How to Downgrade Moto G 2nd Gen Xt1068 from Lollipop to Kitkat

How to Downgrade Moto G 2nd Gen Xt1068 from Lollipop to Kitkat

    

Many of the users must have upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop officially or Many of them have flashed other countries version on Their Moto G 2014 . Also some of them have flashed cm12 ( Android 5.0.2 ) including me . 




So this Guide will cover how you can downgrade from Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat , Without Bricking your device .



How to Downgrade Your Moto G 2nd Generation ( 2014 ) from Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat -

Step 1. Download Latest XT1068 Android 4.4.4 Kitkat official Firmware from below .

Step 2. Download The tools which we will be using to downgrade from lollipop to kitkat , from below .

Step 3. After Downloading , Extract both the firmware package and The tools in the same folder ( Yes in the same folder ) .


Step 4. Reboot your Phone To bootloader mode and connect your Phone to PC via USB cable .

Step 5. Open Command Prompt on the same folder ( By - right click on mouse + shift button and open command window ) .

Step 6. Copy , Paste and run the following commands in The Command window .


mfastboot.exe flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot.exe flash motoboot motoboot.img
mfastboot.exe flash logo logo.bin
mfastboot.exe flash boot boot.img
mfastboot.exe flash recovery recovery.img
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
mfastboot.exe flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot.exe erase modemst1
mfastboot.exe erase modemst2
mfastboot.exe flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot.exe erase cache
mfastboot.exe erase userdata


Step 7. The above Command will take few minutes , after that run following command -


mfastboot.exe reboot

Step 8. Congrats your Phone should be on Kitkat firmware now !


Downloads -

Kitkat 4.4.4 Firmware - Download

M fastboot Tools - Download




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99 comments:

  1. do i need to have unlocked bootloader?

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  2. Cannot download m fastboot tools.

    As soon as press the "Download" button it states "Sorry, this file is infected with a virus. Only the owner is allowed to download infected files."

    Is this false positive alarm? In such case, how can I download the file?

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  3. Can i use this method for downgrade my moto g xt1068 with soak test lollipop ROM installed? Thanks

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  4. Bro i m having official soak test lollipop capture ota installed on my indian moto g 2nd gen with lock bootloder ...can i downgrd my phone to the official kitkat 4.4.4 rom plz help!!

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    1. you can , but you have to unlock boot loader to do so !

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  5. If i unlock my bootloder den toh i wil void my warrnty

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  6. I have installed official lollipop on my moto g 1st gen with unlocked bootloader and root access. Will downgrading to kitkat brick my device?

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    1. First of all the above method is for moto g2 and second first you have to unlock your phone's bootloader and no it will not brick your device

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  7. Can you tell me where to download Kitkat 4.4.4 Firmware & M fastboot Tools, In PC or in Handset. I tried to download in PC but Cannot download m fastboot tools. As soon as press the "Download" button it states "Sorry, this file is infected with a virus. Only the owner is allowed to download infected files." Plz help me to downgrade my phone

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  9. i want to downgrade to 4.4.4 i have firmware and tool but my bootloader is locked so how i can downgrade my phone

    if i have to unlock bootloader tell me how to unlock bootloader

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    1. its along process ... The best guide i have ever seen for this is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLSTDsFG1xw

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  10. can u please reup the M fastboot Tools ? download isnt working --- thanks

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  11. Unable to download M Fastboot tools

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  12. I am getting below error
    C:\ASIARETAIL_XT1033_5.0.2_LXB22.46-28_cid7_CFC.xml>fastboot flash boot boot.img

    target reported max download size of 536870912 bytes
    sending 'boot' (10240 KB)...
    OKAY [ 0.351s]
    writing 'boot'...
    (bootloader) Image size exeeded partition limits
    (bootloader) Preflash validation failed
    FAILED (remote failure)
    finished. total time: 0.390s

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    2. hi.. i executed all the commands and first commands got failed remaining are working. My moto 2nd version back to Kitkat 4.4.4. Thanks a lot to Vaibhav

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  13. do i need to take a backup before downgrading?

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  14. Kitkat 4.4.4 Firmware download link is not working. please help me.

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  15. Invalid PIV signed system image error occurred in my phone Moto XT1068

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    1. You have to unlock bootloader first !

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  16. can u tell me, how to relock bootloader back?
    Because my speaker is not working
    If I gave it to service centre write now they don't fix it....I downgrade my moto g 2nd gen to KitKat from lolipop help fast I m waiting
    Thanks

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    1. mfastboot.exe oem lock write this code !

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  17. bro when i run the first command, it only says . The decive is fully connected and is in bootloader mode

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    1. You must have unlocked bootloader ! then try again !

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  18. I need offical stock ROM for moto g XT1033. any help

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  19. Bro..is there any video for this process

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  20. bro..i have installed thz but there is no kitkat installed..and my mobile have crashed..shows nothing..can u help what to do

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    1. try it again bro ! you might be missing some steps !

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  21. HI will this work for moto g XT1032

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  22. first link is not work,when i download it so its not able to extract.....why
    plzzzzzzzzzzz reply

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  23. Replies
    1. Welcome :)

      keep following us on fb.com/techdroider

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  24. Hey Vaibhav bro plz teach me command prompt's copy paste and run step I didnt study command promlt plz help me Vaibbav Bro...!

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  25. Can You plz add the video of this downgrade process??? plzz

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  26. My rear Camera is not working
    HElpp

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  27. bro after following all steps my phone is not starting up. it get stucked on startup flasghing screen help me fast at my email id-kartiknegi98@gmail.com

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  28. If i install this firmware and i lock the bootloader will i be able to get future OTA updates

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  29. If i install this firmware and i lock the bootloader will i be able to get future OTA updates

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  30. I downgraded my moto g2 to kitkat.Will it possible to lock the bootloader in downgraded solution.Please tell me the solution.

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  31. Is there any problem when the bootloader is unlocked.

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  32. I tried the code 'mfastboot.exe oem lock ' .But it will give me

    C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\amal>mfastboot.exe oem lock
    ...
    (bootloader) Please flash valid signed images firstly!
    OKAY [ 0.507s]
    finished. total time: 0.510s

    C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\amal>

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  33. rear camera is not working after flashing kitkat firmware

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  34. Do i need to unlock my phone?

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  35. I have XT1068. I installed Lollipop for XT1064 using your method.

    Phone is showing bootloader unlocked, however it is still rooted it seems.

    Do I need to unroot the phone first to downgrade? Is there any way to go in bootloader mode without unrooting. I am a little dumb in these things.

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  36. PLZZZ HELP I AM NOT ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE FIRWARE FILE
    THE INSTALLER WONT DOWNLOAD IT

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  37. Thank u but after few hours my phone screen get black and nothing appear but my touch is still working i can accept my call by swiping the screen .......but screen get black ...... please help

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  38. i have tried your method but this isnt working on my moto g2. i have noticed preflash validation failure many times and after reboot lollipop itself came back. what shall i do vaibhav? please do help me

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    1. Your bootloader should be unclocked , and you must follow all the steps correctly . I think cmd fastboot is not detecting your G2 ?

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    2. So Vaibhav wha do you suggest?
      What shall I do to change back to kitkat?
      Please do help me

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    3. I have done the same method which you have shown here.. wasn't that enough?? And you havent mentioned about unlocking the boot-loader. so please tell me what to do.

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    4. is your bootloader unlocked ? or if you are not finally getting kitkat , do one think Install Cm11 ( or any kitkat based ) custom rom on your Moto G2 !

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  39. heartfelt thanksss you are my hero.....keep up your such helpful works....

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    1. Most welcome ,
      Must follow us on fb.com/techdroider ;)

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  40. my rear camera not working help please

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    1. if u can cholleti you can again flash the stock rom if want to..... this may solve the problem

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  41. hey vaibhav are there any possibilty of relocking the bootloader back ?........ bcz man i have tried the the command mfastboot.exe oem lock.... actually your bootloader get locked but the problem is ur mobile will get struck in boot command mode... and to remove this again unlock the boot loader... and install the stock rom again....

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    1. I think boot loader can be locked easily ! Follow the above procedure with full commands !

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  42. I installed the ROM but now its not showing my Sim only no service and no Sim options

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    1. Same problem here. Any way to fix it?

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    2. Did you fixed this problem? Same here. Help plz!

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    3. If you are still booting to Lollipop ? Then flash any custom rom , or if you are on kitkat try clearing data and cache !

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  43. I INSTALLED DOWNGRAD PROSSES IN MY MOTO G BUT STILL ON 5.0.2
    NOTHING CHANGE

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    1. Do it again with proper instructions !

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  45. how to lock bootloader. Getting error while using script oem lock

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  46. Hi.
    I have done the same as you posted here, but still in lollipop and now I dont have service. Is there a way to fix this? Please help!
    Thanks

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    1. Hey , Have you done all the steps as written above ?
      You got any error in fastboot ?

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  47. Which is the best software to backup all data (sms, etc) before downgrading?

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  48. When we downgrade it then whole memory and contacts will lost from phone??

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  49. camera is not switching to back camera.!
    its always showing front camera but there is no option for switching to back camera.
    solution ?

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    1. in my case camera is stucked at rear not switching to front

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  50. In command prompt after giving the above mentioned commands, keep showing . why?

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    1. In command prompt after giving above commands, it keep showing .
      why?

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  51. My Sim and wifi doesn't work...after installing...please help.

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  52. Awesome...Worked like a charm :D

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