12 votes

Home Screen and Recent Apps buttons don't work

I was facing a similar error with the Nexus 5. Safe mode and wiping the cache partition were not working for me. People also complaining about not be able to use the adb commands because the phone ...
holzkohlengrill's user avatar
9 votes
Accepted

Disable auto-screen-on feature in Moto G Play

This feature is called Moto Display and is very similar to AOSP's ambient display. Assuming it is in the same place as the Moto G 2015 and Moto X Pure devices, open the Moto app, go to Feature ...
acejavelin's user avatar
  • 6,197
6 votes

Unable to Install TWRP / Cyanogenmod on Moto G 2013

As it's obviously the stock recovery you've used to flash CM, that won't work as it will do a signature check and thus reject the ZIP as being invalid. So here's what you do instead: put cm-12.1-...
Izzy's user avatar
  • 91.1k
6 votes
Accepted

Soft bricked Moto G4 (XT1625) after SuperSU install

Proper research would have prevented this, in the future if you need information on rooting a device, go to a REPUTABLE source like XDA or a similar forum and make sure the information is specific to ...
acejavelin's user avatar
  • 6,197
4 votes
Accepted

Error when flashing recovery to Moto G4 Plus Xt1640 - Image not signed or corrupt

Yeah, I had the same error. The US XT1644 variant can't use the boot.img for the XT1643 and below. I was able to root by installing SuperSU. Run this command: fastboot boot twrp-3.0.2-0-athene.img ...
jack's user avatar
  • 56
4 votes

Home Screen and Recent Apps buttons don't work

AFAIK, there are 3 solutions for this issue (try it in below order): (2 & 3 need adb drivers or terminal app) Switch to guest and come back Settings->Users->Guest (or) Swipe down the ...
Anvesh Yalamarthy's user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

How to enable USB host mode in Moto G4 Plus

As beeshyams pointed out in comments, the software doesn't control which endpoint is the host and which is the peripheral: the hardware itself controls it. On a phone that doesn't have a USB-A port, ...
Dan Hulme's user avatar
  • 34.9k
4 votes

Can't flash custom TWRP recovery image on Motorola Moto G7 Power phone

G7 Power, being a new device, has the new A/B partition layout, requiring new installation procedures that differ from standard A-only devices. This is clearly outlined in the thread where you got ...
Andy Yan's user avatar
  • 9,544
4 votes

How to push a file to internal storage?

adb push <the file> /sdcard/ if /sdcard is not available, try adb push <the file> /storage/emulated/0/
DoctorHe's user avatar
3 votes

How do I turn off Browser Messages in Moto G?

There will be an app called BrowserMessage in your phone. To disable that go to Settings > Apps > All > Select the BrowserMessage app and Disable it. Hope this helps you and whoever facing this ...
Sandeep's user avatar
  • 131
3 votes
Accepted

Updating the Moto G 3rd gen from Lollipop 5.1.1 to Marshmallow 6.0.1

How come I am being constantly prompted to update to the buggy 6.0 instead of the rectified 6.0.1? It depends upon the manufacturer pushing the update. For many number of devices you would end up in ...
Firelord's user avatar
  • 25.1k
3 votes
Accepted

My Phone Time-Travelled Again. How? and Why?

I thought I was the only one facing this issue, and I didn't even know how to describe my problem back then. Looks like we're on the same boat. Even I'm using the Moto G (XT1033), but on NXROM 10.2, ...
Kishore's user avatar
  • 56
3 votes

Security Patch level old on Moto G5

Although the OS of Moto phones bears a resemblance to Google's stock or AOSP, Moto themselves isn't as committed as Google themselves to bring security patches in time - in fact, they explicitly ...
Andy Yan's user avatar
  • 9,544
3 votes

Is there a downside to keeping the HDR mode on my Moto G phone camera always on?

No downside to it (barring some scenarios) HDR increases the dynamic range between the darkest and brightest colours in your photo and there's no downside to it apart from lag (that may be fixed by ...
beeshyams's user avatar
  • 40.7k
3 votes
Accepted

Lost Android Phone data security

You haven't mentioned if your device is encrypted ; if it isn't you are in bigger trouble. See this Why encrypt the device? 100% security is a pipe dream. Given enough resources, it may well be ...
beeshyams's user avatar
  • 40.7k
3 votes
Accepted

Google Play updates a non-existing application

Why Google Play calls something "an update", if in facts it installs it for the first time? Even if you think the app was not installed before it may be the case that the app was renamed. Therefore ...
Robert's user avatar
  • 19.8k
3 votes

Can't flash custom TWRP recovery image on Motorola Moto G7 Power phone

The twrp.img you trying to boot from is for Moto G7 (river). It is the wrong recovery, thats why it fails. What you want is TWRP for your device Moto G7 Power (ocean). https://twrp.me/motorola/...
alecxs's user avatar
  • 3,979
3 votes
Accepted

Disabling randomized macs on Android 11

Android has three MAC modes: Persistent MAC randomization This should be the default mode. For each Wifi a new random MAC address is generated. But if you reconnect to an already known Wifi the same ...
Robert's user avatar
  • 19.8k
2 votes

Speaker and Mic stoped working on MotoG (1st Gen) after upgrade

Surprisingly I was able to fix this issue in my phone by changing following wi-fi settings: Go to advanced wi-fi setting. You will find a toggle option "Scanning always available". Disable this ...
vatsal mevada's user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

Stuck on "verification fail" while Rooting Moto G 3rd gen

It seems Moto G 3rd Gen is very tricky to root. I spent 2 days trying countless things and having countless problems every step of the way. I drove myself insane with it, however at the end, it worked ...
user1721135's user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

How to create a file folder for use with Listen Audiobook player

Press the overflow menu button in the upper right. Select the show storage option. There will now be a new item below the Recent menu item in the slide out drawer for the devices storage.
bracken's user avatar
  • 136
2 votes

Cannot root Mototola Moto 3G with Android 6.0.1

This guide covers ALL Moto G 2015 models (including the G Turbo) that can be bootloader unlocked, are running stock Marshmallow, and have TWRP available, it doesn't matter if it is the XT1540, XT1541, ...
acejavelin's user avatar
  • 6,197
2 votes
Accepted

Pokemon Go without compass?

I had a similar issue- but do not worry! Your device can grab your location using your mobile data/Wi-Fi. Its less accurate than the GPS, but it certainly works.
Dan Brown's user avatar
  • 1,731
2 votes

When i flash a new custom rom, does it get rid of other things that i've flashed before?

As of Lollipop all custom ROMs have transitioned to the new system.new.dat + system.transfer.list format, so the /system partition will be fully overwritten, which means bye bye GAPPS and Xposed. If ...
Andy Yan's user avatar
  • 9,544
2 votes

Failed to verify whole-file signature while rooting on Moto 2G XT1064

Your on Marshmallow, you need to do some extra steps... First, install TWRP 3.0 or higher, or be able to boot it one time, and you need to have SuperSU 2.76 or 2.78 (even #'s are stable versions) on ...
acejavelin's user avatar
  • 6,197
2 votes

How do I lock my bootloader again?

First, I want to tell you that relocking the bootloader will NOT get rid of that message... On the Moto G3, once the bootloader has been unlocked that message will always appear, forever. That being ...
acejavelin's user avatar
  • 6,197
2 votes

How do I lock my bootloader again?

I am sick of seeing this on boot screen. How do I disable it? I too was annoyed by the hysterical warning. As other users answered already, while relocking wouldn't get rid of or skip it, the screen ...
wbob's user avatar
  • 151
2 votes
Accepted

Should I upgrade my Moto G4 to Nougat?

I've just upgraded my Moto G4. Here are my impressions: The systems are pretty similar, no big difference. Nougat seems a little bit faster than marshmallow (might be due to some apps I was always ...
Leonardo Alves Machado's user avatar
2 votes

Why "format as internal storage" is not working when installing new apps?

All the apps you install go into Internal Storage by default. You need to move them to your SD Card, even if you formatted it as internal storage. Go to Settings -> Apps -> (Any Individual app) -> ...
Anu Shibin Joseph Raj's user avatar
2 votes

Can't install Lineage OS due to outdated bootloader on Moto G 2013 XT1034 falcon

Use this tool to upgrade your bootloader to a compatible version. You should also update your TWRP to the latest version, as older versions aren't compatible with the new bootloader either, and will ...
Andy Yan's user avatar
  • 9,544

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible