Stock firmware and model #?

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mikeprius

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I am coming from a Nexus and Pixel​ and I'm thinking about buying a Moto for fun to play with as a Dev device. Is there a location where all the stock firmware is posted to flash back to stock or check updates like the Nexus ? Also where do I check to make sure I am flashing the correct model? Under about phone? It's different bc there are different variants unlike the Nexus.

Thanks
 
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psyduck404

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I am coming from a Nexus and Pixel​ and I'm thinking about buying a Moto for fun to play with as a Dev device. Is there a location where all the stock firmware is posted to flash back to stock or check updates like the Nexus ? Also where do I check to make sure I am flashing the correct model? Under about phone? It's different bc there are different variants unlike the Nexus.

Thanks

Here -

https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/how-to/moto-g4-plus-xt1640-43-athene-npj25-93-t3549369

And Here

https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/recovery-images


And About Which Model Do You Have It Depends On Region and Which Device you Decide to Get G4 or G4 Plus and Don't Get the Amazon Prime Exclusive One Its Bootloader is Not Unlockable
 

mikeprius

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Here -

https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/how-to/moto-g4-plus-xt1640-43-athene-npj25-93-t3549369

And Here

https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/recovery-images


And About Which Model Do You Have It Depends On Region and Which Device you Decide to Get G4 or G4 Plus and Don't Get the Amazon Prime Exclusive One Its Bootloader is Not Unlockable

Great thanks for the info. I have fastboot etc so I have everything else covered. Thanks for the heads up on the Amazon versions. I've been looking at the motos for awhile and they seem like they underrated for what's offered at the price so I'm interested in testing one out.
 
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psyduck404

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Great thanks for the info. I have fastboot etc so I have everything else covered. Thanks for the heads up on the Amazon versions. I've been looking at the motos for awhile and they seem like they underrated for what's offered at the price so I'm interested in testing one out.

There is Great Dev Support No Question On That But There are Some Issues I would like to Give you a Heads Up About -

~ Screen Issues More Info Here -
https://forum.xda-developers.com/mo...ng-lcd-panel-ghost-screen-burn-t3470472/page9

~ Heating Issues (Worse Than They Sound) Thanks to SD 617 It Heats a Lot On Even Normal Usage

~ Build Quality is Very Decent. My Volume Rockers are Dead AF
And Camera Lens is Plastic Gets Scratched Up Easily
 

mikeprius

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Jan 13, 2014
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Orange County, California
There is Great Dev Support No Question On That But There are Some Issues I would like to Give you a Heads Up About -

~ Screen Issues More Info Here -
https://forum.xda-developers.com/mo...ng-lcd-panel-ghost-screen-burn-t3470472/page9

~ Heating Issues (Worse Than They Sound) Thanks to SD 617 It Heats a Lot On Even Normal Usage

~ Build Quality is Very Decent. My Volume Rockers are Dead AF
And Camera Lens is Plastic Gets Scratched Up Easily

Thanks for the feedback. Tbh, I take a very comprehensive look at everything. So for example, the Pixel is $649. If you buy insurance then you pay $99. Then for a damage claim you pay a deductible of $79. Inevitably phones get damaged and to start off shelling close to $1k becomes a bit much. Also Google recently changed the May bootloader so unless you have a signed kernel it won't boot anymore.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/an...signing-boot-images-android-verified-t3600606

It's possible Google may eventually go to what Samsung is doing and just lock everything, plus the Pixel phones are just getting priced too high. One plus dosen't work for my carrier (Sprint), but the Motos do.

It seems like Moto is the closest to the Nexus in terms of fastboot, etc, i just need to get the unlock code from Moto before unlocking the bootloader.

I did have a question, once you copy and paste the script when you flash back to stock, if you were to unlock the bootloader do you just put "oem unlock" and it's back to factory, then again "fastboot oem unlock" in order to unlock it?


Just the moto code is needed only for the first time ?

Thanks :highfive:
 
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psyduck404

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Thanks for the feedback. Tbh, I take a very comprehensive look at everything. So for example, the Pixel is $649. If you buy insurance then you pay $99. Then for a damage claim you pay a deductible of $79. Inevitably phones get damaged and to start off shelling close to $1k becomes a bit much. Also Google recently changed the May bootloader so unless you have a signed kernel it won't boot anymore.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/an...signing-boot-images-android-verified-t3600606

It's possible Google may eventually go to what Samsung is doing and just lock everything, plus the Pixel phones are just getting priced too high. One plus dosen't work for my carrier (Sprint), but the Motos do.

It seems like Moto is the closest to the Nexus in terms of fastboot, etc, i just need to get the unlock code from Moto before unlocking the bootloader.

I did have a question, once you copy and paste the script when you flash back to stock, if you were to unlock the bootloader do you just put "oem unlock" and it's back to factory, then again "fastboot oem unlock" in order to unlock it?


Just the moto code is needed only for the first time ?

Thanks :highfive:

~ Flashing Stock Using mfastboot Doesn't Locks Your Bootloader ( Unless You Include OEM "Relock" Commands )

~ Yeah Unlock Code is Needed Only One Time To Unlock The Bootloader Even If You End Up Relocking It Back You Can Use The Same Code To Unlock It Again
:)