Moto G Google Play Edition (GPe) users are in for some great news as Motorola has just started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update with build number LMY47M for its flagship smartphone, the Moto G XT1032 or Moto G 2013.
The Android 5.1 build LMY47M is a fairly big update, given its hefty file size of 171MB. The folks at Android Police have reported that the update will feature all the assorted goodies found in Google's stock Android 5.1 update along with the stock Android experience that you get on Nexus devices.
As the update is being rolled out in phases, it may not yet be available for over-the-air (OTA) download in your country or region. Those who missed the OTA update notification or cannot wait for its official release in their location may go ahead and install the same manually, using the step-by-step guide provided below.
IBTimes UK reminds readers that it will not be liable for any damage to device during or after the Lollipop OTA firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
Note: As this is an incremental update, you must be running the latest stock Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware with build number LRX21Z in order to be able to install the new Android 5.1 update or else you may risk bricking your device.
- The instructions and the OTA zip files provided in this guide are meant for the Moto G 2013 Google Play Edition (GPe) with model number XT1032. Do not attempt installing this firmware on any other model or you may risk bricking the device.
- Ensure the device has more than 60% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown leading to corrupt partitions, during the OTA firmware installation.
- Back up important data and settings on the device before you proceed.
- Copy the downloaded OTA files to your phone's internal SD card.
Steps to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop build LMY47M OTA Zip on Moto G 2013 GPe
- 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.
- Hit 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.
- Wait for the installation to complete and follow onscreen prompts to reboot the phone.