[ROM][4.4.4][STOCK][FLASHABLE ZIP] Stock Motorola KitKat ROM Collection

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lost101

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I can install the gpe version on xt1033 via twrp? Or just on fastboot? I want install miui.
First post has flashing instructions. TWRP is used.

I have a Moto G XT1031 US Cellular, what one should I flash to be safest?
The XT1031 ROM.

i bought 2 years ago a Dual sim version in Italy, by Amazon.it. Actyually even i tried to do restore, factory etc etc... when start have always same proble of play google. It's unusable. So i thought try to flash the original FW.

From what i understood for dualsim exist only version and brasilian version. Is it right?
Which one do you suggest? I need only a phone without problem, i dont need get faster Rom
Stock Marshmallow has better performance and battery life. Try the Identity Crisis 6 ROM - follow flashing instructions in that thread exactly. A Dual-SIM version is available.
 
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@lost101 can I flash these Roms with OTG cable and do I need to flash Google apps separately or they are included , and can I flash 4.4.4 kitkat from any Lolipop 5.1 custom rom like cm12 which I have on my xt1032 now ???
 

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@lost101 can I flash these Roms with OTG cable and do I need to flash Google apps separately or they are included , and can I flash 4.4.4 kitkat from any Lolipop 5.1 custom rom like cm12 which I have on my xt1032 now ???
Google Play Store is included, get what you need from there. Do not flash gapps. Yes is the answer to the rest.
 
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My android is geting a black screen after bootanimation, need to reinstall android, but keep user data to recover files
I've already downloaded xt1033 Retail Brazil 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (456mb) but since my bootloader is locked , the defaut one (android updated up to 4.4.2) how can i flash it without losing my files? need some help
 

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My android is geting a black screen after bootanimation, need to reinstall android, but keep user data to recover files
I've already downloaded xt1033 Retail Brazil 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (456mb) but since my bootloader is locked , the defaut one (android updated up to 4.4.2) how can i flash it without losing my files? need some help
You can do nothing as long as Bootloader is locked.
 
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You can do nothing as long as Bootloader is locked.

I guess it's called "dirty install", to flash a new rom without deleting the older one.... I have fastboot access, but can also try another tool, any help is very appreciated

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was able to get adb sideload on recovery, I guess it's a good thing, but when tried some pull, got error, closed...
 
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I guess it's called "dirty install", to flash a new rom without deleting the older one.... I have fastboot access, but can also try another tool, any help is very appreciated

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was able to get adb sideload on recovery, I guess it's a good thing, but when tried some pull, got error, closed...
You can only flash these (or any ROM zip) via Custom Recovery (TWRP / CWM). This requires an unlocked Bootloader.

Flash the latest Factory Firmware Image for your model using Fastboot. Skip the command:
mfastboot erase userdata​

Your data will remain untouched and you may be able to boot into Android again.

Firmware Images: http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g/general/index-moto-g-falcon-factory-firmware-t3110795
Fastboot Tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2542219
 
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You can only flash these (or any ROM zip) via Custom Recovery (TWRP / CWM). This requires an unlocked Bootloader.

Flash the latest Factory Firmware Image for your model using Fastboot. Skip the command:
mfastboot erase userdata​

Your data will remain untouched and you may be able to boot into Android again.

Firmware Images: http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g/general/index-moto-g-falcon-factory-firmware-t3110795
Fastboot Tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2542219

Was able to boot my phone again and kept al the files, in fact skipped a lot of commands, will latter make a thread about this situation, might be usefull for more people

Thank you very much sir :good:
 
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is screen flickering still there on this optimized/untouched version (xt1033 with lollipop bootloader)
 

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Bricked xt1033

My xt1033 , after the boot loop condition, was flashed in the same manner but unknowingly I updated it via OTA update(system update) and now it's not at all turning on though the LED notification light blinks. Is there any solution?
 

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I tried both the following firmwares on my device of CDMA model supplied by Reliance but it is not working. after installation when it boots it says starting services and restarts. and it repeats if i leave it.
Boost US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (581mb)
Boost US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (317mb)

Kindly help. since this phone is no more usable. but can be given to kids with games and apps to at least for playing.
 

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I tried both the following firmwares on my device of CDMA model supplied by Reliance but it is not working. after installation when it boots it says starting services and restarts. and it repeats if i leave it.
Boost US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (581mb)
Boost US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (317mb)

Kindly help. since this phone is no more usable. but can be given to kids with games and apps to at least for playing.
Try to use fastboot with stock 4.4
 

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My xt1033 , after the boot loop condition, was flashed in the same manner but unknowingly I updated it via OTA update(system update) and now it's not at all turning on though the LED notification light blinks. Is there any solution?
You have hard-bricked your phone. You need to be very careful with OTA Updates. Rule of thumb: Never accept them.

Follow the instructions in this thread and post there if you have any issues:
I tried both the following firmwares on my device of CDMA model supplied by Reliance but it is not working. after installation when it boots it says starting services and restarts. and it repeats if i leave it.
Boost US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (581mb)
Boost US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (317mb)

Kindly help. since this phone is no more usable. but can be given to kids with games and apps to at least for playing.
If you don't need call functionality, you could just flash one of the XT1032 ROMs. Optimized is better.
 
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Thank you mate.

You have hard-bricked your phone. You need to be very careful with OTA Updates. Rule of thumb: Never accept them.

Follow the instructions in this thread and post there if you have any issues:

If you don't need call functionality, you could just flash one of the XT1032 ROMs. Optimized is better.

Thanks a lot mate. I don't know how to thank you because "THANK YOU" would just be mere words. Your instructions solved the situation which I never thought I could. Just one thing the battery is draining too fast i.e., within one hour it drained by 10%. Can it be resolved?
 

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You must flash these ROMs exactly as described in first post. For the best experience possible, I highly recommend you consider the Stock Marshmallow ROM:

I guess it was due to travelling. I kept my phone's location settings ON and traveled for almost one hour. During that one hour the battery drained by 10% but now its OK. I think its due to the location settings. Please correct me if I'm wrong. And also will that ROM work in XT1033.
 

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I guess it was due to travelling. I kept my phone's location settings ON and traveled for almost one hour. During that one hour the battery drained by 10% but now its OK. I think its due to the location settings. Please correct me if I'm wrong. And also will that ROM work in XT1033.
Yes. You can check battery stats in Settings.
 

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    Disclaimer: I am not responsible for anything that happens as a result of flashing these files. Your destiny is your own.

    Credits: Big thanks to TheStrix and Al936 for making this project possible.

    WARNING: Upgrading these ROMs via OTA Update will also change your Bootloader. Avoid headaches by flashing FOTA_Disabler_KK-LP.zip in Custom Recovery.

    Stock Motorola KitKat ROM Collection

    The goal here is to offer easily flashable versions of Stock Motorola ROMs. They should work with any Custom Recovery.

    The collection will ONLY consist of Android 4.4.4 (or newer) KitKat ROMs due to the "Battery Loss Bug" present in older versions. Additionally, 4.4.4 includes the Heartbleed security fix.

    If you would like to further optimize these ROMs, check out my Debloat Scripts.

    First boot can take a while, don't panic.​

    Untouched Version:
    Nothing removed, nothing added. Pure Stock.​

    Optimized Version:
    Stock Kernel
    Debloated [Removed Files] (Motorola apps still available in Play Store)
    Zipaligned
    Rooted
    Busybox
    ART | MultiROM compatible​

    How to flash:
    1) Boot into latest TWRP and Format Data (Wipe > Format DATA > Yes) - This step is essential, and will wipe Internal Storage (Downloads, Music, Photos etc, **backup important files**)
    2) Transfer ROM to Internal Storage. This may be done in Windows via MTP, or using adb sideload or adb push ROM.zip /sdcard/
    3) TWRP > Wipe > Factory reset and flash ROM.
    4) Reboot.

    NB #1: If you experience 'Settings' force-close; flash a 4.4.4 Radio from here.
    NB #2: Gapps isn't necessary as Google Play Store is still present - Login and download your apps.
    NB #3: If you get an 'encryption' message with GPe ROMs - Flash a 4.4.4 Stock Kernel or custom Stock-compatible Kernel (Faux, Phantom or XPerience)​

    Miscellaneous: -= Flash via TWRP =-
    Latest SuperSU - Flash via Custom Recovery
    Modified Stock Messaging app (for GPe ROMs)​

    XT1028 (CDMA)
    Verizon 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (564mb) [Download]
    Verizon 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (323mb) [Download]

    XT1031 (CDMA)
    Boost US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (581mb) [Download]
    Boost US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (317mb) [Download]

    XT1032
    Retail US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (454mb) [Download]
    Retail US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (310mb) [Download]
    Retail EU 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (457mb) [Download]
    Retail EU 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (309mb) [Download] [Mirror]
    GPe 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (430mb) [Download] [Mirror]
    GPe 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (295mb) [Download] [Mirror #1] [Mirror #2]

    Available Languages: http://imgur.com/a/oAGJk#0 (5 Screenshots)​

    XT1033 (Dual-SIM)
    Retail Asia 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (460mb) [Download] [Mirror]
    Retail Asia 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (313mb) [Download] [Mirror]
    Retail Brazil 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (456mb) [Download]
    Retail Brazil 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (310mb) [Download] [Mirror]

    Available Languages: Same as Retail EU 4.4.4, with the exception of Retail Brazil ROM - which includes Brazilian Portuguese.​

    XT1034 (AWS)
    Retail US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (454mb) [Download]
    Retail US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (310mb) [Download]
    Retail Canada 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched) (461mb) [Download]
    Retail Canada 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (312mb) [Download]

    Changelog:
    17/11/14 - Added XT1032 Retail EU Stock ROM (Untouched) (FIX: Previous version included root)
    10/11/14 - Added XT1032 Retail US Stock ROM (Untouched)
    10/11/14 - Added XT1032 Retail US Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    10/11/14 - Added XT1034 Retail US Stock ROM (Untouched)
    10/11/14 - Added XT1034 Retail US Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    25/10/14 - Added mirror for XT1032 GPe Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    25/10/14 - Added mirror for XT1033 Retail Asia Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    25/10/14 - Added mirror for XT1033 Retail Brazil Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    05/10/14 - Added mirror for XT1032 Retail EU 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    02/10/14 - Removed 'Building a Stock-based ROM' section (To avoid confusion)
    30/09/14 - Added XT1034 Retail Canada Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    30/09/14 - Added XT1033 Retail Brazil Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    30/09/14 - Added XT1033 Retail Asia Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    30/09/14 - Added XT1032 Retail EU 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    30/09/14 - Added XT1028 Verizon 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    29/09/14 - Added XT1032 GPe 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1 (Xposed removed, Hangouts added)
    29/09/14 - Added XT1031 Boost US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    29/09/14 - Added XT1031 Boost US 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched)
    13/09/14 - Added 'Miscellaneous' section
    12/09/14 - Added 'Building a Stock-based ROM' section
    06/09/14 - Added XT1028 Verizon 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.0
    05/09/14 - Added XT1034 Retail Canada 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.0
    05/09/14 - Added XT1033 Retail Brazil 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.0
    04/09/14 - Added Mirrors for XT1033 Asian ROM (Optimized) v1.0 - Thanks pakmaonagogo and doomwithdon.
    04/09/14 - Added XT1032 GPe 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.0
    04/09/14 - Added XT1033 Retail Asia Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.0
    03/09/14 - Added XT1032 Retail EU 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.0 - Now rooted / See above feature list
    31/08/14 - Added XT1028 Verizon 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched)
    28/08/14 - Added XT1034 Retail Canada 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched)
    28/08/14 - Added Mirrors for XT1033 Asian ROMs - Thanks doomwithdon.
    27/08/14 - Updated XT1033 Retail Asia 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) - Now fully Deodexed; fixed FM Radio / Boot-animation.
    27/08/14 - Updated XT1032 Retail EU 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) - Now fully Deodexed; fixed FM Radio / Boot-animation.
    24/08/14 - Added XT1033 - Retail Brazil 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Untouched)
    24/08/14 - Added Mirrors for XT1033 - Retail Asia 4.4.4 Stock ROM (Optimized) - Thanks dab_penyo and Harbir.
    Frequently Asked Questions:
    What is this Collection?
    All of these ROMs are created from the Motorola Factory Firmware images. A pure source, unlike a dump of an OTA Updated system; the upgrading process patches, moves or deletes system files. The result is possibly bugs being introduced, and files being left over. These ROMs are completely clean, and any bugs you find are genuine Android issues.

    Why is 'Battery Saver Mode' missing in Optimized ROM?
    This feature is part of MotoCare which is removed during the 'debloating' process. There are many Battery Saver apps available; try DS Battery Saver.

    Why is the 'clear all' button missing in 'Recents'?
    This is also a feature of MotoCare. One solution is to install Xposed Framework and the GravityBox module. Setting is under 'Miscellaneous Tweaks.'

    Tell me about Google Play Edition (GPe) and F2FS filesystem?
    F2FS was created at Samsung in 2013 for use on Linux-based operating systems. As its name implies, Flash-Friendly File System is a file system designed specifically to cater to the specific characteristics of NAND-based storage devices.​

    GPe uses EXT4 filesystem for the 'userdata' partition. All other models of Moto G use F2FS.

    If you have converted your Moto G to GPe using one of the available tutorials, you probably have formatted your 'userdata' partition to 'EXT4.'

    Not only does this make the phone incompatible with Stock Motorola ROMs and custom ROMs / Kernels - some people also believe it affects performance. TWRP custom recovery has an option to reformat your device back to F2FS:

    WARNING: This will erase 'internal storage' including photos, music, videos. (Backup ROM zip and important files to external storage via USB OTG cable)
    Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Repair or Change File System > (select 'Data') > Change File System > (choose F2FS)​
    It is possible to use GPe ROMs with a F2FS formatted 'userdata' partition. See note under 'How to Flash' above.​
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    Was it a successful test?
    A ROM based on the Retail Brazil 'Soak Test' would not boot with my Bootloader (v41.13) - however the TWRP backup will boot on my phone. I haven't investigated why, but will try again when a final OTA Update rolls out.

    There are numerous issues that may be due to this being a 'Soak Test' (unlikely) or due to not having the Lollipop Bootloader (v41.18) (more likely) - as I say, it's better to wait for a final version.
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    hi, i really love your rom... im using it since september and its the best rom for moto G, good battery life fast and stable
    do you will develop an android 5.0 rom ? i will love it
    When the OTA Update arrives, I will make a ROM zip - if someone provides a nandroid backup of an updated system. It's really only to help people that get into problems with Android 5.0, since it's very possible none of the KitKat firmware images will work after they upgrade their Bootloader.

    In other words; assuming a factory reset doesn't work - fixing serious problems with Lollipop could be impossible until Motorola firmware images are available. But hopefully a ROM based on an updated system would be a temporary solution.

    As Motorola Lollipop firmware images become available, I will make ROMs based on them.
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    ADDED: XT1032 Retail US Stock ROM (Untouched)
    ADDED: XT1032 Retail US Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1
    ADDED: XT1034 Retail US Stock ROM (Untouched)
    ADDED: XT1034 Retail US Stock ROM (Optimized) v1.1​
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    Please could you confirm me that flashing this zip will allow to update next version lollipop with ota? Other thing I hope this action don't reactive the boot loader ?
    There is now available an OTA zip for Retail Brazil. I will test this weekend.

    @lost101 Do you have any plans on doing a flashable zip of lollipop?

    P.S.: it's just a question :)
    I plan to build a Stock Motorola Lollipop ROM this weekend for Retail Brazil.