and apply root after updating. As always, if you've downgraded your stock firmware, you must flash the stock firmware that has the same patch level as your bootloader before accepting OTA updates.

There is no need to flash TWRP on phones that will stay on stock firmware. I always just boot temprarely into TWRP, do what I need to do, and then reboot the phone.
All there is to do is replace the command "flash" with "boot", that's all.
Example:
Code:
fastboot boot twrp-3.1.0-athene.img
 
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Hey, sorry for asking a very noob question. I got the update today. I am rooted with Magisk with ElementalX kernel and TWRP recovery installed. Will installing the update brick my phone or something like that ? What should I do to safely update without bricking my device. Thanks
 

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Hey, sorry for asking a very noob question. I got the update today. I am rooted with Magisk with ElementalX kernel and TWRP recovery installed. Will installing the update brick my phone or something like that ? What should I do to safely update without bricking my device. Thanks

You wont be able to install the update with Custom Recovery & Kernel. Revert back to stock Recovery/kernel & install the update.
Ot you can can flash Firmware instead. I think the December patch's Firmware is available already.
but dont do the mistake of flashing September firmware after installing December patch. this would brick the device.
 
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You wont be able to install the update with Custom Recovery & Kernel. Revert back to stock Recovery/kernel & install the update.
Ot you can can flash Firmware instead. I think the December patch's Firmware is available already.
but dont do the mistake of flashing September firmware after installing December patch. this would brick the device.

Thanks. I am thinking of flashing stock boot.img for restoring kernel (link-https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/help/stock-kernel-t3556830/amp/) and stock recovery (link-https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B25DpDahxm52b0VKWGFKSXM1LUk) and then try to update. Will this work ? I found this solution in the above thread.
 
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You need the stock system and logo image too, if you customized it to cover the "untrusted device" bull.

Thanks. What do you mean by covering untrusted device bull ? I haven't done anything besides installing Magisk, ElementalX and TWRP recovery. Can you please explain further on how could I update my device ?
 

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    Some observations about this patch:

    a)36.2 MB in size, carrying the December 2017 security patch as noted above with a final build of NPJS25.93-14-13/3. md5: 28d24a02c7e7caecf4be102a6059074f Though it's the 1st December 2017 update, I'm not sure if this update has the KRACK patches built in (as they were covered by the 6th November 2017 patch) - depends on when Motorola got the patch. Apologies for misleading anyone.
    b)From the updater script, requires NPJS25.93-14-10 already on your device to flash.
    Code:
    Package expects build thumbprint of 7.0/NPJS25.93-14-13/3:user/release-keys or 7.0/NPJS25.93-14-10/10:user/release-keys
    c)Looks to be carrying updates for some apps/services, such as BellTVWidget and OmegaPttMX.
    d)As helpfully noted by RenePaul99, updates the bootloader to B1:07 (with a build date of 2017-11-07) from B1:06 in NPJS25.93-14-10. This may result in the blankflash we have at https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/how-to/moto-g4-plus-hardbrick-solved-guide-t3657761 failing to work if this OTA update is applied - it may check and only work on B1:06 and earlier bootloaders (and no, generally you can't downgrade bootloaders) I'm not certain of this, though I dislike seeing devices bricked and the only resolution being an expensive motherboard replacement. So crucially, if you've updated your device to this OTA update, be very careful if you decide to flash older Motorola stock ROMs (e.g. after flashing a custom ROM), as an OTA update could hard brick your device, and the current blankflash may not work in rescuing your device. The safest way to revert, if you updated to this stock patch level, would be to use your TWRP backup or wait for the NPJS25.93-14-13 fastboot ROM to be 'obtained' (leaked) from Motorola.

    EDIT - 17/01/2018 - I've seen one possible rescue with the latest blankflash we have from a user updated to the December 2017 B1:07 bootloader. Though it suggests the blankflash is still working, be very careful regardless.

    As generally with OTA updates, they only will flash successfully onto a device with a clean stock system, stock recovery and stock kernel. Unlocked bootloader status doesn't appear to matter.

    Of course, if you're rooted, then the above aren't true; I was running a XT1642 with TWRP, ElementalX and magisk 13.3, so the OTA update is a no-go. One straightforward way to restore my device to a OTA friendly state was to re-flash the NPJS25.93-14-10 stock ROM (which we have here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/how-to/stock-rom-npjs25-93-14-4-march-1-t3608138)

    The following flashing commands I used should not affect your data and return your device to an OTA friendly state, but as always back up your data just in case. You may be able to use fewer commands but I prefer to flash all these partitions (you probably want to do things properly with the core firmware running your device!) As far as I know, system, OEM, boot, recovery and logo partitions need to be stock at the very least. GPT/bootloader/modem you could omit if you're sure they are the same patch level as NPJS25.93-14-10 (bootloader should be B1:06 and modem should be ending in 62.01R), if you're not sure, I'd flash them too to ensure all your firmware is of the same patch level. Don't mix and match patch levels when it comes to OTA updates... Oh, and check that you have plenty of time, you don't want to rush firmware flashes.

    Code:
    fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
    fastboot flash logo logo.bin
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    fastboot flash dsp adspso.bin
    fastboot flash oem oem.img
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.5
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.6
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.7
    fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
    fastboot erase modemst1
    fastboot erase modemst2
    fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
    fastboot erase cache
    fastboot reboot

    After manually flashing each command (copy and paste is your friend, though nothing to stop you using a script), my device rebooted to system (complaining of bad key or N/A on the bootloader warning screen, that's normal). Rebooted to stock recovery (with the Android on its back and the no command), then held the power button before pressing and releasing the volume up key, then releasing the power button. Took a few tries before getting into the recovery menu. (as explained here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/help/command-stock-recovery-xt1642-t3484616 )

    As before, flashed the OTA update without issue from the SD card/internal storage (though had to mount /system as the recovery complained it couldn't mount internal or external storage, after mounting the 'apply update from SD card' worked and loaded up internal storage...), wiped cache after installation and rebooted.

    Now I'm running NPJS25.93-14-13 and still have all my data :) Not rooted or having TWRP on, but I might see how I get on with this new build. Initial impressions are that it's fast and stable, though early days yet. As for the camera, photos and video with the rear camera appear to work okay with version 6.0.86.7 of the Moto camera app, what problems have been mentioned with the camera?
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    I'm from Mexico and like 20 mins ago I got this update. Has anyone got this update? (An OTA update link is in the thread just use the Search bar)

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    I'm from Mexico and like a 20 min ago got this update. Anyone got the update? (I don't know how to extract the OTA, so don't ask me for that)

    I'm from Mexico too, I received the OTA today too

    ---------- Post added at 10:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:52 PM ----------

    It seems that this update will also update the bootloader to B1:07(in the September patch Rom, it was B1:06)
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