After unlocking the Motorola G 2014 (Moto G2) bootloader, the phone startup screen is no more the pretty graphic, but a drab screen that displays a warning about the bootloader being unlocked. To make the phone startup screen look good, it can be overwritten using the method below. Note that you are responsible for whatever you do to your device. Use these steps only if you know what you are doing. No one is responsible for anything you do hereon. Below are the steps on how to do it with Ubuntu Linux without using the mfastboot.exe file at the XDA link above.
- Backup data on the phone.
- Enable Developer Options on the device.
- Enable USB Debugging on the device.
- Shutdown the phone.
- Go to the bootloader screen by pressing
volume down + power buttons together.
- Plug a USB cable to the phone. Do not connect to the computer as yet.
- Download a good logo.bin file from the internet. I rely upon XDA Developers. Make sure it is for the Motorola G (2014) or Moto G2 or Titan device.
Install adb and fastboot if you do not have them on your computer using:
sudo apt-get install fastboot adb <enter>
Connect the phone to the computer. Then enter:
sudo fastboot oem unlock <enter>
sudo fastboot flash logo <logo.bin> <enter>
where logo.bin is the logo file you want to flash on the device.
sudo fastboot oem lock <enter>
Boot the phone, and you see the logo you just flashed.