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[RECOVERY][UNOFFICIAL] TWRP 3.5.2_10 for Moto G 5G (kiev)

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codeOps64

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Can someone confirm if this has been tested on model XT2113-2 Kiev?
As fosgate3 indicated, it sure was tested on XT2113-2. I myself tested it on XT2113-3. There are some minor things that are needed to be tweaked though. h3xmind, one of the brillant minds here; is working on it and will tell us as soon as its fully functional. :)

If you want to try/test it yourself, then use fastboot boot twrp.img.

EDIT : If you want to install it then no worries, its functional.
 
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Tomspector

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Here is a screen shot of what modules are installed on my phone.
I have had a few ask
 

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Tomspector

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Pre-First: I turned on developer options and usb debugging, then unlocked my bootloader.
First: I downloaded and installed the USB drivers from Motorola, then downloaded ADB drivers, SDK Tools, and the TWRP img file associated with this thread.

Second: I extracted the file packages for each ADB drivers and the SDK Tools file to my Downloads folder.

Third: I created an easily accessible folder on my C:\ drive. I called it AndroidADB and put all the ADB files and the SDK Tools files in it. I also put the TWRP file downloaded from here into the same folder and renamed it to TWRP.

Fourth: I downloaded Magisk from the link I provided in the previous post (this link).

Fifth: I moved the downloaded (and unzipped) Magisk file to the phone's internal storage. Just double-clicked the phone in my computer and pasted it there).

Sixth: I connected my phone and booted to fastboot (Power off, hold power and volume down button until the fastboot screen appears)

Seventh: Once that was done, I opened a command prompt with administrator privileges (I run Win10 Pro 64bit), then entered the following commands:

cd C:\AndroidADB

fastboot devices

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

Eighth: After that, there should be some verification in the ADB window on the computer that the image was flashed. When I saw that, I used the volume up button to boot into recovery mode. TWRP loaded at that point.

Ninth: Select Install and the screen showed all the files I had on the phone. I selected the Magisk zip file I put on there. It installed it completely. I can't remember if it rebooted on its own or if I had to instruct it to but either way, it rebooted.

Tenth (and last step): I went to the Google Play Store, downloaded, and installed Root Checker. I ran it and it indicated I was rooted.

I hope this works for you.
 

Tomspector

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Do you have a suggestion regarding which app? I just changed it to one I got from the Play Store but it still isn't receiving texts. In fact, I tried four different texting apps and none of them work with regard to receiving texts.
Whats the rom version you have?
They fixed an issue with sms and this rom is the one that sms issues was fixed.
Also if you reflash by fastboot the rom has 10 super.img_sparsechunk. files not 9.

Use this in fastboot to flash
Just copy the commands

fastboot getvar max-sparse-size
fastboot oem fb_mode_set
fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot flash radio radio.img
fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin
fastboot flash dsp dspso.bin
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.2
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.3
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.4
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.5
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.6
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.7
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.8
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.9
fastboot erase carrier
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase metadata
fastboot erase ddr
fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
fastboot reboot

Use this rom or higher
Android 10 QZKS30.Q4-40-55-4

If you flash with only 9 sparsehunk it will not work correctly. I did the same as you.

https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/kiev/official/ download
 
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h3xmind

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Do you have a suggestion regarding which app? I just changed it to one I got from the Play Store but it still isn't receiving texts. In fact, I tried four different texting apps and none of them work with regard to receiving texts.
If none of them worked the problem might be elsewhere. Try resetting wifi, mobile and Bluetooth settings. You should find that somewhere under Settings -> System ...
 

fosgate3

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I haven't installed a ROM. I just did the procedure as I described in my previous post. Perhaps that's my problem. Which ROM would be recommended? My goal is to have my 5G Ace to be like my Note 4: I had total control on it and didn't have to do any updates or anything. Everything stayed the way I wanted it. Yes, I am pretty new at this.

I will do what you recommended above and see where that takes me.
 

fosgate3

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Whats the rom version you have?
They fixed an issue with sms and this rom is the one that sms issues was fixed.
Also if you reflash by fastboot the rom has 10 super.img_sparsechunk. files not 9.

Use this in fastboot to flash
Just copy the commands

fastboot getvar max-sparse-size
fastboot oem fb_mode_set
fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot flash radio radio.img
fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin
fastboot flash dsp dspso.bin
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.2
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.3
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.4
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.5
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.6
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.7
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.8
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.9
fastboot erase carrier
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase metadata
fastboot erase ddr
fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
fastboot reboot

Use this rom or higher
Android 10 QZKS30.Q4-40-55-4

If you flash with only 9 sparsehunk it will not work correctly. I did the same as you.

https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/kiev/official/ download
That link doesn't work :(
 

h3xmind

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Moto G 5G
Guys, I updated the first post with the instructions on how to flash. Tested on my model (XT2113-3) and everything works as expected, touchscreen included. Let me know if it works with XT2113-2. Thanks
 

clintongsan

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Any clue as to why I can't receive texts?
Yeah, you flashed this guys TWRP...or booted it. I know, that's a smart answer but I too ran into some seriously eyebrow raising issues after testing this TWRP, thinking I was being helpful.
I know have a permanent block from accessing *#06#
If I re-enable the default Dialer app I can get it, but now I see a permanent new entry thats labeled:
MDN (my phone number)
This seriously angers me because these, along with my data consumption being raised, in one day to over five times my daily usage and strange ingoing/outgoing texts to a 222-224-4444 number taking place over and over in the early AM hours while I was for sure asleep, are very serious concerns that perhaps there's some level of unauthorized access going on...I DO NOT KNOW THAT FOR SURE, THOUGH...NOT YET.
I had to erase EVERYTHING and use LMSA but be careful if you don't feel comfortable erasing just use LMSA and start over with root/twrp. Use AndrewHexen's TWRP from the official Telegram channel.
 

clintongsan

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Any clue as to why I can't receive texts?
Did you have any issues with calls? Any weird entries that are new such as SIM 2 showing up in Phone Information (*#*#4636#*#*) or *#06#? Anything strange in your prop values if you access adb shell getprop? (If you're unfamiliar with getprop then it'll probably all look strange so nevermind the last part haha) Maybe you can help me understand where I'm misguided or confused here...giving the benefit of the doubt just got a lot harder after seeing that you, too, have had issues with connectivity. Watch your data, check your SMS usage for that 222-224-4444 number and/or data usage during times that you know you were asleep/working/not using data extensively.
 

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    DISCLAIMER: I'm not responsible if you brick or damage your phone in any way by using this recovery. It is always advisable to fully backup your phone before playing around with recoveries, custom roms and similar stuff.

    What has been tested and works:

    - Touchscreen
    - Installing flashable zips
    - Flashing images
    - Flashing the recovery itself
    - Creating backups (to internal storage, sdcard or OTG)
    - Restoring from backups
    - Terminal
    - adb
    - Rebooting to system, recovery, bootloader, ...

    That doesn't mean that other things don't work. It just means they weren't tested yet. As I proceed with testing I will update the above list.

    Usage (without flashing)
    Bash:
    # boot to bootloader
    adb reboot bootloader
    
    # boot to recovery
    fastboot boot twrp-3.5.2_10-kiev.img

    If you want to flash you have 2 options
    Bash:
    # boot to bootloader
    adb reboot bootloader
    
    # ********* OPTION 1  *********
    # Flash to active slot (replace <slot> with either a or b, depending on the current active slot).
    # Of course, you can flash to both by first specifying a and then b.
    fastboot flash recovery_<slot> twrp-3.5.2_10-kiev.img
    
    # ********* OPTION 2  *********
    # boot to recovery
    fastboot boot twrp-3.5.2_10-kiev.img
    
    # Once in the recovery, copy the twrp image file to your internal storage
    adb push twrp-3.5.2_10-kiev.img /sdcard/Download
    
    # Then go to Install, then Install image, select the twrp image you pushed before.
    # Then select the Recovery partition and swipe to confirm.
    # Before swiping you will have the option to decide if you want to flash to both slots.

    Download: google drive

    Sources will be posted in due time and this post will be updated accordingly.

    Built for: Motorola Moto G 5G (Motorla One 5G Ace)
    My model: XT2113-3 (kiev)

    Credits 👏🙏
    To the guys over here for the device tree, especially to SyberHexen for providing me with useful information.
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    Why's it seem like some people make it so hard?

    I did
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot devices
    fastboot flash recovery_a twrp.img
    fastboot flash recovery_b twrp.img
    Fastboot reboot recovery

    Flashed find everything works! At least that I've noticed and ran through as of yet. Great work thank you
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    I use LTE/4G sim only and i recieve texts fine. Altough it might be because of sim as you said.

    Here are the few sites i gathered and read that might help you solve this :

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3

    It looks like it has something to do with your carrier settings/CDMA-less when you change your phone.Try contacting your carrier.
    If nothing works, replace your sim with new one i guess.
    This fixed my problem. I contacted Verizon and they enabled the setting. Did it all through their chat feature on their website. Off to root it again.
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    I still did not have texting after using LMSA and I think I may know why: My previous phone is not 5G so I am using the standard LTE SIM card. This new phone, the XT2113-2, is 5G and I'm thinking I may need a new SIM card in order to use it. Does this make sense to anyone else? (and I apologize in advance if I am late to the parade with this info)
    I use LTE/4G sim only and i recieve texts fine. Altough it might be because of sim as you said.

    Here are the few sites i gathered and read that might help you solve this :

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3

    It looks like it has something to do with your carrier settings/CDMA-less when you change your phone.Try contacting your carrier.
    If nothing works, replace your sim with new one i guess.
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    Tested on my Moto G 5G XT2113-3. Seems to work properly. Good job. Awaiting to flash it.