The 2014 Moto G is the successor to Motorola’s best selling phone of the same name. It features a 5″ 720p IPS LCD display, 1.2GHZ quad-core Cortex-A7, 1GB of RAM and either 8GB or 16GB or internal storage. It has an 8MP primary camera and 2MP secondary camera. The Moto G is powered by a non-removable 2070mAh battery.

Motorola has started rolling out the OTA for the Moto G. Only some lucky devices will get it first as it is rolled out in batches. In the meantime, you can install it manually on your device via the OTA zip. Follow the guide given below.

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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!

Note: This tutorial is only for Moto G 2014 XT1063 and XT1064

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Moto G:

Requirements:

  • Moto G drivers installed
  • Unrooted phone and locked bootloader
  • OTA zip file

Steps:

  1. Download the OTA zip file and transfer it to the internal memory of your device.
  2. Power off the phone and wait for a few seconds until it shuts down completely.
  3. Press and hold Volume Up, Volume Down and Power keys together until the bootloader or recovery mode screen appears.
  4. Press the Volume Down key to highlight the Recovery option and then select it by tapping the Volume Up key.
  5. A warning Android logo will appear in the middle of the screen.
  6. Tap the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons for around 5 seconds. Now while holding the two buttons, press and release the Power button.
  7. Your device will now boot into stock recovery mode and display “Android System Recovery” at the top of the screen.
  8. Next select “apply update from sdcard”
  9. Then go to the downloaded file and select it.

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