Update Moto E XT1022 to Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware with this easy and simple step by step article given below. During the second half of 2013, Motorola made a come back to the mobile world in a big way and thanks to the launch of Moto G. This smart phone managed to disrupt the market for quite a while. It simply gave a tough competition to the high priced opponents. Although it was not quite expensive still the features that this phone had made it famous in less than a week of its release. After this tremendous success of Moto G, Motorola wanted to launch a smartphone with mid range features and low end price tag. That’s the reason they launched the stunning Moto E on May 13. With a 4.3″ display of HD resolution, dual sim, dual-core processor, 5 megapixel camera and 1,980mAh battery, the Motorola Moto E may as well be the ultimate budget phone.
Moto E features a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor and 1GB of RAM which means you can easily play those hardcore games and high power apps without any mess. And you are getting all this in a dual SIM phone which is simple awesome. Regarding the operating system, Moto E is not at all different from Moto X and G. You’ll get the same stock version of Google’s mobile platform with some additional features. The one thing that will disappoint the selfie obsessed market is that this phone does not have a front camera. But the 5 megapixel camera that it has can catch all your best fleeting moments perfectly. This is the first handset to come out of Motorola since it was sold by Google to Chinese firm Lenovo, also it is joined by a 4G version of the Moto G. Moto E comes with the Android 4.4 KitKat which is the latest version of Android until now. It comes with a low price of £89/$129. Of course, it lacks in a feature or two, but that is expected. You might be thinking that such low budget phone will definitely have a small screen but you are wrong it’s screen is larger than the iPhone by 0.3 of an inch, with a 4.3 inch display and a 960 x 540 256ppi resolution. This is equivalent to most of the tablets on the market right now.
It has a 1980mAh battery which is quite bigger than expected. Although it is slightly smaller than the 2070mAh power in the Moto G but its larger than the 1450mAh offering in the Lumia 520. The 4.3-inch qHD screen is bounded by some attractive bezels. Your eyes can’t help but be drawn to the two silver strips that run in parallel above and below the screen, comprising the speakers and microphone. Together, they make for a very tasteful touch of personality that gives Moto E a sense of self without much extra visual noise. It comes with a Corning gorilla 3 protection which is scratch proof and the p2i nanocoating makes it water splash proof. The Sensors are Proximity which detects your face during a call to disable the screen so that you wouldn’t accidentally press buttons during a call, accelerometer which tilts the screen when u tilt the phone and Ambient Light Sensor for adjusting the brightness automatically. Motorola never intend to provide with a top featured high priced phone instead they provide a phone with all the basic qualities which includes calling, messaging, emails, social integration, media playback, capturing pictures and access to the Play Store apps.
After the launch of Moto X the chief Dennis Woodside tech CEO annouced their dream of launching a low budget smart phone with some breath taking features. After that when they released Moto G later that year, I thought the company had done with what they set out to do. But they proved me wrong by launching the most cheapest smart phone Moto E this year. If you are an Android geek and want to try some development techniques like rooting, flashing recoveries, flashing custom ROMs, kernels then you can surely try everything on your Moto E but I inform you that performing all the methods can increase the risk of damaging your Moto E completely. If you come across such problem or have issue regarding anything and want your Moto E back to normal then you can do that by flashing official firmwares on it. Also if you want to unroot your phone or you are stuck in a boot loop even then you can flash an official firmware. Today in this article we’ll be seeing an actual procedure on how to update Moto E XT1022 to Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. This is the latest Indian firmware available. Interested users can proceed to the actual guide given below.
This procedure of installing Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware on your Motorola Moto E XT1022 is too risky and even a slight mistake can permanently damage your phone. So perform each and every step correctly and at your own risk. If your mobile gets bricked or any damage happens to your device, then neither we nor developers will be held responsible for that. Although there is no chance of getting your device damaged or bricked but still I recommend you to follow all the instructions properly and without implementing anything by your own.
Also you must note that this Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware is launched only for Moto E having the model number XT1022. Flashing this firmware on any other device or variant may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. So you must verify your device model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone before moving ahead.
- The battery of your Moto E must be charged at least upto 60% so as to avoid the risk of interruption during the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official firmware
- Backup your entire data and settings including contacts, sms/mms, apn settings, call logs, memos etc. and copy them on your PC for more safety. Ignoring this step can erase all your data permanently.
- Check that you’ve installed mobile specific drivers on your PC so as to detect the phone when you connect it to PC. Download and install the Moto E drivers on your PC from the link given below.
- You must disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC temporarily. They may increase the risk of interruption during the flashing process.
Procedure to update Moto E to Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware:
Step 1: After successfully downloading both the zip files, extract them in a specific folder on PC.
Step 2: Now you need to reboot your Moto E into bootloader mode. There are two ways to do this.
1)The hardware way:
a. Power off your Moto E completely until it vibrates.
b. Now Press and hold the Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously.
c. Now, connect your Moto E to PC via USB cable.
2)The software way:
a. Enable the developer mode on your phone which can be done by navigating to Menu->Settings->About Phone and tapping seven times on the build number.
b. Now again navigate to Menu->Settings->Developer options->USB debugging->Check.
c. Connect your Moto E to PC via USB cable.
d. Download and install Minimal ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
e. Launch it and type:
You will see your Moto E bootloader screen with the following options:
Normal Powerup Recovery Factory Switch Console [NULL: null] Barcodes BP Tools
Step 3: Now navigate to the firmware extracted folder. Then press & hold shift key and then right click on the free space in the same folder. When right clicked (holding shift), you’ll see ‘Open Command window here‘ option. Click it & Command prompt will get opened.
Type the following command one by one in the command prompt to flash the firmware package file:
mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin mfastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img mfastboot flash logo logo.bin mfastboot flash boot boot.img mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0 mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1 mfastboot.exe flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2 mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin mfastboot erase modemst1 mfastboot erase modemst2 mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn mfastboot erase cache mfastboot erase userdata
Note that after you enter each command there is an ‘Okay’ message in return.
Step 4: After flashing all the files successfully and clearing the data & cache, you need to reboot your Moto E by using the command:
Note that the first boot will take more time to start than usual. But don’t worry after a few restarts your device will run smoothly.
Finally! You have successfully updated your Motorola Moto E with the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. You can confirm the same from Menu->Settings->About Phone. This is the latest Indian stock ROM and can be flashed whenever you come across any bug or issue through any Custom ROM. As it is an official firmware, no bug or error present rather you’ll find few performance enhancements. So enjoy this completely fresh android 4.4.2 KitKat flavored based Official firmware on your Moto E. Don’t forget to share your views and opinions after using it. Also do let us know just in case if you face any problem or issues while preforming the flashing process in the comments section below. We will try our level best to sort out the same. Till then Enjoy! 🙂