It made a huge difference, not just in battery but also interface performance. The notification bar changes colors now too! It really feels like a new phone after the factory reset.
Press and hold Power and Volume down together for like 5-6 seconds and then release the buttons — you should see bootloader mode, with AP Fastboot Flash Mode written at the top. Moreover, if you are updated to 5.1 already via OTA or firmware, you couldn’t root on 5.1, as your bootloader has already been updated and Mofo can’t do its magic anymore. Also, it is recommend not to accept any future OTA updates from Verizon/AT&T and Motorola if you want to enjoy root access on your Moto X.
There’s more but you get the drift. A few weeks ago they updated the first gen Moto G’s to 5.1.1 and it’s just bitchin’ fast. Faster than 4.4.4, if I remember stryker blog forum correctly. That’s some pretty good customer service. The two X’s we’ve had have been great, too. Glad you’re finally have a reasonable experience upgrading!
Install Python and Pyserial software on your PC. Double click on python-2.7.9.msi first to install python, and then on pyserial-2.7.win32.exe to install Pyserial. Upon installing Python, you should have a folder Python27 in your C Drive. Download the four files from above. This includes Root patch, Python, Pyserial and QHSUSB_DLOAD driver. I’m looking for another ROM since he one I’m on right now seems to lag a little and the reason I installed it was that it included the Moto TTS.
If the phone is working, go to Settings – Backup and Reset – Factory Data Reset and tap on Reset Phone. The likely culprit for this issue is a specific application. You can follow the instructions in Problem #4 above to find out if this is the case. Kill all the background apps that you aren’t using, and make sure that the auto-sync feature of some apps is also turned off.
I am having the exact issues you described here. I tried a cache wipe or however you define it through the boot menu. I noticed my apps weren’t all updated, but there’s no way they will actually update! I waited over 5 hours now for them to update. And I cant send msgs, receive any notifications from apps, or even use the damn phone any longer since its so slow and dies within 2 hours charge.
Also turning off Wi-Fi Always Scanning in the Advanced Wi-Fi Settings will also increase your battery life. Disclaimer – The old Moto X is still one of the best smartphones you can buy, and in all likelihood, you will not face any of the issues stated below. Unlike existing global single sign on solutions like the ones from Google or Facebook, ID4me does not track and analyze the internet surfing habits of its users.
I don’t think I’ve received an MMS message or rebooted yet, but I’m optimistic. It’s like I have my good old phone back. I’ve had this happen both charging and not charging. The times it happened when not charging were after the phone froze. A couple times when I tried making a call it would say dialing but I wouldn’t hear the tone.
Press Volume Up for a second and then power as well and release both. Press Volume Down to highlight Recovery and press Volume up to select it. The original Moto X was a revelation. I still remember all the leaks, rumors and excitement over the new Moto device under Google’s ownership. The Moto X may have been succeeded now by the Moto X but it’s still the smartphone of choice for a lot of people.