I have an issue with the baseband/IMEI of my Motorola Moto E5 Plus.

Could this have been caused by flashing a firmware version with RSU (Russian?) found in a repository on XDA with the stock("") firmware and restoration guide and made the mistake of not checking the file thoroughly and believe I flashed the right carrier and version but the wrong region? I've been digging all over XDA and elsewhere and tried using Lenovo device repair assistant to no avail.

Also, would flashing the HLOS omg be a possible fix? From what I've been able to discover on my own, it seems that is where the instructions for the radio come from in firmware?

I know I'm an amateur but any help is much appreciated.


Did you ever solve your issues? My backups were faulty (my fault). I tried the same version of OTA I was on from: https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/hannah/official/Metropcs/ and boot failed. So I downloaded the newest OTA from the same link, that flashes fine. IMEI/bands/all that work fine.

I can not verify authenticity though.

What I did:

  1. Download the newest OTA from lolinet
  2. Uncompress ota.zip to a new folder
  3. Open the new folder, open flashfile.xml on part of the screen (I just let IE open it, Notepad++ would be fine also)
  4. Open cmd from Start/search on another part of the desktop screen (command prompt)
  5. cd desktop, cd newOTAfolder
  6. Boot phone into Download mode (power off, hold power/volume down)
  7. Following the flashfile
    fastboot oem fb_mode_set
    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 vendor vendor.img
    fastboot flash oem oem.img
    fastboot erase cache
    fastboot erase userdata
    fastboot erase DDR
    fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
    fastboot reboot

This gets you Completely wiped/Stock. Please follow the flashfile.xml, just use my iteration as a guide to reading it.

I use an adb/fastboot that is system-wide. If you just download the self-contained adb/fastboot, you need to uncompress the OTA.zip from lolinet into the adb/fastboot folder.

For what it is worth, on the METRO/Moto E5 Plus, the best custom ROM I have found is AOSPe/AEX. I am currently going back to STOCK and modding that though as all over ROMs have been faulty in ways that make for not using as a daily driver.

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