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How to Manual Update Moto G (2013) with Official Lollipop 5.0.1 – Guide #Android

Moto G 2013 edition users might still not have received the Lollipop 5.0 OS in some countries, but the good news is that you can manually apply the update of Lollipop 5.0.1 OS which comes with some of the bug fixes like WIFI battery drain along with other minor bug fixes. This new update of 5.0.1 comes with the build number of LRX21Z. This new update can be applied on the KitKat 4.4.4 OS with the build number as KTU84P. This new update completely changes the interface and also comes with the ART runtime for faster performance, better battery saving, Interruptions and Priority settings, new Notifications UI, Smart Lock etc.


Note: This is the official firmware update released by Google and not the beta release.

So let’s check out in detail on what is the guide with which you can apply with this update.

Pre Requisites:

  • Your computer should have complete read/ write access. And battery charge left in our device must be at least more than 50%.
  • All the data in your device will be lost. If your device is normally running, then make sure that you manually backup all your crucial data like SMS, Call Logs, Contacts and other files like images, songs, videos etc. to your computer.

Let’s proceed to the next step where we have detailed out the procedure which will help you update the device with the latest Lollipop Android 5.0 OS.

Procedure to Update Nexus 5 with Lollipop 5.0 Android OS in 2 Minutes:

  • Download the Android 5.0.1 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 4 – 5 minutes for applying the firmware update. Make sure that you don’t disconnect the device in the process of 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.



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