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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to recover completely darkened screen on Moto G (Lollipop) due to setting brightness to zero?

Had same problem. I believe the adaptive brightness auto adjust it to zero light. I use another phone flash light and direct it on the the front camera and light sensor. Unlocking with power button ...
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My Android phone is completely reset, whats the best way to recover the deleted data?

There isn't an easy way, but still, it might be possible. The keyword to it is File carving (find some more links on this topic in our data-recovery tag-wiki). Make sure to not have any modifications/...
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What are all the functions of fastboot on android 4.4.4?

Fastboot allows you to send commands to your phone while in the bootloader. The bootloader is the one place that ADB is not running. Disclaimer, not all of these may work with your device. fastboot ...
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After upgrade to android lollipop Moto G 1st Gen getting slow and lagging

No need to reset the phone.Clearing cache partition should do the job. How to clear cache partition on Moto G
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will I get android updates on Moto G after Cyanogenmod 11

CyanogenMod has its own OTA Updater. You will not get the official Android updates, but the CM updates.
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Where is the message center on Moto G?

Summarized from Motorola forum, Moto G and Moto X are designed in such a way that it will take the message center number automatically from the Saved configuration of the SIM. Try changing the SIM ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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How to force built-in apps to update on a brand new android device?

Open up the PlayStore, open menu and select settings. Select second option from the top auto-update apps. Then chose if you want to update from just WiFi or incur data charges. Sooner or later apps ...
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How can I merge SMS and Hangouts messages within Hangouts?

If you long press on either hangout (MOIP or SMS), then press on the other one you should get an option to merge them. This should then give you the option to send either from the same hangout. There ...
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Only charges through USB when screen is locked

The most likely cause is that your PC can't supply enough current over the USB connection to charge your phone while it's awake. Smartphones draw a lot of power these days, so their chargers use ...
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Forgotten the pattern and phone not showing the "forgot pattern" button.

Well, I would say I don’t think you can’t do anything about it because the forgot password button isn’t available with the Lollipop , now what you are left with is you can try unlocking your device ...
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"Call not sent" when trying to call someone on Moto G running Android Lollipop

Under "Mobile network settings", I switched "Preferred network type" from 3G to 2G, and rebooted the phone. I was then able to make calls again. Then I switched back to 3G and rebooted, and it still ...
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Phone uses 3G even when connected to WiFi

Just disable captive portal detection. In the terminal, or in adb shell, issue the command settings put global captive_portal_detection_enabled 0 and reboot.
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Incoming call screen is not displaying on Moto G 2nd gen

Go to Settings -> Apps -> All -> menu and choose "Reset app preferences".
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How to bring back Wishlist option for an app which is showing as installed in playstore but not actually installed on my device?

When you mentioned the "app is not listed in 'My Apps' section", do you mean the 'Installed', 'My Apps' section or the 'All' 'My Apps' section? I think they should be listed in the 'All' section, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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My Moto 4G is caching everything. Is it a normal behavior?

This is normal behavior, my brother has a moto e (same amount of ram), and it ends up unloading lots of recent apps, if this was a priority you maybe should have gone with a different phone (the moto ...
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Charging New Phone

This Battery University Article has a summary that states the following •A portable device should be turned off while charging. This allows the battery to reach the threshold voltage unhindered and ...
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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 ...
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How to fix instant lock “unfortunately com.android.systemui has stopped” on Moto G with ART

Sounds like an ART incompatibility. You probably installed an app recently that doesn't work properly with ART. Presumably it added itself to the start-up apps. That's why your UI crashes when booting ...
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Moto G -- recovering files after bootloader unlock (wipe)?

I had the same question. Then I used a retired Moto G to test ROOT (as usual) and recovery with this method: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-nexus/general/guide-internal-memory-data-recovery-...
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Root a Moto G running 4.4.4 KitKat

How to Root Moto G There are are three simple steps only UNLOCK BOOTLOADER FLASH CUSTOM RECOVERY [I USED CWM] FLASH SUPERSU DONE Yeah ...you don't need to downgrade your bootloader which is very ...
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How to recover completely darkened screen on Moto G (Lollipop) due to setting brightness to zero?

Using ADB Tool, you can adjust the device brightness, by following command adb shell settings put system screen_brightness 200 In order to get more info about what ADB is and other details refer ...
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Taking pictures with headphone jack

Check your volume sliders, it sounds [see what i did there? xD ] like it's your notification volume that triggers the mechanism. At least that what i got when you said pushing on the volume button did ...
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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 ...
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