Moto G 2014

How to Manual Update Moto G (2014) XT1063 & XT1064 with Lollipop 5.0 Android OS – Guide

Hello Lollipop! for Moto G 2014 XT1063 and XT1064 smartphones. The best part of this is that it comes with the all the goodness of the new Android OS and is the official release directly from Google. While Google has already pushed the latest firmware update to its users, there are many users who haven’t yet released the update any would want to upgrade the OS. So let’s check out on what are the quick pre requisites which are mentioned below after which we will be checking out on what is the procedure with which you can apply this firmware update.

MOTO G 2014

Note: Applying this firmware won’t root the device in any manner as this is the official firmware update released by Google for Motorola.

Pre Requisites:

  • Backup all the data in your Nexus device manually with the help of below mentioned steps and not with any other automated tools.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Make sure that your device has 50% battery life and enable USB Debugging Mode which can be enabled from the Settings.

Let’s head over to the next step where we have mentioned the detailed guide which will help you update the device.

Procedure to Update Moto G 2014 XT1063 and XT1064:

  • Download the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS Package from here to your computer. After downloading the Zip file, you need to place the same in your device. Make sure that you are not placing this zip file deep into the sub folders.
  • Once downloaded, turn Off your phone so that it can be entered in the boot loader / recovery mode.
  • Recovery mode or the boot loader mode can be entered by pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down and Power button together till the boot loader or the recovery screen appears
  • Now, you need to select the “Recovery” option with the help of Volume down button and select it by tapping the power button to boot the device in the recovery mode. Once the device boots in the Android’s system recovery, the same will be mentioned at the top of the screen.
  • Select the option of “apply update from SD card” and then choose the zip file which you have placed in your device. Follow the on screen instructions for applying the update in your Moto G.
  • It will take around 3 -4 minutes for applying the update and once the update is applied the device will reboot. It may take a while for setting up the apps and device as it’s the first time the device is booting after the firmware update.

Note: Just in case if your device gets in the boot loop mode or for gets stuck, all you need to do is to just repeat the above process by rebooting the device which can be done by long pressing the power button.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update.

29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. deepak

    January 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Lollipop os for moto e

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 31, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Hey Deepak, we will surely come up with the detailed guide which will help you install Lollipop even on Moto E

  2. Aman garg

    January 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Plz also tell about moto e XT 1022

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 22, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Hey Aman, we will surely come out with the guide

  3. sophia

    December 28, 2014 at 1:22 am

    I have a Motorola G (2nd generation) and whenever I check for updates it tells me I have the latest version (Android 4.4). Do I wait for it? Mine should be getting the update

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 31, 2015 at 11:13 am

      you should get an update in few days or your device might have already got the update

  4. sahil jarial

    December 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    i have xt 1068 is it going to be upgraded with this zip file

  5. malik

    December 16, 2014 at 2:07 am

    i have the xt1063 global SINGLE SIM version. Followed all the steps, get “installation aborted” error. Help

  6. MC.

    December 15, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Can i flash this on xt1068?

  7. beberabo

    December 14, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Its hard-tried it so many times. When is the moto X 2013 going to be offiocially uodated to lollipop ? There shouldnt be too much delay actually.

  8. Guest

    November 29, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Mine says installation aborted. I have the boot loader locked

  9. Alonzo Anderson

    November 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    do you need to leave the file zipped or unzip then copy to phone ?

  10. Patrick Melfi

    November 19, 2014 at 8:13 am

    doesn’t work on xt 1063 help !

  11. Patrick Melfi

    November 19, 2014 at 6:36 am

    it doesn’t work it goes on about something and says installation aborted can reboot normally after failed update but update doesn’t work help! (have xt1063)
    (device is unlocked had custom recovery but restored stock recovery)

  12. Ivan Rafael Rahman

    November 18, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Will it work on XT1068?

  13. Kunjal Patel

    November 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    hello it is official update for Moto g2 ??? its comfort for India??

  14. dhruv

    November 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    download link isnt opening

  15. atfos

    November 17, 2014 at 1:09 am

    I have Moto G (2nd edition) bought in USA but Global unlocked version. I am now in Europe and have seen that the official update is available from today, but when I go to settings I get a message that I already have the latest software, but it is 4.4.4. So, my question is should I wait, or should I update manually and if yes is this the right software because I do not have dual sim version. Thank.

    • Murfy911

      November 18, 2014 at 3:26 am

      I have the same issue as you. I have the global xt1063 and it says im already running the newest software. Mine currently runs on 4.4.4. have you flashed the zip file of Lollipop in yet?

      • Owais

        November 26, 2014 at 4:54 pm

        I have the same problem! I have xt1063 and when i click system update it says im running on the newest software. How do I get lollipop? 🙁 I bought it from the US and im in Pakistan

        • Babidi

          December 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

          Motorola is releasing the Android 5.0 upgrade in batches because if they release it to everyone at once their servers will probably crash. So, you will get Lollipop along with everyone from your batch.

  16. Mark

    November 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    nevermind, works great, if you get to the dead android screen press power and volume again to get the recovery options mentioned above. Thanks Pradeep!

  17. Mark

    November 16, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Also on the 2nd gen moto g the up volume button is the select key, not the power button, at least on the us version…

  18. Mark

    November 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    not working for me, once I reboot into recovery I just get a dead android on his back with the words No Command. I have already unlocked the bootloader if that makes a difference…

    • Henry

      November 27, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Press Vol Up a few times while holding the power button.

  19. www.itfreelancing.net

    November 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Hey Pradeep,

    I’m looking to update my Moto G2 to Lollipop version but wasn’t sure how to go about it. And I find your article at the right time. I’ll follow your mentioned steps to proceed further.

    • Dipesh Jadhav

      November 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Did it got an update for the lollipop on your moto g 2??

      • Rahul

        January 3, 2015 at 3:25 pm

        Update it directly and you’ll get the Lollipop…

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 4, 2015 at 2:18 am

          Thanks Rahul for your valuable comment!

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