Android fans around the globe were shocked yesterday when Motorola posted their official Android 5.0 Lollipop release notes for the Moto X 2014 and Moto G 2014 – which they later pulled. And as far as we know, one lucky Moto X Pure Edition owner received an over the air update to Android’s latest offering. The Motorola system build is 22.11.5 and is most likely an internal build that is planned or was planned to be released to Motorola’s Feedback Network. The over the air update file was pulled and is now available for your flashing pleasure.
The update is very responsive, fast, and down right gorgeous. At the time of this writing, I’ve been running the update without issue for about 24 hours. That said, if you’re planning on flashing this update, you’re going to want to proceed with extreme caution as this is not a finished build and bugs are likely to exist. If you’re used to flashing custom ROMs and running nightly builds, this is probably going to be right up your alley. If Android tinkering is not something you’re comfortable with, you might want to hold off just a short while longer until Motorola rolls this bad boy out to the masses.
Please note that there is no guarantee that this build will be updated to the next soak test build or even updated to the final release build. You will need a fully stock, unmodified Moto X 2014 Pure Edition to proceed. If your device has been rooted, do not proceed. Phandroid will not be held responsible if you brick your device.
- Download build Blur_Version.21.21.42.victara_tmo.tmo.en.US (652MB) and copy it onto your phone.
- Reboot your phone into recovery.
- Power your phone off, hold vol down and press power, use vol down to scroll to recovery and press vol up to enter recovery.
- Additionally you can use ADB – adb reboot recovery (you must have working ADB).
- At the Android in distress logo, press and hold vol up for 5-10 seconds, then press power.
- At the menu, use the vol down button to scroll down to ‘apply update from sdcard’, then press power to select that option.
- Use the vol down button to scroll down to the directory where you saved the zip file from step 1. Once you find the OTA zip file press power to select it.
- Proceed to install the OTA update.
That’s it. It’s honestly that simple. Let us know in the comments what you think of the update.