Moto X4 (X 4th Gen) Unbrick Solutions: Step By Step Guides

Moto X4 Unbrick Debrick Solutions
Overview

On this page, we attempt to provide solutions to all hardbricked Moto X4 devices. Either your device is stuck in Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 or HS-USB Bulk mode. Has blank screen or the led light just flickers, the Moto X4 unbrick solutions tabled here should work for you. The idea is to get your Moto X4 to bootloader mode by utilizing the Moto X4 EDL and using fastboot commands to flash firmware and recover the device.

For: All Variants


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Blankflash folder would contain the necessary files including the singleimage.img file required, when flashed on the Moto X4, will load bootloader and other supporting partitions and kick the device into fastboot mode.

Loader folder would contain the loader.img file. Once flashed on an SD Card, turns the SD Card to a bootable partition that can be mounted by supported devices so that the device can be detected by the PC for further repair.

QFIL folder would contain the necessary .mbn files required to kick your device into the bootloader.




Introduction:

Finally, we are able to provide answers to the several questions and solutions to the puzzles of several Moto X4 users by bringing to table, unbrick solutions for the Moto X4. Following several requests both via email, our facebook page and comments on the ToolStudio eMMC Download Tool page, we decided to work on the Moto X4 unbrick solutions and here; we have our results.


On this page, under the Moto X4 Unbrick Files Download section, we contain the unbrick files access link for all the currently supported Moto X4 variants. If your Moto X4 variant is not listed yet, you may let us know of it and we shall do our best to feature it as soon as possible.


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Moto X4 Unbrick Methods Deployed

On this page, we provide instructional tutorials for methods deployed, that which include the QFIL, Blankflash and Loader methods of unbricking Moto X4.
In the paragraphs that follow, we explain how to unbrick your Moto X4 device using either QFIL, the Blankflash files or the Loader method.


How to Unbrick Moto X4 Using QPST QFIL

1. From the Moto X4 Unbrick Files Download section, select your device variant to gain access to the unbrick files.

2. Once your access link arrives, download the content of the QPST / QFIL folder and extract the content onto a folder on your PC.

3. Download HS-USB QDLoader Drivers here and install it on your PC.

4. Open your Moto X4 QFIL Files folder on your PC to view its content.

5. Launch (Open) QFIL on your PC. You may download latest QPST from here thus, if it is not installed on your PC yet.

6. Now, on QFIL, choose Flat Build and for programmer choose the firehose file seen in the QFIL Files folder you opened in Step 4 above.

7. Click Load XML and choose rawprogam0.xml and patch0.xml both in the QFIL Files folder in which the Firehose file is located.

8. Finally, click Download. QFIL should successfully download the files on your Moto X4.
Once QFIL has successfully downloaded the files, your Moto X4 should reboot automatically. Note that first boot may take up to 15 minutes to complete!


NOTE

If you have any issue using QFIL, contact us here - project subscribers only!


How to Unbrick Moto X4 Using Loader File

1. From the Moto X4 Unbrick Project Folder, download the loader file specific for your Moto X4 variant and extract it onto a folder on your PC.

2. Now, format your SD Card. exFAT is preferred.

3. Download DiskImageRev2 from here and extract it onto a folder on your PC then, open it.

4. Slot your SD Card in a card reader and connect it to your PC.

5. Launch DiskImageRev2 on your PC - as Admin preferably.

6. On launch, DiskImageRev2 should detect and display the drive where your SD Card is connected. If otherwise, browse to select the correct drive.

7. From DiskImageRev2, browse to the folder where you saved / copied the Moto X4 Loader.img file on your PC and select it.

8. Now, click Write and wait until DiskImageRev2 completes the process.

9. Once DiskImageRev2 has successfully written the files on the SD Card, your SD Card is now bootable! You may now insert it on your Moto X4 and boot the device using its bootloader key combo.


Unbrick Moto X4 Using Blankflash Method

1. To unbrick your Moto X4, Download Motorola Device Manager here and install it on your PC.


2. Download HS-USB Driver here and install it on your PC.


3. Download the appropriate Moto X4 firmware for your device variant.


4. Now, extract or unpack the Moto X4 stock official firmware you have downloaded from the step 3 just above here.


5. Connect your Moto X4 to the PC and hold on while the drivers are being installed. If the drivers installation is successful, proceed.
If no sign of drivers installation is seen or noticed go to:

    Windows Device Manager >> COM Ports...
And expand it. If your device is listed as HS-USB QDLoader, HS-USB DLoader 9008 or any other, proceed. But if it is listed as QHS-USB Bulk, do this:
  • Disconnect your device from the PC.
  • Uninstall the drivers.
  • Restart your PC.
  • And re-install the HS-USB DLoad Drivers again.
  • Connect your Moto X4 to the PC again.
Now, check Windows Device Manager, your device should be listed as either HS-USB QDLoader, HS-USB DLoader 9008 etc.


6. Download, extract / unpack the Moto X4 Blank Flash file onto a folder on your PC.


7. Open the Moto X4 Blank Flash folder and Double-click the blank-flash.bat.
A Command Prompt window will open and that should detect your Moto X4 connected.


8. Wait patiently while the flashing is being done until it completes.


9. Your device should now reboot to bootloader. If it does not, boot it to bootloader using the key combo.


10. Now, download Moto X4 Bootloader archive file from the Blankflash folder and extract it onto a folder on your PC.


11. Open the Bootloader folder and then Open Command Prompt in that folder.

    To do this;
  • Press and hold the Shift Key then Right-click on your PC.
  • From the Options, select Open Command Prompt here

12. In Command Promt window, type;

fastboot devices
Your device should be listed. This is to confirm that the PC can now see your device in fastboot mode / bootloader mode.


13. Now, flash the Moto X4 bootloader.img and gpt.bin files contained in the folder on the device by typing the lines below one after another in the Command Prompt window;

fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot reboot-bootloader

14. Now, go to the Moto X4 firmware folder and open Command Prompt in the folder. To do this;

    In that folder press and hold the Shift key then Right-click. From the options, choose Open Command Prompt Here

15. On Command Prompt, type the following codes / command line one after another until it is complete.


fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash dsp adspso.bin
fastboot flash oem oem.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 modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot erase modemst1
fastboot erase modemst2
fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase customize
fastboot erase clogo
fastboot oem lock
fastboot reboot

16. Congratulations! You just unbrick your Moto X4 from HS-USB Bulk, HS-USB QDLoader 9008, QHS-USB DLoad 9008 or whichever Qualcomm brick state it was.


NOTE:

1. If you are using mfastboot, replace fastboot in the commands above with mfastboot.

2. Depending on the firmware you downloaded, you may have less or more fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.5 commands to execute in the folder. All you have to do is change the figure accordingly.


Blankflash is a method of injecting dummy bootloader into your Moto X4 by means of commands through Windows CMD that communicates with your Moto X4 in the edl, download mode thus; HS-USB DLoader 9008 provided that proper Qualcomm HS-USB Drivers are downloaded and installed on your PC.


This dummy bootloader will help kick your Moto X4 out of the HS-USB DLoader mode and into bootloader mode and from which fastboot commands can be sent to the device directly through Windows Command Prompt or Linux/Mac Terminal.


Once your Moto X4 enters bootloader (soft brick), our initial aim is acheived. You may then load any firmware on the device using RSDLite or using the usual commands.


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4 comments:

  1. It's time to update this blank flash, my device was hard bricked on Android 8.0 Oreo and I did not get unbrick it! Update this software!!

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    1. Thank you for the feedback. It'll be updated soon.

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    2. Thank you! I thought that you are updating the files now! Right?

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