Motorola sends out invites for July 28 launch; Moto G and Moto X expected to be unveiled

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Motorola have started inviting journalists for an event on July 28. At this event, Motorola will launch the new Moto G and Moto X. The event will be held in London. The invitation reads “Your relationship status is about to change” and the event kicks off at 2pm BST.

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[How to] Update Moto X 2nd Gen to official Android 5.1

The 2nd Gen Moto X has a 5.2in AMOLED display enclosed within the Gorilla Glass 3 outer casing. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz and 2 GB of RAM. Moto X consists of a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. It has all the regular connectivity options like 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB. Its battery capacity is 2,300 mAh Li-Ion battery, in comparison to its predecessor’s 2,200 Li-Ion battery.

Motorola has started seeding the Android 5.1 update for Moto X 2nd Gen. Many regions have received it while others are still waiting for it. If you want to manually install the update, follow the guide given below.

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[How to] Update Moto X 1st Gen to Android 5.1.1

Moto X is a 2013 flagship Motorola device. The Moto X is powered by a 1.7GHz Dual core processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM. The 4.7″ AMOLED display has a resolution of 720×1280 and 312ppi pixel density. Internal storage is available in 16GB or 32GB. The camera is a reasonable 10MP with a 1.4um pixel size. Connectivity is via 3G, LTE or dual band Wi-Fi. All this runs on a 2200mAh battery.

Google recently started sending out the OTA for Android 5.1.1 for the Nexus tablet devices. Nexus and Moto smartphones will get this update soon. But a custom ROM running on Android 5.1.1 is available for the Moto X 1st Gen. It is created by the Dirty Unicorns team. If you want to install this ROM on the Moto X, follow the guide below.

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[How to] Install CM 12.1 (Android 5.1) on Moto X

Moto X is a 2013 flagship Motorola device. The Moto X is powered by a 1.7GHz Dual core processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM. The 4.7″ AMOLED display has a resolution of 720×1280 and 312ppi pixel density. Internal storage is available in 16GB or 32GB. The camera is a reasonable 10MP with a 1.4um pixel size. Connectivity is via 3G, LTE or dual band Wi-Fi. All this runs on a 2200mAh battery.

The first generation of Moto X is scheduled to receive the Android 5.1 update in the next 45 days. However the CyanogenMod team have already released a CM 12.1 build running on Android 5.1. You can install it on the Moto X by following the guide below.

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[How to] Install CM 11 (Android 4.4.4) on Moto X

The Moto X is a 2013 flagship Motorola device. The Moto X is powered by a 1.7GHz Dual core processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM. The 4.7″ AMOLED display has a resolution of 720×1280 and 312ppi pixel density. Internal storage is available in 16GB or 32GB. The camera is a reasonable 10MP with a 1.4um pixel size. Connecitvity is via 3G, LTE or dual band Wi-Fi. All this runs on a 2200mAh battery.

Motorola phones received the latest Android 4.4.4 update but there are some regions which have yet to receive the Android 4.4.4 update on the Moto X. You can do this manually via a custom ROM. The CyanogenMod team has released the CM 11 ROM for the Moto X running on latest Android 4.4.4. Along with the updated Android version, you will get many new features and improved performance on CM 11. Follow the instructions given below to install CM 11 on Moto X.
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[How to] Install CM 11 on Moto X

Moto X was released in August 2013 as Motorola’s flagship device. The Moto X is powered by a 1.7GHz Dual core processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM. The 4.7″ AMOLED display has a resolution of 720×1280 and 312ppi pixel density. Internal storage is available in 16GB or 32GB. The camera is a reasonable 10MP with a 1.4um pixel size. 

Moto X received the Android 4.4.2 update very early compared to other phones. Many custom ROMs are available for this device and CM 11 is one of them. The CyanogenMod ROMs are known for their features and excellent performance. You can install CM 11 on the Moto X by following the instructions given below.

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[How To] Update the T-Mobile / Unlocked / Developer Edition Motorola Moto X (XT1053) to official Android 4.4.2

The Android 4.4.2 update is now available for the T-Mobile, Unlocked and Developer Edition variants of the Motorola Moto X. The 146.7 MB file can be downloaded via OTA and can be installed on your phone to update it to the latest Android version. The update brings about support for printing photos and documents via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services, improved battery life and fix for a bug which caused delays in email synchronization. If you are yet to receive the update via OTA, you can follow the below steps and flash the update through recovery and experience the latest Android OS on your Moto X.

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Moto X’s four wooden cover options reportedly in the pipeline, arriving soon [Leaks]

Based on information released by renowned leakster @evleaks, it was regarded that four new wooden covers for the Moto X will be available starting at a price of $50. Back in September, it was pointed out that the price of Moto X will drop to $100 on contract. At that point of time, it was illustrated that these dispatchments will arrive in the winter. We had seen the price being sloshed down to half by October, however there was no information presented on the wooden Moto X covers.Moto X covers Continue reading

[How To] Root Motorola Moto X running on Android 4.2.2

Motorola recently launched the much awaited Moto X smartphone. It is one of the few devices to use nano SIM card format and allows users to customize their own smartphone by offering the options to select the back cover and their own personalized text. This article aims at achieving root access to your Moto X. We have already seen what is rooting and the purpose behind it.

The Moto X comes equipped with Android 4.2.2 which will be distributed by America’s “big four” carriers. The developers at XDA have been busy and have already come out with the necessary tools to root the AT&T and Rogers versions of the Moto X. The rooting process requires that your device be already bootloader unlocked. If you haven’t yet unlocked your device’s bootloader, you can go to Motorola’s website and have it unlocked from there. However, once you have unlocked the phone’s bootloader, your phone’s warranty is void so choose wisely whether you wish to proceed or not.

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[How To] Transfer/Backup and Migrate Data from your Old Phone to the Motorola Moto X

Motorola’s newly launched smartphone, the Moto X, has caught the attention of a lot of Android users with its highly customizable options. However buying a new phone always comes with the hassle of loss of data. Keeping this in mind, Motorola has introduced the Motorola Migrate app which allows you to seamlessly transfer your old data to your new Moto X.

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The app comes preinstalled in the Moto X and you just have to download the app to your old phone from the play store. The app allows you to transfer your text messages, call history, SIM contacts, pictures, video, and music from your old phone to your new Moto X. You need to follow the below steps to start transferring: Continue reading