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How To Update Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen XT1527 To Android 5.1 Lollipop

Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen LTE has received the latest android 5.1 Lollipop update with numerous new changes, features, software performance improvements and bug fixes. Moto E 2nd Gen is a budget android cell phone with a Quad Core CPU and Adreno 306 GPU. And not but the least, it is blessed with 4G LTE which provides super fast internet connectivity at your finger tips. With 4G speed you can easily send voice over lte by using a SIP account.

Currently only the XT1527 model of Moto E 2nd Gen has received the android 5.1 Lollipop update in US with build number 23.11.15. So, why are you waiting just go ahead and update the phone. If you do not know how to do it then follow the tutorial below. The update size is around 258 MB so be ready with a Wi-Fi network or a data connection.

Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen XT1527 Android 5.1 Lollipop Release Notes

Notifications, Interruptions & Usability Improvements

  • Block interruptions until your next alarm. This choice will show only when you have an alarm set within the next 12 hours. It will prevent you from missing an alarm when you choose ‘No interruptions’.
  • You can choose to enter a scheduled downtime early. For example, if you are going to bed early and change your notification settings, you can choose “Until your downtime ends”. This option will be visible when within 4 hours of the scheduled start of your downtime.
  • Adds icons to the volume settings panel that match those that will show in the status bar (None, Priority).
  • You can now alter notification volume controls while media is playing. With the volume controls showing, a tap on the bell icon will bring up notification volume controls.

Heads Up Notifications

In addition to dismissing a heads-up notification, you can now swipe it up to remove it from your screen. It will remain in your notifications tray and you can dismiss it later.

Quick Settings

You can quickly select different Wi-Fi access points or different paired Bluetooth devices with a new pull-down menu on each tile. Conditional settings tiles that only show if you use the feature - like “Invert Colors” or “Hotspot”, can now be hidden via a long-press on the tile.

Device Protection

Lost or stolen devices will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if reset to factory settings. Note that you must have a Google account on the device to automatically enable this feature and set a PIN, password or pattern screen lock.


Improvements in the Android Runtime (ART) lead to faster application launch times.


If you have enabled Ambient Display, the minimum swipe distance has increased to reduce accidental interactions.

Bug Fixes

  • Clock in the status bar isn’t updating and alarms are not going off
  • Can’t delete SMS messages when the SIM card is full
  • No ringer audio while making an outgoing call
  • Calculator floating point calculations
  • Chrome crashes on launch
  • Frequent restarts while watching Netflix
  • Wi-Fi will not automatically reconnect to your home Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi not connecting after being idle all night
  • Wi-Fi connection issues with multiple routers in one location
  • Bluetooth discovery is not triggered when you refresh settings
  • CPU wakelocks that contribute to heavier battery drain
  • Connection and synchronization issues with MS Exchange servers
  • Incorrect default APN
  • Can’t unlock the SIM with a PIN/PUK code
  • Can’t play ‘pinned’ content
  • General stability improvements

How To Update Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen XT1527 To Android 5.1 Lollipop Build 23.11.15

Make sure that your cell phone is charged to at least 60% so that the device won't shut down due to low battery and prevent update failure.

If you have received a notification message for this update.

  • Select "Yes, I’m in".
  • After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
  • After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
  • Your phone is now updated with 23.11.15.
If you have not received a notification message for this update, follow the steps below to manually update your phone.

  • Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
  • Select "About phone".
  • Select "System updates".
  • Select "Yes, I’m in". After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
You have successfully updated your Moto E 2nd Gen to android 5.1 Lollipop 23.11.15.

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  1. Simply obvious and non useful information.
    Why somebody would ask you if the procedure is self explained?

    1. Its not for you, its for the people who do not know how to update their Moto E.