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By keb00, Senior Member on 8th November 2014, 01:06 AM
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Hey I create this topic to discuss the new Android 5.0 Lollipop for our Moto G2 which was posted a changelog in motorola website to possible OTA update in the next days. Theres a quote of what is coming...

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Moto G (2nd Generation) - Android™ 5.0 Lollipop - Release Notes
INTRODUCTION

We are excited to announce a new software update for Moto G (2nd Generation) by Motorola. This update brings Android™ 5.0 Lollipop to your phone along with other improvements.
For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotog.

NOTE: You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS

Android™ 5.0 Lollipop is one of the most significant in recent Android history. It improves your experience in many areas including visual style and how you interact with your device.

After installing the software update you may notice changes that include:

Material Design
You will quickly notice a whole new colorful look and feel to your device - from fluid animations to new application and system themes, colors and widgets.

Notifications UI & Priorities
In order to alert you to the most timely and relevant information, the format and behavior of notifications have evolved:
notifications will appear on the lock screen and are intelligently ranked by type and who sent them.
you double-tap to open one, swipe left or right to clear one, or clear all notifications from the bottom of the list.
you can set the priority and privacy of notifications for each application.
very high priority notifications will pop up briefly over other applications so that you can take action.
when you dismiss a notification on one device it will be dismissed on your other Android devices, if they are connected to the Internet.
you can further tailor how notifications behave with the new Downtime and Ambient Display settings (see below).
New Interruptions & Downtime Settings You can tailor how interruptions behave, choosing to allow all, none, or only priority interruptions. You can personalize what counts as a priority interruption (reminders, events, calls, messages) and even tailor them to be from only contacts you specify. The Downtime setting will allow only priority interruptions during the times and days that you specify. e.g. allow only priority interruptions on the weekend.

Recent Apps (Multi-tasking)
The redesigned Overview space (formerly called Recents) will include both applications and separate activities within those applications. For instance, each open tab in Chrome will also appear here along with recent applications; both your Gmail Inbox and a draft email message will appear as separate cards. This provides a consistent way to switch amongst tasks.

Ambient Display
While your phone’s display is off, Ambient Display can show notifications without turning on the full display. This will be triggered when a notification arrives. You will see notifications similar to that shown on the lock screen. You can turn this feature on in the Display menu in Settings, and note that it will increase the power consumption of your device.

Motorola Assist and Downtime
Motorola Assist integrates the new Downtime settings to control when you don’t want to be disturbed. Motorola Assist also now uses the new Interruptions settings so that you can customize exceptions, such as letting only people on your starred contacts list get through.

Flashlight
Lollipop includes a new flashlight option as part of Quick settings (swipe down with two fingers from the status bar to see it).

Share your Device
You can now set up multiple user accounts on your phone. Guest mode is enabled by default. You can give calling and text privileges to other users of your device, or restrict them as you like in the Users menu under Settings.

Note that the personalized Motorola experiences (Motorola Assist, Motorola Connect) are for the owner account only.

The Motorola Camera, Motorola Gallery, and Motorola FM Radio applications support multiple user accounts.

Pin a view/app
Screen pinning allows you to keep a specific app or screen in view. For example, you can ‘pin’ a game and your child will not be able to navigate anywhere else on your phone.

Battery
The Battery settings panel now shows an estimated projection for how much time you have left while discharging or charging. You can also enable a new battery saver mode that will save power by reducing performance and most background data operations to extend your battery life.

Smarter Internet Connections
With Android Lollipop, your phone will not connect to a Wi-Fi access point unless there is a verified Internet connection. This feature improves hand-offs between Wi-Fi and cellular connections, helping to maintain your video chat or voice-over-IP (VoIP) call as you switch.

Performance
Your phone now uses the new Android Runtime to help optimize application performance. After upgrading to Lollipop, your applications will undergo a one-time optimization process. Note that the optimization for ART requires more space.

Smart Lock
(Trusted Devices) Android Lollipop adds native support for allowing trusted devices to keep your phone unlocked (such as your Moto 360, a Bluetooth car kit or headset, etc.). Smart Lock replaces the prior trusted device capability in your Motorola phone. Note that you will need to add your trusted devices back after the transition to Lollipop in the Security settings menu under Smart Lock.

Security
Encryption can now use a stronger 256-bit key to help protect your data. Note that the stronger key will only be used after you perform a factory reset on Android Lollipop. Otherwise encryption will continue to use 128-bit key. You can turn on encryption in the Security settings menu.

INSTRUCTIONS

For a successful installation, we recommend installing this update when the battery in your phone is at least 50% charged and you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
If you have received a notification message for this update:

Select "Yes, I’m in".
After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
Your phone is now updated with <insert build number>
If you have not received a notification message for this update, follow the steps below to manually update your phone:

Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
Select "About phone".
Select "System updates".
Select "Yes, I’m in". After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
Your phone is now updated to <insert build number>

Source: https://motorola-global-portal.custh...il/a_id/102639
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8th November 2014, 01:49 AM |#2  
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Good thing is that you quoted it cause it's seems Motorola removed it from their site.

Can't wait now
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8th November 2014, 02:34 AM |#3  
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So, if we want to root later, should we take the OTA or wait for a flashable ZIP?

Like, will Motorola be doing any Motorola-specific root-blocking or anything? On my old Samsung GS4, all the OTAs removed any new root exploits.

Or, because the bootloader is unlockable, we're OK?
8th November 2014, 03:06 AM |#4  
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I'm not sure but I don't think there's a root solution for Android L yet. That and no Xposed support. I'll hold out on the account of both of those things.
8th November 2014, 03:20 AM |#5  
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Well, Chainfire was able to root Lollipop on the Nexus 9 a few days ago: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu.../root-t2929118

Interestingly, Lollipop requires the kernel to be patched on every boot.

Hmm, I've never used Xposed, but it sounds great. But, I'm not optimistic on Xposed on ART coming anytime soon.
Maybe I'm headed back to custom ROMs or a la carte mods...

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So, I guess the answer to the initial question is: OK to perform the OTA update? No permanent modifications happen?

If we really miss Xposed or root in the coming weeks, we can just flash back to KitKat (I assume that when Motorola said you can't downgrade they didn't include users who unlocked their bootloader). Right?
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8th November 2014, 10:51 AM |#6  
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Great post, but the fact that they removed it from their site doesn't make me comfortable... They must have some problem with it!
8th November 2014, 12:10 PM |#7  
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Great post, but the fact that they removed it from their site doesn't make me comfortable... They must have some problem with it!

Most likely it was accidentally put up too early, so they hid it again until the time is right.
8th November 2014, 12:32 PM |#8  
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Ambient display on ips panel??No ty
8th November 2014, 01:29 PM |#9  
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Ambient display on ips panel??No ty

may be mistake from them while writing for Moto G and X

after all the changelogs are not final you can see <insert built number> there
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I'm really looking forward to LP on the MG2
Does anybody know if there will be a option to disable the lock when I'm conneted to a certain Wifi?
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Ambient display on ips panel??No ty

Right? They do say in the changelog that it will increase battery consumption, though.
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