Thursday, 26 December 2013

US and Non-US/International -Flash Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware on Moto G all models

Good news for all US variants of the Moto G devices, the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, was released for both US Global and US GSM (T-Mobile) versions of Moto G devices.
Unfortunately, the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS is available only in US, and the international models of Moto G devices will receive the latest KK system on the end of this month.
If you cannot wait the official release of this new update for your Moto G device and want to install the stock Android 4.4.2 KitKat, then you can use our manual step by step guide presented here.
This step by step instructional guide is compatible with all the GSM variants of the Motorola Moto G devices (not CDMA) and by using our manually guide you van flash the Android 4.4.2, KK OS on non-US variants of Moto G devices.
So, even if this guide is compatible with the specified devices and it is 100% save some prerequisites are required to be followed firstly. Note that this firmware has been developed and shared by those of xda-developers and for that we, Android Source Team should thanks them for it and can be installed only by using a custom Recovery image such as CWM or TWRP.
Because of that in order to install Android 4.4.2 KK official update on international version of Moto G device, you need unlock the boot-loader of it and to gain the root access on the device. After you have the root access you need to install the latest version of CWM Recovery image or TWRP recovery.
Note that the unlocking bootloader process is necessary because else you cannot obtain the root access without having an unlocked bootloader.
When you buy an Android device, it comes with a locked bootloader with factory restriction; it is a small program that is loader and runs each time you are power off the device.
So, in order to update the new ROM, first you need to apply an unlock bootloader for Moto G device step by step guide.
The warranty of the device will get void, but when you want to restore the warranty you can do this by update a stock Android 4.4.2 OTA release.
Also, a root guide is necessary to be applied on the Moto G device.
After the bootloader is unlocked, and the root rights are gained a custom recovery image need to be flashed.
So, with root access on your device you will be able to flash the custom update and leaked ROMs like the present Android 4.4.2 KK firmware.
For installing the custom recovery image, we recommend you to use the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery.
Apply all these required operations because without using a custom recovery image you’ll not be able to apply the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware on your non-US Moto G device.
When a custom ROM like CWM or TWRP recovery is used for flashing the Android 4.4.2 on Moto G device a wipe data and clear the cache operation are required before going any further.
So, backup all your data stored into Moto G device by using free distributed applications from Google Play Store to save the market applications, call logs, SMS and MMS, contact list  and all data that you’re considering it’s important for you.
Also, backup the device’s existent running ROM by using a Nandroid backup guide.
During the installation process, a personal PC will be necessary and also the Moto G device and its USB cable will be used.
From the menu-settings-developer options path enables the USB debugging option.
Deactivate all the security programs such as Antivirus, Antimalware and Firewall protections; else these kinds of programs will interfere with the installation process.
Ensure that the device’s battery status indicate more than 65% power left, else you need to charge the Moto G device.
All these instructions and files presented here are compatible only with the Motorola Moto G GSM variants including all models (US, non-US- international variants).

How to flash the Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS on Motorola Moto G (US, Non- US/International models)

  1. Firstly, download the Android 4.4.2 update file from here; or by checking the official page by visiting this page from here.
  2. Secondly, save the downloaded file on your PC on the desktop folder.
  3. Do not unzip the downloaded file.
  4. Now, connect the Moto G device by using the USB cable.
  5. Copy and Paste the downloaded file from the desktop to your device’s SD card.
  6. Power off the phone and then enter into recovery mode.
  7. From recovery mode menu, select “wipe cache partition” and then perform “wipe dalvick cache”
  8. Now, wipe the system by selecting the “wipe data factory reset” option.
  9. Next, return to main menu of recovery mode.
10. From the main menu of recovery mode select “install zip from SD card” and then “choose zip from SD card”.

11. Browse and pick the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and install the update file on your device.
12. Now, return to main menu of recovery mode and from there select “reboot system now”.
That’s all; you have successfully installed the official Android 4.4.2 KK OS on your Motorola Moto G device.

Source: Android.sc

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