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Moto G 2014 Android Lollipop bugs

Moto G 2014 bugs caused by Android Lollipop will continue to be an issue for a while longer

Having the latest version of Android on your smartphone does not always guarantee a pleasant experience as proven by the Moto G 2014 and the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update. The update started rolling out on Motorola devices earlier this month in the US and while it didn’t come with even more bugs, it didn’t fix any of them either. The Moto G 2014 and a whole bunch of other devices have been suffering from various issues ever since they received the first major update to the operating system, namely Android 5.0 Lollipop. Among these problems, we find the already infamous memory leak bug and battery drain issues, which only became more widespread and complemented by other issues with the release on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.

Many users were hoping that Android 5.0.2 Lollipop would be able to fix this problem, but as it turns out, the update only includes some minor fixes for internal alarms and storage management. Google seems to be aware of these issues and is said to be working on a new update as we speak. The company released Android 5.0.2 Lollipop factory images only for a handful of its Nexus devices thus far and it’s rumored that the remaining ones will skip directly to the next version once it becomes available, as the latest one doesn’t really provide the necessary fixes. Meanwhile, owners of the Moto G 2014 and other Motorola devices who have already updated to the latest version are advised to be patient because bug fixes are expected to arrive with Android 5.0.3 Lollipop and their devices will be among the first to receive it.

Google still hasn’t announced the next update, but sources close to the matter are claiming that it won’t be ready by the end of this month, so expect to see it sometime during February. Also, we can’t be sure that it’s going to be called Android 5.0.3 Lollipop, but that’s what everyone is assuming since it comes immediately after Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Even though Android Lollipop brings a lot of new and interesting features to the table, Moto G 2014 users (and everyone else for that matter) who are still running on KitKat should consider staying on this version for a while longer because it’s much more stable. Once 5.0.3 gets announced and starts rolling out we’ll make sure to let you know. Stay tuned.

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  • glo

    I’m in the UK and my Moto G 2014 is still waiting for the upgrade from 4.4.4….

    • IronHeart

      Don’t feel sad. Lollipop 5.0.2 released for Moto G 1st gen and 2nd gen phones are India, and believe me there are still many bugs to be resolved.

  • jheartney

    Wife’s Moto G 2014 got the 5.0.2 update today. Mostly seems ok, though the Settings app did crash and wouldn’t reopen till after a reboot. Favorite new feature is Trusted Places; no more having to enter the PIN when you’re at home. I’m going to suggest she reboot every day till 5.0.3 comes. (We live in U.S. and the Moto is an unlocked model running on T-Mobile.)

  • Adonna Moore

    I just got the update….and I’m dieing because of how slow it is I can seriously feel myself aging… Hahaha


      Read my response above

    • You ARE AGING! Not a pretty sight!

  • Johnny

    Currently on 5.0.2 update for Moto G 1st Gen.. And the multitasking performance has definitely improved than in KitKat.. Haven’t done any restarts in around 2 days and the performance is still quite good, so I guess memory leaking issue may not be a huge concern in this update. Also, battery performance seems to have improved a bit, getting the whole day easily without intermediary charging…
    However, I have observed some unexpected behaviour on the recent application screen…some applications just popping up after closing all apps.


    *************** IF YOUR HAVE ISSUES AFTER UPDATING TO LOLLIPOP THEN JUST DO A FACTORY RESET AND ISSUES WILL BE SOLVED ******* lollipop was a major change from kit Kat and it’s always best to do a factory reset after updating a major update as there are many changes and things don’t always get optimized properly while the update is installing. I’ve updated my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 FHD to lollipop and have not had a single issue. I wish people would stop complaining and just do what solves the issues and that is a freaking factory reset.

    • Adrien

      After factory reset i still experience problems after updating to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on my Moto G 2014. Any other fix for the problems?


        What kind of problems are you experiencing exactly?

      • Jeanette Gowen-Home

        I am having issues after doing a factory reset getting connected to my PC. Moto G, Android 5.0.2. And also will longer charge from the USB connection. Used to. Does from wall with plug – same cord.

  • Ehmed

    Well lollipop 5.0.2 has been released in India today for Moto g first and second generation respectively. And I have one phone in hand and there are lots of bugs I can see, the OS is way slower and lagging,kitkat was buttery smooth. I hope they fix this release soon.

  • Ehmed

    there are many things missing in lollipop for example, there is no arrow type indication of active data usage (downloading/uploading), no complete silent mode, no shortcuts to disable mobile data, no shortcuts to silent mode etc,

    • gaurav

      I m also facing same problem. We dont knw if mobile data is on or not

    • anks

      Silent mode is there, just press volume down key, it asks you to choose between NONE, PRIORITY & ALL, choose NONE to complete silent, try it…

  • Clark44

    After reading all these comments, i think it won’t be a bad idea for me sticking with my good old Kitkat!!!

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    I was updating my phone OTA and it stuck at 41%. I canceled the update and tried to reinstall it but then my device said it was up-to-date…… I even tried to reinstall the motorola Update Service app, but all in vain………… Help me out !!!

    • jesse

      Try factory reset and see if that works.

      • Sohaib

        I ran into the same problem, I am not getting the update even after factory reset.

  • Junaid

    two days back i updated my moto g (first Gen) to lollipop 5.0.2, and i am facing problems with the mobile data.
    Firstly every time i switch from WiFi to mobile data, it takes ages for my phone to recognize the mobile services (exclamation marks).
    After 15 mins or so they automatically disappear and i can see ‘H+’ over one my sim (preferred for mobile data), but issue is that my whatsapp wont work. though i can surf using browser. My Facebook works a little bit where as Facebook messenger wont work. I am so blank how to resolve it.

    some urgent assistance required.

  • Charles ‘Chuck’ Talley

    My Moto G second generation received 5.0.2 over two weeks ago. Runs great and I love the new interface. BUT, several times I have awoken from an overnights sleep to find the nearly charged battery was down to 65-70% with the phone having not been used at all. I emailed Motorola about the issue and this was their response-

    “I am very
    sorry to hear about the issue you are having with your battery draining.
    Sometimes when you perform a software update, it can cause a drain on
    the battery. Because of this, we recommend backing up your data and
    doing a factory data reset. This helps to re calibrate the battery.
    The other steps you can take are to clear the cache partition, or let
    the battery complete drain, then charge it all the way to 100% before
    powering back on, which is a battery reset.”


    Motorola Support Team

    I did a factory reset and cleared the cache partition as instructed. Too soon to see if this fixes the issue as I did this just today. Hopefully it will.

  • santosh

    I had updated my moto g 2 to lolipop few days back and this are the list of issues i am facing
    1.battery drain lot faster a compared to KitKat.
    2. Some times the mobile gets h5anged and dosent responce to touch due to whichwhich you cant do a soft switch off .
    3. A continous mobile signal drop,usually with all mobile network .
    4.usb debuging changes automatically to camera ftpftp.
    5.the mobile temp raises to 38℃ while you are in video mode .
    6. The on screen time has also decresed a lot.
    7.the space around the two speaker also heats a lot while playing moVies.

    Guys these are all the issues i am facing and hope company may solve them with the new update

  • Nitin CR

    Hi All, I have a Moto G first gen,

    Post the lollipop update the operator data is NOT working. Its just WiFi which is working. What I have done: Updated to Lollipop – Thru WiFi Checked – Operator Data Not Working

    Solutions which I did, which was recieved from Google Plus community & Moto Care Agent (Live Chat) 1. Cleared Cache 2. Did a soft reset & rebooted With Sim & Without Sim 3. Did a hard reset & rebooted with Sim & Without SIM

    PS: My first SIM slot is tampered & not working. I just have the SIM 2 which is working.

  • love

    my mobile internet nt working in lollipop……big issue in lollipop ……pls pls fix it in new update

  • addapp

    EXTREME bug that me and other people are experiencing, when calling someone, i don’t hear anything and niether does the recipient.
    Google had acknowledged this as a “minor” bug and there is no word from them. This is ridiculous!

    • ಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನ

      true, its major bug most people facing, everytime need to reboot the phone

  • Suvendu Kumar Nath

    Drastic display brightness changes observed during Adaptive brightness enable.



    1. Go to Settings -> Display -> Enable Adaptive brightness

    2. Now Increase the brightness level -> Click on brightness level and increase

    3. Again decrease the brightness level

    4. Observed the behavior in 2nd and 3rd step

    Actual Result


    Observed brightness level affecting during Adaptive brightness enable.

    When we increase brightness -> it’s increasing brightness

    When we decreasing brightness -> it’s decreasing brightness completely and device is not adapting the light condition

    Expected Result


    Increasing brightness level should not affect the “Adaptive brightness” functionality and brightness changes according to light conditions.

  • bb

    I wish I never updated! I can’t enjoy my phone.
    It has so much lag!
    Then I type the kepad often frezes and jump ahead.
    Every page I open take 5 times longer then IR use to.
    Pages are loading slower
    Screen shots keep showing errors and then appear 5min later
    Everything just seem ssslllloooowwww

  • Stephen Geoghegan

    I have had 5.0.2 on my moto g 2014 for 3 weeks now, in England, cannot open Google calendar, won’t let me open any calendar I download from play store, sometimes music player Poweramp works,sometimes doesn’t, about 15 skins For Poweramp I paid £3 each for won’t open either and it is nearly April now.

  • pati

    Hi everyone,
    I’m having a terrible time trying to make my Moto G see reason,or rather see my own wifi connection. I can connect wherever there’s wifi, but not at home. All this a week after upgrading to lollipop. Heartbroken, HELP!

  • fredphoesh

    Lollipop has ruined my sister’s Moto G. It is completely unresponsive, jerky, apps not responding, keyboard not typing, and I have cleared the cache… I am not sure what google are doing, but this is really pathetic.

    • Liz

      I’m getting the exact same problems, I can’t use the phone at all. It’s completely useless.

      • Luke

        Same here. Cleared the cache partition to no avail. Any solutions???

  • Ashley

    I have the 1st gen Moto G and I updated and all is fine with me but my mum has the 2nd gen Moto G and her battery is now draining in about half a day after updating last week. Very weird and pretty crappy!

  • aditya

    when there were bugs in 5.0 it was said that next update will fix the issues,then came 5.0.1,then came 5.0.2,but issues were not resolved,and now issues are expected to get resolved in 5.0.3,now that’s a joke,don’t know what the guys are doing at google.for this reason only other brands and os apart from android are gaining popularity;such as windows or ios they are much more stable and smooth.

  • Lakshmi

    Hi,My MotoG Gen1 was update to lollipop a week ago. My phone started getting a little slow and used to hang.Last night it switched off and I’m unable to turn it on.can somebody help me. I can here the ring tone when someone calls me

  • Jim Coyle

    I’m so frustrated since this stupid update…. Ever since I updated I have been unable to directly link to sites and webpages from my Gmail. My center button no longer work as my home button, now it’s only good for flicking up and it’s goes to Google webpage. I have to use back button if I want to get out of anything which can take forever. It’s a nightmare. And NO factory reset has not worked or fixed this issue and I’m just about at my wit’s end!! Phone was working perfect before update…. Anyone else have same issues?