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How to Unbrick Motorola Android and Flash Stock ROM/Firmware in MOTO G4 Plus, E3, X, Z Play etc.

I hate it when i end up bricking a device while trying rooting it or installing TWRP recovery. This usually happens when you try to root or want to install custom ROMs like CynogenMod, Lineage OS etc or while flashing a zip file. Unbricking an Android device takes lot of efforts if there are no clear instructions, most importantly, correct updated guides are not available. So today i will guide you through the process of Unbricking your Moto G4 Plus, Moto Z, Moto E3, Droid Maxx, Moto M, Moto XOOM etc and flash Stock firmware. I was trying to root a MOTO G4 Plus recently. I flashed an outdated SuperUser.zip which actually bricked this device.

Unbrick Any Motorola Android Phone

Now only way to get back a bricked Android device, in most cases, is to flash the stock firmware using appropriate tools. I will list out each step in detail and show you how you can get back almost any bricked Motorola Device.

How to Unbrick Motorola Android Devices

We need few things downloaded on PC before start flashing any Motorola Device with stock firmware.

Prepare Your PC : Install Drivers

First, download Motorola Device drivers from the official site.

Then Install ADB and Fastboot drivers on your PC

Download Stock Firmware of Motorola Android devices

Now Download Motorola stock firmware by visiting the link. Choose your device correctly and download the stock firmware.


Also download Fastboot Tool(Herramientas ADB Tool) for Motorola Device and extract it.

Also Download Commands to flash Moto Stock Firmware.

Flashing Stock ROM or Firmware in Motorola Android devices

  • To flash, put the phone in fastboot mode: Power OFF your device and then Power ON + Volume Down.
  • Next, Extract the Motorola Stock firmware inside the folder where you extracted Fastboot Tool – Herramientas ADB Tool.Extract Files under Same folder of Fastboot tools
  • Next, just open up command prompt within the folder where we extracted all files.
  • Now Open the Command.txt file, copy all the command except “adb devices”. Then paste it in the command prompt window.

That’s it, just sit down and relax, the stock firmware will start flashing immediately and once it’s finished. Hit enter to reboot your Moto device. Your Motorola Android device will be working just fine. You can also checkout How to Install TWRP and ROOT MOTO G4 Plus on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Conclusion

It’s quite normal to brick any Android device while rooting or flashing any file, it’s not necessary that you will get your device back every time. So confirm details, compatibility and support before flashing any file on any android device or modifying any file system. But i hope you git your device back to normal using this guide. If that’s the case, subscribe to our blog or YouTube channel for more such howto tech guides, Tip and Tricks. Please comment like and share this this post if you liked it or if it helped you getting your Moto device back.

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Written by Ravi Singh

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