Motorola reveals plans for Stagefright patch rollout

by: Edgar CervantesAugust 9, 2015

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Worried about the Stagefright vulnerability that affects 95% of all Android phones? Surely, you don’t want your phone to be taken control of with a simple MMS message. Google, Samsung and LG (among others) have already gotten to work, and Motorola wants to let you know they also have your back.

The manufacturer is now getting ready to update its entire line-up, going back to phones released as far as about 2 years ago. New handsets like the Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G (3rd-gen) will be updated at launch, meaning all new users will be protected. As for other devices and previous generations, Motorola has provided a neat list, so just check and see if your phone is to get this crucial update.


  • Moto X Style (patched from launch)
  • Moto X Play (patched from launch)
  • Moto X (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
  • Moto X Pro
  • Moto Maxx/Turbo
  • Moto G (1st Gen, 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen)
  • Moto G with 4G LTE (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
  • Moto E  (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
  • Moto E  with 4G LTE (2nd Gen)
  • DROID Turbo
  • DROID Ultra/Mini/Maxx

These patches will begin rolling out soon, but Motorola warns that some of you may have to wait a bit more due to carrier delays. The manufacturer is planning to begin sending upgrades to their carrier partners beginning August 10th, so tomorrow. After that, the ETA is all up to the service providers, which need to test and verify all updates before pushing them out.

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Don’t want to wait until the update comes around? There are other ways to stay protected. We have detailed all the methods in our Stagefright attack prevention post, so go give it a read if you want to stay on the safe side.

Also, you may notice the Nexus 6 is not listed. Don’t worry, remember that phone gets all its updates from Google, and the Search Giant has already taken care of business.


With all that said, all we can do is ask you to stay secure and sit tight for your update to come. That is a very good list, so most of you should be covered. If your phone is not included, you should probably be worrying about getting an upgrade by now!


  • Peter Ward

    Use Textra SMS as your default messaging app, it has Stagefright protection built in.