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Hi I have a moto g, I tried to update kit kat update but it says it requires wifi only. I tried to disable wifi, even tried to disable wifi updates in google play>settings and setting it to download auto, but nothing works.

Is there any Pc software for my moto g or another way round? I was hoping I could force the phone to use my data allowance since got plenty data available just not wifi.

I do not have wifi at the moment only wired connection.

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Hi I have a moto g, I tried to update kit kat update but it says it requires wifi only. I tried to disable wifi, even tried to disable wifi updates in google play>settings and setting it to download auto, but nothing works.

Is there any Pc software for my moto g or another way round? I was hoping I could force the phone to use my data allowance since got plenty data available just not wifi.

I do not have wifi at the moment only wired connection.

Any help is appreciated thank you
Here (proceed with caution- there are some reports of sim blocked popups after updating with this method): http://androidromupdate.com/2014/01/...rmware-europe/

Anyway, if you have a pc with wifi capabilities + win 7 / Ubuntu (never tried in osx), you can use it as ad-hoc wifi transmitter

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Here (proceed with caution- there are some reports of sim blocked popups after updating with this method): http://androidromupdate.com/2014/01/...rmware-europe/

Anyway, if you have a pc with wifi capabilities + win 7 / Ubuntu (never tried in osx), you can use it as ad-hoc wifi transmitter

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Or he could use Reverse tether
It works after a couple of minutes of waiting.
You just need the right config.
I think it dupes as wifi automatically.

Ad-hoc depends on the wireless chipset inside.
He could use Connectifiy
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thanks both for the work arounds I like the idea of that reverse tether app sounds like the easiest and why not have full internet via usb cable
 
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Tried the reverse tethering but it was bit more complicated, it suggested a usb/network moto g driver should be installed bit strange since I already installed the moto g software/drivers.

So gave up when no network device appeared...

Feels strange to have a moto g but no real pc software, but guess everything is via google play account and synced anyhow.

Anyhow installed connectify and used a cheap usb wireless dongle and wifi sorted, the phone was already downloading kit kat before I had to tell it too so just goes to show you android loves wifi and data plans are an extra bit on the side.
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