What is the update history of your device? Have you ever updated to MM? What image are you now trying to flash?
FAQ in post #2 states:Yeah I accidentally went to 6.0 and I need 5.1... I am using the stock image for Moto g 3, 5.1.1. I just tried to do it again the 'software' way and had same results. I forgot to mention partition got.bin also failed. It says (okay) but then after 'writing' it says preflash failed and remote failure...
You can't downgrade with a Locked Bootloader. If you choose to unlock, then maybe the downgrade would work. However it's safer to flash one of the XT1540 Stock ROMs from here:
Awful, you're assuming people actually read the directions and FAQ. [emoji1]
Did you already this command from fastboot?I actually read all of the directions many time but the directions do not state "fail" mean that the phone will completely ignore the comands and restart in current OS version like normal...
More awful to assume I didn't read them... Lol
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Now when I turn on(or off) the phone it boots directly to the bootloader... I can stil boot if i select start. If I take a look in the logs it says utag "bootmode" configured as fastboot. lol
How can I change this back?
Yeah I understood that is called fastboot loop.. Retry that command should clear the flag that forces the phone to startup on fastboot modeI think so but I am not sure I did it correctly... I did it from the same folder that all the 5.1.1 files are... Does it matter?
I don't think it's in the loop... Not like it keeps restarting just when I power on or off (or plug in the usb to computer)it goes to bootloader and then I can select start or shut down
First post states:
With Moto G (3rd Gen) in particular - not doing a 'factory data reset' has prevented Android booting for many people. It's also my experience with Moto G generally that not erasing userdata can introduce a wide range of issues, from very minor to very serious. I am now of the opinion that if you have not done a 'Factory data reset' in Android and erased userdata during fastboot flashing - you have not flashed Android properly. For best performance / experience, do what I say.Yes and no.
I mean reflashing same firmware.
If I reflash same firmware, but only system partition (or all files), I think it could work (to unroot) without erasing anything.
In nexus 7, reflashing same firmware without erasing user data is the right way to unroot.
Three days ago I upgraded from 5.1 to 6.0 without performing 'Factory data reset' and Android boots ok
The last thing you should ever do is touch the Bootloader on a device. It's completely unnecessary and stupidly dangerous.