Moto G (2nd Gen) was released by Motorola in late 2014 to target upper middle class folks. The smartphone is packed with gorgeous 5 Inches of IPS display with 720p resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP of camera and comes with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Recently Google and Motorola released official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Moto G 2nd Gen. For those folks who weren’t able to update their device to Android 5.0 automatically, we have found a way to manually update Moto G to 5.0 using OTA zip. Ready?
If you can’t wait to update your Moto G 2nd Gen (2014) XT1063 & XT1064 to Official Android 5.0 Lollipop, then jump to the tutorial below to download OTA Zip and install it on your beloved smartphone. As it is official update, so there is absolutely no requirement of rooted device but there are few other requirements which you need to check before proceeding with tutorial:
- First and foremost important is to have backup of all your important data including SMS, contacts, photos, notes, call history etc.
- Second your phone should be fully charged. If not, it should have at least 80% or more charge remaining otherwise it is not safe to proceed.
- Lastly, we highly advise to go through each and every step of tutorial very carefully otherwise you might not be able to get the desired results.
Steps to Install and Update Moto G 2nd Gen XT1063 & XT1064 to Android 5.0 Lollipop with OTA Zip
The first thing is of course to download the Android 5.0 Lollipop Official OTA for Moto G. For your convenience, place the downloaded zip file on your desktop after the downloading is completed.
Make sure you have updated USB drivers of your Moto G installed on your computer. Once confirmed, connect your smartphone to your computer via USB cable and transfer the OTA zip to your device.
Now turn Off your Moto G XT1068 and boot it to stock recovery mode by pressing and holding “Power + Volume Down” button for few seconds. Use Volume down to select Recovery option and choose it using Volume Up button.
In recovery mode, you will see option “Apply Update”. Choose that option and then browse for the transferred OTA zip file to select it.
Follow on-screen instructions to start the installation process. Once installation is completed, your Moto G 2nd Gen will boot for the first time which might take more than usual time.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed official Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA zip on your Moto G 2nd Gen (2014) to update it latest OS version. Let us know about your opinion regarding this Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Moto G in comments below so we can have a healthy discussion.