The Lenovo subsidiary Motorola introduced 3 new smartphones in MWC 2020, well at least, including the Moto G Stylus, Moto G8, and G8 Power. The device comes out of the box with Android 10 and expected to receive future updates just like other Moto G series.
In this guide, we’ll be sharing the easy steps to install the Moto G8 Power XT2041-3 Stock Firmware (codenamed sofiar). 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 G8 Power device will bring back a stable life like before.
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Moto G8 Power Device Overview
The Moto G8 Power device runs on Android 10 with the stock-like Android UI out-of-the-box. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB of onboard memory which can be expandable as well. As per the display, it comes with an IPS LCD display with Full-HD+ 1080×2280 pixels resolution with a pixel density of 400 PPI.
On the camera department, the device sport a triple rear camera setup of 48MP primary + a 16MP secondary + a 5MP tertiary lens that features PDAF, HDR, Panorama, AI Portrait mode, an LED flashlight, etc. On the front side, it has a 25MP selfie shooter. The handset backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery that can last up to 2 days with proprietary fast charging support.
The device features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, an ambient light sensor, an accelerometer, proximity, and a compass sensor. In terms of the connectivity options, it has a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, FM Radio, USB Type-C port, Dual 4G VoLTE, etc.
Steps to Install Moto G8 Power XT2041-3 Stock Firmware (Flash File)
Now, if you’re ready to flash the stock firmware manually on your Moto G8 Power XT2041-3 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.
- This ROM is supported for the Moto G8 Power XT2041-3 (sofiar) variant only.
- Make sure that your device should be charged at least 50% or higher.
- You will require a PC or Laptop with a USB Data Cable.
- We always recommend our readers to take a full data backup of the device for safety purposes.
- Install Motorola USB Drivers and Rescue and Smart Assistant Tool on your PC
- Download ADB and Fastboot Tool or Android SDK Platform tool
Moto G8 Power XT2041-3 Firmware Flash Files:
|Flash File Name: QPES30.79-124-7
Security Patch: November 2020
Android Version: 10.0
|Flash File Name: QPES30.79-124-5
Security Patch: September 2020
Android Version: 10.0
|Flash File Name: QPES30.79-124-2
Security Patch: Not Known
Android Version: 10.0
Firmware Installation Guide:
Check out the firmware flashing guide below for the Moto G8 Power XT2041-3. First, make sure to install or extract the adb and fastboot tool on your PC. Now enter the bootloader on your device.
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 G8 Power 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.
You can also download the full stock ROM from the above download flash file section on this guide.
Step 4. Flashing Guide:
- The next step is to open the command window and go to the adb folder
- Enter the following command to flash the firmware.
fastboot flash partition gpt.bin fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin fastboot flash dsp dspso.bin fastboot flash radio radio.img fastboot flash logo logo.bin
- Now toggle the fastbootd
fastboot reboot fastboot
- Again flash the following command
fastboot flash boot boot.img fastboot flash recovery recovery.img fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img fastboot flash super super.img.sparsechunk.x
All sparsechunk must be flashed by numeric order from zero
- Toggle back to bootloader. Do the following:
fastboot reboot bootloader fastboot erase carrier fastboot erase ddr (Optional except you want to wipe) fastboot erase userdata fastboot reboot
- 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.