[How To] Install Moto G UK Generic Firmware/Stock ROM

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Now, even after unlocking the bootloader of your Motorola Moto G, you still have to complete one tiny little step before you can root your phone (if you are using a branded model, like Tesco, etc). You have to flash the UK Generic stock ROM to un-brand your Motorola G.

Furthermore, it is not even as hard as it sounds. The famous developer, Paul O’Brien (you rock, Paul!), has made an easy one-click script for installing the UK Generic firmware.

So, for whatever reason you want to flash the UK Generic stock ROM, follow the guide below.

NOTE: You need to first unlock the bootloader of your Motorola Moto G to proceed with the installation of UK Generic ROM. If you are not sure how to do that, follow the link below:

 [How To] Unlock Bootloader of Motorola Moto G

WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be XT1033/XT1032! 

This procedure here will work for both single-sim and dual-sim variants. Do not use the procedures discussed here on any device of Motorola or any other company. You have been warned!

BEFORE YOU BEGIN..

You must do this pre-installation stuff before attempting to install UK stock ROM on your Moto G to avoid any complications later, and have a smooth and successful process.

BACK UP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

INSTALL MOTOROLA DEVICE MANAGER

You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully install UK generic stock ROM on your Motorola Moto G. In case you are not sure follow the instructions below.

 ADB AND FASTBOOT DRIVERS FOR MOTOROLA PHONES AND TABLET

CHARGE YOUR DEVICE

If your android device powers off due to lack of battery while the process is underway, it could damage the device.

So, make sure your device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

GUIDE: MOTOROLA MOTO G UK GENERIC STOCK ROM

DOWNLOADS

UK GENERIC ROM

Download Link | File name: RETAIL-GB_4.3_14.10.0Q3.X-76-LGG-8_cid7_CFC_1FF_svc.xml.modaco.r3.zip (399.92 MB)

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

We have given easy to follow guides for your taste of OS, i.e, and Windows, Linux (Debian based distro) and Mac (after Step 4). But first we have the common part.

COMMON FOR ALL USERS (WINDOWS OR MAC OR LINUX):
  1. Prepare your phone:
    • Enable developer options: Go to your phone’s Settings » select About phone » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options.
    • Enable USB Debugging: Open phone’s Settings » select Developer options » Tick the “USB debugging” checkbox (under Debugging section).
  2. Connect your phone to PC with a USB cable and if a pop-up screen shows up on phone asking you to Allow USB debugging for the computer, make sure you tick the checkbox and tap OK.
    Authorize computer for USB Debugging
  3. Power off your device and enter the Fastboot/Bootloader Mode: (Refer to the image below)

    1. Power off your phone first and wait for 6-7 seconds after display is off.
    2. Press and hold these 2 buttons together until you see the Fastboot screen: Power + Volume Down.
      motorola-moto-g-fastboot-mode
  4. Extract the installer file, RETAIL-GB_4.3_14.10.0Q3.X-76-LGG-8_cid7_CFC_1FF_svc.xml.modaco.r3.zip (using 7-zip, preferably). You’ll get the following files:
    • adb-linux
    • adb-mac
    • adb-windows.exe
    • AdbWinApi.dll
    • AdbWinUsbApi.dll
    • boot.img
    • fastboot-moto-linux
    • fastboot-moto-mac
    • fastboot-moto-windows
    • flash-linux.sh
    • flash-mac.sh
    • flash-windows.bat
    • fsg.mbn
    • gpt.bin
    • logo.bin
    • motoboot.img
    • NON-HLOS.bin
    • recovery.img
    • system.img_sparsechunk.0
    • system.img_sparsechunk.1
    • system.img_sparsechunk.2

For further instructions jump to the section of the OS you are using.

FOR WINDOWS USERS:
  1. In the folder extracted above (Step 5), just run/execute flash-windows.bat and follow the simple on-screen instructions like Press Enter to Continue.
  2. The process will take quite some time for flashing the generic ROM to your Moto G.
  3. If, your Moto G doesn’t automatically boot up, scroll down to the Recovery option on the phone, using Volume Down Key and select it by using Volume Up Key.
    └ Note: Select the options in fastboot using the Volume Up Key and NOT the Power key (Which is often the case)

That’s all! Your phone will now reboot with UK Stock ROM which you will be able root without any issues.

FOR MAC USERS:
  1. Open Terminal window:

    1. Click on the Search icon on right corner on your desktop to open Spotlight search.
    2. Type in Terminal. And click on the first result under Top Hits.
  2. In the terminal window type the following and press Enter.
    cd Path-to-the-folder-extracted-above
    For example:
    cd /User/data/Moto-G (Assuming that you extracted the above files in a folder named Moto-G)
  3. Again type:
    chmod +x flash-mac.sh
  4. Now again type the following to initiate the installation procedure:
    sudo ./flash-mac.sh
  5. The process will take quite some time for flashing the generic ROM to your Moto G.
  6. If, your Moto G doesn’t automatically boot up, scroll down to the Recovery option on the phone, using Volume Down Key and select it by using Volume Up Key.
    └ Note: Select the options in fastboot using the Volume Up Key and NOT the Power key (Which is often the case)

That’s all! Your phone will now reboot with UK Stock ROM which you will be able root without any issues.

 FOR LINUX USERS:
  1. Open Terminal window by pressing the following combination of keys: Alt + Ctrl + T.
  2. In the terminal window type cd <space> and now drag and drop the folder we extracted above in the terminal window and press Enter.
  3. Again type:
    chmod +x flash-linux.sh
  4. Now again type the following to initiate the installation procedure:
    sudo ./flash-linux.sh
  5. The process will take quite some time for flashing the generic ROM to your Moto G.
  6. If, your Moto G doesn’t automatically boot up, scroll down to the Recovery option on the phone, using Volume Down Key and select it by using Volume Up Key.
    └ Note: Select the options in fastboot using the Volume Up Key and NOT the Power key (Which is often the case)

That’s all! Your phone will now reboot automatically with UK Stock ROM which you will be able root without any issues.

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3 Comment

  1. Naaz says: Reply

    Hi…dual sim not working after flash…

    1. Shivam says: Reply

      This is a UK firmware and Moto G Dual SIM was never released officially in the UK. So this won’t support dual SIM.

  2. Jayyyyy187 says: Reply

    My cellphone is not turning on no more wtf?

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