Hard Bricked Moto G7 Play? Guide to unbrick it very easily!

If you also own a Moto G7 Play and you have accidentally hard bricked your device then don’t worry. Un-bricking your device is an easier process and today we will guide you through the unbricking process. After un-bricking, you can use your Moto G7 Play device as it was new. However, you might lose all the personal data inside your smartphone.

Most of the Motorola smartphones are based on Qualcomm chips and sockets. And there are times when your Moto G7 device might go into a boot loop or become completely hard brick. This situation arises when some faulty or malicious apps are installed. And some ransomware virus or failed root attempts also causes your Moto G7 Play to go into a hard bricked mode. Hard brick stage is something when your device stops responding completely and doesn’t start. It is a terrible situation for any smartphone owner as phones are now an essential part of our lives.

Hard Bricked Moto G7 Play? Guide to unbrick it very easily!

Why My Moto G7 Play Is HardBricked?

Hard brick is a condition when your smartphone doesn’t respond to any physical stimuli. In simples works, your smartphone becomes dead and can’t be used anymore. This could be a terrible condition for any smartphone user as you cant use your device. But don’t worry, this problem can be fixed by a simple stock firmware flashing process. In most cases, hard brick is a result of a failed upgrading or downgrading process. And sometimes it might also be caused because of any faulty cable or bad COM port.

But if you already have hard bricked your Moto G7 Play device, then don’t worry as of now. Because unbricking is a simple process and flashing stock ROM will fix the hard brick issue in no time. In hard brick device, you also lose the recovery image and bootloader image. So we will try to get these service running up back again so that we can flash stock ROM and run the device again.

How To Fix Moto G7 Play Hardbricked Problem

If Moto G7 Play is in the hard brick state then dont worry. Fixing it is an easy process as you only have to flash the firmware files. But before proceeding with the steps, make sure you crosscheck with all the prerequisites and downloads.

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GetDroidTips will not be held responsible for any issue that occurred to your device during or after following this guide or flashing any file. Please proceed only if you know what you’re doing. The below procedure might damage your device completely if not followed properly. Do it at your own risk.

Prerequisites

  • A good quality USB sync cable
  • Charge your device to at least 60% (keep it on charge for 30 minutes if you’re not sure about actual battery percentage)
  • Download all necessary drivers and firmware files in the download section
  • Install Motorola drivers through Motorola Device Manager (check downloads section)
  • Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 driver (check downloads section)

Downloads

Filename Download server
Motorola Device Manager.exe Motorola
adb fastboot kit Google
Moto G7 Play Stock ROM (retail generic) Lolinet
blankflash.zip XDA
Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 driver Gsmusbdrivers servers

Moto G7 Play Unbricking Process

Unbricking your Moto G7 Play is an easy process. All you have to do is flash stock ROM on your device and your device will start working as normal. Follow these steps to flash stock firmware on your device. Before proceeding, make sure your device is showing the Qualcomm download COM port. Because here we will flash the necessary firmware files.

Press Power + Volume button or 30 seconds and connect your device to your PC. It will show up as “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 (COM..)” in the device manager window. If it does, then let’s start with this quick procedure:

First, open a command prompt in administrator mode

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Now download and extract “blackflash.zip” folder and navigate there.

Navigate to this folder on your command prompt. you can do so by pressing “CD {folder location}”

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With your device connected, run”blank-flash.bat” in the terminal

blank-flash.bat

Now, wait for a few minutes until the flashing process is complete. After it is successfully completed, it will activate the device bootloader and recovery system. Now you can flash the stock ROM on this device to bring it back to working condition.

Now the bootloader will work on your device. But we still need to flash stock firmware on your device. So, download the Stock firmware and extract it somewhere easy to access. For example: C:\motog7play-firmware\

  1. Unzip adb fastboot kit in the folder where you extracted the firmware files.
  2. Press and hold ‘Volume down’ than power on the phone. And then connect it to your PC
  3. Open Command Prompt, navigate to the Firmware / ADB folder (i.e CD C:\motog7play-firmware ) and type these commands one by one:
fastboot getvar max-sparse-size
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 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 system system.img_sparsechunk.6
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.7
fastboot flash system_b system_b.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash system_b system_b.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
fastboot flash oem oem.img
fastboot flash oem_b oem_other.img
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase DDR
fastboot reboot

NOTE: Do not simply copy and paste these commands! – system.img_sparsechunks may differ in number and name. Always check contents of the folder you’re working with. You must flash all of the sparsechunk files present in your firmware folder.

Conclusion

So this brings us to the end of this article. I hope you have successfully solved the hard brick problem on your Moto G7 Play device. In case you’re still facing any issues, then comment down below. We will help you out in any way possible. In case you want to follow the original XDA thread for the same, then you can click here. Also, we recommend you to take regular backups of your device to avoid any unnecessary data loss in case of future hard brick or boot loop issues.

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