How to Install Stock ROM on Moto G5 Plus XT1686 (Firmware Guide)

In this guide, we’ll be sharing the easy steps to install the Motorola XT1686 (Moto G5 Plus) firmware flash file (codenamed potter). As an open-source platform, Android devices do come with plenty of customization options which can also lead to bricking or stuck in the boot loop issue due to unsupported file flashing or even improper flashing steps. Needless to say that most Android users want to heavily customize their devices via flashing third-party firmware files or rooting.

In some cases, the device performance may become slow, starts lagging, networking issues, etc. So, installing the stock firmware on your Moto G5 Plus device will bring back a stable life like before.

How to Install Stock ROM on Moto G5 Plus XT1686 (Firmware Guide)

Steps to Install Motorola XT1686 Firmware Flash File

Now, if you’re ready to flash the stock firmware manually on your Moto G5 Plus XT1686 device then you need to download the flash tool, firmware file, and necessary drivers. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get into it.



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Moto G5 Plus XT1686 Firmware Flash Files:

Flash File Name: OPS28.85-17-6-2
Model: XT1686
Android Version: 8.1 Oreo

Firmware Installation Guide:

Check out the firmware flashing guide below for the Moto G5 Plus XT1686. 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.

Step 2. Connect Your Device to PC:

After booting your Moto G5 Plus 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.

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 oem fb_mode_set
    fastboot flash partition gpt.bin 
    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img 
    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 system system.img_sparsechunk.5 
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.6 
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.7
    fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.8
    fastboot flash oem oem.img 
    fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin 
    fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn 
    fastboot flash dsp adspso.bin 
    fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
  3. Toggle back to bootloader. Do the following:
    fastboot reboot bootloader
    fastboot erase ddr
    fastboot erase carrier
    (Optional except you want to wipe) fastboot erase userdata
    fastboot reboot
  4. 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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