In this tutorial, we show you how to reinstall stock firmware on 2nd Generation Moto E (2015). If you have bricked your Moto E 2015 or if you want to return to stock firmware after installing a custom ROM, or whatever reasons your device needs stock firmware, read on to know how to restore your Moto E 2015 to stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware.
For your information, the 2nd Generation Moto E (2015) is a newly launched budget phone with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out of the box. It features upgraded hardware as compared to the first Generation Moto E (2014) and available at almost the same price. Also, the new phone is available in 3G and the 4G/LTE variants.
Now, you might want to reinstall stock firmware on Moto E 2015 for various reasons. After rooting and trying out few custom ROMs, if it stuck at boot loop after flashing a wrong ROM or if you want to unroot it, etc. are main reasons.
Also, this tutorial lets you know how to lock your Moto E 2015’s bootloader in case you have already unlocked it.
Note: The below process requires knowledge about ADB, Fastboot, and command prompt. However, if you have followed the guide carefully, you can give back life to your soft-bricked Moto E 2015.
How to Install Stock Lollipop Firmware On Moto E (2015)
a). Download [HERE] and install Moto E USB Drivers
b). Enable USB debugging on your phone (Go to Settings -> Developer options and enable USB Debugging).
c). Download [HERE] Lollipop firmware for Moto E 2015 and unzip the xml.zip file to a folder.
d). Download minimal ADB and Fastboot tool mfastboot-v2.zip [HERE] or [HERE], unzip the content and move its files to the firmware files folder.
Instruction to flash stock firmware on Moto E 2015
1. Turn off your phone and then press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds. This will boot the phone into bootloader mode.
2. Now, connect your Moto E to your PC via USB cable, go to the folder where the firmware is located and launch a command window from there (Press Shift key, right click and select ‘Open command window here’)
3. Now, issue all the commands provided below one by one.
mfastboot oem fb_mode_set
mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
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 system system.img_sparsechunk.3
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.5
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot erase cache
mfastboot erase userdata
mfastboot erase customize
mfastboot oem config carrier vzw
mfastboot oem fb_mode_clear
Note: If you want, you can also issue all the commands automatically. For that download ‘MotoEXT1524flashall.bat’ file [HERE], place it inside the firmware folder and run the file.
4. Now, if you also want to lock your Moto E’s bootloader, issue the following command.
mfastboot oem lock
5. And, finally reboot your device by issuing the below command:
This will reboot your phone and you will have the stock firmware back on your 2nd Gen Moto E 2015.Leave your views in the comment section below. (Source: XDA)