Yes, you’ve heard it right. We’ve got lollipop for our beloved Motorola Moto E. Isn’t it funny when you see that a 6000 Rs device has got a software update earlier than those 50,000 Rs devices? I know you might be reading the above lines with least curiosity. So let’s continue for what we are here for, the Lollipop Drama! In this short little guide, I will show you how to install lollipop on Moto E. And yes, it’s all official. Nothing is custom and so, you don’t need unlocked bootloader, custom recovery, or root access to install the update. All you need is an indian retail version of the Motorola Moto E which is running stock version of android and has a locked bootloader.

Yippie! The official 5.1 update for the moto e is out! Follow this guide to install the update! http://bit.ly/1do2Hpp

Notes –

  • Make sure that you are running completely stock version of android before applying the update. Do not try to apply the update with custom recoveries as it may hardbrick your device.
  • Make sure that you have an indian retail version of the Moto E. You can check this by going to Settings->About Phone and scroll down and check if your system version is 21.12.40.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03reteu only.
  • Make sure that you have atleast 50% battery before applying the update.
  • Make a backup of all your apps and data before applying the update. (The update won’t wipe any data on your device, but still, it is safe to do so.)

Method 1 –

  1. Download the soak test update zip from here http://bit.ly/1Qf7mw7 (Mediafire) or here http://bit.ly/1QBf1zF (Devhost)
  2. The zip has already been renamed to work accordingly.
  3. Download Motorola Update Services apk from here http://bit.ly/1MxTYgX. Install it on your device.
  4. Put the zip file which you’ve downloaded in the root of your internal memory as well as external memory. (Root means simply internal or external memory. It means that you have to place the file directly in the internal or external memory and not in any folder inside internal or external memory.)
  5. Make sure that you have at least 500 mbs free in your internal memory.
  6. Reboot your phone.
  7. Now go to Settings->About Phone->System Updates. You will see a screen stating “New system software available”. Click on “Yes I’m in”.
  8. Now, a download will begin and you can see that in the status bar. Once the download is complete, swipe down the notification bar and click on Install system update->Install now.
  9. Now, your phone will reboot into recovery and install the update update automatically for you. You just have to wait and watch for around 10-15 minutes.
  10. When your phone will start booting, just let it boot and don’t panic. Since this is a big software update, so it will take some time to boot up the device.
  • You can delete the zip file from internal as well as external storage after the update.

Method 2 – (ADB Sideloading)

  1. I did found that a lot of users are not able to update their device by the above procedure. So I have found one another way of doing the update.
  2. Download the update zip from the link given in the method 1.
  3. Turn on USB debugging on your device. This can be done by doing the following steps – Go into Settings->About Phone and tap on build number 8-10 times. Now press back button and you will see a new option called developers options in the settings. Tap on developers option and enable USB debugging from there.
  4. Download motorola device manager from here http://bit.ly/1dmlUYQ.
  5. Install the device manager and connect your phone to the PC. The device manager will automatically install all the necessary drivers for you. Now disconnect the phone from the PC.
  6. Download minimal adb and fastboot from here http://bit.ly/1AVVDvv.
  7. Install it. Now go to My computer->C Drive->Programme Files(x86)->Minimal Adb and fastboot and copy the update zip there.
  8. Now go into the recovery mode on your Moto E.
  9. This can be done as follows – Power Off your phone. Now press volume down and power buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds. This will take you to the bootloader.
  10. Now press volume down which will highlight ‘Recovery’ and then press volume up. Now your device will show up a dead android.
  11. Now press volume up first then, while pressing the volume up button, press power button. now release the power button first and then volume up button. Now you will see recovery.
  12. Now use volume down button to scroll to ‘Apply update from adb’ and then press power button to select it.
  13. Now connect your phone to the PC.
  14. Now, open Minimal adb and fastboot from the start menu and type the following command
    adb sideload Blur_Version.22.21.32.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03.zip
  15. This will update your phone.
  16. For those who are facing device not found error follow this guide http://bit.ly/1Mfi3IO.

Method 3 – (For Root Users)

Notes –
  • This update is only for the XT1022 indian version running stock firmware. Custom roms like CM11, Pacrom, etc will not support it.
  • Make sure that you have not modified any system partitions or removed any system apps. If you have done so, undo it and then apply the update.
  • Make sure that you have uninstalled Xposed Framework (if you have one) and uninstall any mods installed through Xposed.
  • Make sure that you have uninstalled Link2SD before installing the update. You can install it later on.
Steps –
  1. First of all, you need to flash TWRP 2.8.2.0. Download the recovery from here http://bit.ly/1dVD00O and copy it to the minimal adb and fastboot folder.
  2. Since you rooted, I’m assuming that you have the basic knowledge.
  3. Power off your device and boot into the bootloader.
  4. Now connect your phone to the PC and run minimal adb and fastboot application.
  5. Now run this command –
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  6. This will flash the latest TWRP recovery on your device.
  7. Now, download the root flashable lollipop update zip from here http://bit.ly/1dVD1Sq.
  8. Copy the update to your SD Card and flash the zip with the new TWRP recovery.
  9. Download the SuperSU update zip from here http://bit.ly/1F2phKy and install the update via TWRP the new TWRP recovery.

Congratulations! You’ve got Lollipop on your Moto E! I guess this is the first guide out there. So if you find it useful, then do check us out on Facebook and Twitter. Also, if you face any problems while applying the update, then feel free to ask it in the comments section below.

  • Tudor

    Can’t it work on a european version of moto E ?

    • Himanshu

      No, it is strictly for the XT1022

      • spark_343

        I’m European and have the XT1022…

        • Himanshu

          Check the system version.

  • yashpp94

    its the official process na…

    • Himanshu

      Yes

      • yashpp94

        I HAVE FOLLWED THE SAME PROCESS AS U INSTRUCTED. BUT I WAS UNABLE TO GET THAT UPDATE SCREEN.

        • Himanshu

          Wait guyz! Wait! I’m trying to find a solution!

    • Himanshu

      Do not rename it.

      • yashpp94

        WAT???

        • Himanshu

          Do not rename the zip file. Keep it as it is downloaded.

  • chrys

    What if I try to flash this with brasilian retail? Brick? Aborted update? Nothing? Cries un portugués? XD
    Thnx

    • Himanshu

      You may try, it may brick.

  • Sjj

    Its not working on my device.. Followed all the steps but it shows your device software is up to date.

    • Himanshu

      Wait for few minutes till i find a solution for you.

    • Himanshu

      Try to download the update from this link and let me know if it works. Do not rename it.

    • Himanshu

      DO NOT RENAME THE FILE. KEEP IT AS IT IS.

      Wait for some time. Reboot your device 4-5 times. Keep the internet switched on.

      And you’ll get a notification yourselves. I got it.

  • nickkkdon

    i have try as you said but still not work for me, please check screenshoot and tell me if i am doing anything wrong ?

    • Himanshu

      Wait. There is a lot of havoc going on. Keep calm. I’ll find a solution ASAP.

      • nickkkdon

        ok waiting thanks

        • Himanshu

          DO NOT RENAME THE FILE. KEEP IT AS IT IS.

          Wait for some time. Reboot your device 4-5 times. Keep the internet switched on.

          And you’ll get a notification yourselves. I got one.

          • nickkkdon

            Method 2 work for me 🙂 thanks

          • Himanshu

            Your welcome.

            Like us on facebook.com/thetechnotriad

  • spark_343

    Thanks!! But Google Drive is so slow.. Can you upload it to Dropbox?

    • Himanshu

      Ok, i’ll mirror it. But it will take some time.

  • Himanshu

    GUYZ, IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT !

    DO NOT RENAME THE FILE. KEEP IT AS IT IS.

    ALSO, PLACE THE FILE IN THE ROOT OF INTERNAL MEMORY, AS WELL AS EXTERNAL SD CARD.

    WAIT FOR SOME TIME. REBOOT YOUR DEVICE 4-5 TIMES. KEEP THE INTERNET SWITCHED ON.

    AND YOU’LL GET A NOTIFICATION YOURSELVES. I GOT ONE.

    DO LET ME KNOW IF IT HELPED.

    • yashpp94

      cant get bro

      • Himanshu

        I didn’t understand what you are trying to say.

        • yashpp94

          it shows your device software is up to date

    • Sjj

      Tried rebooting 7-8 times.. Still no help

      • Himanshu

        I’ve written an alternative method. Do try that if the 1st method didn’t worked.

  • yashpp94

    still getting the same message. :

    • Himanshu

      Wait, i’m writing an alternative method.

  • vanzella

    thx bro, it’s worked on mine. I think you need to editing your guide above to make sure people didn’t rename the downloaded file.

    • Himanshu

      Your welcome !

  • KRISHANU DHAR

    plz give a good link…all links are not working well specially the google drive

    • Himanshu

      Wait, it takes time to mirror.

      • KRISHANU DHAR

        plz mirror on a good storage with resume support…plz

        • jenishpatel.bmc@gmail.com

          I know what you mean. I tried downloading from another mirror without resume support and failed 10 to 15 times.

        • Himanshu

          The file has been mirrored @ http://goo.gl/Fue51d

  • hemant

    BT where is root of internal or external memory.

    • Himanshu

      Root means simply internal or external memory. It means that you have to place the file directly in the internal or external memory and not in any folder inside internal or external memory.

      • hemant

        Thanxxx himanshu

        • Himanshu

          Please let me know from where you found the link of this guide.

          • hemant

            From urs above post

      • hemant

        Bt its nt happening I done it

        • Himanshu

          Try method number 2.

          • hemant

            BT I haven’t PC

  • please upload a mirror link. Google drive link shows too much traffic for single file error. Thanks for capturing the OTA.

    • Himanshu

      I’ve started the upload on dropbox. But since i’m on a 512 kbps connection, it’ll take an hour to upload.

      • The filestorm mirror is very slow. Please post the dropbox link soon…

  • jenishpatel.bmc@gmail.com

    kindly someone provide the mirror. mediafire or torrent link plz. link on Google Drive says too many users

  • Jonaaa

    I’m having a problem, my PC is with all ADB and Fastboot drivers and keep’s saying “WAITING FOR DEVICE” … any ideas?

    • Himanshu

      Make sure that you’ve enable USB debugging.
      Install Motorola drivers.

      • Jonaaa

        I’ve installed ALL Drivers, Fastboot works, but ADB it keeps saying “WAITING FOR DEVICE”… i’m using minimal adb and fastboot… i’ve installed the driver again and nothing…

        • Himanshu

          Make sure that you’re in adb mode on the device also. Which can be accessed by going into recovery

        • Himanshu

          Have you updated?

  • Himanshu

    Guyz please wait. I’m mirroring the link to Dropbox.

    Till then, check us out @ Facebook.com/thetechnotriad

    • vij

      Hey any luck for dropbox link?

  • Sjj

    Thanks bro.. First method worked.. After rebooting, left phone unused for about 15 minutes and received the update.. Now I am on lollipop.

    • Himanshu

      Your welcome bro. Follow us at Facebook.com/thetechnotriad.

      • rahul gupta

        Bro pls help me na by screen shots

        • Himanshu

          Sorry rahul, but i don’t have that much of time. You can simply follow the method-2 carefully and it will work.

          • rahul gupta

            Bro srry if u r getting distrubed but i live in kota as a student nd do not have pc so is there any way to do it please notify me

          • Himanshu

            Let the the update zip be there in the external and internal memory. Reboot the phone 2-4 times and leave it as it is. You will get the update.

          • Shivriya Sinha

            Bro the first one doesnt worked!! But just i want to ask that does second one can stuck my phone is there any risk in it??

          • Himanshu

            No

    • Satrajit Chakraborty

      Hi Sjj, would you please help me to understand how to copy the file in the root of the internal memory. I’ve copied the same in the root of SD card but the root of internal memory seems write protected.

      • Himanshu

        Follow the method 1 carefully. It has been updated now.

      • Sjj

        Where have downloaded the file?? If you download it in mobile, it is automatically saved in root of internal memory.. If you are unable to copy it check whether you have enough available space in internal memory.

  • spark_343

    Thanks dude, the second method works on Mac as well!

    • Himanshu

      Your welcome.
      Follow us on Facebook.com/thetechnotriad

  • Sjj

    After update, can I delete the zip file as it is taking a lot of space??

    • Himanshu

      Yes

  • Sarthak Saxena

    Do I need to connect my phone to the laptop and den update it? I mean during the whole process it should be connected?

    • Himanshu

      No, not for method 1

  • srikanth kantheti

    Hello My phone is unrooted

    I have some questions to ask you that if i update the lollip by above methods my mobiles gets other updates or not?? for second method i want to root my device or not?

    • Himanshu

      No, you don’t need root for any of the methods.
      All these updates are official. So, you will receive further updates even after following above methods.

      • srikanth kantheti

        🙂 thank you soo much bro 🙂

  • Akshat

    is method 1 completely safe ? i mean even 1% chance of ending up with a bricked phone ?

    • Himanshu

      No. 100% safe.

      • Akshat

        100% safe or not ? Safe or unsafe ?

        • Himanshu

          100000000 % safe.

  • srikanth kantheti

    if i update my phone all data in internal memory will lost or not???

    • Himanshu

      Can’t you read the whole post?
      It’s difficult for me to answer all your questions.
      I have written clearly in the blog post that it won’t wipe any data on your device.

  • srikanth kantheti

    download link not working please update new link

    • Himanshu

      Wait for some time.

  • Himanshu

    Sorry guys but its not my fault.

  • Himanshu

    Guyz, uploading to mediafire now, please wait.

  • http://d-h.st/whhK dev host link

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-E…ew?usp=sharing google drive link..

    Enjoy…

  • Javad

    where’s the mediafire link bro

    • Himanshu

      It’ll take some time. I don’t have a super fast internet access. Till then try dev host link.

    • Himanshu

      mediafire link provided.

  • Sameer Grover

    If I update my phone..will I get the official realese also from Motorola or I would downgrade it to stock version to get the official release..??

    • Himanshu

      you will still get updates .

  • Bhargav Das

    Should I rename the Downloaded file to’ Blur_Version.22.21.32.condor_retaildsds.retaildsds all.en.03′ because the file i downloaded is this ‘ 21.12.40.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03 reteu ‘ which is the version of the current Kitkat version.

    • Himanshu

      No, do not rename the file. I stated this in the blogpost also. Just put it as it is in internal as well as external memory.

      • Bhargav Das

        in the external also ?
        i have put it in the internal memory but its not working

        • Himanshu

          Why don’t you read the blogpost thoroughly? I’ve clearly written that put it in the external memory too. Then why you guyz keep on asking silly questions. Look, i have my exams coming. Please don’t ask silly questions.

          If method 1 don’t work try method 2

  • Koushik

    Do i have to keep data on????

    • Himanshu

      Yes. However, it may not be consumed, but just to make sure.

      • Koushik

        and what about renaming the file now you removed it…do i have to rename?

  • shreyans

    method 1 not working for me . in the second method when to connect the phone to the pc via cable???

    • Himanshu

      After going into adb mode on the phone.

  • Sriman Pathy

    device not found but i am in recovery mode.. adb mode.. plz help my phone is struck

    • Himanshu

      First you should make sure that you have turned on USB debugging on your device and installed all tue drivers correctly.

      You can get out of the recovery mode for now by pressing the power button for 10 secs

  • akhil

    method 1 is not working here// links in method 2 are not working…what to do???

    • Himanshu

      Links are working.

  • Prashant

    how much time does it take to update(2nd method)??

    • Himanshu

      10-15 minutes.
      However, keep calm and wait, method 1 will automatically work.

      • prashant

        thanks bro..2nd method worked for me..thanks

        • Himanshu

          You’re welcome. Follow us on Facebook.com/thetechnotriad

  • ABHI

    I got a error message while doing this please help

    • Himanshu

      I think you have not copied the update zip in the minimal adb fastboot folder correctly.

      • ABHI

        I have put the file in right place as you instructed

        • Himanshu

          Try to reboot your PC

          • ABHI

            Thank you Boss …. 🙂 It worked … Can you please tell me how much it will take to complete the process 2

          • Himanshu

            Rebooting of PC worked? Or something else? Please do let me know so that i can update the blogpost.
            PS – The update should take 10-15 minutes at most.

          • ABHI

            after rebooting PC . I go to “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” and type
            : adb sideload Blur_Version.21.12.40.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03.zip
            instead of
            :adb sideload Blur_Version.22.21.32.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03.zip

            Now the process is done…Thnx again 🙂

          • Himanshu

            Oh my god, that’s a huge mistake from my side! Thank’s for pointing it out !
            Really thanks Abhi.

          • dhamodaran

            not working for me .saying error: device not found

  • aditya maurya

    cannot read sideload ….show kar raha?

    • Himanshu

      Reboot your PC and try again.

  • Sarthak Saxena

    I have the zip file in my internal and external, and the first method is not working. Can someone please explain in detail about the second method and all the drivers and applications required?

    • Himanshu

      You only need to install motorola device manager. Search it on google. After installing the device manager, just connect your phone to the PC and the drivers will install automatically.

      • Sarthak Saxena

        Thanks a lot. :’)

        • Himanshu

          It worked?

          • Sarthak Saxena

            I am currently downloading it. Do I need to keep about 2.0 Gb of internal space free or something? And what about the zip file?

          • Himanshu

            No, you just need about 500 mbs free.

          • Sarthak Saxena

            I have downloaded it(Motorola device manager), now where do I copy the zip file to? And what next?

          • Jatin Lakhotiya

            i tried the first method but nothing happened so i tried 2nd method i installed the latest motorola software it then started updating my drivers then i followed ur steps it says the device cannot be found !!! what shud i do???

  • RISHI

    I am trying this but nothing will happen to my moto e?????i am scared

    • Himanshu

      No, nothing will happen if you follow the guide carefully.

  • I have twrp, please help.

    • Himanshu

      The TWRP method will be available soon. Till then, like us on social media.

      • There is always a way. Install stock recovery and try the 2nd method you posted here.

    • Himanshu

      Root method is there now. You can check.

  • Himanshu

    write 21.12.40 instead of 22.21.40

  • Rishi

    External means sd card???????

    • Himanshu

      yes.

  • rishi

    Nothing will happen to my moto e???right

    • Himanshu

      Look, i’m not a insurance company right here. Please don’t ask such silly questions.

  • Himanshu

    Guyz, please don’t ask silly questions. Try to cross help each other. But still, if you guyz will not find a solution, then i’ll find one for you.

    It’s hard time for me because my exams are knocking at the door. Please understand!

  • sahil

    We hv to do this only i mean a normal update is not going to come lyk moto g got. In moto g we hv to go in about phone ,system update ad download?

    • Himanshu

      Sorry i didn’t get you.

      • sahil

        I mean when will it come to OTA (OVER THE AIR ) lyk we got update on moto g .

        • Himanshu

          It will take 2-3 weeks

      • sahil

        Like a normal update .

      • sahil

        Or is it like we hv to do wht u said thn only we can get lollipop?

  • Shivam

    but when will the actual OTA be released… and its sure na that moto e will receive the global update soon..?

    • sahil

      Yup evem i hv the same doubt

      • Shivam

        yaa.. pls reply Himanshu

        • Himanshu

          Look, the final global OTA wouldn’t take more than 2-3 weeks to release. And yes you can update to that too.

  • dhamodaran

    after this update . can i get official upcoming updates or not

    • Himanshu

      Yes you will

      • dhamodaran

        thank u bro

  • Sourya Mitra

    im getting error….

    • Gaurav

      Now please select Apply update from ADB.

      • Sourya Mitra

        I did… after doing the process….im getting this error msg

        • Himanshu

          Try method 1. It is now updated

    • Himanshu

      Reset your device and then retry.

  • atoriki

    i got “error not device found”

    • Himanshu

      Right click on my computer and click device manager. Now see your device in the devices listed. Post me a screenshot of it.

  • Avi

    first method didnt worked for me and in second also nothing is happening plzzz see the image

  • Avi

    first method didnt worked for me and in second also nothing is happening plzzz see the image ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    • Himanshu

      Install the device drivers correctly. Try to reset the device. Reboot your pc and then try again.

    • Himanshu

      Try 1st method. It has been updated.

  • jatin

    Can we delete the zip file from the SD card and internal memory after update is successful?

    • dhamodaran

      which method u follow to install update

      • Himanshu

        Follow method 1 now.

    • ankit

      Yes.. No use to keep the zip after update

  • Antonio Karlo Mijares

    Will this work on the Canadian retail ? Anybody tried and succeeded?

    • Himanshu

      Feel free to try. However it will not work.

  • dhamodaran

    i getting error device not found

    • Himanshu

      Right click on my computer and click device manager. Now see your device in the devices listed. Post me a screenshot of it.

      • dhamodaran

        i installed drivers and restarted my lap . again same problem appear

        • Gaurav

          Himanshu can’t we use this method, copy update file in SD card, thn try recovery mode, so in recovery we see the option Apply updates from SD card.

          • Gaurav

            Same issue is with my device.

          • Himanshu

            Try method 1. It is now updated.

  • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

    Guyz first tell me is it lagging ? Or it is smooth? Plz tell me is it lagging android l in moto e?

    • Himanshu

      It will.lag for the 1st day and then work fine.

      • Chetan

        how do a program know that “”this is my first day and I will lag today but I will be OK from tommorow”” ….Think something real ..

      • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

        Means i didn’t understand

      • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

        Wat do u mean by lag in d beginning . ? When how plz tell me if u dnt mind 😀

  • Sjj

    After the update, we should get white background in apps screen but am getting black only.. Why??

    • Himanshu

      Install Google now launcher from play store.

  • kushal

    Device not found error wht should I do pls help

    • Gaurav

      Same issue with me bro.

      • kushal

        Did u get any solution

        • Himanshu

          Try method 1. It is now updated.

    • Himanshu

      Try method 1 carefully. It is now updated.

  • Rahil

    i have flashed twrp recovery can i flash this zip from my teamwin recovery project

    • Himanshu

      TWRP method will be available soon.

    • Himanshu

      Root method is there now. You can check it

  • sathya

    it is showing error device not found after opening minimal application in the recoverymode
    what should i do????/

    • Himanshu

      Try method 1. It is easier. It has now been updated. Do let me know if it worked or not.

      • Maheep

        What is updated in Method 1! I can’t see any change,,

        • Himanshu

          The file name.

  • Snehashis Das

    Thanx Bro 2nd method work for me.. Its cool 🙂

    • Himanshu

      You’re welcome
      Follow us on facebook @ facebook.com/thetechnotriad

  • Himanshu

    Method-1 is updated. Please follow it carefully. You will not require method -2.

    • Insane

      Wifi network is required for installation?

    • Insane

      Wifi network is required for installation?

    • Insane

      I hv tried the procedure but its of no use 🙁

    • Insane

      Its still showing tat my device software is upto date

      • Himanshu

        Have you renamed the file?

  • Himanshu

    Thanks a lot.

    • LijoDXL

      You are welcome. It would be really great of you if you could add a “as pointed out by” in your edited post.

  • Himanshu

    You’re welcome.

  • Snehashis Das

    Hey after this update still we can get official update when they release??

    • Himanshu

      Yes you will. Read the whole post carefully.

  • Gaurav

    What does it mean Himanshu? Will it harm on future flash updates Andriod L 5.1/

    • Himanshu

      It will not. but still, if it will, i will write a separate guide to make it able to receive future update/s

      • Gaurav

        cool 🙂 Thnx buddy

  • Maheep

    Did uh wait 20 mins after that?

    • Satrajit Chakraborty

      no, not even restarted

  • Satrajit Chakraborty

    Yes same happened with me. just renamed and tried. no restart, no waiting.

  • Himanshu

    It is a Rumor – The device will not get further updates after doing this update.

    Method 1 is updated. Rename the file correctly.

  • Sunny Parmar

    First method not works in my rooted moto e. So how do I update in clockwork recovery mode? Plz help me…

    • Sjj

      This method won’t work in a rooted phone.. Factory reset if you want this..

    • Himanshu

      Root method is there now. You can check that.

  • Spjsh

    What system version is shown in about phone after the update?? 21.12.40 or 21.12.32??

    • Spjsh

      Sorry 22.21.40 or 22.21.32?

      • Himanshu

        22.21.32

        • Spjsh

          I saw some screenshots with 22.21.40..

  • Niloy

    The first method is working, I had to struggle for some time with the name of the .zip file. Its still copying the update to system memory. Will update soon with the results. Thanks @Himanshu.

    • Himanshu

      Ya, that was horrible for me also.
      BTW you’re welcome.
      Follow Us on facebook.com/thetechnotriad

  • kushal

    Update unsuccessful error method 1 wht to do

  • Gaurav

    For 1st method do I need to download the update zip file again, or by simply renaming the old file will work??

    • LijoDXL

      Simply renaming it will do…

      • Gaurav

        Not happening showing the same ur device s/f is up to date.
        What to do??

        • LijoDXL

          Did you update ‘Motorola update services’?

          • Gaurav

            Yup bro.

          • Gaurav

            Downloaded Motorola Update services from the link provided

          • Himanshu

            Retry.

      • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

        Lijo how to do plz tell me xactly i will try method 1 after downloading d zip where to put ? And it will problem if i update my phone ? Some r telling ringtone probz some r telling shutdowns . u asli have oocured d same probz? Plz tell ur answer as fast as possible

  • kushal

    Update unsuccessful method 1 wht to do

    • LijoDXL

      Follow each step exactly as given in Method 1. It will work.

      • kushal

        Its not working

  • kushal

    Wht should I do pls help

    • LijoDXL

      Was the file that you pasted in your phone of 341 Mb?

      • kushal

        Yes…. Why

        • Himanshu

          Reset your phone.
          Redownload the file.
          Retry the method 1.

          • kushal

            Should I rename the file r not in method 2

          • Himanshu

            The file name should contain 22.21.32

          • kushal

            Will it work if boot loader is unlocked

          • Himanshu

            No. I guess the people who are running this update zip on unlocked bootloader are facing this “update unsuccessful” problem.

          • Nagendra

            I guess you are right , i have unlocked bootloader running stock 4.4.2 and unable to update . the update stops half way and returns back and says unsuccessful. tried to lock the bootloader but unable to .

          • Himanshu

            Yes. May be not. Try it. It will not harm.

          • Arti Singh

            hey dude !!! as i installed through the first method and i successfully installed but as now as i talked to the motorola customer care they said that as i have installed it from third party so final official update will not be rolled out for uh!!! what to do now bro?? coz as in this package this background screen is still black and multiuser sytem is also not there

          • Avinanda Sood

            You will get an official update… Customer care executive themselves do not know anything…. It’s not a third party update…it is signed by Motorola itself…. I also have installed this soak test update.

          • Bharat Bhat

            How you know this zip file update is signed by Motorola?

          • harish

            Hi plzz help me

  • Rishabh

    If i Do the first method will i lose my chance for future updates

    • Himanshu

      No, it’s just a rumour.

  • Yad

    can you downgrade if you dont like it ?

    • Himanshu

      Yes you can. This is a long process. I’ll write one if i’ll get enough demands.

      • Yad

        and can u delete the zip files from the phone an sd card once done ?

        • Himanshu

          Yes

  • Dhairya

    Thank You Bro!:* Keep providing us with good tricks and stuff! 😉

    • Himanshu

      You’re welcome.
      Whenever i’ll have time, i’ll provide these stuff.
      Follow us @ facebook.com/thetechnotriad

  • Himanshu

    A huge thanks to @LijoDXL

  • sunny

    Dont you have a video foe this process?
    and will this method will work on cm11?

    • Himanshu

      No, this will not work on cm 11.
      Sorry but i don’t have time to make a video.

  • Ganesh Kumar

    Not find file motorola update services

    • Himanshu

      Its there in the post

  • Chetan

    Hello Moto E user’s I too have an Moto E my suggestion don’t update
    manually because available internal storage After 4.4.4 update was
    2.16MB, Lollipop update file size is around 350MB+ If you will update
    manually, then you will update the OTA ( Twice update) in the sense it
    will consume internal memory twice, so why this circus be patient and
    wait OTA for all Moto E devices expected within this month.

    what is this

    • Himanshu

      Don’t be over smart if you don’t know the whole process.

      • Chetan

        this is motorola facebook page not me

        • Himanshu

          FYI, that is not the official page.

          • Chetan

            even THE TECHNO TRAID is not official.

        • Ajit Singh

          That’s not official page boy…

      • Ajit Singh

        Exactly my point.. Agreed with @Himanshu

        • Himanshu

          Thanks Ajit. Please make these kind of guys understand this stuff. I will be thankful.

  • Himanshu Katudiya

    It will not update fake update

    • Himanshu

      Okay. Thanks. -_-

  • yad

    Followed the first process the update downloaded and the phone rebooted but after it started it said couldn’t update moto e
    Can u help me ?

    • Himanshu

      Screenshot?

      • yad

        Here

        • Himanshu

          Reset your device and retry.

          • yad

            you mean reboot right ?

          • Himanshu

            No. Reset it. By going into settings. This will wipe all your data.

            Also make sure that you’ve downloaded the file fully.

    • Himanshu

      Have you made the update?

  • Himanshu

    For all those who are facing storage problems –
    Go to settings
    Go to storage
    Click on cached data
    Click ok

    This will clear the temporary cache and free up a lot of space. Do let me know if it worked or not.

    • Rohan Banerjee

      Will we get the official update after it comes??

      • Himanshu

        You updated to lollipop rohan?

        • Pavithran

          How to use multiple users

          • Himanshu

            It’s not available in this version.

          • Pavithran

            Then this is original version or not

        • srijan

          Hey I am not getting the update method can u post video of it

    • Sahil Chowdhury

      I have moto e and want it to update to lollipop.I just want to know if this process will be right or wrong because I don’t want my moto e to face any trouble after updating this.

  • nitish

    Where do i put my ZiP file in which folder ? Pls tell me

    • Himanshu

      Read the post carefully. I have specified clearly that the zip file should not be placed in any folder. rather, it should be directly pasted in internal and external memory.

      • nitish

        In internal ROOT folder or just put it in internal storage !

        • Himanshu

          just in the internal storage.
          with the folders like DCIM,Android,Downloads,etc

          • nitish

            I put it but nothing happen even i reboot it 3 times

          • Himanshu

            post me a screenshot of the file manager.

          • nitish

            Here you go

          • nitish

            I’m using Esfilemanager

          • nitish

            Bro help me yar

          • Himanshu

            Don’t put it in dcim. Put it outside dcim.
            And the do Let me know what happened

  • Swapnil Karve

    official release? tell me

    • Himanshu

      Official. But soak test.

      • Swapnil Karve

        really??? is it 100 ℅ sure that my device will not harm ? and will not shut down??

    • Swapnil Karve

      really??? is it 100 ℅ sure that my device will not harm ? and will not shut down?

      • Himanshu

        100% safe.

  • Aliakbar

    where is the root in internel storage

    • Himanshu

      Root means the pace where all the other folders like DCIM, ANDROID, DOWNLOADS, BLUETOOTH, etc are present.

  • Talib Rahman

    This update works perfectly fine…bt i dn y my phone is restarting so much now

    • Himanshu

      Might be some other reason. Try to reset. It will solve all the issues.

  • Rohan Banerjee

    Himanshu I have been trying the first process for quite a long time but it has not been working at all. I know your exams are approaching but may I get some guidance please!

    • Himanshu

      First make sure that the zip contains 22.21.32 in it.

      • Rohan Banerjee

        Yes it does contain 22.21.32. I have downloaded the first link out of the two.

        • Himanshu

          Post a screenshot of your file manager. Contact me on Facebook. Facebook.com/thetechnotriad

    • Rohan Banerjee

      I have downloaded the first link.

  • Rohan Banerjee

    Es file manager

    • Himanshu

      Is this your sd card or internal memory?

      • Rohan Banerjee

        SD card

        • Himanshu

          Put it in internal memory.

          • Rohan Banerjee

            How do I put it in my internal memory?

          • Himanshu

            Copy the update zip to the internal memory . the place where folders like download, android, Bluetooth are present.

        • Himanshu

          Did our work?

          • Rohan Banerjee

            Nothing worked!

      • Madhu Kiran Devireddy

        Hey bro!!! I received a lollipop update today on my moto e first gen …by mistake I declined it..will I receive the update later again

  • kunal kabir

    While updating it gets fail ..and reboot itself

    • Himanshu

      Reset your device and try again.

      • harish

        Hi I m harish plzzz help
        me

        • Himanshu

          What happened?

  • Rohan Banerjee

    Himanshu please guide me here. I have disabled Facebook for exams.

  • Maheep

    Did it easily! Just hve 2 follow the steps in metjod 1 n rename the zip file..

    • Rohan Banerjee

      What should be the new name? Can u please post a screenshot?

    • Himanshu

      The file is already renamed. Did you rename it again?

      • Rohan Banerjee

        Himanshu I have posted the screenshot! Guide me please!

        • Himanshu

          Wait. Have patience

    • puneet

      What did you rename the zip file as

      • Sagar Dhiman

        its because the system recognizes on 22.21.32 and not 21.12.40

        • Dharnish

          No need to rename just follow the method 1 with ateast 500mb of free internal space available.

    • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

      Plz tell me xactly how plz m requesting u :'(

    • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

      Maheep sir plz tell me xactly wat to do n which method should we follow to have a lolipop in moto e plz tell me :'(

  • Sagar Dhiman

    Umm Dude im a tech freak too and love to get the latest updates about moto e as I own one by my own. now the problem is the same as below that its showing update unsucessful no changes were made, actually im having a bit less internal space and I think thats the main reason behind the error so should I free up some space to install the update or it will surely require a reset ,im telling you Iv got a technical mind don’t hesitate in giving me some work over sonding and all that stuff cause iv already done some before and yes one more thing im having my bootloader unlocked is that also a reason for the same?
    I loved your idea and would be honored to talk to you further
    Sagar

    • Himanshu

      Unlocked boot loader might be a reason.
      Another reason could be less internal storage.

      PS – I will be thankful if you assist people here on behalf of me.

      • Sagar Dhiman

        Sure mate
        and do you have a tutorial for how to relock the bootloader cuase im actually not able to do so from the last 2 months

        • puneet

          Aye bro.. pls look up to my prob here

          • puneet

            This is my cmd.. its mad but m kinda new

          • Sagar Dhiman

            just contact me over sabungolfer0011@gmail.com iill reply you in seconds surely

          • Himanshu

            You have not entered the whole command.

            adb sideload Blur_Version.22.21.32.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03.zip

        • Himanshu

          To relock the boot loader, you have to flash the stock rom again.

  • puneet

    Cannot read blur_version.22.21.32.. this is error in adb command.. pls help.. i am kinda stuck badly here

    • Himanshu

      Make sure that the update zip contain this number only.

      • puneet

        The file name is blur version 21.12.40.condor retaildsds etc.. i tried typing all bro..

        • Himanshu

          Make it 22.21.32 and rum the 22.21.32 command

  • radhay

    Unable to get the update.

    I installed the file and moved it to internal storage and now it shows in misc files.

  • Pralay Nandy

    No work.I am download 21.12.40 but not working.please said proper way.
    Pralaynandy@gmail.com
    9830257375

    • Himanshu

      Rename the file from 21.12.40 to 21.21.32 and then try again

  • Himanshu

    Root method is up now

  • yad

    i have already dwonloaded the file yesterday so can u tell the file name ?

    • Himanshu

      Blur_Version.22.21.32.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03

      • yad

        error closed
        getting error when trying the second method

        • Himanshu

          What error. Screenshot please?
          Try 1st method. Its easier

          • yad

            u told to format the device for the first method and i dont want to do that now

          • Himanshu

            Now try method 1 with the renamed zip. Make sure that your bootloader is locked.

          • yad

            but why this error ?

          • Himanshu

            You might have done something wrong. By the way, you should not be concerned about that error if the method 1 works.

  • ashwin

    i mean soak test

    • Himanshu

      No bugs . but it has some missing features.
      Like multiuser support and move to sd feature does not moved the whole app to sd card.

      • mohit

        Will i get this features on further update by motorola

        • Himanshu

          Maybe

          • mohit

            Its like m getting afraid tat i will get OTA update or not after installing soak android

          • Rathish M

            Hi Himanshu,

            I updated with thru the second method. But please please please let me know whether i will get the official OTA update? please reply to rathishmurali@gmail.com…please this is my request…

  • Abhimanyu Shekhawat

    will i loose my warranty

    • Himanshu

      No, not at all.

  • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

    How much space did it require ?

    • Himanshu

      Around 500 mbs free.

  • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

    Which method is enough for to enable d lolipop for moto e method 1 or method 2?

    • Himanshu

      You can try either. However, method 1 is easier.

      • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

        K i will try method 1 it is easy isn’t? When we download d update zip den wat to do after dat plz tell me it would b pleasure :'(

      • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

        K i will try method 1 but after downloading d zip den wat to do where to place it n in which folder?

  • Tathagata Hoffmann Grignard

    bro…plz help me…
    I followed ur steps….
    I got that pic…
    then I fully returned to stock by mfastboot methods…in xda…
    and now I am in stock…..4.4.2…pure stock pure recovery…
    now no updateis showing…
    nor the ….5.0.2 nor the 4.4.4

    • Himanshu

      Place the zip on internal as well as external memory.

    • Yãgãmi Üzumãkï Lïght

      Now its ur own mistake coz u should wait for d official time

  • Parveen Er

    Installing system update…. via 1st method!! nervous and excited don’t know what would be the result … 😐

    • Parveen Er

      Wow! finally i got lollipop… thnkYou @TheTechnoTriad 🙂

      • Rohan Banerjee

        Will we get the official update after it comes?

        • Parveen Er

          Many have manually updated Lolliop on Moto G and Moto E. You will not be able to receive OTA from Motorola.
          Many are asking for the solution. The only solution is You have to flash your phone with Stock 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware. This should resolve the problem. From

          Motorola India Fans facebook page.

          • Himanshu

            Listen. This is the last time i’m telling you guys.

            1. That is not the official motorola page. So don’t expect all the news on it to be correct.
            2. When the final lollipop update will come, i will write a separate guide on how to update to that. So don’t worry about that. The final update may take 1-2 months.
            3. Most importantly, don’t try to flash stock 4.4.4 on lollipop via fastboot. It will brick your device. And that unofficial motorola page is telling you guys to do so. Don’t ever do that.

          • ishu

            hey bro is there any way i can roll back to stock kitkat?
            m facing whole lot of bugs in my phone! pls help

          • Himanshu

            Yes there is a way. I’ll post is later on.

          • Venkat Raasaiyan

            hey bro is there any way i can roll back to stock kitkat?

          • Sahil Chowdhury

            Have someone updated it? I just want to know if he or she facing some trouble or not?

          • Johnson Bunny

            post it as soon as possible my phone is getting restarted more than twice a day.

          • satyanarayana pydi

            hi im fallowed to mentioned method 1, but not updated my device plz help me…

          • Ambuj

            Sir i updted my moto e yo lollipop from yout site only….you have told us that this version (21.12.40.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03reteu) should be installed but I’m having (21.12.32.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03reteu) this version

            Plss HELP ME!!!
            I need to downgrade my phone

          • Johnson Bunny

            now the official moto e lollipop 5.1 is out so tell as as soon as possible how to get it.. the first method is totally sucking and my phone is getting restarted more than once a day.. so please post it as soon as possible. the official lollipop 5.1 is out.

          • maheep walia

            From where can we get the original stock kitkat rom?

      • koti

        how to updatu to u r phone
        my no 9492135225

    • sandeep

      wht is the process u did???

    • Sahil Chowdhury

      What is OTA?

    • Sathish Poorna

      want internet connection when pressing “yes im in”???

  • Swapnil Karve

    it worked brooooo and by first method……… thanksssssssssssssssssssssss……… but i am able to update the final version when it will be released?

    • Chetan

      no

      • Swapnil Karve

        whyy??? but himanshu said that it is official soak test update… therefote i downloaded it…. himanshu help…

        • Dynamite

          Himanshu is not official .He is still in class 11th.

          • Swapnil Karve

            he has said that u will get official updates after this update….

  • Mohammad Asif Kazi

    hey somewhere in youtube it is there that motorola will not give future updates who have manually went to lollipop

  • Mohammad Asif Kazi

    phone ring tone not working

    • ashwin

      have you updated to 5.0.2 ???

  • Mohammad Asif Kazi

    sucessfully updated phone ring tone has got problem

  • ashwin

    can you explain,what’s the problem ??

  • sai

    does method 2 need locked bootloader

    • Himanshu

      No

    • sai

      if we update now do we get future update from motorola though the bootloader is unlocked

  • Arnab Bagchi

    My phone updated successfully but my funtions are not working.. All the time a error is given to me that “google play service is stoped” & “Uthe process com.google.process.gapps has stop”. Now not able to do anything with the phone. please help. I have used the 1st method.

    • Himanshu

      You have to reset the device. Go to recovery by using the method stated in method-2 and click on factory reset.

      • Arnab Bagchi

        Ok.. I will give my comment after resetting.. Thanks friend

        • Himanshu

          Take note that the first boot will take around 10-15 minutes

          • Arnab Bagchi

            Its working after reset. I have to reinstall all the application now. After that I will give my feedback again. Thank you.

        • Arnab Bagchi

          Its still working fine. Installed all the applications.. Thanks You Mate..

          Will you guide us when the original update is out in market??

          • Himanshu

            I’ll do one thing. When ever i’ll get some time, i’ll catch up the email addresses of you guys and make a newsletter kind of subscription which will allow me to keep in touch with you guys.

          • Arnab Bagchi

            Well that will do the job.. Thanks mate..
            My ID:- arnab_bagchi@aol.in

  • Deep

    motorola told that i will not get any further updates and the method 1 does not include guest user mode!! plz help

  • Robotoy

    i have manually updated my moto e.. but will i get the oficcial ota?? this soak test is missing multi user mode.. plz help..

  • chandra

    getting status error from 2 days. help

  • Shiwang

    both method 1 and 2 is not working in my device
    in method 2 in final when it is going to be complete 100%
    it says failed and then reboot system

  • Davinder Singh

    I am unable to enter in the recovery mode after this update. Tell me the how to do.

    • Himanshu

      Hold down power buttom for 2 secs and tap volume+

  • Anurag Dubey

    I am using your method 2nd when adb fast boot finishes installing.The phone shows verifying package and then installation aborted.
    Method 1didn’t worked for I tried everything. Reset the phone.Copied the zip file with correct name at to root directories. But still I get Device is updated.
    Please help

  • Midun

    I did everything and there is no problem , but i wanted to know how to swap internal memory to sd card because it is the only active group i came across .. BTW Himanshu Ladia a grt thanks !!

  • Shivriya Sinha

    hey!! dude as i downloaded that zip file on the first day too!! and it didn’t worked!! as it is written that zip file renamed so have uh renamed it and will it work now sorry i know its a silly type question and i noe too u r exams are on ur head!! m really sry dude bas tell me that will it work now?

  • Shivriya Sinha

    and a one more question is it something like kya kii we should have 500mb left in the internal storage aftr copyng the zip?

  • Nitish Kalra

    when i check for udpates its showing your software is up to date??

    • Himanshu

      Try method 2

  • ishu

    is there any way i can roll back to stock kitkat?
    m facing whole lot of bugs in my phone! pls help

  • Venket Ackbote

    hi i a, getting this issue while installing it on moto e

    “/system/app/3c_main.apk” has unexpected contents.

    • Himanshu

      I guess your system version is not eligible for this update

      • Venket Ackbote

        which version is required…

  • João Oliveira

    Error ” Device Not Found ” Help me friend, I’ve tried the first method multiple times

    • Himanshu

      See the last point in method 2 . there is a link given which will solve your issue.

  • sanju

    Getting unsuccessful in twrp

  • Venket Ackbote

    hi

    i am getting error or 3c_main.apk unexpected error

  • Venket Ackbote

    i have this version…

  • sandeep

    Am not getting any update.. its showing your device software is upto date so what should I do now??? plz help me

  • Nishanth

    Method 1 worked on 3 devices…but on one device..its not working !

  • yash thakar

    i am facing following problems i downloded the zip and pasted it to root dir
    then also its not showing

    is this becoz i am on 4.4.2

  • Prashant Jakkula

    Can I delete updated zip file after my phone update to android lollipop

  • niranjandas

    hi
    my installation struck at 75% wat should id do

  • Mahesh Rathore

    i am using 2nd method on moto e but getting error device not found. please guide

  • Vinayak Ankam

    Will we get the official update ????

  • Ajay Jadhao

    Bro help me from this it showing the zip file is unsupported

  • mayank

    app screen not changed also home button ………

    • Kshitij Mohit Gupta

      That is because this is the stock Motorola Launcher. Install Google Now Launcher from the Play Store. This is completely normal as Motorola hasn’t included an updated launcher in their latest firmwares.

  • SAURABH RUSTAGI

    When the OTA update of lollipop comes in my moto e then can i remove this update and install the OTA in my phone????
    Is it possible??????

  • akshay yewale

    Reboot means what ???

  • akshay yewale

    How to reboot ??

  • mayank

    will i get update later by doing this method

  • bhujbal mayur

    thanx for loliipop…. but after update my mobile phone play music or other music only play song but no sound or no voice ….my mobile speaker is ok condtion & i take all softwereupdate ………..ples sugges the solution

    • bhujbal mayur

      i use method 1

  • rishi

    Not working

  • Arjun Raj

    hi.. .himanshu.. just upgraded ma moto e to l. ..can i delete d zip file from d both storages?!

  • Narendrasinh

    how can i reboot

  • Narendrasinh

    The file name should 22.21.32

  • Harish

    i have only this zip file —> Blur_Version.21.12.40.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03 or Blur_Version.21.12.32

  • Nikhil

    WELL IT WORKED FOR ME THANK U HIMANSHU

  • Baqar Riaz

    Hi

  • Baqar Riaz

    THnk u SOo much for Getting my Moto E to Lollipop…. U have a grEat Knowledge…. I m in 9th Class..and Also..like to do experiments and finding new new tricks..for computers and Mobiles and currently.. i want..to learn..how to make an android app.. Can u heLp Me ?

  • Vinayak Ankam

    Offical update has started

  • Surya

    will i get the missing features like multi user and move to sd card if i update from about phone -> system updates??

    • Himanshu

      Yes ofcourse.

  • Abhi

    I gone through your guide and successful updated to lollypop. Thanks a lot
    I just want to ask
    Will I get official android l update when it will roll out for all users. Please tell me

  • Akshay Paradkar

    hii himanshu ladia.. i updated my moto e xt1022 to lollipop through method 1 and was successful. But i am facing some problem such as the menu button is not in white colour and the menu’s background is not in white colour as that of lollipop. Is there any issue with this update plze help me bro …….And can i get the original final update of moto while i am already having the soatest update of lollipop… plze help

  • SHiva SAi

    phone should be rooted for updating?

  • Aman Singhal

    bro wat to do i have downloaded the file and pasted in both internal and external and reeboted but wen i go to software update it says your software is up to date and my available memory is 772 mbs
    plzz help

  • sameer gupta

    if i do update with the prescribed steps..will i get the further updates??

  • Sameer Gupta

    how to enable the guest mode????

  • Shagun Verma

    thnx guys its working

    now i m having moto e with lollipop version ………….
    THNX THNX THNX A LOT
    and 1. method is also working properly

  • Surya

    If i just update by step 1 after then when motorola releases the l update do i will get the official OTA update Lollipop from motorola?

  • kiran varma

    dude, i got an error in method 3
    executing binary from zip error, help me in getting this

  • balajr

    after trying method 1. i didn’t get any update …..please help me guys

  • KK

    Just one question after updating to lollipop …can i delete the zip files…

    • Himanshu

      yes

  • KK

    Thanks I got the update…
    Only one question…can i delete the zip .. ?
    Will it cause problem or not.. ?
    Dont delete the comment..

  • Manish

    i have created ext2 partition on my sd card and using it with LINK2SD. Also, i have removed some of the preinstalled google apps like play music, chrome. Is it safe to install this update on my rooted motoe running stock firmware.

    • Himanshu

      clean flash it, and then install.

  • Shashi

    This LOllipop is unstable so please upload way to downgrade to kitkat. moto e

  • Faiz Ansari

    yeah..,, i download that “blur” file and paste it in my moto e then i restart my phone and i checked system update but it’s not give me system update.. what should i do???

  • Anubhav

    hello, thanks a ton ,it worked on my moto e.
    now please tell can i delete the zip file which i pasted in internal root so that i can get some space

    • Himanshu

      yes

  • atul

    man i am struck in this step…..!!!
    tried everything but unable to resolve this situation….

    PLease Help

  • PRa NAv

    Can anybody telme how to degrade from lollipop to kitkat …..

  • Yogesh

    Hello brother i have rooted moto e and following your steps but it give
    me some error….and now my mobile is not started…please help me…

    • Himanshu

      Disable signature verification before flashing the zip.

  • bruno veloso souza

    no meu sempre fala que meu software ja esta atualizado como faço agora ?

  • bruno veloso souza

    in my always says that my software is already updated as I do now

  • bruno veloso souza

    help me

  • Vishu Bhardwaj

    after updation of lollipop can i delete blur version in my phn..bcoz it takes lot of space ..

    • Himanshu

      Yes

      • Vishu Bhardwaj

        Can I get regular updates from Google after manual installation of lollipop, also my Phn start blinking when I put it on charging.

  • stuck in method 2 and now my moto e is dead..helpp/

  • how long do we need to wait using method 2.

  • my moto e screeen display says Installation Aborted even after finishing the commputer part…100% install …help..

  • vasim farooqui

    when i try to disconnect the phone from pc in order to make the phone in recovery mode then adb shell does not find my devices otherwise if i connect in usb debugging mode it show when i goes to recoevery mode after disconnecting it frompc

  • TANMOY

    I’ve tried 1ST METHOD but doesn’t worked ?

  • rahul

    it is necessary to download the motorola update service….if necessary so which device i have to download pc or my moto e (method 1)

  • R.Yuvaraj Ravi

    hi i have successfully updated to lollipop by using 1st method ….
    how to degrade to old kitkat 4.4.4….
    please help

  • sandeep

    best i use your secound method best answer

  • Sahil kumar

    Do i ll get official ota after installing this update

  • Sharan Shekar

    When iam downloading songs not launching into music player in lollipop

  • Sharan Shekar

    Even videos are not showing mx player

  • Vicky Tiwari

    i tried the adb method.
    but on my phone it shows installation aborted…
    same problem occured when i tried it with my friend’s moto e

  • babji

    It’s worked for me. But calling function is too slowly. Is there any solution for that

  • Rohit Raj

    on updating via the rooted method it shows an error /system/fonts/Roboto-Bold.ttf has unexpected contents

  • Om

    Thanks Mate……………… working fine for me from First Method

  • Raghavendra

    When motoe 2014 user will receive OTA upgrade to lollipop? Is it necessary to follow above procedure to upgrade even after receiving OTA?

    • Himanshu

      No

  • khushal

    Yep.. lollipop in my moto e. thanx to #thetechnotriad

  • Bharat Bhat

    Dude Motorola say’s that users who went to android 5.0.2 they don’t get any official update
    Why?

    • Himanshu

      Either listen them or us.

  • Pratik

    i have used method 2 but the process aborted when it was 100% . what to do??

  • rakshith

    Bro will I get official update after installing the blur version
    I mean I updated without rooting the device.

    • Himanshu

      Yes

  • hafiz g

    Yes I updated by first method thank you. But I have a issue if I set a ring tone it doesn’t works it doesn’t ring on any ring tone what to do

    • Himanshu

      Your ring volume must be on none. Send me s screenshot.

      • hafiz g

        The actual problem is that I am hearing only a beep sound for all phone calls as well as notifications

        • Himanshu

          Try changing ringtones.

        • hafiz g

          Tried too many times still the same problem persists

          • Himanshu

            Then the only option left is a factory reset.

          • hafiz g

            K thanks for ur kind reply I’ll try factory reset and say the results. When we’ll get further updates

          • Himanshu

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  • Dexter

    I’m not able to update through method 1 please help ”!????

  • Shivam Gupta

    Hey friends I have installed zip file then reboot my phone but still nothing happens if anyone has already done it than plzz call me my no. Is 7532800591

  • SAURABH RUSTAGI

    When the OTA update of lollipop comes in my moto e then can i remove this update and install the OTA in my phone????
    Is it possible??????

  • johnson

    i updated my moto e with the first method , but the multiuser is not working its not even opening, can you please tell me how can i fix it??

    • Himanshu

      It’s not available on this version. If you want multi user, flash cm12.

  • Harshavardhan

    Hey there . I am getting an error while flashing the root flashable update using twrp . help appreciated!!

    • Himanshu

      Clean flash and then try again.

  • Harshavardhan

    it says error while executing the updater binary . should i wipe everything before i install the root flashable update? i mean system ,internal storage ,cache ,dalvik cache etc???everything ??

  • ishdeep

    Hey himanshu plz help me after pasting the zip file into both sd card and intarnal memory…..when i check for updayed it says ur divice software is up to date plz help…

  • Zuzu

    Yes hello do I need an SD card for this because I do not have one

    • Himanshu

      Yes you do need a SD card for the 1st method. You can try method 2 if you don’t have a SD card.

  • jaya

    I am not able to understand the 4 th step in 1st method ..

    • Himanshu

      Read it clearly.

  • Pavan Kumar M

    could u help me how
    to update to lollipop

    • Himanshu

      The whole article is for you only. Read the article.

  • parth patel

    piease sent zip file

  • parth patel

    some problem for zip file download please help

  • swap

    Can u give 5.1 update for moto e

    • Himanshu

      It isn’t released yet.

      • swap

        Ohkk.. When it will release??? Any idea??

        • Himanshu

          Soon.

  • Darshan

    Darshan

    • akx

      this is wrong comment remove this

  • Darshan

    I have moto E and i only rooted that for xmod no change otherwise like rom firmwware
    so, which step i follow nd can u give that xmod worked after update 5.0 on it bcz xmod write that some of the 5.0 not worked
    plz give me suggestion

    after i upgrade my phone can i go downgrade to 4.0??????

    • Himanshu

      I cannot understand what you mean by xmod. If this means xposed framework, then yes, it won’t work anymore on 5.0. you have to download a separate versione of xposed which can run only on 5.0

      • Darshan

        First of all if i upgrade my moto e then can i downgrade to android 4.4???

        second i rooted my phone only for use xmod (search google it) it will say that not support all 5.0 devices thats y i ask u

        nd i rooted my device then after which step i follow???

  • narasimhamurthy jiguru

    hello bro my moto e is updated by method 1. It is successfully done but i am facing one problem before and after updated. when i am about to off my screen it switch offs with out performing long press. Do you have solution for it then plz help me.

    • Himanshu

      reset your phone.

  • narasimhamurthy jiguru

    Is there any risk with my phone after performing update operation?

    • Himanshu

      no.

  • narasimhamurthy jiguru

    I have no idea about rest. You have any video for it?

    • Himanshu

      Sorry.

  • Ashish

    Plz help my internal storage is just 320mb plz help also himanshu plz tell will i get official update?

    • Himanshu

      Yes. Motorola will release the 5.1 update soon.

      • Ashish

        i have updated lollipop manually method 1..so asking will i get or not?

        • Ashish

          after lollipop update around 350mb i lost inspite of deleting tht blur file,cache also cleared,plz help himanshu

          • Ashish

            u did not reply?

  • chavan mahesh

    I Download Motorola Update Services Install it on ONLY internal OR SD CARD?….himanshu help me…plzz

  • chavan mahesh

    in method 1..ok

  • Deepak ornaldo

    Do not paste update zip in to internal memory paste in ext memory it will automatically shows the update

  • MAHESH

    what i do in 1st method in 3rd point…i will download nd then…what i do??? paste in internal and sd card?himanshu help me

  • Namin Shah

    bro i m rooted !
    first i tried root method as u mentioned, but at the starting of update it showed like this
    checking for md5 : md5 not found
    and then it appears as fail.
    then i tried ur first method , new software update is available . i clicked it installed on took me to the bootloader, and after that again same issue is occuring md5 not found and failed !!!!!!
    plz help !

    • Kevin Klaar

      he naman did u get any help regarding the same?
      m facing same problem.

  • Kevin Klaar

    hi himanshu
    i have rooted my phone hence tried to flash update.
    but was unsucessful.
    i have uninstalled some stock apps like messenger and google apps like g+, inbox , etc.
    pls help
    waiting for reply.ASAP

  • hafiz g

    can u please help me fast as i have already updated via 1st method a month before.bun while i tried to un install a system app but after it made me crash my os mine is not booting up now but i can go to twrp recovery in my phone ,can i fix this issue by method 3.

  • Balaji Chowdary

    thanks for the post himanshu i got it updated sucessfully

  • vikram singh

    Tnxxx now i hav lolipop in moto e

  • Darshan

    when i setup vpn setting in moto E after that when i reopen that setting they want credential storage password.

  • Darshan

    Why xmodgames (google it) not worked in Android L.

  • sudipto

    can i Delete the blur_version file from phone memory after the upgradation? it reduces the phone memory very much..please inform

    • Ashish

      yes u delete it

  • Anuj Gupta

    Hi admin,
    i have updated lollipop on my device moto e xt1022 indian version successfully, but after updation i found that there is some of tasks not working, like if i want to make any of mp3 audio my ringtone so its not works only you can make defauld ringtones your phone ringtone.when i connect my phone via Usb data cable my phone not showing in computer..in my phone debugging mode its showing no cable connected.
    what should i do.?
    is there any way to retain my kit kat version?

  • Ashish

    hi admin y u not provided 13mb link which also all soak test users got?

    • vishal

      Hey…
      When i go to system update it shows ‘your phone is up to date’ but it is in 4.4.4
      Help pls

  • You said to make sure we have a completely stock Android version, is it really necessary? Can I use the method with 4.4.4 version?

    • Nevermind, it updated successfully on 4.4.4. Some stock widgets went missing, apart from which its working perfectly well!
      Thank you so much.

  • Hardik Vaghani

    Device Not Found ?
    Right drivers for device is not installed.
    Install PDAnet and it will install right driver for your device and then you can sideload.
    check this command before sideloading “adb devices” so that you can get that device is detected or not.

  • prazwal

    even installed updateservices you provided on system updates it is showing that the software is up to date?!!!!!!!!!can you please give me a solution

  • Thelos257

    HELP ME please me this message appears what to do?
    bootloader preflash vailidation failed
    failed remote failure

  • Abhinav Verma

    Hi m facing whole lot of bugs in my phone! pls help

  • Altamash Sayed

    How do i remove Lollipop from my mobile ????
    i installed it from 1st method i want to remove lollipop because i want to root my phone

  • Summit Pole

    I got the lollipop update..thanks..but I cannot change ringtone..even if I use preinstalled tones that are also not working..while vibrating only per 3 sec approx. beep comes which signifies that your getting call.plz fix this n plz let me know

  • jay

    Yeah…finally got lollipop ota…thank you so much bro himanshu..

  • Zeeshan

    Himanshu..must frm india…yaar ham method 1 se update kr rhe h..kuch ho ga to nhi n…e sab bol rha h ki bahut bug hota h…official update ke liye wait kare kya?ek baar update kr le to fir vapas kit kat pe nhi aa skte h?

  • Mani Kandan

    conformly we have a mobile intenet for method 1 ????, is there change in home button and menu ??? becuz they commented pic’s are not changed , is that is original and it is a full version?????

  • Deepak

    Are you sure the method for rooted users works?

  • Shivansh Bali

    can i download another lolipop firmware on ur this lolipo firmware???????????

  • sai kiran

    hi sir,after updating to lollipop,my device ringtone is not functioning well,i.e,i had choosen my favourite song as ringtone and the ringtone while a phone call gets is different
    and my notification is not working at all,,,please help me from this issue

    • sai kiran

      not notification its notification ringtone

  • girish patidar

    After installing zip files in internal and external memory I look for for system update in setting but it reply that the devise software is up to date!
    Now what should I do?

  • Kiran Jayasurya

    21.12.32.condor_retaildsds.retaildsdsall.en.03reteu I have this system version. How can i get lollipop?

  • Ajay Dwarkunde

    Hi techno triad…. Thanku for ur suggestions…. I got lollipop but i cant get the home screen like original lollipop version…… Give me suggeation for it…..plz…. Thnx …. Once again…..

  • Ігор Дмитрук

    Hi, I have not the Indian version. What do I do in this case … please help

  • Sunny Keshri

    Is there anyone to answer my querry?
    I have updated my newly purchased moto e 2 days ago based on instructions provided here (method1)! All the news is confirming that the official 5.1 is available OTA for the indian users but my device says your system is up to date! Do i need to downgrade to install the official update or i have to do it manually if manually where will i find the update file?

  • Johnson Bunny

    what happened himanshu? you haven’t replied me.. the official android lollipop 5.1 is out and this soak test version installed by method 1 is totally sucking.. urgently post us hoe to get it.. my phone is getting restarted more then twice a day.. its literally sucking.. please post it as soon as possible and do reply to this message.

  • Hey!…….. I am running lollipop 5.0.2 soak test from your website in my Moto E XT1022.
    And do you to this update method, i lose my device warranty and i am not getting any ota update from motorola and lollipop 5.1 has been released recently. so what to do now? how can i update from 5.0.2 to 5.1. can we use the same method for 5.1 by placing the zip file in sdcard, but how can we do that, there is not any zip file for 5.1 available.
    so, upload a 5.1 zip file or give a method so that i can update to official 5.1 update my moto e.

  • gladson

    Sir. Pls check that zip files. Always geting error. So I tried to extract using winrar. Total folder size just 95 mb. Pls check that zip files. I need lollipop.

  • Amit Singla

    The file (Motorola update services)is not getting installed. Plz help …. 🙁 🙁

  • sai kiran

    How to update moto e xt1022 to lollipop 5.1.,please help me to update

  • Manish Wable

    how to remove/uninstall twrp frome moto e plz help me………

    • Kshitij Mohit Gupta

      Get the stock recovery.img and flash it through fastboot using, “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”.

  • praneeth

    Thanks bro…upgraded to lollipop on moto e…all fine

  • anoop

    how to update to lolipop 5.1official update? getting lots of problems with this update.

  • Sai Sharath

    hi himanshu.. i have followed your steps and successfully updated to lollipop 5.0.1 but i have a doubt that it being a soak test version do i get the official 5.1 update.. if not how can i get it ??

  • paul

    Thanks. Now my phone is lollipop. Great

  • Yeshu Annadata

    On the way to getting lollipop in my phone……Feeling excited little bit tense

  • Julayi Deepu

    i have installed lollipop but when i formatted my phone when it is power on it wont please help meeee

  • abhi

    oh man… thank ou soo much… nd in adb sideload step 15,, please add ” you have to wait untill its completed in device..” when i got verifying update package for a long time i thought itz over ..i had to restart it.. but suddenly got another line,,,installing update.. 😉

  • Abhishek Singh

    Thanks man. It works. Keep up the good work!

  • jagdish

    hi how to fix md5 file not found

  • Joy Mitra

    thank you dr admin.. god bless you..

  • Chandan Kumar

    used first and second method but still not getting the update??????
    can anyon let me know , himanshu i’ll be happy if you consider my request and help me out.

  • Kmj

    How to get the official lollipop 5.1 update??

  • mastmurgi

    Official lollipop update has been come to moto e but still not getting any notification. Plz guide how to install lollipop 5.1

  • nikunj

    look himanshu, i got a serious problem with my moto e. whenever i apply the second method, the pc sends the file to android. Android reads, verifyes it .And then it says installation aborted w/o any reason. can you help me out. itried your first method too. That even doesn,t work on my andorid. when i go to system updates it says your software is up to date. HELP ME IF YOU CAN

  • Amit K (AK)

    Hi Himanshu,

    with the method #1 above, I’ve had successfully updated t0 5.0.1. Thanks a lot…

    I want to know, as to now, how will I update to 5.1, since, the one that was installed is a “soak” version. (and OTA does not work)

    From most to the comments that I’ve read, it seems that you will post the method on separate blog. When is this coming.

    Regards,
    Amt. K.

  • Ñïkûñj Çhhåbrā

    look himanshu, i got a serious problem with my moto e. whenever i apply the second method, the pc sends the file to android. Android reads, verifyes it .And then it says installation aborted w/o any reason. can you help me out. itried your first method too. That even doesn,t work on my andorid. when i go to system updates it says your software is up to date. HELP ME IF YOU CAN

  • Ana P. Camargo

    How do i find root directory ? Can you show with image ? You should write in details for anyone be able to do it.

    I inserted my usb at PC it display XT1022 i click there and do i copy first page ?

  • AKASH WANGALWAR

    method 1 works for me thanks man

  • vidya sagar borra

    I am using soak test 5.0.2 moto e . trying to upgrade to original. while updating 13mb file, its not happening.

    it is showing ” update unsuccessful, no changes were made”

    help me plz

  • Fayed

    is this 5.1 or 5.0.2

  • Arghya Dutta

    Hi. I have applied this update in my moto e. But I have facing some problem like,
    1. after pressing power key auto reboot and after press the power key sceen is not awaking. Plz suggest me something on this.
    2. Can I able to get the official update?

  • JOHN PAUL RODRIGUES

    is root required ? :¬ )

  • Chandra Shekhar

    system/priv-app/dialer.odex has unexpected contents…. installation aborted

    what to do help me please

  • Rohan Mane

    Followed d 1st method but still phone showing system up2 date….plz help!

  • kunal kabir

    Facing some problems notification bar is not working..it don’t show notifications at all and home is also not working.. Please get a fix. Hurry..and thanks for building this rom

  • Prakhar Shukla

    Plz anyone help me ..I have updated my moto e to android 5 after that it start randomly restarting problem ..it restart more then 50 times a day ..so plz someone help me by suggesting how to get rid over it ..if downgrading android is a answer then how ..suggestion r heartily welcome

  • VisHal VH

    Followed method 1 but shows device upto date

  • Bhargav

    I downloaded the apk file but I am unable to find the system update. I was shown the page that your system is up to date

  • Rutul Shah

    I have revived Update but my phone memory space not available. after i had manage space phone memory. but after check update not revived please help

    i have use your given method-01

  • Sarthak Ladhwe

    I received official upgrade notification of lollipop and when I tried to upgrade it said to free 500mb of space. After clearing 500mb of space from internal storage it says that phone’s software is already up to date. I also tried to upgrade by using method 1, but it says the same thing. Can you please help me?

    • satyawan

      just go to play store and search motorola update services then update it

  • Rutul Shah

    Dear Friend,

    i have use moto e (1st Gen). as per your given method-1 I had follow same.
    ones we received update but they time our internal memory space not available more then 500MB
    so i was not except and manage fast space that
    after i have go system update page but they time not received
    kindly help

    Rutul Shah
    9016550115
    Gujarat

  • srinivasulu

    Idiots did the fucking update for mote – e. finally it killed my phone with this update. it occupies all internal memory, and these (mote – e developers) idiots are not allowed to install the apps on SD card. so I lost my phone. this was a basic testing that these stupid fellows has to do. I wonder why they ignored it. say sorry to all the users and rollback this change immediately.

  • Deepak Agarwal

    Yesterday i updated my moto e to lollipop.. problem is the system update file didnt get deleted after the update and now its using a huge chunk of my already low internal memory.. how to delete this update file? Factory Reset?

  • amrit

    how to flash it with twrp when i install it failed

  • Keval Bhatt

    I have updated my MOTO E to Lollipop 5.0 Soak Test before two months. Now official 5.1 Lollipop update is declared by Motorola but I am not able see any update from my device. I am checking system update regularly but I am not receiving any notification on my device. Dear Himanshu Please help me in this regard.

  • Mani Kiriti

    For root users updateing, wipes all data?

  • Shivam

    I have rooted moto e xt1022 cell and uninstalled some unnessecary inbulid apps and now I don’t have back up of them.
    I tried to install lollipop using your method but when I falsh the zip file it shows fail..
    Please give sugesstion…
    I tried installing using twrp recovery file of lollipop of xt1022 but it didn’t happen…
    I tried using coustom ROM but still it didn’t do

  • Sunil

    Hi I m not able to update on my moto e
    when i apply install it it showing blank screen since last 2 hrs. please help me….

  • Bruce Wayne

    I am getting the cannot read error zip file error using adb sideload, update fails using system updates and flashing the zip also fails

  • UMESH KUMAR

    Upgraded to lollipop 5.0.2 but Unable to upgrade to lollipop 5.1

  • Piyush Ranjan

    I upgraded to lollipop but after the upgradation its just showing 130 mb memory. Before upgradation it was 800 mb. I tried clearing the cache data and other things as well but nothing is helping out. Please help

  • Dineshkumar P

    Hi,

    Please don’t update Moto E to lollipop os. Because Moto E having only 4 GB memory and the OS itself takes more than 3 GB.

    After Update to Lollipop my mobile always saying no internal memory available. I have only whatsapp, facebook and some banking applications. There is no use in updating Moto E to lollipop. You definitely change mobile after updating your mobile

  • Raaj

    Super instructions, Technotriad.
    Installed smoothly without any issues. Thank you

    But a piece of advice for people looking to upgrade the Moto E to Lolipop.
    DO NOT do it.
    IMO the biggest handicap of Moto E is its crippled internal storage, which gets used up 4 GB RAM which seems a lot but is totally inadequate even if you install just basic apps and Moto E doesn’t allow you to install on the micro SD card. Please see the additional travails after I upgraded to Lolipop
    1. Apps storage – on KitKat it used to show 1.2GB used by apps and I would regularly have 300-400MB free. To install Lolipop I had to keep 500 MB free so ended up uninstalling a few more apps. After upgrading it showed 2.4GB used by apps, I don’t know how without any installations it suddenly ate into 1.2GB extra
    2. Free space – the free space no is always around 200MB. That too after I have uninstalled more apps, deleted all whatsapp files. But Lolipop seems to be some monster consuming more and more space. The Apps directory is now consuming 2.45GB that is after going to each app and deleting data from it.
    3. The ringer is now super laggy that is if it does call at all. Most of the time it does not do anything when you try to call. If it does call it takes nearly a minute to initiate the dialing. In short the phone is near useless for its basic function

    Please let me know if there is a way to get back to Kitkat

  • Rajeev Singh

    Error Verifying current system….”/System/app/PlusOne.apk” Has unexpected contents .Installation aborted. please help me

  • Rajeev Singh

    Error Verifying current system….”/System/app/PlusOne.apk” Has unexpected contents .Installation aborted. please help me

  • Mr. Lazy

    After installing the first soak update using adb sideload when clicked on reboot. My phone got blank, it’s not restarting! please help!