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lm_1970

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Nov 14, 2014
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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.

Regards.
 

bazinga137

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Feb 22, 2014
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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.
 
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Jimisballjohn

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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.
 
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lm_1970

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Nov 14, 2014
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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).

Regards.
 
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volcomguyaz

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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 =)
 

volcomguyaz

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oops Im on the .14 not the .16... Lenovo app gives me 137.93.16 but still wont take it. Im looking for anyone who can take a look below and maybe tell me why? I did flash the oreo w/ fastboot method which started all of this, but apparently that didnt take...just soft bricked me =(

thanks guys;
C:\adb>fastboot getvar all
(bootloader) version: 0.5
(bootloader) version-bootloader: moto-msm8953-C1.07
(bootloader) product: potter
(bootloader) board: potter
(bootloader) secure: yes
(bootloader) hwrev: P3B
(bootloader) radio: 1
(bootloader) storage-type: emmc
(bootloader) emmc: 64GB SAMSUNG RC14MB RV=08 PV=07 FV=0000000000000007
(bootloader) ram: 4GB SAMSUNG LP3 DIE=8Gb M5=01 M6=05 M7=00 M8=5F
(bootloader) cpu: MSM8953
(bootloader) serialno: ZY224TWP8T
(bootloader) cid: 0x0012
(bootloader) channelid: 0x93
(bootloader) uid: 63B7C3BD00000000000000000000
(bootloader) securestate: oem_locked
(bootloader) iswarrantyvoid: no
(bootloader) max-download-size: 536870912
(bootloader) reason: Fall-through from normal boot mode
(bootloader) imei: 351856047122180
(bootloader) meid:
(bootloader) date: 03-02-2018
(bootloader) sku: XT1687
(bootloader) battid: SNN5982A
(bootloader) iccid:
(bootloader) cust_md5:
(bootloader) max-sparse-size: 268435456
(bootloader) current-time: "Fri Jan 2 12:12:13 UTC 1970"
(bootloader) ro.build.fingerprint[0]: motorola/potter_amz/potter:7.0/NPN
(bootloader) ro.build.fingerprint[1]: S25.137-93-14/14:user/release-keys
(bootloader) poweroffalarm: 0
(bootloader) ro.build.version.full[0]: Blur_Version.25.341.14.potter_amz
(bootloader) ro.build.version.full[1]: .amz.en.US
(bootloader) ro.build.version.qcom: LA.UM.5.6.r1-01900-89xx.0
(bootloader) version-baseband: M8953_37.46.07.47.01R POTTER_NA_CUST
(bootloader) kernel.version[0]: Linux version 3.18.31-perf-gf055b2e-0010
(bootloader) kernel.version[1]: 7-gdc6d2c1 ([email protected]) (gcc ver
(bootloader) kernel.version[2]: sion 4.9 20150123 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #
(bootloader) kernel.version[3]: 1 SMP PREEMPT Wed May 30 14:17:37 CDT 20
(bootloader) kernel.version[4]: 18
(bootloader) sbl1.git: git=MBM-NG-VC1.07-0-g3b15bb0
(bootloader) rpm.git: git=MBM-NG-VC0.C0-1-g202d600
(bootloader) tz.git: git=283f623
(bootloader) devcfg.git: git=283f623
(bootloader) keymaster.git: git=283f623
(bootloader) cmnlib.git: git=283f623
(bootloader) cmnlib64.git: git=283f623
(bootloader) prov.git: git=283f623
(bootloader) aboot.git: git=MBM-NG-VC1.07-0-g9d7f987
(bootloader) qe: qe 0/0
(bootloader) frp-state: protected (77)
(bootloader) ro.carrier: amz
all: listed above
finished. total time: 0.062s
 

pilot03

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Jul 1, 2010
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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 =)

Sounds like you need to enter command
fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
To get it to boot normally.
 

volcomguyaz

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Nov 8, 2010
266
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Deff appreciate you taking the time =) honestly I tried probably 99/100 things and I don't have the brain power to figure what the ONE combination is I haven't tried. Bought two of these this past week luckily off offerup- that are more then likely shot. I get complacent with and in between make\models too easily - each phone has its own specific process - my own fault! (the second one really sting's cause I mistakenly forgot to switch it off the cable and fast booted that bad boy like the first one) not something I like to admit from one senior member to another but hey let it be an example for anyone else- it can go sideways real quick with that FB.exe

Maybe if anyone else stops by, is it because they are the Amazon Prime (unlocking bootloader was never an option which means no TWRP which meansss I should have never attempted to flash these devices? ) Is there any hope with an official flash at some point that would bring them back?
 

ansarips

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Sep 16, 2011
15
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It says unsupported device on mine. I'm using an XT1685 retapac, which got the OPS28.85-13 just a few days ago.
 

lm_1970

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Nov 14, 2014
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It says unsupported device on mine. I'm using an XT1685 retapac, which got the OPS28.85-13 just a few days ago.
Mine is also XT1685. It was supported by the tool while I was on Nougat (137-93-14). Since I upgraded to oreo (leaked OTA install) it is no longer supported. It seems that newer firmware versions are not supported until they are publicly available.
Regards.
 

Nochis

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Feb 24, 2015
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Google Pixel XL
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
I have retus x1787, also says unsupported device was on April security patch, said unsupported. Then I went to June and August security patch and still getting unsupported. I have unlocked bootloader but stock. I wanted to relocked to see if it can be supported, but I can't relock it. Because I can't find the whole stock rom for August which is 137-93-18. Did it work with unlocked bootloader?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
 

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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.

    Regards.
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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).

    Regards.
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    I understand. I was looking for the United States official model x1687 build number.

    I have a US phone of the same model running the August update. I've attached a screenshot of the About Phone screen, complete with build number.