Moto G has a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU and 1GB of RAM. The Moto G is also quite lightweight thanks to its modestly-sized 4.5″ 1280×720 HD display, weighing in at just 143 grams. It originally shipped with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but has since been upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat, and is promised future updates directly from Google.
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OTA with build number LRX21Z is available for the Moto G 2013 GPe. OTA update is available but in case you have not received it, you can install it manually. However, you must be running the latest stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware with build number KTU84P in order to be able to install the lollipop firmware. Follow the guide below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your device getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Moto G:
- Make a Backup of the data on your device
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Moto G drivers installed
- OTA zip file
- Download the OTA zip file and transfer it to the internal memory of your device.
- Power off the phone and wait for a few seconds until it shuts down completely.
- Press and hold Volume Up, Volume Down and Power keys together until the bootloader or recovery mode screen appears.
- Press the Volume Down key to highlight the Recovery option and then select it by tapping the Volume Up key.
- A warning Android logo will appear in the middle of the screen.
- Tap the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons for around 5 seconds. Now while holding the two buttons, press and release the Power button.
- Your device will now boot into stock recovery mode and display “Android System Recovery” at the top of the screen.
- Next select “apply update from sdcard”
- Then go to the downloaded file and select it.