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Official Android 5.1 Lollipop On Moto X 2013 XT1052

How To Install Official Android 5.1 Lollipop On Moto X 2013 XT1052
Written by Hassan Abbas

The Official Android 5.1 Lollipop has been finally rolled-out by Motorola for the Moto X 2013 (Asian Variants). So if you have Moto X 2013 XT1052 model running on stock Android OS then you might receive OTA Lollipop notification on your phone or you can also check the OTA update by navigating to Settings-About Phone – Software Updates.

But if you have a rooted device or installed a custom ROM e.g CyanogenMod, AOKP or ParanoidAndroid then you’ll not be able to automatically flash the new Android 5.1 Lollipop via OTA or can’t wait for the official update arrived in your region then you can still manually update your Moto X 2013 to official Android 5.1 by following the guidelines from below.

Additionally, this updated guide can be used with both rooted and locked devices and with stock or custom ROMs. By flashing the stock Android 5.1 Lollipop you can resolve many software related issues like bugs, lags, alerts, screen freeze, force close errors, battery drain, boot loops, heating issues or blackouts.


Do not try to install this guide on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your device first.


We will not responsible for any kind of damage that occurred to your Moto X 2013 XT1052, however installing an official update will not void the warranty of your Moto X. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Take a proper backup of all your important data and settings before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • Enable USB debugging on your phone by going to Settings-About Phone. Tap on the build number for a few times to enable “Developer Options and then Settings – Developer options and check the USB debugging.
  • Temporarily deactivate antivirus programs from your PC.
  • If you have rooted your Moto X then after applying the stock Lollipop OS, the root access will be revoked.
  • Make sure that the battery of Moto X should be charged at least about 70%.

Required Files:

Steps to Update Moto X 2013 with Official Android 5.1 Lollipop OS

1:- First, download the Official Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware ( from the above link on your PC for the Moto X 2013.

2:- Save the firmware file on the desktop of your PC without extracting.

3:- Connect your Moto X with the PC using its USB data cable.

4:- Transfer the firmware update file to the root folder of your SD card on the device.

5:- Disconnect the device now and turn it OFF to boot into recovery mode.

6:-Wait a few seconds and then press and hold the Power + Volume Down + Home buttons altogether for about 3-4 seconds and then release the buttons. A boot menu will be displayed on the Moto X. Then scroll down on “Recovery” and select by pressing on Volume Up.

7:- While the Moto X is now in the recovery mode, select “Apply Update from SD card” and follow on-screen prompts to proceed.

8:- Once the installation is successfully finished, select “Reboot system now” from the main menu of recovery.

Done! You’ve successfully updated your Moto X 2013 to the latest official Android 5.1 Lollipop.


In case of boot loop issue, navigate to recovery and hard reset your Moto X, and also clear cache: select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.


Let us know in the comments area below if you have any queries or issues while installing Android 5.1 OS on Moto X 2013.

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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