Convert Regular Moto G into Google Play Edition with MotoTool

The Moto G is available in both Motorola edition and Google Play Edition ROM. While Motorola edition brings Moto-specific features such as Trusted Bluetooth, Motorola Assist, Moto Care, etc. the Google Play edition is more lightweight and offers pure Android experience without any third-party apps.

Moto G

If you own a regular Moto G, but loving to have a completely “pure” vanilla Google Edition ROM (AOSP) on it, you can easily convert it to Google Play Edition (GPe), with MotoTool an all-in-one toolkit for Moto G.

As I told in a previous post, the MotoTool is an easy to use application that lets you do various functions on your Moto G such as, flash CWM or TWRP recovery, flash stock recovery, reboot to recovery, reboot to fastboot, install required drivers, and revert back to the stock ROM.


With MotoTool you can easily convert your regular Moto G to Google Play Edition Moto G. Just download the GPe firmware, copy it to the designated location (inside MotoTools folder) on your PC, and press “Convert” button.

After converting to GPe, if you come across no signal issue, you can fix it by executing a command. Just copy your stock fsg and put it in the MotoTools folder, then press Shift key and right click and select ‘open command window here’ and execute the below commands one by one:

fastboot erase modemst1
fastboot erase modemst2
fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
fastboot reboot

If you are interested, go this XDA forum link to get more details and download the latest MotoTool and Moto G Google Play edition ROM (source – XDA)

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. Sasha

    Nov 4, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Hi. Help me please. I convert mogo g to GPE. And i don’t have a signal. I copy fsg.mbn to tools directory, run cmd but when i tryied put command it’s print “fastboot is recognized as an terminal”

  2. Will

    Jun 26, 2014 at 5:28 am

    How do you copy and flash the stock fsg? Thanks!

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  4. Alan

    Feb 22, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Heya i am for the first time here. Thanks for this post for Moto G

  5. Mamie

    Feb 22, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Thank you for another fantastic post. Now I’m able to transform my Moto G to GPe!

  6. Faisal

    Feb 21, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks for the information.

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    Feb 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

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  8. Mahesh

    Feb 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I could not refrain from commenting. Well written!

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