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Guide | How to Upgrade and Flash Firmware Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen).

Guide | How to Upgrade and Flash Firmware Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen).

Update Firmware Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen). Once your Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) successfully updated, your device will get some benefits. One of which is, increase the battery life, minimize lag, improved connectivity, increased data transfer. For the new release device will always get the latest firmware update from the manufacturer via OTA update. So, it will always up to date and no worry with the lack on device, because it will patch as soon as possible. The problem is what will you do to get the latest update if your device no longer get manufacturer support. The only way you can do is flash or install a new firmware with manual method using RSD Lite. This software is a flash tool specially designed for Motorola device.

Before we start our guide to flash or install a firmware on Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen), let's check out the device specs. This device also known as Motorola Moto G2, Motorola Moto G XT1068, Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen.) with Digital TV, Motorola Moto G+1. Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) released on 2014, September. comes with 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. Powered by Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 Chipset, Adreno 305 GPU. Supported with 1 GB of RAM, combined with 8 MP on primary camera, and 2 MP on secondary camera. Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen). run on Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow).

The tutorials begins here.

Initial Step.

  1. We recommend to backup all data, file, accounts saved on phone memory before flashing Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) device. Because it will deleted during flashing process.
  2. Make sure to keep your battery fully charged, in order to to get successfully flashing process.
  3. Always use the original USB cable to connect the computer and your Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen). This will ensure a good connection between both of device.
  4. Make sure to install USB driver correctly on the computer, USB driver used to communicate between your computer and Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen). The file available at link below.
  5. https://androidmtk.com/download-motorola-usb-drivers
  6. You need RSD Lite flash tool installed on the laptop or computer, to help flashing a firmware into the Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen). device. RSD lite available below.
  7. http://rsdlite.com/rsd-lite-download/ 
  8. Below is the Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen). firmware.
    • Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen).
    • https://firmware.center/firmware/Motorola/Moto%20G%20%282nd%20gen-2014%29/

Flashing Step

  1. First time you need is boot the Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) device to Fastboot mode. How to do it ?
    • Power off the Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) device, by press and hold power button for a seconds, it will completely turn off the device.
    • Now, press and hold both volume down + volume up button.
  2. Then, connect the Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) device to the computer via USB cable.
  3. Make sure your Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen). device successfully detected on your computer via Fastboot mode.
  4. If there is something wrong on the connection between the computer and the Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen)  try to change the USB cable or USB computer port.
  5. Once all step done, Launch your RSD Lite program on your computer from the start menu.
  6. rsd lite flash tool
    rsd lite flash tool
  7. Now, click the button marked with the arrow and red circle shown at picture above to load Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) device firmware.
  8. Firmware file should has this extensions  (*.sbf, *.xml, *.hs, , *.shx, , etc)
  9. Once your Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) firmware successfully loaded, RSD lite flash tool should look like picture shown below.
  10. rsd lite - flash Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen)
    rsd lite - flash Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen)
  11. Now click start button at RSD lite window to begin the flashing process.
  12. Flashing your Android Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) will start automatically without your interference.
  13. Once the flashing process is done, your Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) will reboot automatically.
  14. Finish, now you have completed flashing Android Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) device.

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