Motorola Firmware Restore

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Motorola Firmware Restore Plus Unbrick

In this tutorial i will be covering restoring and unbricking your motorola device by flashing the stock fimware. We will be using RSD lite (Motorola Program) along with using fastboot and a batch file. This tutorial will be for windows user only since i dont have a mac. First lets cover the older Motorola droid devices that use RSD lite

WARNING Restoring your Motorola firmware will factory reset your device and you will loose all data on the device and have to set it back up like a new phone.

RSD Lite Firmware flash Requirements

1.  Motorola device

2.  USB cable for device

3.  Download the Motorola Drivers and install them your PC

4.  Download RSD lite Program and install it on your PC

5. Download your devices latest firmware. (NOTE) The best way to find out what device and firmware you need is to go into phone settings then about phone. Look at System Version plus build number. Between these you should be able to figure out the firmware you will need. Another good thing to find out is the device code name. Normally a quick Google search can accomplish this task. If you dont know this info and your device is bricked then start Googling it. You can get your motorola firmware from my server or Motofirmware.com

Flashing firmware

(NOTE) It is highly recommended that your device is fully charged before starting this firmware flash. Older devices have small batteries and can die during the restore which would be bad. The only way to fix a dead bricked motorola android device is with this factory cable that can send power to the device even with a dead battery. This cable comes in really handy at times and can be picked up from amazon if needed.

1. Place your phone into AP Fastboot Mode. Turn off the device then press and hold both volume up and down then hold power, now wait 5 seconds and release then buttons. You should now see a screen like this one.

ap fastboot

2. Now connect the USB cable to the device and let the motorola drivers you downloaded and installed on the PC, install for the device. This may take up to 5 minutes.

3. Open the RSD lite program and make sure it sees your device like in the picture below

RSD lite

4. click on the 3 dots where it says file name and select your firmware you downloaded. (NOTE) if the firmware is in a zip then just select it. If you extracted the firmware already, then select the XML file

XML

5. Click start button on RSD lite and sit back and wait for the device to finish the restore. Once the device has finished it will reboot and you will see the setup screen. Now you have unbricked and restored your stock firmware to your Motorola device.

(NOTE) Do not bump or unplug the device while flashing the firmware. This could cause a hard brick and your device will be dead. Also, if  the device gets stuck in a bootloop on reboot, just boot the device into stock android recovery, then wipe data factory reset the device. This will fix the bootloop. Below is a video on this process.

HERE IS A GREAT POST ON XDA THAT COVERS THIS EVEN MORE

 

 

 Fastboot Firmware Flash Requirements

1.  Motorola device

2.  USB cable for device

3.  Download the Motorola Drivers and install them your PC

4.  Download Fastboot and ADB files 

5.   Download your devices latest firmware (Note) best way to find out what device and firmware you need is to go into phone settings then about phone. Look at System Version plus build number between these you should be able to figure out the firmware you will need. Another good thing to find out is the device code name. Normally a quick Google search can accomplish this task. If you dont know this info and your device is bricked then start Googling it. You can get your motorola firmware from my server or Motofirmware.com

Flashing firmware

(NOTE) It is highly recommended that your device is fully charged before starting this firmware flash. Older devices have small batteries and can die during the restore which would be bad. The only way to fix a dead bricked motorola android device is with this factory cable that can send power to the device even with a dead battery. This cable comes in really handy at times and can be picked up from amazon if needed.

1. Place your phone into AP Fastboot Mode. Turn off the device then press and hold both volume up and down then hold power, now wait 5 seconds and release then buttons. You should now see a screen like this one.

bootloader mode

 

2. Now connect the USB cable to the device and let the motorola drivers you downloaded and installed on the PC, install for the device. This may take up to 5 minutes.

3. Extract the firmware and fastboot / adb files you downloaded to the same folder on your desktop like the picture below.

fastboot plus firmware

 

4. Click on the file in the folder ending in .bat This is a batch file that will open and flash all the firmware in this folder. Once the firmware is flashed and if you dont have any errors, then in fastboot mode on the device, select normal power up and the device will power up and be fully restored.

(NOTE) Using a batch file and fastboot to restore your device is the preferred method over RSD lite. RSD lite sometimes hangs on some steps in the XML and can be a real pain. Here is a video of me using a batch file to restore one of my Motorola Android devices.

 

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42 thoughts on “Motorola Firmware Restore”

  1. Hi, can someone tell me if there is a way I can get a hold of the original firmware that came with Motorola Droid Turbo 2? Motorola wont give it to me because the phone was water damaged.

  2. downloaded and extracted the firmware file for droid turbo 2 and there is not a file that ends with .bat. Which file should I open once its connected to the phone to fastboot?

  3. RSD Lite will not detect my decive. I have tried different cords and such, but nothing seems to work. I am on Windows 10 and my phone is an XT 1080 (Droid Maxx)

  4. My droid turbo was had its firmware reflashed and its also back to working condition but it won’t open Google play/services as if it wasn’t installed should I do a factory reset with the new firmware flash

  5. My Motorola Turbo 1254 software cruppt now, few errors like wifi turn off automatically when i request to on, insert sim error, imei lost, its 5.1 lollipop now, i visit the market but no one take my set for this issue. Please anybody help me if knw. When i on the device the lolliopo kogo appear 180 deggre out. Thankss

  6. hi,
    i have moto turbo xt1225 and i was trying to root my phone after successfully unlocking the bootloader. as i tried to flash the supersu file it flashed. but when i tried to startup my turbo it hangs on the motorola logo.
    please help me bringing my turbo back to life.

  7. Hi Tom,

    Still trying to flash stock firmware on this old bionic. Identical to the one in video. All seems to go well but I hang on 20/22, “flash emstorage” ive let it sit for an hour. searched the forums for days. Im on win 7 RSD lite v 6.24

    Any help would be appreciated

  8. Mcg.24.251-5 Motorola Droid turbo .How can I download firmware.my fone is bricked.system version 24.81.5 . Firmware for Motorola Droid turbo.plz help me sir.

  9. I have a motorola droid ultra xt1080, it is bricked
    when I connect it to the pc only turn on the green led for a few of seconds and nothing happens before that
    Can you help me..

  10. see am useing moto z play 7.1.1 soak test rom, i can get ride soak test rom via re flash orginal 7.0 firmware via downgrade useing bat file(bcz rsd not working windows 10) without flash bootloader, in this procedure need bootloader unlocked? am useing locked bootloader moto z play

  11. Hi, I’m from the future (Aug 2017). Does this work on the Turbo build #: MCG24.251-5-5
    System version: 24.91.5.quark_verizon.verizon.en.US

  12. Its possible to unlock the bootloader of Motorola droid turbo 2. If no can I update my firmware manually cause am in Ghana and I change my network to PCs . so now all I get is no service .

  13. Im trying to restore nougat on my unlocked(i can use any sim card on it) droid turbo 2. How do i identify a firmware that is unlocked so i dont mistakenly relock(only able to use a verizon sim card) my turbo 2 after flashing it.

  14. Hello I’m tring to restore my moto e4 and every video I watch your using a moto g. I’m assuming the firmwares and the actions and steps you take are the same between the 2 phones but I’m getting no where with my restore. I’ve been tring to research for monthes now and decided to finally ask ?s. When I try to use RSD lite an error accures on 3/21 gpt.bin. I’m not very computer literate so I’m not sure whats going on. I’m using Windows 7 the build is PERRY NPQ26.69-41-4-1 baseband M8917_18.08.044.09.01R PERRY_NA_CUST version 7.1.1 its a factory unlocked bootloader.
    I can get to the bootloader screen and to android recovery on the bootloader screen it says no baseband.

  15. Flash fast boot failed on moto x XT1050 and now it won’t charge or do anything. When this happened. It said it was locked and my dell laptop won’t reconigize it or the drivers I’ve tried to install.

  16. Hi,
    I’ve Motorola Droid RAZR M. The problem is that it always stop on Boot logo and never go ahead of it. I tried the wipe cache partitioning + factory reset but the condition is still same. Now in AP FastBoot, my device is now not detecting by RSD Lite. What should i do now?
    Please reply. Thanks!

  17. Hi, I’ve Droid Razr M and problem is boot loop.
    I’ve tried wipe cache partitioning + factory reset but its still stuck on a logo screen.
    Now, when i try to connect it with RSD, it not even detecting by RSD Lite too.
    Please reply, thanks!

  18. sir my motorola moto e2(otus) xt1506 has hardbricked and i cannot open bootloader also to unbrick plz give me solution

  19. my son has a Motorola xoom mz604 he has tried to root and has gone badly wrong and wiped everything
    no bootloader absolutely nothing can it be resolved cannot access sd card
    any help would be grateful
    thanks

  20. can you please help me restore imei after flashing stock on lenovo g5 plus potter xt1678 i purchased from bestbuy so having trouble finding correct firmware

  21. I’m trying to unbrick a Motorola Droid RAZR HD (XT926). On startup it just sits at the red “Motorola DUAL CORE Technology” logo. Before it bricked I had Dev Options enabled. I’ve downloaded and installed Motorola Device Manager, RSD Lite, and a image from androidfilehost. Device Manager shows “Mot Single ADB Interface” under “ADB Interface”. Device settings show “Fastboot VANQUISH S”. When I boot the device to AP Fastboot it says USB Connected, but “adb devices” finds zero devices and RSD Lite doesn’t seem to detect it either. Any advice or help identifying the state of this device?

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