Update Moto E XT1022 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware

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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 smartphone 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 a 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 simply 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 a feature or two, but that is expected.

You might be thinking that such a low budget phone will definitely have a small screen but you are wrong its 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.

Moto E Official Android 4.4.2 Firmware

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 it’s 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 a top featured high-priced phone instead they provide a phone with all the basic qualities.

Some of these include 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 announced their dream of launching a low budget device with breathtaking features.

After that when they released Moto G later that year, I thought the company had done what they set out to do. But they proved me wrong by launching the cheapest smartphone 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 a problem or have an issue regarding anything and want your Moto E back to normal then you can do that by flashing official firmware 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.

Disclaimer:

This procedure is risky and even a slight mistake can permanently damage your phone. Hence, perform 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.

Compatibility

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 in unwanted outcomes or bricked devices. So you must verify your device model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone before moving ahead.

Pre-Requisites:
  • The battery of your Moto E must be charged at least up to 60% to avoid the risk of interruption during the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official firmware
    flashing process.
  • 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 to detect the phone when you connect it to the PC. Download and install the Moto E drivers on your PC from the link given below.
  1. Download Motorola USB drivers.
  • 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.

Downloads:

Moto E XT1022 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware

mfastboot for Motorola Moto E

Steps to update Moto E to Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware:

Step 1: After successfully downloading both the zip files, extract them into a specific folder on the 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:

adb reboot-bootloader

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 the shift key and then right-click on the free space in the same folder. When right-clicked (holding shift), you’ll see the ‘Open Command window here‘ option. Click it & the Command prompt will get opened.

Moto E bootloader modeType 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:

mfastboot reboot

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.

Conclusion

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. 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.

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