Download ODX28.66-18 Stock ROM for Verizon Moto Z3 [Restore / Unbrick]

Good News for Verizon Moto Z3 users. Here we have shared the first stock ROM for Verizon Moto Z3 (Codenamed Messi). This firmware comes with build number ODX28.66-18 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Now you can install this on your phone to get back to stock ROM or unroot your device and then you can relock the bootloader just like out of the box device.

Moto Z3 is the freshest release of August 2018. It flaunts a 6.01-inch display with a pixel resolution of 1080 X 2160. Motorola Moto Z3 packs a 2.35GHz octa-core processor and a 4GB of RAM. This phone brings a 64 GB of expandable internal storage. In the camera section, Moto Z3 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel selfie shooter on the front face. Z3 runs Android 8.1 Oreo and gets its power supply from a 3000mAh battery.

Download ODX28.66-18 Stock ROM for Verizon Moto Z3 [Restore / Unbrick]

Here we share a link to Download ODX28.66-18 Stock Firmware of Verizon Moto Z3. It is always good to keep a stock firmware of your device with you in case something went wrong. If you want to flash stock firmware on Verizon Moto Z3, then you are in right place. Check the steps below to install this firmware.

If anyone faces problems like Screen freezing, unresponsive Touch, camera fail or boot loop, you can factory reset or install Stock ROM manually. By installing stock firmware on Verizon Moto Z3 device you can solve issues like screen freeze, stuck in the welcome screen, boot loop issue or unbrick your phone. The Verizon Moto Z3 Stock firmware is now available for US Verizon users.

The Advantage Of Stock Firmware:

  • Flash Stock To Unbrick your Moto Z3
  • Flash Stock ROM to Fix the boot loop problem
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Moto Z3
  • Unroot or Fix Bugs on your phone
  • To fix the lag or stutter on Moto Z3
  • By flashing Stock ROM, you can solve software problems.
  • Revert back to stock to gain your warranty.

Download Full Firmware Here


Steps to Install ODX28.66-18 Stock firmware on Verizon Moto Z3:

Download below we have given the download link for Android 8.1 Oreo firmware Update for Moto Z3 with build number ODX28.66-18. To install the Stock Firmware on Moto Z3, Please follow the guide and download the ROM, Motorola USB Drivers and ADB and fastboot tool on your computer. This guide is for How to Install Stock ROM on Moto Z3 smartphone.


  • This will work only on Verizon Motorola Moto Z3
  • Charge your phone to at least 70% more
  • Download Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tools Zip
  • Download the Motorola Device Driver
  • Charge your phone for at least 70%
  • Backup your device just in case if you need it later
  • You need either Laptop or PC

Instructions to Install:

There are two methods which you can follow. Check any of the methods, if the first method doesn’t work, you can simply follow the second method.

Method 1:

In this first method, you need download and install the ADB and Fastboot tool along with Motorola USB Drivers. After installing you can simply follow the link below to sideload the ROM on your phone.

Guide to flash the firmware using ADB Sideload

Method 2:

[su_note note_color=”#fffdc4″ text_color=”#000000″]Before proceeding to install, make sure your phone has enough battery backup with at least 50% battery. Also, don’t forget to take the full backup to avoid any problem in case things go wrong. [/su_note]
  1. First of all, Unlock the bootloader on your phone. If your device is already unlocked, then skip this step.
  2. Now Install and Setup the ADB Fastboot on your PC.
  3. Move the downloaded Moto Z3 firmware to adb fastboot folder.
  4. Now boot your Moto Z3 into bootloader mode by turning the phone off, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN + POWER button simultaneously for few seconds until you see the bootloader menu on your phone screen.
  5. Once you are in the bootloader menu.
  6. Connect your Moto Z3 to PC using USB Cable
  7. Open the ADB Folder where you extracted the firmware file.
  8. In the adb folder, hold the Shift Key (keyboard) and click the Right-click button (mouse) on any empty screen inside the ADB Folder.
  9. You will be seeing this option to open the command window. Command Window Shift key
  10. Once you see the command screen, now you can type the below command one by one on your PC.
    mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
    mfastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
    mfastboot reboot-bootloader
    mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
    mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
    mfastboot erase modemst1
    mfastboot erase modemst2 
    mfastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin
    mfastboot flash dsp dspso.bin
    mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
    mfastboot flash boot boot.img
    mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
    mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
    mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
    mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
    mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4
    mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.5
    mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.6
    mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.7
    mfastboot flash system_b system_other.img
    mfastboot flash oem oem.img
    mfastboot erase carrier
    mfastboot erase userdata
    mfastboot erase ddr
    fastboot reboot
  11. Congrats, you have completed the process to Install Stock ROM Update on Moto Z3.

I hope this guide was helpful to install stock ROM manually.

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