The official Android Lollipop 5.0.2 OTA update for the Moto G XT 1033 is now available for download.
And it comes 60 days after Motorola updated the Moto G 2014 to Lollipop.
Motorola has officially begun rolling out the update. And the version featured in this article is the final build. Enjoy!
- Charge your phone to 50% or above.
- A PC and USB cable
- Your phone must have the KitKat Stock Recovery.
- If you have rooted the phone, unroot it.
- The phone must be on Android 4.4.4 stock firmware. No apps should have been removed, nor should any files be modified. You can restore to Android KitKat using this guide.
- Bootloader can be locked/unlocked. It doesn’t matter.
How to install the official Android Lollipop 5.0.2 on Moto G XT 1033:
1. Download the Lollipop 5.0.2 OTA update file from our official mirror. It has the filename “Blur_Version.210.12.40.falcon_umtsds.AsiaRetail.en.03.zip”.
(Note: The filename is usually the same as the build number of the current firmware.)
2. Copy it to your phone’s main folder.
3. Reboot to the recovery using one of the methods below:
Boot to recovery in one step using the ADB method: (Simpler one)
- Plug in the phone to your PC’s USB.
- Open a command prompt window with admin rights, and type
adb reboot recovery
Manual method to boot into the recovery: (Longer one)
Power off the phone.
Press and hold Volume down and Power keys together.
Use the volume down key to select Recovery, and press the Volume up key to enter it.
You will see a android lying on it’s back on the screen. Press both volume keys and the power key together. Let go of the power key to enter the recovery.
How to install the Lollipop update:
- Once you are in the recovery mode, select the option which says “install zip from sd card”. (even though the phone doesn’t actually have one)
- Choose the zip file which you downloaded. Use the volume keys to highlight it, and press the power button to begin the installation process.
- It will begin updating your phone to Android Lollipop. It takes a while for the update to patch the system files, maybe over 5 minutes. So be patient, while it finishes and reboots.
- The optimization process will be shorter or longer, depending on the number of apps you have.
Here are a some screenshots which show the Antutu Benchmark for the Stock Lollipop firmware, as well as the free RAM:
As you can see the available RAM is over 500 MB, and the Antutu score of 18483 for the stock firmware is also slightly higher than Cyanogenmod 12.
Thanks for the tip Bala.