Here’s How To Reset The Motorola Moto X (2014)

If you remember anything about the Google and Motorola teaming-up a year or two ago, then you might have been really excited about their first device. This unknown device was for a while, known as the ‘X’ phone, And that’s how the actual device got its name. People all around the world expected this device to hold powerful specs that any other device didn’t have at that time, say the QHD LCD Display, like the LG G3, or the powerful Snapdragon 805. But, to everyone’s surprise, the Original Motorola Moto X was a mid-ranged Android smartphone, and nothing too astonishing. But, the fact that the Moto X was powerful instead of packing medium-end specifications was appreciated by Android users all over the globe. Along with the Moto X, came the Moto G, and then the Moto E. Google and Motorola recently re-partnered to manufacture a sequel to these three devices, the Moto X (2014), the Moto E (2015), and the Moto G (2014).  Out of these three Motorola devices, the powerful one being the Moto X2, was loved and was adapted by most of the Android users out there.

If you happen to be one of those people who have a Motorola Moto X (2014), and also happen to be a true Android Geek like many of us, then you might have heavily or slightly tweaked your Motorola Moto X (2014), by rooting it, installing a Custom Recovery, or installing a Custom ROM. But the only down-side of using an Android device to its true potential is that the fact that it has a lot of bugs. So, your Motorola Moto X (2014) might be lagging a lot now, due to the Custom stuff that you have done with it. Your games could be crashing every now and then, or worse, your Moto X (2014) might be really laggy, and might even hang most of the times. You might think that the only possible way to get rid of the problems is to revert back to stock. But, the real solution starts from just having a Factory Reset done on your Motorola Moto X (2014). Statistics show that the majority of the problems that your Android device is suffering through right now, can be cured by just performing a factory reset. That’s what we are going to teach you all in this guide. So, with your Motorola Moto X (2014) beside you, start reading this guide with caution, and it might affect you in a positive way by discarding any such issues that you are experiencing on your Motorola Moto X (2014). So, without any further delay, let’s get right into the guide!


In-order to successfully factory reset your Motorola Moto X (2014), you’ll need no special requirements, like a root or a Custom ROM.

  • You need basic knowledge about what a factory reset does to your device. It wipes off everything that is on your Moto X (2014).
  • You need to backup everything that’s left on your Moto X (2014) now. We insist you make a simple Nandroid Backup.
  • You also need to know how to enter the Recovery Mode in the Motorola Moto X (2014). In order to do so, just press-and-hold the Volume Down + Power Keys at the same time.

Once everything you need is all-set, you just need to carefully follow the steps below to factory reset your Motorola Moto X (2014).


How to factory reset the Moto X (2014)

Follow each and every steps with caution.

  1. Make sure that you have backed up everything that you feel is important. We insist you to take a full Nandroid backup of the ROM.
  2. Now, quickly Power Off your Motorola Moto X (2014), and wait till it vibrates, which symbolizes that it is fully turned off.
  3. Now, boot into the Recovery Mode using the instructions that I provided above.
  4. Once you see the Recovery Mode, let go of the buttons, and then continue.
  5. To navigate, you need to use the Volume Up and Down keys, and to select, the Power Button.
  6. Good, now navigate and select the option which reads ‘Factory Data/Reset’.
  7. Now, choose the option, and confirm by selecting ‘Ok’.
  8. This process might take some time.
  9. Now, your Motorola Moto X (2014) will boot. Note that the time this boot will take will be considerably more. Just be patient.
  10. Once it boots up, you’ll be using a new Moto X (2014) in no time! No more bugs! Yay!

Great, good job! You’ve successfully factory reset your Motorola Moto X (2014). If you encountered any issues while in the process, then feels free to leave a comment below.

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Adnan Ahmed

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It all started in the 7th grade - first ROM flashed on the Samsung Galaxy Ace. This was a turning point in Adnan's life. Since then, hr has flashed over a million ROMs, added significant amount of tweaks, and has also rooted several Android devices. Adnan specifically admires Stock Android.
Current Devices : OnePlus One, Samsung Galaxy S2, Micromax Canvas HD, Samsung Galaxy Ace
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