Flash Android 5.1 Lollipop StageFright Security Update on US Cellular Moto X XT1055

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Considered as one of the high-risk security vulnerabilities discovered in Android operating system, I am sure of the fact that StageFright terrifies you. This latest Stagefright bug allows attackers to take control of your data and steal it from the devices that you own, so there is no surprise to see that Google and the carriers are working to roll out a vital security update as soon as possible.

Your US Cellular Moto X XT1055 is no exception, but the good part is that you can enjoy the Android 5.1 Lollipop StageFright Security Update right away.

This Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM is only compatible with the US Cellular Moto X smartphone, so make sure that it should not be used with any other model then the one stated because it will result in a soft brick. You can avoid such an unfortunate situation by heading to the Settings of your device, and then go to the About phone to confirm the Motorola Moto X XT1055 model number.

I also want you to know that if you are trying to install the update over a rooted firmware, then you should know that the root access will be revoked, just as any custom Recovery will also be replaced with a stock Recovery.

For the start, you have to take a backup of all your important data including your call logs, messages, photos and everything that might be important and make sure you charge your Moto X handset to at least 60% before starting the installation process. Well, you know that your phone might get turned off during the update operation – and if that happens, you can end up bricking it.

Even more, remember that the USB Debugging mode must be enabled on your device, so access Menu – Settings – About phone and tap several times on built number; after you have to go to Menu – Settings – Developer options and check the USB debugging feature. And you must also turn off the security protection that runs on your computer as it might interfere with the download operation and to install the device’s drivers.

I also want you to remember that this guide is official as you will flash the stock Lollipop OS and not a custom ROM, so you won’t lose your Moto X warranty. However, I cannot be blamed if the phone gets bricked or if something bad happens and you lose some important files.

How to Flash Android 5.1 Lollipop StageFright Security Update on US Cellular Moto X XT1055:

  1. From here you have to take Android 5.1 Lollipop on your PC;
  2. Up next, make a connection between your Moto X and your PC via USB cable;
  3. Transfer the downloaded file from desktop to your phone;
  4. Unplug the USB cable when you are done;
  5. Turn off your device;
  6. Now boot it in Recovery Mode;
  7. From recovery select “Apply Update from SD card”;
  8. You have to choose the Lollipop firmware file;
  9. Follow on screen prompts and resume the process;
  10. When the update is done you will see the device rebooting;
  11. At the end, just disconnect your handset from the computer.
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Popa Loredana

Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.