How to restore stock firmware (ROM) on Moto E?

QuestionsCategory: AndroidHow to restore stock firmware (ROM) on Moto E?
MyIQ Staff Staff asked 3 years ago
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MyIQ Education Staff answered 3 years ago


a) Download and install Motorola Moto EDrivers

b) Download and extract the stock Firmware of your choosing

c) If the firmware file you downloaded is a file then download Motorola Fastboot Attachment 2427667 (attached to this post) and extract the .exe into the same folder as the stock firmware files (the same folder as the .bin and .img files). If your firmware is a .tar.gz file then skip this step.

d) Get ADB (if you don’t already have this, I suggest downloading and installing Minimal ADB and Fastbootby shimp208:
Direct Download


Follow these instructions at your own risk. If something goes wrong don’t blame me!

These are the original stock signed image files from Motorola it should work on all Moto E Variants.

Steps to restore stock firmware:

1) Reboot the phone into bootloader mode. There are 2 ways to do this.

I) The ‘hardware’ way.

a) Unplug the USB cable and power off the phone.
b) Press and hold ‘Volume down’ then power on the phone.
c) Connect USB cable to your computer.

II) The ‘software’ way.

a) Enable developer mode on the Moto E (Settings-> ‘About Phone’. Tap 7 times on ‘Build Number’)
b) Enable USB debugging. (Settings -> ‘Developer options’ -> ‘USB Debugging’ ->check)
c) Connect phone to computer via USB, you should see a new ADB device detected and drivers installed.
d) Open “Minimal ADB and Fastboot”. Type:


adb reboot-bootloader

You should see the Moto E bootloader screen with the following options:


Normal Powerup
Switch Console [NULL: null]
BP Tools

2) Open a command prompt / terminal (Start -> cmd.exe in Win7) and browse to the folder with the extracted firmware.

In my case:


cd c:\falcon_retgb_user_4.3_14.10.0Q3.X-76-LGG-8_54_release-keys-cid7-Retail_GB


Flash each of the partitions in sequence using fastboot, you need to enter the following commands one-by-one checking that each one returns an [OKAY]


fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0 fastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1 fastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2 fastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3 fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin fastboot erase modemst1 fastboot erase modemst2 fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn fastboot erase cache fastboot erase userdata fastboot reboot

Wait and then your device will boot into stock ROM.

MyIQ Staff Staff answered 5 years ago


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