Android 5.0.1 Lollipop reportedly rolling out to Moto G (1st and 2nd gens)

by: Jimmy WestenbergDecember 19, 2014

Moto G 2014-14

Just as promised, Motorola has been providing quick updates to all of their recent handsets as of late. Some Motorola devices have even been seeing Lollipop updates more quickly than the Nexus line, which is an impressive feat for an OEM. With that said, Android 5.0.1 recently began rolling out to Nexus and Google Play edition devices, so it was only a matter of time before Motorola’s phones got the update. And that time is now, as both the Motorola Moto G 2013 and 2014 models have reportedly began receiving the newest update to version 5.0.1.

The 5.0.1 system update for the Moto G 2nd Gen. will bump the system version up to 22.21.25 and the build number up to LXB22.46-25, while the system version on the Moto G 1st Generation will bump up to 220.21.25 and the build number up to LXB22.46-25. We’ve only heard of a few cases of each update rolling out, so it might still be a while until your device receives the update.

If you’re a Moto G owner, be on the lookout for your update! If you’re unsure how to check, head to Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates. Are there any other lucky Moto G owners out there that have received the update? Let us know in the comments if you’ve heard anything!

  • Jason Tan

    No update at all in Malaysia. Still at 4.4.4.

  • Željko Stankić

    No update at all in Croatia. Still at 4.4.4.

  • Dear

    No update at all in Glorious Best Korea. Still at 4.4.4.

  • Shiffy

    No update in Canada. Still at 4.4.4

    • Amandeep Singh

      Same here. Motorola’s turning us down.

  • Metsuki

    No update at all in Portugal. Still at 4.4.4.

  • Luís Santos

    none for the moto g 4g yet….

  • v4n
  • Dairox

    No update at all in Mexico. Still at 4.4.4.

    • Santiago

      No update in ALL latinoamerica I think. I have a Colombia version and I also still at 4.4.4

      • Louis

        I’m from Venezuela and I got 5.0

        • Dairox

          Wait, what? Really? What model do you have?

          • genshiken

            Tanto mexicanos como colombianos y venezolanos hablamos español.

          • Dairox

            I know man, but it’s little bit rude to start talking on your own language in a foreign blog; at least that’s what I think.

          • Nicolas

            I’m from colombia and we still on 4.4.4. At least for moto G 1st gen

  • Lee Seymour

    No update here in UK.

  • Gabriel Quirós

    No update at all in Costa Rica. Still at 4.4.4.

  • Bruno

    Nothing from North American models XT1031

  • Marty Eich

    Got it. Moto G 2nd Gen US

  • Dakota Folmsbee

    I still haven’t even recieved the first lollipop update for my 2nd Gen

  • Venkat Shastry

    No update in India either… Still at 4.4.4

    • Sai Vivek

      Ya still not yet recieved eagerly waiting in india

  • Jose Romero

    No update for Boost Moto G. You guys should specify which versions received it.

    • RarestName

      Does the GPE count?

  • Davide Ghedini

    No update at all in Italy. Still at 4.4.4.

  • Eduardo Perez Labarca

    No update at all in Venezuela. Still at 4.4.4.

  • Zeeshan

    Still 4.4.4 in India too for Moto G(1st gen) :(

    • Facundo

      i’m still on 4.4.4 in Argentina Moto G 1st gen to bro.
      Know how it feels T_T

  • Dario · 753 a.C. .

    Do you mean in europe or US?

    • Simo

      “Meglio Moto G”

    • I think Italy :P

    • Sto cliccando Aggiornamenti Sistem come un deficiente XD

      • Dario · 753 a.C. .

        ahahah che nazionalità è il tuo? il mio Italiano praticamente uno degli ultimi a riceverlo.

        • Credo inglese ;)
          L’ho comprato dagli stockisti ( moto g 2014 )

          • Dario · 753 a.C. .

            leggi no? la versione firmware come finisce?

          • Per quello ho detto inlgese :p

  • Schwarzehand

    No update at all in Brazil. Still at 4.4.4. However, there’s a leaked 5.0 soak test OTA ZIP on the wild here.

  • Lawrence Hughesy Hughes

    Nothing here UK. 4G 1st Gen.

  • Dennis

    Any idea when the firmware will be released? I need mbm-ci urgent because i bricked my phone while downgrading to 4.4.4!!! please advice =>

  • Suraj

    No update at all in India. Still at 4.4.4

  • siva

    No update in India too.

  • Mauro

    No update at all in España. Still at 4.4.4.

  • Stephen Sisco

    I’ve been hearing that the 1st gen Moto G will be getting Lollipop ‘soon’ for over a month now. Can they just get on with it?

  • Hammy

    i have it :D lollipop runs like a champ on my gpe moto g
    if yo guys are impatient go on youtube and convert your moto g to gpe

  • Robin Goyal

    Yep I’ve got it thank you !! Though I don’t feel that difference

    • Muhammad Riad

      Where are you from?

  • Karnata Vamsee Krishna

    no updates in India

    • GeekOB

      I got it moto g 2013

      • tanay

        Which area? When did you get 5.0
        Mine is still on 4.4.4

        • GeekOB

          Chennai. Vodafone. Through Soak test

      • Seems to be a lie!

        • GeekOB

          Grow up bro.. :/

          • Sandeep Suman

            Dude, you got it during soak test. And soak tests are meant for few users, not everybody. Update for everybody has not rolled out yet.

          • GeekOB

            When did I say everyone got it? I said I got it! O.o

          • Ok. Grown up bro!

      • reason 2 bliv

        Fcuk bro….ur a pussy.ur a lie mf sob.

      • deep007

        I dnt get it y r u abusing him bcz only he gt it by soak n u din …. Bwahaahaha … Btw @geekob i envy you lucky dog btw dere wasn’t any soak req in calcutta region I’ve been refreshing every day :(

    • Francesco

      I think he meant: still no updates in India…

      • Eric

        I’m sick of waiting I have 2nd gen

    • rAKI

      Android Lollipop for Moto G 1st Generation India

      Android Lollipop for Moto G 2nd Generation India

      And No need to root your device to update Android lollipop 5.0.2

  • Yaco

    I guess its only a soak test as of now! the final builds are not yet out!

  • Abhinandhan Ramakrishnan

    Got the update in India. Moto g 2nd Gen – 5.0.1

    • Robin Goyal

      Mee too mate xD

    • Musaddique Khan


    • jeevanrai

      which motorola g 2nd version do you have, bcz i also have moto g2 and i did not get any update

    • Abhi

      what is the full model no…as in Moto G XT1068 or (/1064/1063/1069)

      • Bharat Mundra

        Fake rumors.

        • Kickkk

          lol, i dont thin so :P

    • vyshnave bobburi

      When did you get ? Did you register for soak test ?

    • rakesh waghmare

      cant b possb…. its nt yet out… no news….

    • akash

      Which area u r

    • Santosh patel

      Moto g 2nd gen xt1068
      No update
      Please help me

  • Muhammad Riad

    No update in Mauritius either.

  • Marathi Manooos

    I Have received the android L update for moto g (1st gen) in India on 18.12.2014

    • Masum Khan

      Which model do you have. I have the XT1033 and still have nothing yet.

      • Marathi Manooos

        Its a soak test update.
        First 1 was 392 mb
        2nd one is 10 mb

  • Cyril

    No Lollipop for Moto G with 4G LTE in Australia as of yet…

  • Arun

    I’m from India. Got my update on 17th Dec. Looks great.

    • creativerascal

      Is it a dual sim version and is it Android 5.0 or 5.0.1? Please answer

  • Leandro Brandão

    No update in Brazil. 4.4.4.

  • Natesh

    Just a soak test… Only for MFN subscribers, not everyone. Your article is misleading.

  • manu

    Update is rolled out first for Soak testers..Others later.

  • Celeste Valentine

    No update! Still @ 4.4.2-.-

  • cherry

    No update in moto g 1 st gen in India

  • khongacc

    And no update at Vietnam, too. :angry:

  • Anuk De Silva

    No update yet in Sri Lanka still on 4.4.4

  • Chinmay Sarupria

    There is no Android 5.0 update in India for Moto G 2013 and you are claiming 5.0.1 update.

    • Kickkk

      I m running 5.0.1 right now in my moto G 2013.

      Hope the picture explains it.

    • Kickkk

      And this is the indian version

  • Daksh

    Just contacted Motorola help in India ,they said it hasn’t been released yet and is under progress.

  • reckoners

    no update in usa .. still sucking at 4.4.4

  • yoyo

    no update in india stuck on 4.4.4 and eagerly waiting for update

  • rahul

    Got 5.0.1 in India (Moto G 2nd gen)

    • Abhishek Sharma

      I m also used moto g2 but I couldn’t get the update. where is the update?

    • Abhi

      Moto G 2gen XT-1068..Still on 4.4.4…were you on soak test/moto feedback member?

    • Kickkk

      Its not yet released for the ublic i think, moto eople says its on its way

  • Rooney-

    I got the update today morning. Its around 850mb.

    • Kickkk

      Really?? i dont think so bro xD

  • AK

    Got update for Moto G 1st gen. I am from Mars. *%)*(*()*&^*(&&&%&*()(*(&%$^)^*(&*^%^%*(&(*.

    • Bharat Mundra


  • Sam

    The update is for Moto X and not Moto G. Please cross check your facts first :/

  • Balraj

    Still no update
    Maybe next year :p

  • Nash

    Indian devices :/

  • Noel Johnson

    Only soak test users in India received this update.

  • shubham Sinha

    No update …… Really update is given ??? In which country plzz tell me every day u tell update is given to motorola ……

  • Aries

    no update in india

  • Vinod

    no updates, even Motorola customer service executives do not have any update on releasing of Android L. LOL

  • Rishabh Tigadoli

    Why do you post rumors when there are still no update for android 5.0 lollipop only in India.

    • Kickkk

      I dont think its a rumour today. soak test is already under the process as any users said in this forum.!

  • chand

    just got update message 2 hours back and downloading in on…..

  • LP

    How do these updates work? They roll out based on your geolocation? Model #? I got the Moto G 2nd Gen Global GSM XT1063 from Amazon unlocked and I am in Djibouti. Still waiting on the Update.

  • M.s. Arun

    Still No Updates in India :-(

  • Bharat Mundra

    Why is moto g 1st gen isn’t getting update? 2nd generation have already got.

  • Prasanta P

    No update in India till now..checked more than 100 times…are they really upgrading??

    • Kickkk

      nope, i dont think they will xD

  • RastaMan

    Still 4.4.4 in Romania.

  • Pratik Sakpal

    Updated my nexus 4

  • atul kumar

    If No release of Lollipop For Moto g 1st gen , Then what does this page means

    plz comment

    • Kickkk

      Look at the picture. it explains it.

      • JDS

        Thats a custom ROM not an OTA update

  • Ayrton Mifsud

    Still no update in Europe (malta) still 4.4.4

  • Aakash Bhadra

    No update to the indian xt1033!..only rumours!..

  • motog owner

    Not even getting in my dreams!!

  • daniel

    no update in france

  • sybren

    Still at 4.4.4 retail europe

  • sai reddy

    no information about update in INDIA, i am using moto g 1st generation

  • logan

    still waiting for 5.0 on moto g gen 1

  • Raghu Ashrith

    no update yet, India

  • Torraint

    no update in Indonesia. XT1033 still at 4.4.4

  • hyun

    No update xt1068 still in 4.4.4 . I in middle east

  • No update in Greece.

    • kostas

      To idio Leo kai ego!

  • jonoppi

    Finland still holds 4.4.4 XT1068 Moto G 2nd Gen

  • Pankaj

    I am from India and I neither receive SOAK test, nor the update :-(

    • Vidyut

      Same here, checked several times. I asked Motorola support several times, but are also unsure about the dates :-(

  • Srinivas Kumar

    updates not received in India

  • MrAndroidguy

    Still no updates for lollipop in the netherlands | still on 4.4.4 kitkat

  • Areen

    No update in Poland. Still at 4.4.4 XT1032

  • Roan

    Nothing on my moto g 4g in The Netherlands…not even 5.0…:(

  • prabhdeep

    No updates on htc m7

  • Oliver Hyde

    How does the Moto G 4G fit in to this? XT1039

  • No updates for 4G yet :( UK.

  • GeekOB

    Moto G 2013 xt1033. India. 5.0.1

    • Deepu

      How you got registered for soak test. Do you have any idea when everyone will get?

  • paddy

    No update in germany xt1032 Android 4.4.4

  • Mats

    No updates in Norway

  • Mohamed

    No update moto G 2013

  • John Doddy

    no update yet for moto g 1st gen in ireland. getting sick of motorola saying its comming soon . over a month is not soon

  • Arum

    I have a moto g 1st Gen device. Still now not got any update.

  • kapil agiwal

    No updates in India.

  • br0xibear

    1st Gen Moto G unlocked, in the UK.
    No update yet, still on Kit Kat 4.4.4

  • Lucas

    No update for the Moto G 2013 4g in sweden

  • No update at all in Italy –> Moto G 2014

  • ajay kumar

    I didn’t get any update till now please tell me how to get it and when

  • Indian

    i have moto g 2nd gen, still haven’t got lollipop 5.0

  • Zheka Senin

    Check the info before publishing (especially for LIES), and don’t lie with the headings, there is other heading in original article.

  • hayden1996

    No update for my 1st gen moto g in UK

  • genique

    im sick of waiting for updates..mine is moto g xt1033

  • Ankur Mittal

    no update in india

  • Khan Ji

    Pls tell me when will i get lollipop for galaxy s5 at&t version. Must tel me plsssss

  • Robocopter

    No update Xperia Z3 :D

  • Chris Barnhill

    No update US, Moto G 2013. Still 4.4.4

  • Marco

    No update in Italy on XT1068 (2nd generation dual SIM)

  • HoodedDemon

    Nothing in Canada.

  • Vlad Mihai

    No update in Romania for the 16gb dual sim 2013 version(I believe v. XT1033)

  • nathan

    Still on 4.4.4 with a moto G 2nd gen. NO UPDATES WHATSOEVER

  • Looking to seeing the update in January…

  • AbbyZFresh

    Motorola is really pissing me off with their delay with the Moto X 2013.

  • sujan

    No update in Nepal. Still at 4.4.4

  • Mexnoob

    no updates in Mexico :(

  • Karan

    I have been in touch with Motorola. Infact, those guus there are so impatient and rude, that they just disconnect the chat session. I have tried 4-5 times. Once, the lady even started yelling at me using caps lock. Worst, the other agent used sarcasm. I kept saying that I have an unlocked version i.e. XT 1064, but she kepts insisting that I check with my carrier. The phone’s good, everythings good, but they have cut corners in after sales customer service. It’s the same call center in Manilla that handles all calls, so I dont know where else to verify. He told me that I should talk to level 2 people, but just disconnected! Now where do I get level 2 people? And why do they keep disconnecting? Isn’t this highhandedness? Is there anyone to intervene and fix this glaring gap? It is unacceptable.

  • George Parkinson

    I still haven’t received update on the moto G 1st gen unlocked in the UK.

  • Salman Abbas

    No update in Pakistan.

  • Abdullah

    No updates in Pakistan so far.

  • Guest

    No update un Venezuela :-(

  • No update in Venezuela :-(

  • J.R. Reyes

    Still nothing here in San Antonio, Texas for Cricket’s Moto G 4G LTE version of the phone. 4.4.4 still waiting.

  • Edrish

    I checked no latest updates
    Moto g 2gen

  • Barry

    My son is still waiting for his 1st gen G to update to Lollipop. It’s driving him crazy. I got it on my Nexus 7 so of course I win!

  • mysticism

    Its not fair at all ! I got u.s version one Sim [KXB21.85-23] AND NOT ONE UPDATE EVER ARRIVED. I live in new Jersey and there is nothing, I mean NOTHING. Just 4.4.4 smh no good for motog2 . no waking the screen when I get a text message …so disappointed for buying this crappy phone ! Now I need my refund or exchange from Motorola and I do not want to go thru the hassle but I must because this [email protected] up !

  • Learjet

    Why is the G getting an update before the X? That makes no sense. Still waiting on my end.

  • Alan Berumen

    I’m from Mexico and I check for updates every freaking day and nothing yet. I own a Moto G (1st gen) can’t wait anymore for Lollipop :(

  • TeJaS

    is there any battery related or any other issues with Lollipop..!?

  • Kürşat Alper

    No updates in Turkey. Still waiting. There are a lot of Moto G owner in Turkey.

  • Jeroen

    Cool.. But im stil running 4.4.4 on G 2nd gen. Still noting in the Netherlands :(

  • Jon Piper

    No update for the moto g xt1028

  • Hello Admin Stiil No Updates in india ……..i have Moto G!!

  • Gilberto Marcano

    ¿Someone with 5.0 US Retail in Venezuela? XT1032

    And this article? Why would it valid?

  • Helder

    still no updates in Portugal

  • Yugank

    motorola cheat with indian customers because they give only and only for soak test users only .
    I Still not getting update for Android lollipop My device name moto g XT 1033.
    No updates in india.
    If i not receive update in future I can move from this phone to another phone.

  • ajay kumar

    No update Motorola shame on you ,I am eagerly waiting for the update

  • rAKI…!

    Hai guys Stop Searching for Lollipop update update for Moto G 2nd Gen, take a look on below link, i have update my Moto G 2nd generation with the help of below site. It is pure android lollipop 5.0.2 update no need root or flash your device.

  • rAKI…!

    Android Lollipop for Moto G 1st Generation India

    Android Lollipop for Moto G 2nd Generation India

    And No need to root your device to update Android lollipop 5.0.2.

  • Περικλής Στρ.

    no update in Greece can someone help me? :P

  • akash

    there are updates in india …………. one of my friend got update in moto g2 but still i got a soak test update not a perfect lollipop

  • ck sony

    no update in india

    • ck sony

      moto g2nd

  • khalid

    Go to language and input and change language to English (US)

    then go to settings -app (slide to all apps and search for settings )- clear data

    then check for update

    Moto G 2014

    • khalid

      it worked for me

  • No update in the UK yet for Xt1032 MOTO G on vodafone contract.
    really care about aesthetics, but there are a number of severe
    vulnerabilities out in the wild for any stock Android below 5.0.
    These are :

    Motorola Xt1032 (Motorola)

    Android 4.4.4 Build KXB21.14-L1.40

    English/United Kingdom (en_GB)

    Security Advisor v1.0.25

    Last scan: 25 Jan 2015 13:48:58

    Vulnerable software: 1

    Total Vulnerabilities: 4

    Vulnerable Software

    Android OS / version 4.4.4

    Vulnerabilities: 4

    Severity: 3 High, 1 Low

    Severity: 7.5, CVE-2014-8507

    Multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities in the queryLastApp method in
    packages/WAPPushManager/src/com/android/smspush/ in
    the WAPPushManager module in Android before 5.0.0 allow remote attackers
    to execute arbitrary SQL commands, and consequently launch an activity
    or service, via the (1) wapAppId or (2) contentType field of a PDU for a
    malformed WAPPush message, aka Bug 17969135.

    Severity: 7.2, CVE-2014-7911

    luni/src/main/java/java/io/ in the
    implementation in Android before 5.0.0 does not verify that
    deserialization will result in an object that met the requirements for
    serialization, which allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via a
    crafted finalize method for a serialized object in an ArrayMap Parcel
    within an intent sent to system_service, as demonstrated by the finalize
    method of android.os.BinderProxy, aka Bug 15874291.

    Severity: 7.2, CVE-2014-8609

    The addAccount method in
    src/com/android/settings/accounts/ in the
    Settings application in Android before 5.0.0 does not properly create a
    PendingIntent, which allows attackers to use the SYSTEM uid for
    broadcasting an intent with arbitrary component, action, or category
    information via a third-party authenticator in a crafted application,
    aka Bug 17356824.

    Severity: 3.3, CVE-2014-8610

    AndroidManifest.xml in Android before 5.0.0 does not require the
    SEND_SMS permission for the SmsReceiver receiver, which allows attackers
    to send stored SMS messages, and consequently transmit arbitrary new
    draft SMS messages or trigger additional per-message charges from a
    network operator for old messages, via a crafted application that
    broadcasts an intent with the
    action, aka Bug 17671795.

    If Vodafone doesnt pull the finger out , i might cut loose and #sudo (root) my device = move to Cyanogen Mod ROM.

    any suggestions anyone???

  • parth dadhaniya

    no come update in my moto g2 phone

  • Jason Robey

    Its messed up reading these commets from months ago and still no lollipop updatefor u.s.a