How to Install Stock ROM on Moto Z4 XT1980-3 (Firmware Guide)

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Last updated on March 8th, 2021 at 12:26 am

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to install the firmware flash file on Motorola Moto Z4 XT1980-3 (codenamed foles). The device came out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675. If you are someone who is looking to fix your device’s common issues like boot loop, repair IMEI, or fix any software issue, then this guide is for you.

To install the firmware flash file on Motorola Z4 XT1980-3, you need to download the software called ADB and Fastboot tool. This method simple and easy.

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Advantages of Stock ROM:

Here are the answers to why you need to download and save the Motorola Z4 XT1980-3 (foles) firmware flash file on your computer.

  • If your device is dead, you can unbrick using the Stock ROM file
  • You can fix or repair the IMEI on your device using DB files from Stock ROM
  • Remove any malware or Adwares from Motorola Z4
  • You can fix the boot loop issue on Motorola Z4
  • Fix Unfortunately, the app has stopped error on Motorola Z4
  • Fix Network related issue
  • Patch Boot image to Root using Magisk: Mediatek Guide or Spreadtrum Guide
  • You can unroot Motorola Z4
  • To Reset or Remove FRP on your device: Mediatek FRP Guide or Spreadtrum FRP Guide
  • Restore Motorola Z4 back to Factory State

Moto Z4 XT1980-3 Firmware Flash Files:

Flash File Name: QPFS30.130-15-11-12
Model: XT1980-3
Android Version: 10 Q
Download

Steps to Install Motorola XT1980-3 Firmware Flash File

If you have downloaded the firmware, then follow this guide to flash the stock firmware manually on your Moto Z4 XT1980-3. Make sure to follow the steps carefully.

Pre-Requirements:

Disclaimer:
GetDroidTips will not be held responsible for any kind of hardware or software damage to your device by following this guide. Proceed at your own risk

Firmware Installation Guide:

Check out the firmware flashing guide below for the Moto Z4 XT1980-3. First, make sure to install or extract the adb and fastboot tool on your PC. Now enter the bootloader on your device.

bootloader mode

Step 1. Bootloader Mode

Enter bootloader mode on your phone. To boot first, turn your phone off. Once your device turned off completely, press and hold volume down, and turn it on. You should see the bootloader screen.

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Step 2. Connect Your Device to PC:

After booting your Moto Z4 into bootloader mode, now connect it to the PC using the USB Cable.

Step 3. Download Stock ROM/Firmware:

To get the full ROM, you can use the LMSA or Rescue and Smart Assistant Tool. Download the zip file and copy it to somewhere on your PC. LMSA tool will unzip the file and will remove the zip file you downloaded.

device rescue Motorola Rescue and Smart Assistant Tool

You can also download the full stock ROM from the above download flash file section on this guide.

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Step 4. Flashing Guide:

  1. The next step is to open the command window and go to the adb folder Open Command Window here
  2. Enter the following command to flash the firmware.
    fastboot flash partition gpt.bin 
    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img 
    fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
    fastboot flash radio radio.img  
    fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin 
    fastboot flash dsp dspso.bin
    fastboot flash logo logo.bin 
    fastboot flash boot boot.img 
    fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.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 vendor vendor.img_sparsechunk.0
    fastboot flash vendor vendor.img_sparsechunk.1
    fastboot flash system_b system_other.img 
    fastboot flash oem oem.img
    fastboot flash oem_b oem_other.img 
    fastboot erase carrier 
    fastboot erase userdata 
    fastboot erase ddr 
    fastboot reboot
  3. Now your device will reboot into bootloader with the firmware you installed.

That’s it, guys. We hope this guide was helpful to you. Feel free to ask in the comment below for additional queries.

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