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How to Convert Moto x40 (CN) to Moto Edge 40 Pro (EU)

In this guide, we will show you the steps to convert Moto X40 CN to Moto Edge 40 Pro EU. Similar to other OEMs, Moto also has different naming conventions for its devices sold in different regions. In this regard, when it comes to its flagship offering, then the latest X40 sold in the Chinese regions seems to have irked a few users, mainly due to a slightly bloated OS and the fact that some features aren’t working along the expected lines.

Truth be told, the device is doing its best to iron out underlying bugs but going by the current track records, it might end up taking ages before the CN device belongs to the same bracket as the EU. So there are two ways out- you could either wait for it to happen or take matters into your own hands and convert Moto X40 CN to Moto Edge 40 Pro EU. And in this guide, we will be opting for the latter route. So without further delay, let’s get started.

How to Convert Moto x40 (CN) to Moto Edge 40 Pro (EU)

Convert Moto x40 to Edge 40 Pro

After doing the conversion, we tested out a few features and the likes of Unlock, NFC Payment, 5G, and OTA Update are all working well and good. VPN seems to be the only component that is currently bugged, though it tends to work intermittently. With that said, please take a backup of all the data, and then let’s get started. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.

STEP 1: Install Android SDK

install adb platform tools windows

To begin with, install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.

STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Next up, you will have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking process.

Convert Moto x40 to Edge 40 Pro

So head over to Settings > About Phone > Software Information > Tap on Build Number Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader on Moto Edge 40 Pro [EU]

You will also have to unlock the bootloader on your device as well. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data and might make the device’s warranty null and void as well. So if that’s well and good, then refer to our guide on How to Unlock the Bootloader on any Motorola Device.

Convert Moto x40 to Edge 40 Pro

STEP 4: Download Moto Edge 40 Pro [EU]

Now, get hold of the stock firmware for your device from a trusted site [such as Lolinet]. Once downloaded, extract it to the platform tools folder on your PC.

Convert Moto x40 to Edge 40 Pro

STEP 5: Boot Moto Edge 40 Pro to Fastboot Mode

  1. Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
  3. After that, type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
    adb reboot bootloader

    Convert Moto x40 to Edge 40 Pro

  4. To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
    fastboot devices

    fastboot devices Convert Chinese Motorola Edge X30 to Global

  5. if you’re not getting any serial ID, then please install fastboot drivers on your PC.

STEP 6: Change to RETEU via Fastboot Command

Execute the below command to convert your Moto x40 (CN) to Moto Edge 40 Pro (EU):

fastboot oem config carrier reteu

STEP 7: Flash EU ROM on Moto Edge 40 Pro

  1. Now type in the following commands in the CMD window that is opened in the platform-tools folder. Make sure to execute one command at a time.
  2. Moreover, if you get an error while executing that command, just skip that command and move over to the next one, don’t leave the process mid-way.
    fastboot flash gpt gpt.bin
    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
    fastboot flash vbmeta.img vbmeta.img
    fastboot flash vbmeta_system.img vbmeta_system.img
    fastboot flash radio.img radio.img
    fastboot flash BTFM.bin BTFM.bin
    fastboot flash dspso.bin dspso.bin
    fastboot flash logo.bin logo.bin
    fastboot flash boot.img boot.img
    fastboot flash init_boot.img init_boot.img
    fastboot flash vendor_boot.img vendor_boot.img
    fastboot flash dtbo.img dtbo.img
    fastboot flash recovery.img recovery.img
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.0
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.1
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.2
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.3
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.4
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.5
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.6
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.7
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.8
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.9
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.10
    fastboot flash super.img_sparsechunk.11
    fastboot erase partition apdp
    fastboot erase partition apdpb
    fastboot erase partition carrier
    fastboot erase partition userdata
    fastboot erase partition metadata
    fastboot erase partition ddr
    fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
  3. Finally, type in the below command to boot your device to the OS:
    fastboot reboot

That’s it. These were the steps to convert Moto X40 CN to Moto Edge 40 Pro EU. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

  • Marco rico

    Buena tarde, compré moto x40 Global Rom y android no estaba certificado, no podía descargar algunas aplicaciones
    Tenía problemas con las Apps de streming y apps bacarias sin OTA entre otras fayas,..,
    La instalación que hiciste funcionó al 100%

  • Does this ROM include Japanese?