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Downgrade or Restore the Moto X (All Models) to official (stock) Android Jelly Bean firmware

by Ion

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Do you want to learn how to downgrade the Moto X device to stock Android Jelly Bean OS? It is quite easy. This process is required when you want to reinstall a stock Firmware, which was an unofficial OS and it couldn’t give the desired result.

This process is also required if the device was rooted and the warranty was been voided and now you want the warranty back. So, in order to resolve the issues, bugs, and other problems related to a custom Firmware you’ll have to restore the device with an official (stock) Android Jelly Bean OS.

Pre-requisites:

 How to Downgrade or Restore Moto X to Stock (Official) Android Jelly Bean OS (compatible with all models)

  1. Firstly, download the RDSLite app from here and save it in the PC.
  2. Install the downloaded application.
  3. Now, download the stock Moto X Android firmware from here.
  4. Unzip the downloaded file on the PC.
  5. Now, open the created folder when you’ve extracted the above zip file.
  6. Right click on the file with .XML extension.
  7. Now from the right click menu, select “open with” followed by “Notepad”. ( you can also use any XML editor from your PC.
  8. Now, browse and find the following string and delete it: “step operation=”getvar” var=”max-download-size”.
  9. Now, save the file (CTRL+S) and close the notepad window.
  10. Next, open the RSDLite program on your PC.
  11. Connect the Moto X device with the PC by using the USB cord.
  12. Open a CMD (command prompt window) on the computer. (To do this open Start from your PC then RUN and then write CMD and press Enter.
  13. On the new opened CMD window type: adb reboot bootloader.
  14. The Moto X smartphone will be rebooted into fastboot mode.
  15. Now, from the RDSLite application, click on the three-dot browse file button and then select the .XML file.
  16. Next, click on “START” button.
  17. Wait until the flashing process is complete and do not press anything else.
  18.  When the installation process is successfully done, you can to disconnect the device from the PC, by removing the USB cable from PC.
  19. Next, reboot the Moto X device.

Congratulations, the MOTO X device has been restored to the stock (official) Android Jelly Bean firmware.For any other supplementary questions regarding with this step by step guide, please don’t hesitate to use our comment section below.

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