Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update Guide: Official OTA Release to Motorola Devices Brings Stagefright Fix
Motorola is now on the verge of prepping for the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update because it is releasing to a crowd of smartphones and tablets-17 all in all-including lines of Moto X, Moto G and Moto E.
Following Google's release of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to its very own Nexus devices, Motorola will follow suit by treating almost all of its Moto devices, including 2015 Moto G, 2014 Moto G, 2014 Moto G LTE, 2013 Moto G, 2013 Moto G LTE, 2014 Moto X, 2013 Moto X, Moto X Pro, Moto Maxx, Moto Turbo, 2014 Moto E, 2014 Moto E LTE, 2013 Moto E, Droid Turbo, Droid Ultra, Droid Mini and Droid Maxx. Moto X Play and Moto X Style are yet to launch which is also expectant to board the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS.
Google's latest Android Lollipop update brings in the long-term solution for the infamous Stagefright vulnerability. Stagefright can be caused by a video message sent to an Android-running device. It infects the phone with a malicious code when it is opened.
Stagefright has been deemed a major Android security threat in its history which pushed the search giant to release 5.1.1 Lollipop only a few weeks after its predecessor.
In Motorola's support page, the tech giant urged users to protect their smartphone and devices from the spreading virus because 95 percent of Android phones will be infected if the video message will pop up on you device.
Lenovo, the owner of the phone manufacturer, provide pre-emptive measures on how to fight againt the security threat. Here's how:
1. Open Messaging app.
2. Head over to Settings.
3. Uncheck Auto-retrieve MMS.
Redo the process to Google Hangouts, Whatsapp, Verizon Message+, and Hanadcent Next SMS since they are also potential opening gate for Stagfright to attack.
Previous reports suggest that Motorola is slating an August 10 rollout however it never happened. Most likely, it is happening this week.