Unbrick your Moto G on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Moto G received the OTA update of Android 5.0 Lollipop and also the Official Images, and those who are not familiar with the flashing methods of Factory Images or have made any sort of mistake while flashing the OTA update, are now stuck with the device which is Soft-bricked. It means that the device you own is now running a corrupted Firmware, or your device is not running any Firmware at all. In such cases, most of the users think that their device is now dead and the only solution is to give it back to the Officials or any repairing center. But if you try to turn on your device and you see a faint light on the screen, then there is hope and we can help you in this matter.

However, if the device is not showing a even little sign of life at all, that means your device is now Hard Bricked and there is no hope for it. Still, we recommend you to try to fix the device. Now if you have a Moto G which is bricked on Android 5.0 Lollipop or any other version, above than Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat, don’t try to Restore the Back-up of any previous version after flashing this. It will brick your device again. However, when you can once again try to update it, that will work.

Unbrick your Moto G on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Downloads Required:

mfastboot: Link

Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat Images: Link

Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat update for Recovery: Link

How to Unbrick Moto G:

  • Download and extract mfastboot.
  • Extract the Firmware Images in mfastboot folder.
  • Now Open the Command Prompt in mfastboot folder.
  • Put your Moto G in Fastboot mode, Press and Hold Power + Both Volume Keys.
  • Connect your device with PC.
  • Now type and execute these commands one-by-one:

mfastboot flash boot boot.img
mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot erase cache
mfastboot erase userdata
mfastboot reboot

  • Now reboot the device.
  • The screen will Flicker while booting, don’t panic.
  • Now after the boot has finished, Copy the Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat update to your device
  • Boot into Recovery mode.
  • Now Select Apply Update from Sdcard.
  • Wait for 10-15 minutes and once the process is done, your device has successfully gone out of its Bricked Stage.
  • Enjoy!
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