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General What is motorolaOTA update? also KitKat update advice sought

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  1. benawhile

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    Hi
    I am a smartphone noob. Dec 23 I bought a moto g with JellyBean. Yesterday it alerted a download for KitKat. I delayed it until I had time to find out about Kitkat. In the meantime, today I had an alert for
     

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    Welcome to Android Forums.

    The OTA (Over the Air) is the system update from Jelly Bean to Kit Kat.

    OTAs are pushed out by the carriers to phones. They are staggered from one user to another because they are so large and the carrier is trying not to bury the network. (Every phone has a unique registration number so the carrier knows where each one is.)

    It arrives on your phone and then asks (repeatedly) for permission to install.

    If you grant permission your system is updated ant the OTA distribution is deleted.

    It is strongly recommended that you do a Factory Data Reset after installing any OTA of a Major system upgrade (like Jelly Bean to Kit Kat).

    If you decide not to install the OTA it will continue to beg permission to do so. The only way I have ever heard to stop it is to root your phone and rename the distribution file (I have never done that myself).

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    Yes, install it. It's fine
     
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    No factory reset for me with the KK install and everything is fine. It does take quite a bit and I'd recommend being in wifi for the download as it'll be faster and won't use any of your carrier data.
     
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    Thanks all. Installed with no problems
     
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    After install, noticed that remaining battery life was down quite a bit, but had been using phone a lot anyway.
     
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    The update process is intensive and uses a lot of battery. Give it a few days to "settle down" and then make your evaluation.

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Motorola Moto G (1st Gen)

The first generation Moto G was the released in November of 2013. The phone was the first in Motorola's new mid-range line that targeted the sweet spot between specs and pricing. It originally built for emerging markets, but also saw success as a low-priced Android phone option in other parts of the world. The Moto G 1st Gen features Features 4.5-inch LCD display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 16GB storage, 1GB RAM. 5MP rear/1.3MP front facing cameras, and a removable 2,070 mAh battery.

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