Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Moto G 2013 GPe (LMY47M)

Here is how to install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Moto G 2013 GPe (LMY47M). You can now update Moto G Google Play Edition to Android 5.1 Lollipop. Motorola has started pushing out the latest Android OS version for this device. The build number of this firmware update is LMY47M for the Moto G 2013 GPe XT1032.

LMY47M is a major update and its size is about 171MB. You can check the OTA notification area to update your Moto G Google Play Edition but if the update is not yet available in your country then don’t worry if you’re too impatient and can’t wait for the official release in your region, just follow the given instructions to download and flash the Android 5.1 Lollipop on Moto G 2013 GPe (LMY47M).

According to Android Police:

You get all the assorted goodies that Google has added in 5.1 with the plain stock Android experience from Nexus devices.

Please note that your device must be running on the latest stock Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware with build number LRX21Z to install this latest Android 5.1 update. If you are ready to get this new build on the Moto G 2013 GPe then go ahead…

Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA Zip for Moto G 2013


This guide containing the OTA zip files and instructions are working with the Moto G 2013 Google Play Edition (GPe). If the model number of your device is XT1032 then go ahead, otherwise not. Do not try to flash this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant, as a result, the device might get bricked. Verify the model number of your device first before proceeding the installation guide.

Warning: will not be responsible for any kind damage occurred to your Moto G 2013 Google Play Edition (GPe) XT1032 during or after the installation of Android 5.1 Lollipop LMY47M OTA update. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Take a proper backup of all your data and settings before proceeding to the given instructions.
  • The battery level of your Moto G should be charged at least about 80%.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Moto G 2013 GPe (LMY47M) OTA Manually:

1:- First, download the Android 5.1 Lollipop LMY47M OTA files directly on the Moto G 2013, or you can also download it on the PC and then copy the OTA files to the internal SD card of your phone.

2:- Once done, switch OFF the Moto G in order to boot into bootloader or recovery mode.

3:- Wait for a few seconds and then switch ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time to enter into bootloader/recovery mode.

Note: You can use the Volume Down button to select the Recovery option, then choose it by tapping the Volume Up button until a warning Android logo displays in the middle of the device’s screen.

4:- Tap the Volume Up + Volume Down buttons for a while (5 seconds) and while holding these 2 buttons just press and release the Power button.

5:- The Moto G GPe will boot into stock recovery mode now showing “Android System Recovery” on the screen.

6:- Select “apply update from sdcard”.

7:- Navigate to the downloaded Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA zip file that you’ve already copied to the internal SD card of your phone. Select it to start the installation process.

8:- This process may take some time, then follow the on-screen instructions to reboot the phone.

The Moto G 2013 GPe might take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

Done! These were the easy steps to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Moto G 2013 GPe (LMY47M).

Let us know in the comments area below if you are facing issues or having a query regarding the above steps to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Moto G 2013 GPe (LMY47M).

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  1. Sandeep says

    It does not show “Android System Recovery”. It only shows Recover.

    once I select that it shoes no command.

  2. Con says

    “Apply update from SD card” does not appear on my Recovery Menu. Moto G GPe 5.0.1

  3. sandesh says

    it is showing signature verification failed

  4. Ray says

    I’m on a play store version of the Moto G XT1032. I had upgraded to 5.0.1 when it was released and it worked great. Last week 5.1 was released for my phone so I immediately downloaded it and installed. Well what happened next was truly amazing. It took 30 minutes to do it but the update wiped my phone clean of any and all apps and personal information, (restoring itself to stock), then installed 5.0.1 which it was already running, then it took 45 minutes to download all my apps again. I spent the next couple hours re entering all my passwords and resetting my preferences and alarms. What a waste of time. Great work google. Installing the same OS version i’m already running.

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