Moto G was the handset that played a large role behind Motorola‘s re –entry into Smartphone industry a couple of years back. The handset was instrumental in offering users a value for money experience without compromise in performance.
The device was shipped with Android Kitkat OS. However, Motorola has shortlisted it as eligible for receiving the much awaited Lollipop update, along with the 2014 version.
While a section of Moto G 2013 version users have already received the OTA update for the newest version of Google’s OS, others have been less fortunate.
Manually updating Moto G 2013 to Lollipop 5.0
It is possible to update your Moto G 2013 version to Lollipop manually if the OTA update has not come yet. As it is, the update brings number of performance enhancements and speed boost.
Things you should check beforehand
There are a couple of things you should check before updating the Moto G 2013 to Lollipop:
- The device should have 50 percent or above battery life.
- Ensure the device data is backed up before applying the update.
- Keep the USB cable ready.
- Ensure the PC you will be using has required USB drivers installed.
How to update Moto G 2013 to Official Lollipop
- At first, download the official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS file in the PC.
- Connect the phone to PC with the USB cable.
- Copy the downloaded zip file in your phone.
- Next, switch off the handset.
- Activate the recovery mode by pressing and holding Power and volume up and down buttons simultaneously.
- Next, opt for the Recovery option.
- Choose “apply update from SD card”. Then choose the copied zip file.
- Run the file and follow on screen guides.
- The firmware update installation will take a few minutes. After that your Moto G will reboot.
- Android Lollipop will be running in device.
Summing it up
You should not feel afraid of updating the Moto G 2013 edition to Lollipop manually. After all, this is the official OS and you will not risk losing device warranty or support from Google.