My Moto E fails to boot. When I start with FasBoot it tells me that “hab check failed”. I tried to run the Lenovo/Motorola “Rescue and Smart Assistant”, to reinstall the firmware, but it tells me under the Moto e selection that there are no provision for model XT1019. I have a feeling that that firmware model is exclusive to Republic Wireless, and not available anywhere. So I am stuck with a brick.
I was looking into the Google Pixel 4 from Swappa, but I was cautioned that only the models with a I at the end were compatible with the Republic SIM. It makes me wonder if those model are really “unlocked” and can be used with another network.
So far I am really unhappy with the help that Republic is offering, but I do not know if any other network is really any better.