Install Stock Firmware on Moto G5 via Fastboot Commands

In this comprehensive tutorial, we will show you the steps to install the stock firmware on your Moto G5 device via Fastboot Commands. The G series from Motorola has always been the fan favorite for a lot of users. Although their journey started with Google and is now with Lenovo, however, the G series continues to impress even today. With a near about clean Android experience, a strong build, and timely updates [Read: Motorola Android 11 Update: Everything we know so far], all these devices were a hit among the masses.

And the Motorola Moto G5 was no different either.  The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset coupled with Adreno 505 was worth the appreciation during the time it was released. Then with up to 32GB storage and 3GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera were quite decent as well. It came with a 2800mAH battery which three-four years back might have been just sufficient to last an entire day on normal usage.



Along the same lines, the device was also quite an active player in custom development. From the ability to flash custom binaries to installing a custom recovery like TWRP, the possibilities stand endless. Along the same lines, you could also root your device via Magisk. This will then allow you to flash Magisk Modules, Substratum Themes, Xposed Framework, and the likes. However, all these tweaks came with an uninvited guest in the form of Risk.

If you end up flashing an incorrect binary or messes up with the instructions, and there stood every possibility of the device going soft-bricked or in a bootloop. Well, in that regard, there is the LMSA Tool, which in my case failed to unbrick or restore my device to normal working condition. As a result, I came out with this tutorial. Here we would be doing the exact same thing that the LMSA Tool does, but manually. So without further ado, let’s start off with the guide to install the stock firmware on your Moto G5 device via Fastboot Commands.



Prerequisites

  • To begin with, if you are doing cross-flash (flashing the firmware of any other build), then you need an unlocked bootloader. For that, you may refer to our guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on any Motorola Device.
  • Likewise, enable USB Debugging on your device. This will make your device recognizable by your device in ADB Mode. So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
    usb debug android 10
  • Next up, download and install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This will provide you with the necessary ADB and Fastboot files.

That’s it. These were all the requirements, You may now proceed with the steps to install the stock firmware on your Moto G5 device via Fastboot Commands.

Download Moto G5 Stock Firmware

First and foremost, get hold of the stock firmware file for your Moto G5 device. Make sure to download the correct region’s firmware file:

How to Install Stock Firmware on Motorola G5 via Fastboot

With the firmware now downloaded, here are the steps to Install Stock Firmware on Motorola G5 via Fastboot commands.

  1. Extract the downloaded stock firmware inside the platform-tools folder on your PC.
  2. Connect your device to PC via USB Cable. Make sure USB Debugging has been enabled.
  3. Now boot your device to Fastboot Mode. For that, use the hardware key combinations or inside the platform tool folder, type cmd in the address bar. This should open Command Prompt.command-prompt-adb
  4. Then enter the below command to boot Motorola G5 to fastboot:
    adb reboot bootloader
    android bootloader mode
    Fastboot Mode in Motorola
  5. Once your device boots to fastboot/bootloader mode, enter the commands given in the next section in the CMD window (make sure to open it from the platform-tools folder only). Also, make sure to enter each command individually. That is, copy-paste one command, hit Enter, copy-paste the second one, and so on. Here are the required fastboot commands to flash stock firmware on Motorola G5.
  6. Furthermore, the below fastboot erase userdata command wipes your data device’s data. If you want to, you could skip the said command, but it is always recommended for a fresh install. Hence make a backup beforehand and let the erase userdata command do its job.

What are the Files to be Flashed

Except for the NVM file, XML files, a text file, and a PNG file, all the other files will be installed or flashed on your Moto G5 device via fastboot commands.

moto g5 stock firmware files



Fastboot Commands to Flash Stock Firmware on Moto G5

Just paste the below fastboot command on the CMD window that you have opened in the platform-tools folder. Make sure to execute one command at a time, rather than copy-pasting and executing all the commands at one go. Also copy paste these commands in the exact same order as mentioned. The below commands are for Moto G5 codenamed CEDRIC and should not be used on any other device.

fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
fastboot erase modemst1
fastboot erase modemst2
fastboot flash dsp adspso.bin
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.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 system system.img_sparsechunk.5
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.6
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.7
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.8
fastboot flash oem oem.img
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase DDR
fastboot reboot bootloader

The entire flashing shouldn’t take more than 5-6 minutes. Only the sparse chunk files take some time to flash. Furthermore, once all the commands are executed, your device will be booted to fastboot. To boot it to Android OS, either do so via the power key or use the fastboot reboot command.

With this, we conclude the guide on how to install stock firmware on Motorola Moto G5 via Fastboot commands. If you have any issues queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments section. We will definitely get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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