And personally, I think it's safer to flash the MM final when it becomes available, rather than taking the OTA.
The soak targets specific IMEI's and is sent specifically to those phones in the soak. If the OTA is anything like the soak and you've ever flashed back for any reason then the OTA isn't going to install even with stock recovery.
I'm not sure if I buy into it 100% but that was what a Motorola engineer (and I use that word loosly) stated.
This is always how OTA updates are, 100% of the time. On every single android device in existence. Go look in the Nexus forums if you'd like to see updates that get more specifics behind them. You'll see threads with lists of links for OTAs, depending on what version you're coming from, and what version you're going to. Not everyone takes every single update every time. Some people may be still running the original firmware the device shipped with, has skipped several updates, and now wants to take the 6.0 OTA. When you install an OTA zip it's not a rom like we flash with TWRP. It only contains scripts and files to PATCH the system, not fully replace it. Therefore, if you're on a device running, say, 5.0.1 and you flash the 6.0 OTA, you'll need different files within the system, kernel, modem, etc patched than someone who is currently running 5.1.1...so the OTA needs to be different for that reason.
The same thing goes for soak tests. There is a disclaimer when you sign the user agreement that you could very well be left out in the cold when the official OTA is pushed. You may never get an OTA notification. But all you have to do is flash the factory image and you'll be fine to update then. If you're running a soak test it's expected you're a semi-intelligent human being that can follow simple instructions detailing the process to return to the last official release...and if you aren't that type of person, you're nothing but a liability to the soak test, and no one wants you being an official tester anyway, because you're not going to give reliable feedback.
can someone try and help me here:
running us version 1540 --- i am just confused on the fastboot command for flashing the modem.img. usually it is fastboot flash modem modem.img . but when i look up the instructions people have posted for the moto g (on xda) it shows this whole 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 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 modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot erase modemst1
fastboot erase modemst2
fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase userdata
nowhere does it show a modem.img.
i tried flash modem modem.img and it worked. but when the phone boots into the setup wizard it gets signal or wifi and force reboots
edit: i just booted into bootloader and noticed that it showed a blank after baseband, i tried flash modem.img again, and it populated baseband, so maybe it somehow bugged out?
edit 2: still rebooting after loading up
Sorry it's gone over and over. Your reply leaves me even more confused though
I am using a us xt1540 2gb 16gb...bought on motos site and always used in the us
I followed your link in the first post to your other thread with the img dumps and downloaded the modem.img for v5 soak
It should be the correct region, right?
As far as the non-hlos are you supposed to just rename the modem.img and non-hlos.bin?
would someone using aa dual sim device please try this....
download this app:
select all apps
scroll to setup and expand it
try setting your sim card and test, please.
you can long-press this item in the activity launcher app and add a shortcut to the sim card selector on your home screen for easy access, too.
I, can someone help me with my ROM problem, I've one XT1541, 8Gb ROM, 1Gb RAM, with this soak v5 and mines above 40 app the internal memory is always full, what can I do to solve this?
My doubts is if it's possible partition the SD card and use a part of this with the internal memory.
If I use SD card as Internal memory any time I need install other ROM I loose everything right?
Thanks, and sorry my English
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You must not know what you're talking about. Even the OP says you have to wipe data after restoring from the backup.
There is a whole ton of misinformation in this thread. The OP should have ALL of the information and instructions we need to do this. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to write.