How to update the Motorola Moto G 2013 to Android 5.1 Lollipop

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Google presented just a few days ago the official update to Android 5.1 Lollipop . We are, if you have not read before, before a data packet developed purely for remedial purposes, but the fact is that also add some functionality and features new to ultimately improve the user experience on board this platform . The first to be updated have been the owners of the Nexus devices , although the next to test the new Lollipop honeys will be the owners of some Motorola terminals . So much so that during the past week a news item was leaked in which it was ensured that theMotorola Moto G 2013 or what is the same, the first generation of this terminal, was in the test bench for this update, which made us think of a release soon. In this way, if you have a Motorola Moto G 2013 it will be necessary for you to start preparing to embrace Android 5.1 Lollipop properly . But do you know how to do it and what are the main steps to follow? We'll tell you then.

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Option 1. Upgrade with cables, via USB.

You already know, and if we don't tell you, that most updates for Android already arrive via FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) , which means that you won't need to use cables or a computer. However, if this is the method you have always used and you want to continue doing it, there will be no problem, because it is perfectly valid.

Install the Motorola Device Manager program

1) Before launching any such update, it is essential to install the program that Motorola uses for this purpose. We are talking about Motorola Device Manager . All you have to do is access the official Motorola website and download.

2) Once inside, select the version that suits your operating system. You will see that there is an edition for Windows and another for Mac . You will simply have to click on Download for Windows or Download for Mac . Very easy.

3) From now on the download will begin. The process may take a few minutes while the data packet reaches your computer.

4) When the download has finished, you will have to click on the installation file (if you use Chrome , you will find it in the bottom bar). Follow the instructions provided by the wizard and do not interrupt the process at any time.

5) Finally, we remind you that you can install a shortcut icon on the desktop . This is optional, so choose what best suits your needs when the assistant asks you.

Prepare the Motorola Moto G to carry out the update

1) Any team must be well prepared before an upgrade. This is an important process, so keep it in mind. The first thing we recommend is to make a backup copy of all the content that you have stored on the phone, as well as the settings.

2) To do this, you will only need to access the Applications> Settings> Google section . You will have to select a Google account and select all those contents that you want to save within the copy (except messages, apps and call logs).

3) Next, you will have to prepare the USB cable (essential for this type of update). You will find it inside the box of the Motroola Moto G 2013 , although you can always use any other compatible cable.

4) Then as the last step, make sure you have space to install the data package. We recommend that you have (at least) 2 GB free .

Connect the device to the computer

1) Now you will have to use the USB cable . Plug it into one end and attach the other end to the computer.

2) Your device should immediately detect the presence of the smartphone . If you've never connected it to your computer before, the drivers may still need to be installed. This task will not take long, so be patient and wait.

Get started with the update

1) We're almost there . Once the equipment is connected, it is very possible that the Motorola Device Manager (MDM) software will start up autonomously, although it is also likely that you will have to open it yourself. Either way, once inside, you will have to click on the option Verify device updates .

2) If the update is available, the download should start in a few seconds . And at this point you just have to follow the instructions provided by the system. Keep in mind, of course, that the update process can take a bit longer. Do not disconnect the phone from the computer until the system clearly indicates it to you.

3) During the update process the Motorola Moto G 2013 will be updated repeatedly. When it's done, you should start enjoying the benefits of Android 5.1 Lollipop .

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Option 2. Wireless upgrade, via FOTA.

Virtually all the updates that are launched today are carried out via FOTA (Firmware Over The Air), which means that you will not need cables, programs, or computers. The update will be done over the air. Easier and faster.

Everything in motion for the Motorola Moto G 2013 to be updated

1) As with the previous method, it will be necessary for us to carry out some steps before starting the update. The first and very important: make a backup copy of all the contents and settings that you have stored in your Motorola Moto G 2013. Above you have specific instructions to do it.

2) Next, we would recommend that you have the battery fully charged. If you don't have time and you are eager to upgrade, it would be interesting if it was at least 80% of its capacity .

3) Now connect the phone to a wireless WiFi network . You will guarantee all the necessary stability during the download and installation and avoid wasting data. You can use your home connection, work connection or any other site that can provide stability.

Check for the update to Android 5.1 Lollipop

1) First of all, you should keep in mind that the update to Android 5.1 Lollipop has not yet reached the markets. This event will occur shortly, so it is likely that in the next few days or weeks you will receive a notification announcing that the data package is now available.

2) Another thing you can do is check for yourself if the update is ready. You can do this by accessing the Applications section > Settings> About phone> System updates .

3) If no update is available yet, don't worry. The data package should arrive in the next few days or weeks.

We already finished! Update your Motorola Moto G 2013 to Android 5.1 Lollipop

1) With the data pack ready to be installed, the first thing you have to do is accept the download process . If you can't update at that time, don't worry. You can discard it and come back for it later.

2) When you have accepted the update , you will not have to do anything else, because the process is completely autonomous. The only thing we recommend is to be patient and wait for the installation to run its course. Keep in mind that the process can take around 30 minutes or even longer.

3) The computer will restart repeatedly. Don't worry, it's completely normal. When the update is finished, you can start enjoying Android 5.1 Lollipop at your leisure .