Motorola’s Moto X 2014 android smartphone users can now update with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware version which are up for grabs as a part of soak test officially from Motorola. While there is still some time for Motorola Moto X (2014) users to receive the latest OS, this can be manually applied with the simple to follow guide. Currently, Moto X (2014) comes with the KitKat 4.4.4 Android OS and this new Lollipop 5.0 will further improve the user experience of the device. With all new UI and updated set of apps sporting the new Material design, you will almost feel like as if you are using a new phone.
So let’s check out on what are the quick pre requisites which you need to follow before we head over to the next guide which will help you update device.
Quick Pre Requisites:
- Create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps and not manually. Don’t use KIES or any automated tools for backing up the data.
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.
- All the drivers in your computer should be installed in your computer. Also, make sure that the ADB is installed in your computer.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible / liable for any issues caused while upgrading the firmware.
Let’s head over to the next step where we have summed up the detailed list of procedure which will help you root the device.
Procedure to Update Moto X 2014 Android smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS:
- Download Lollipop 5.0 Android Firmware Package from here to your computer. Once downloaded, connect your phone to the computer with the help of original USB cable and transfer the downloaded zip file in your device.
- Now, disconnect the device from computer and reboot your device in the recovery mode. Power your phone off, hold volume down and press power, use volume down to scroll to recovery and press volume up to enter your Moto X 2014 edition in the recovery mode.
- Additionally, you can also enter the device in the recovery mode via the ADB method. In the recovery method, you will need to scroll down to select the “install zip from sd card” and choose the OTA update zip file which you have placed in the device.
- Now, all you need to do is to just confirm the update file to apply the update. It takes around 4- 5 minutes for applying this update. Once the update is applied successfully, the device will be rebooting on its own.
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.
Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update.