How to Unbrick Moto G5 by Installing Stock Firmware and Fix Bootloop Issue

The recently launched Moto G5 is an entry-level, best performing handset that runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and offers pure Android experience to users. During the course of use, chances for bricking your device cannot be avoided. Here is how to unbrick Moto G5, if you bricked it. For example, if your Moto G5 stuck in a bootloop (soft bricked) after installing an unofficial TWRP recovery, or want to unroot a rooted Moto G5, then the only solution is restoring or reinstalling stock firmware on your it.

In this guide, we show you how to install stock firmware on Moto G5 XT1677 (code-named Cedric). This will help you fix a bootloop issue (for example, stuck at boot logo after flashing a wrong ROM) and unroot a rooted phone. Though, this procedure requires some technical knowhow, anyone can try it, if your Moto G5 is bricked.

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The below tutorial requires knowledge on ADB, Fastboot, and how to issue fastboot commands. If you have followed the guide carefully, you can unroot or restore stock firmware on your Moto G5.

Prerequisites:

– The below given file is for Moto G5 XT1677 (Cedric) variant only. Do not install it on other Moto G5 variants.

– Download and install Motorola USB Drivers on your computer (download)

– ADB and Fastboot setup on your computer (guide)

– Enable USB Debugging. To do so, go to Settings -> About and tap Build version 7 times. It will unlock the Developer options. Then, go to Settings -> Developer options and enable USB Debugging.

How to download and install official Firmware on Moto G5

Disclaimer: Follow the guide carefully and at your own risk. We will not take any responsibility if anything went wrong. This guide is intended only for technically talented users.

1. Download firmware for Moto G5 XT1677 (Cedric) from here (XT1677_CEDRIC_NPP25.137-15/ XT1677_CEDRIC_NPP25.137-33)

2. Extract the downloaded firmware zip file and save all the contents into the ADB installation folder.

3. Reboot your Moto G5 into the Bootloader mode (Turn off your phone and then press and hold the Volume Down & Power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds)

4. Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.

5. Now, launch a command window from inside the ADB folder (where the firmware files are saved). To do so, click shift key, right click and select open command window here option).

6. In the command window, issue the following commands one by one:

fastboot oem fb_mode_set
fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash dsp adspso.bin
fastboot flash oem oem.img
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4
fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot erase modemst1
fastboot erase modemst2
fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase customize
fastboot erase clogo
fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
fastboot reboot

8. The last command will reboot your device.

Troubleshooting:

If your phone stuck at boot loop or unable to boot, turn off the device, go to Bootloader mode, launch command window and issue below commands:

fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot reboot

It will reboot your phone and you will have the stock firmware back on your phone. Any question? Leave it in the comment section below (source)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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