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How can I update a rooted moto G with TWRP to 4.4.4 using OTA

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By peslap, Senior Member on 29th July 2014, 09:05 AM
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This mighty be a noob question, so please bare with me.

I rooted my Moto G and installed custom recovery on it(TWRP), and I'm trying to do a OTA update.
But when the phone reboots, it goes to TWRP recovery screen and I don't know what to do from there.
Any help is appreciated!
 
 
29th July 2014, 12:26 PM |#2  
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Always a tricky thing ...... for some it works for some not.
Sometimes rooted phones cannot be updated sometimes yes.
Sometimes custom recoveries are able to update sometimes not.
Till now i have not found out a general answer to this Topic.
Did you change any system apps? Definately not a good idea if you want to update,

There are a few options you can do.
Go back to stock recovery

or

You can use siedeload functionality in TWRP.
Therefore you need the update file on your PC.
Then run:

Code:
adb sideload /path/to/update.zip
or

Install the the zip file via the update function in TWRP
For that you need to have the update file on the normal storage of the phone

At least one of these solutions should work for you.
If you don't have the OTA on your PC, you can look at /cache to find the OTA (only if you are rooted).
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29th July 2014, 03:19 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by mokkami

Always a tricky thing ...... for some it works for some not.
Sometimes rooted phones cannot be updated sometimes yes.
Sometimes custom recoveries are able to update sometimes not.
Till now i have not found out a general answer to this Topic.
Did you change any system apps? Definately not a good idea if you want to update,

There are a few options you can do.
Go back to stock recovery

or

You can use siedeload functionality in TWRP.
Therefore you need the update file on your PC.
Then run:

Code:
adb sideload /path/to/update.zip
or

Install the the zip file via the update function in TWRP
For that you need to have the update file on the normal storage of the phone

At least one of these solutions should work for you.
If you don't have the OTA on your PC, you can look at /cache to find the OTA (only if you are rooted).

Ota upgrade will not work.. U need to download a stock ROM lyk slimkat or cyanogonmod 11

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30th July 2014, 12:36 PM |#4  
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Ota upgrade will not work.. U need to download a stock ROM lyk slimkat or cyanogonmod 11

But flashing that will mean that all user data will be deleted, right?

Sorry, I am trying really hard but with all these abbreviations I still can't get my head around what happens if I flash/load/recover x, y or z.
30th July 2014, 12:59 PM |#5  
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But flashing that will mean that all user data will be deleted, right?

Sorry, I am trying really hard but with all these abbreviations I still can't get my head around what happens if I flash/load/recover x, y or z.

U need to back up everything.. Apss can u back up wid clean master n personal datas in Computer thats it..

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30th July 2014, 06:48 PM |#6  
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But flashing that will mean that all user data will be deleted, right?

Sorry, I am trying really hard but with all these abbreviations I still can't get my head around what happens if I flash/load/recover x, y or z.

backup with an app like these

Helium - App Sync and Backup [[ No Root Needed }}
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ikdutta.backup


Titanium Backup ★ root
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...TitaniumBackup


My Backup
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.MyBackup



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