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My sister just gave me her Motorola Moto G phone.  It is running Android 5.1.  I was wondering if there was a way to jailbreak it or something.  Her carrier was Consumer Cellular if that makes a difference.  I was wondering if there is a way to put on just a plain OS with no carrier stuff.  I am just going to use it for WiFi for now.


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Plenty of options for that device,you just have to take your pick........and take a good read ! :mrgreen:

 

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g

 

Personally,I would go for this 1 :

 

http://forum.xda-dev...falcon-t3496750


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Thanks, It looks like a foreign language to me at the moment.  I will need to do some research.


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What year was it made?  I have the 2014 model.  Motorola only lets you upgrade to 6.0.

 

Motorola Moto G™ DTV Colors (2nd Generation)
Android 6.0 (Build MPB24.65-34-3)
Android Security Patch level August 1, 2016
Device ID - XT1069
Release date: Thu., 16. Oct. 2014
 
I found that the upgrade to Marshmallow made the battery last longer and the OS felt more stable.

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What year was it made?  I have the 2014 model.  Motorola only lets you upgrade to 6.0.

 

Motorola Moto G™ DTV Colors (2nd Generation)
Android 6.0 (Build MPB24.65-34-3)
Android Security Patch level August 1, 2016
Device ID - XT1069
Release date: Thu., 16. Oct. 2014
 
I found that the upgrade to Marshmallow made the battery last longer and the OS felt more stable.

 

I think it is newer than that.  How would I upgrade?  Well I found out, and it is running 5.1 but says up to date.


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Settings-->system-->update

Check if there's an 'OTA' update if you're connected to a wi-fi network......

If there's a later version available from the manufacturer,you can update yours...


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Which Moto G is it. Moto G (1st /1st and a half /2nd/3rd/4th Gen.

 

For almost all of the Moto G's there is a custom rom for them however it will require the bootloader to be unlocked and a custom recovery put into place so that custom roms can be flash however not all Moto G's bootloaders was unlockable.

 

Being an EX-Betatester for Motorola i can help with the Moto G LTE (XT1039) and the Moto G 2015 (XT1541) phones as i own them myself and i have past experience with android as well.

 

 

It would be best if you could give a Model Number It will begin with XT and can be found under settings -> About as this will make it easier to help.

 

XDA Developers is also a good place to have a look (I am also a user on there and help when i can there too).


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Under about phone here is what is listed:

 

Model number -- Moto G  So I guess it is First Generation

Android version -- 5.1

Android security patch level 2016-03-01

Baseband version -- MSM8626BP_1032.3116.98.00R CCAWS_CUST

Kernel version -- 3.4.42-g89906d6

                             hudsoncm@ilclbld120 #1

                            Fri Feb 26 07:11:12 CST 2016

 

System version -- 221.201.2.falcon_urnts.AWSCC.en.us

Build number -- LPBS23.13-58-2

 

If you need any more info about phone just tell me what, and How To Find it.  I am very, very unfamiliar with Android.


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Yep its a 1st gen.

 

Unlock Bootloader: http://forum.xda-dev...covery-t3418432

ROM: http://forum.xda-dev...v5-6-2-t3300407

 

 

You will need to have Bootloader Unlocked and  a custom recovery to flash the Android N firmware on. Any issues hit us up.

 

Will be out for a while but will be on later.


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So this installs a new version of Android?


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Yep this will be a ASOP Firmware of Android 7.0 as Motorola stopped updates on the Moto G 1st edition on Android 5.1.1.

 

If you do not like the new rom i can help put the old one back on.


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Yep this will be a ASOP Firmware of Android 7.0 as Motorola stopped updates on the Moto G 1st edition on Android 5.1.1.

 

If you do not like the new rom i can help put the old one back on.

Thanks for your help.  I will be doing this.  I have to round up a USB cable first though.


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Good luck bud. Its not that hard once you have unlocked the bootloader that might be the only issue you might hit that will stop you in your tracks. However a few commands will help me help you if that issue arises.


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OK, so now I have a Moto G with unlocked bootloader, TWRP 3 recovery and root access.  I also have downloaded GApps, and the ResurrectionRemix-N-v5.8.0.  What do I do now?


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Update:  I put on a different OS from xda developers, but I didn't like it, so I flashed back on the Android 5.1 I had before, and because I had linked everything to my google account all my apps are downloading, updating, etc.  Everything seems to be good so far.   :headbang: 


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Sorry i totally missed your updates man. Glad you managed it though. Normally i use Cyangenmod for OS on my phones runs smoother on stable releases. Also there might even be a Marshmallow Rom or even Nought Rom's out for the Moto G.

 

Also for future use if your flashing a Rom via TWRP you simply do the following.

 

 

Factory reset via Wipe menu.

 

Then Flash Rom and Gapps after (Make sure Gapps matches the OS its intended for!)

 

Reboot and enjoy the new rom.


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Right now I would just like the update notifications to stop since it goes into continuous loop.  Always asks to restart after 1 minute or so.  Seems to be an issue with unrooted phones.  I am using Android 5.1 right now.


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Right you have two choices.

 

1) Put the original Stock recovery back on (OTA's for motorola uses hash checking and fails to install if not the same)

2) Root the phone and install FlashFire and flash the OTA via that program (This is how i do it on my Nvidia Shield Tablet K1)

 

If you going down choice 1 route then head other to this thread on XDA: http://forum.xda-dev...rmware-t3110795 and make sure you pick the correct stock firmware for device.

 

Then using fastboot like you  did to flash custom recovery you use the command

 

mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img

 

This will then flash the stock firmware back on and allow you to OTA update so long as you have not modified the system partition (AKA Root installed currently).

 

 

edit: Updated the link to stock firmwares. Check the firmware build number before flashing the (Newer Build) versions as if your on a lower version and flash a recovery image from a new version it will not accept the OTA Either.


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