Update Moto X 2014 to Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA Update

Android 5.0 Updates are making their way to several devices, the OTA update will take alot time for any device whether flagship or not, the developers are taking chances here and letting the users enjoy this Android version with the help of AOSP Lollipop ROMs, but there are some devices who are actually receiving the OTA updates and those who have gotten their hands on it are now mirroring them for others to download and install it manually. No matter which device you own, you have to wait a lot for the Android 5.0 OTA update. Previously we have seen this update on Nexus 7 with the help of OmniROM which is now being updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it will be only a matter of time before Lollipop OmniROM makes its way to all the other devices.

But right now, we are talking about Moto X 2014, who has recently received the OTA update of Android 5.0 Lollipop, yes the official update, however, you might need to do a little out of blue to install this update on your device. It is a Zip file, but we will install it using the ADB Sideload, which also requires the stock recovery, cause Custom Recovery won’t support this feature, also if your device is rooted, un-root it, and then try this update. I don’t have anything more to add here, let’s go towards he Preparation and Installation method.


Early Preparations:

1. This is only for Moto X 2014!

This custom ROM is only for the device mentioned above. Make sure that your model number matches the one listed above. To do so, go to Settings > About Device on your device and see your model number. Flashing this ROM on any other device will result in bricking it so make sure that you meet this requirement first of all.

2. Battery should be charged at least over 60%

Make sure that your battery is charged enough to complete the flashing process. In case your battery is low and your device goes dead during the flashing process, you may end up soft bricking your device as it won’t complete the flashing process.

3. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.

4. Un-Root your device and Made it completely Stock:

Since this is an OTA update, you need the Stock recovery to flash it via ADB Sideload. Follow the Link to do so : Link

5. Disclaimer

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Motorola in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. Incase of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Download Required:

Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA: Link

How To Install this OTA:

  1. Download the zip file and rename it to otaupdate
  2. Connect your device with PC.
  3. Open Command Prompt on Fastboot folder and type: adb reboot recovery
  4. Press the Volume Up button and Release it, you are in Recovery mode.
  5. Scroll down and Select, apple update from adb
  6. Now in Commend prompt, type: adb sideload otaupdate.zip
  7. The Process will start and once it is over, your device will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Solve Problem with AT&T Modem:

  • If you have the AT&T modem, you are sure to loose the LTE connectivity after updating.
  • Just Flash the back-up of modem you made earlier, and all will be well.
  • Your device will be running LTE again
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