1. ddonahueiup's Avatar
    Hey everyone I am getting my moto x today even though I can't activate it as an actual phone until Sunday. That said I'm going to play with it and get it setup until then. I've been reading about Kit kat killing battery and people suggesting factory reset? Should I do that before I actually get it set up as a working phone?

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    02-06-2014 08:53 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hey everyone I am getting my moto x today even though I can't activate it as an actual phone until Sunday. That said I'm going to play with it and get it setup until then. I've been reading about Kit kat killing battery and people suggesting factory reset? Should I do that before I actually get it set up as a working phone?

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    Yes, It would actually be a very good idea. Skip the inital setup out of the box, let it take the update, reset, then set up your Gmail.
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    02-06-2014 08:59 AM
  3. ddonahueiup's Avatar
    Yes, It would actually be a very good idea. Skip the inital setup out of the box, let it take the update, reset, then set up your Gmail.
    How do I by pass the initial setup to update to Kitkat? I've always just put in my info to get the phone started.
    02-06-2014 09:09 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    How do I by pass the initial setup to update to Kitkat? I've always just put in my info to get the phone started.
    I think you can just select 'Skip' or something like that. When it asks for New or existing, you have to pick one, but after that, I think the skip option comes up.
    ddonahueiup likes this.
    02-06-2014 09:18 AM
  5. effreyj's Avatar
    The first Moto X I had came with 4.2.2 and I had to update, but my new one that I got last week came with KitKat preinstalled.
    ddonahueiup likes this.
    02-06-2014 09:22 AM
  6. still1's Avatar
    How do I by pass the initial setup to update to Kitkat? I've always just put in my info to get the phone started.
    enter the wifi credential first and then click skip on google account. Update and then do a factory reset.

    I highly recommend updating before entering your google account
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    02-06-2014 09:44 AM
  7. Sir Alex's Avatar
    +1 for a factory reset.
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    02-06-2014 10:00 AM
  8. ddonahueiup's Avatar
    enter the wifi credential first and then click skip on google account. Update and then do a factory reset.

    I highly recommend updating before entering your google account
    Will do thanks everyone

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    02-06-2014 10:07 AM
  9. radyoactive's Avatar
    Mine arrived with 4.4 already installed.
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    02-06-2014 10:24 AM
  10. Snake Griffin's Avatar
    I don't see a reason to do any of that if it arrives with KitKat already installed like mine did.
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    02-06-2014 10:45 AM
  11. randomdude's Avatar
    Mine arrived with 4.4 already installed.
    same here. ordered it a week ago.
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    02-06-2014 11:06 AM
  12. ddonahueiup's Avatar
    Well if it does I won't worry about it

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    02-06-2014 11:09 AM
  13. radyoactive's Avatar
    I agree, I just popped in my SIM, set up the Migrate app then set up my phone.

    I don't see a reason to do any of that if it arrives with KitKat already installed like mine did.
    02-06-2014 11:20 AM
  14. tmann202's Avatar
    Yes, It would actually be a very good idea. Skip the inital setup out of the box, let it take the update, reset, then set up your Gmail.
    I still use Hotmail. What benefits do you get with a gmail account with an Android phone? For instance, is there an app that saves you from going through the internet?

    I use my work email for most important (and social) stuff so it's not something I need to check a lot on my phone.
    02-06-2014 03:06 PM
  15. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I still use Hotmail. What benefits do you get with a gmail account with an Android phone? For instance, is there an app that saves you from going through the internet?

    I use my work email for most important (and social) stuff so it's not something I need to check a lot on my phone.
    Backing up data on Google servers, only needing one sign in for all Google services, just to name a couple things.
    You can still use hotmail. There is an app for that on Play.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    02-06-2014 03:40 PM
  16. PapaGary's Avatar
    For instance, is there an app that saves you from going through the internet?
    Yep, it's called Gmail and it goes straight to your phone.
    02-06-2014 03:49 PM
  17. tmann202's Avatar
    Backing up data on Google servers, only needing one sign in for all Google services, just to name a couple things.
    You can still use hotmail. There is an app for that on Play.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Thanks. Good to know about the Hotmail app. I'll probably stick with that instead of dealing with changing.
    02-06-2014 04:35 PM
  18. NickLippert's Avatar
    I have an old Hotmail account that I like to keep tabs on, I use the normal email app and get notifications when I get new mail.
    02-06-2014 05:43 PM
  19. r6unlimited's Avatar
    I just received my GSM unlocked developer edition today. It came with 4.2.2 installed.

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    02-06-2014 07:51 PM
  20. scrounger's Avatar
    You can use wifi before activation of your phone and play around with different apps and other settings on the phone. Get a good feel for personalizing your Moto X. Then you can do the factory reset (which will allow you to know how it works) and actually setup your phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-07-2014 01:09 AM
  21. SkyG's Avatar
    My Moto X came with 4.4 preloaded already. It was the factory unlocked one, for what it's worth.
    02-07-2014 04:55 PM
  22. ddonahueiup's Avatar
    Same here received on Thursday mine had 4.4

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-07-2014 05:43 PM
  23. enik's Avatar
    If it's fresh out of the box there really isn't any point because there isn't any data. It would just be a waste of 15 minutes.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-10-2014 08:21 PM

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