Unroot Moto G and Return to Box Fresh State (Guide)

Recently we published a guide on how to root your Motorola Moto G on any firmware. Root access on Moto G gives immense opportunities for tech-savvy users. They can add missing features, apply various tweaks and changes that the manufacturer sees to make, flash custom ROMs and more, however, if you run into problems with the rooted Moto G and want to unroot and return back to the stock firmware, here is how it is.

Unrooting Moto G and installing stock firmware will remove all tweaks and changes you have made on it and return it to box fresh state. Also, keep in mind that, the process will erase all data from your device, so be sure to back up your data (contacts, sms, apps, etc.) using apps like Titanium backup before proceeding.

Moto G

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. We can’t take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This guide is intended for technically talented users only

Pre-requisites:

1. Motorola drivers installed on your PC (download Motorola Device Manager for driver from here)
2. Moto G stock firmware (download from here)
3. Fastboot file for Moto G (download from this link)
4. Minimal ADB and fastboot driver (download from this link)

Unrooting and Installing Stock firmware on Moto G

1. Install Motorola Device manager on your computer (for diver).

2. Install Minimal ADB and fastboot driver you have downloaded earlier on your PC (if adb not installed).

3. Extract the downloaded stock firmware and fastboot into a folder on your desktop (extract fastboot to the same folder)

4. Enable USB debugging mode on your phone from developer option. To do so, got to Settings -> About Phone and tap 7 times on the build number to get developer option.

5. Connect Moto G to your PC via original USB cable.

6. Run Minimal ADB and fastboot you downloaded earlier and type the below code:

adb reboot-bootloader

This will reboot your device into bootloader mode

7. Open the folder (where you extracted the firmware and fastboot file) and open a command prompt there. To do so, hold down shift key, then right click using mouse and select “Open command window here“.

8. Now, enter the following commands into the command prompt one by one:

mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot flash motoboot motoboot.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 modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot erase cache
mfastboot erase userdata
mfastboot reboot

Your Moto G will reboot after the process is completed. Now your device is unrooted and back to the stock firmware.

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.

1 Comment

  1. karol

    Aug 26, 2015 at 3:29 am

    This link does not work: Moto G stock firmware

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