[GUIDE] Moto G4 Plus HardBrick SOLVED - ULTIMATE UNBRICKING GUIDE

Is your device is back to life using this method?

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Outfield303

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Nov 6, 2016
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Disclaimer :
Code:
  #include<disclaimer.h>
 I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. 
 YOU are choosing to make these modifications,
 and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
 and also I shall not guarantee this method will work on your device.

Hello guys,

as you guys know lots of Athenes are bricked due to the last June security patch and latest blankflash's also were not working.
and there was also some confusion between which blankflash to flash and which boot-loader and gpt files to flash.. So I will try to clarify this confusion at my best..... :)
so lets get started......

So, First of all download the latest BlankFlash by @marcelofilgueira [ MANY MANY HUGE THANKS TO HIM ]
Here : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9rhtqQ4ZTDnTWdpX3ZaVk1pNk0/view

There is a New BlankFlash file Provided by @rajatgupta1998
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=79013024&postcount=523
It is available here: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397903736
I can't test this blankflash because I don't have G4 Plus anymore...

and Then connect your phone to PC( Your phone should Be detected as QualcommLoader or something like that in device manager under the ports section )
Once connected, extract the Blankflash zip and run Blank-Flash.bat

A command window will be open and it will flash some files to your phone....
after 5-6 sec, your Phone will be rebooted to Fastboot Mode :D First sign of Life.... lol
But process is not over yet....

Now download the latest Bootloader and GPT files for the version NPJS25.93-14-8 Thanks to @tywinlannister7 and @echo92
HERE : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-GUyOfb8Ogzamt6ME5fYncwdjg
And if above files won't work then here are the Sept Patch Files of GPT and Bootloader : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-GUyOfb8Ogzc25FdW1WUDBMS1U/view
and Also here are the GPT and boot-loader files for December patch if above won't worked : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IfAX7v94ooB5wS7KTJGNYfQ2kXkHxP80
and extract them into New folder. and don't forget to copy ADB and the fastboot files into that folder.
ADB and Fastboot DOWNLOAD HERE : https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=673368273298979521
Hold Shift key and press right key on the mouse and click on open command window in that folder and Paste the following command and then press Enter :
Code:
fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot reboot-bootloader


Once done then You can see the Fastboot mode on your screen ;)....

The next step is easy, You just need to flash stock ROM, But you just can't flash older ROM i.e. downgrade this time, Otherwise your device can be bricked again...

So I will recommend you to download latest ROM NPJS25.93-14-10 and Flash it. Thanks to @tywinlannister7 for providing the ROM
DOWNLOAD LINK : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9tngVBGIajVQkQtLUUxR2NOTnc
LATEST DECEMBER ROM: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=745849072291698845
Download it and then just extract it in and don't forget copy ADB and the fastboot files into that folder. Once done then Hold shift and press right key on mouse then select Open Command window here from that menu.
then use this code to flash stock ROM :

Code:
fastboot oem fb_mode_set
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 erase userdata 
fastboot erase customize
fastboot erase clogo
fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
fastboot reboot
pause
And that's it!! You will get your Athene Back to Life :cool:
I got my Athene back to life using this method............
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If You've Updated your Device to the February Security Patch Then this method probably won't work because the GPT and boot-loader version is higher then the version included inside the BlankFlash
So Be Careful...!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now anyone who's getting errors, see post #2

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Credits :

blankflash.zip provided by @marcelofilgueira HUGE THANKS TO HIM
Thanks to @strongst for being always there to help
Thanks to tywinlannister7 for latest June Stock ROM
and also thanks to you guys for reading this........

if you like my work then please HIT that THANKS button
 
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Outfield303

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Nov 6, 2016
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Now anyone who is getting 'Waiting for devices' error while flashing, here are some tips to fix it :

1) Remove the USB cable and reinsert it
2) Make Sure your device is detected in Bootloader interface aka Fastboot mode, you can simple see your device listed in device manager.
3) Install Motorola Driver IF you haven't Installed it yet. Because it can be the main reason for this error. Download it from motorola website: http://motorola-mobility-en-in.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/88481
 
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Bluemoon

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Dec 17, 2016
76
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Someone please tell me if this really works....I want my phone back to life
Please confirm as soon as possible
Hope you understand my situation..I bricked my only phone:crying:
 

echo92

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DeLoreanQC

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May 17, 2013
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6
LG Velvet
Man,it worked !

A very clean and detailled guide.

for easy and automated operation, it can be useful to copy/paste the fastboot commands for the stock rom installation in a .bat file

Thanks for this !
 

Bluemoon

Senior Member
Dec 17, 2016
76
28
Please help!

flashed the blankflash file successfully, but when I try to flash the gpt.bin file, it shows <waiting for device>
I tried to disconnect and reconnect the device several times:crying:
 

Bluemoon

Senior Member
Dec 17, 2016
76
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I don't know how to thank you guys....but I'm really grateful to you for saving my phone
@marcelofilgueira and @echo92 I'll worship you guys twice a day.

Well although I got these errors, my phone works fine:

(bootloader) slot-count: not found
(bootloader) slot-suffixes: not found
(bootloader) slot-suffixes: not found
(bootloader) has-slotpartition: not found

Are these something to be worried about?
and last thing..can I flash custom roms again?
 

Outfield303

Senior Member
Nov 6, 2016
286
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I don't know how to thank you guys....but I'm really grateful to you for saving my phone
@marcelofilgueira and @echo92 I'll worship you guys twice a day.

Well although I got these errors, my phone works fine:

(bootloader) slot-count: not found
(bootloader) slot-suffixes: not found
(bootloader) slot-suffixes: not found
(bootloader) has-slotpartition: not found

Are these something to be worried about?
and last thing..can I flash custom roms again?
everything is fine, no need to worry about those errors. I got them too:)
 
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echo92

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Jan 1, 2017
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I don't know how to thank you guys....but I'm really grateful to you for saving my phone
@marcelofilgueira and @echo92 I'll worship you guys twice a day.

Well although I got these errors, my phone works fine:

(bootloader) slot-count: not found
(bootloader) slot-suffixes: not found
(bootloader) slot-suffixes: not found
(bootloader) has-slotpartition: not found

Are these something to be worried about?
and last thing..can I flash custom roms again?

Think those bootlooader slot messages are because our device doesn't have A/B partitions (like those on the Google Pixel), don't worry about them.

You should be able to flash custom ROMs, but please ensure you only flash the latest stock ROM if you decide to revert, else you'll brick again. Alternatively, you could use a TWRP flashable of the stock ROM to get to near stock (but you wouldn't be able to use OTA updates).
 

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    Disclaimer :
    Code:
      #include<disclaimer.h>
     I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
     thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. 
     YOU are choosing to make these modifications,
     and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
     and also I shall not guarantee this method will work on your device.

    Hello guys,

    as you guys know lots of Athenes are bricked due to the last June security patch and latest blankflash's also were not working.
    and there was also some confusion between which blankflash to flash and which boot-loader and gpt files to flash.. So I will try to clarify this confusion at my best..... :)
    so lets get started......

    So, First of all download the latest BlankFlash by @marcelofilgueira [ MANY MANY HUGE THANKS TO HIM ]
    Here : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9rhtqQ4ZTDnTWdpX3ZaVk1pNk0/view

    There is a New BlankFlash file Provided by @rajatgupta1998
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=79013024&postcount=523
    It is available here: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397903736
    I can't test this blankflash because I don't have G4 Plus anymore...

    and Then connect your phone to PC( Your phone should Be detected as QualcommLoader or something like that in device manager under the ports section )
    Once connected, extract the Blankflash zip and run Blank-Flash.bat

    A command window will be open and it will flash some files to your phone....
    after 5-6 sec, your Phone will be rebooted to Fastboot Mode :D First sign of Life.... lol
    But process is not over yet....

    Now download the latest Bootloader and GPT files for the version NPJS25.93-14-8 Thanks to @tywinlannister7 and @echo92
    HERE : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-GUyOfb8Ogzamt6ME5fYncwdjg
    And if above files won't work then here are the Sept Patch Files of GPT and Bootloader : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-GUyOfb8Ogzc25FdW1WUDBMS1U/view
    and Also here are the GPT and boot-loader files for December patch if above won't worked : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IfAX7v94ooB5wS7KTJGNYfQ2kXkHxP80
    and extract them into New folder. and don't forget to copy ADB and the fastboot files into that folder.
    ADB and Fastboot DOWNLOAD HERE : https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=673368273298979521
    Hold Shift key and press right key on the mouse and click on open command window in that folder and Paste the following command and then press Enter :
    Code:
    fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader


    Once done then You can see the Fastboot mode on your screen ;)....

    The next step is easy, You just need to flash stock ROM, But you just can't flash older ROM i.e. downgrade this time, Otherwise your device can be bricked again...

    So I will recommend you to download latest ROM NPJS25.93-14-10 and Flash it. Thanks to @tywinlannister7 for providing the ROM
    DOWNLOAD LINK : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9tngVBGIajVQkQtLUUxR2NOTnc
    LATEST DECEMBER ROM: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=745849072291698845
    Download it and then just extract it in and don't forget copy ADB and the fastboot files into that folder. Once done then Hold shift and press right key on mouse then select Open Command window here from that menu.
    then use this code to flash stock ROM :

    Code:
    fastboot oem fb_mode_set
    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 erase userdata 
    fastboot erase customize
    fastboot erase clogo
    fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
    fastboot reboot
    pause
    And that's it!! You will get your Athene Back to Life :cool:
    I got my Athene back to life using this method............
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    If You've Updated your Device to the February Security Patch Then this method probably won't work because the GPT and boot-loader version is higher then the version included inside the BlankFlash
    So Be Careful...!

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Now anyone who's getting errors, see post #2

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Credits :

    blankflash.zip provided by @marcelofilgueira HUGE THANKS TO HIM
    Thanks to @strongst for being always there to help
    Thanks to tywinlannister7 for latest June Stock ROM
    and also thanks to you guys for reading this........

    if you like my work then please HIT that THANKS button
    5
    Reserved 1

    Now anyone who is getting 'Waiting for devices' error while flashing, here are some tips to fix it :

    1) Remove the USB cable and reinsert it
    2) Make Sure your device is detected in Bootloader interface aka Fastboot mode, you can simple see your device listed in device manager.
    3) Install Motorola Driver IF you haven't Installed it yet. Because it can be the main reason for this error. Download it from motorola website: http://motorola-mobility-en-in.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/88481
    5
    Reserved 2

    Get latest Stock Firmware for any model of Moto G4 and G4+
    from here : https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/how-to/stock-rom-npjs25-93-14-4-march-1-t3608138
    :fingers-crossed:
    5
    Here's a new blankflash file from OPJ28.72 build, this should work on OPJ28.111-22 as the bootloader version is same.
    Obviously I can't test it since I haven't bricked my phone. Any other news shall be given out whenever it appears.

    Download:
    blankflash_athene_8.1.0_OPJ28.72.zip
    MD5: ada83fc6809218084739ca0cc87c9f4a

    ;)
    4
    We need a updated blank flash i... Cos have install latest bootloader
    Can you please stop posting repeatedly in a demanding way? There's no newer blank flash at the moment so you have to wait if you don't want to spent money.

    Every android release users don't read/search before downgrading and taking ota and complain that there's no solution asap.
    You cannot expect that people fix YOUR faults if you have no patience.

    Thanks for understanding:)

    PS @echo92: as I expected https://forum.xda-developers.com/mo...-g4-starting-to-receive-t3839072/post77547833
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