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Moto G USB Drivers – Download Now

Motorola has redefined the budget phone with it’s latest Moto G (2014). Moto G (2014) provides a stock Android experience just as present on Nexus phones but in a very minimal price. The specifications are no door buster but they do the job quite well. Also, Motorola has proven the phone’s worth by updating it on the same day to Android 5.0 Lollipop as Nexus phones got theirs. For security and various other reasons, if you don’t install Motorola’s very own USB drivers then you may fall victim to connection issues and drops regardless of which operating system you are using (Windows or Mac). There is a easy fix however, just follow our full guide on installing USB drivers on your computer for Moto G (2014).

After you install the USB drivers, you would be able to connect any Motorola Android phone seamlessly and without any issue. Sadly, Android has left the mass storage option out of it’s latest builds for security and various other reasons. However, these Android devices do support “Media device (MTP)” which allows you to add or remove files from your internal storage. MTP drivers are always included with the stock Android phone software. ADB drivers and Fastboot drivers will need to be downloaded from the Android SDK. We have an entire section full of Android USB Drivers, but we have that covered as well for you below on how to download and install the drivers.


Moto G USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for Moto G (2014) are always bundled with MotorolaKIES or MTP drivers are part of the Android 4.4 KitKat / Android 5.0 Lollipop software that comes with the phone. For transferring media content, photos and other files from your phone, you need to have a micro USB cable (preferably the one you got with the phone) for the phone.

  • Recommended: Download and install Motorola USB drivers first for Moto G (2014)!
  • Connect your Moto G (2014) with the computer using that USB cable.
  • Now wait for the computer to recognize the device.
  • Several drivers including the modem, MTP service etc. will be installed automatically.

Once finished, you will see a new media device in My Computer. You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your Moto G (2014) USB memory.

Moto G (2014) USB Drivers for Mac

Connecting your Moto G (2014) USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Moto G (2014) should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Moto G (2014) and a micro-USB data cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Follow these quick steps:

  • Recommended: Download and install Motorola USB drivers first for Moto G (2014)!
  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your Moto G (2014) with the USB cable.
  • Wait for the phone to get connected and drivers to be installed.
  • Android File Transfer window will automatically open up with your internal phone memory directories.

Alternatively, you can also use MotorolaKIES for browsing through your internal storage and transfer file easily.

That’s it! Pretty easy solutions, eh? Let me know if you run into any problems and we’ll try our best to sort it out.

Moto G (2014) ADB / Fastboot Drivers for Windows & Mac

Now for those of you who plan on developing Android apps, testing, debugging or install any custom ROMs on the Moto G (2014), you will need to have ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and working in your computer. We have done an entire tutorial on how to set up ADB and Fastboot using Android SDK for any Android device. You can follow this tutorial and set up ADB and Fastboot and also download drivers from Motorolafor the Moto G (2014).

If you need to only download ADB and Fastboot separately, we have created a package for the users of Windows, OS X and Linux. Download it from the link below:

Again, for any help you need or if you get stuck with an issue, you can always contact us below in the comments and the team of Team Android will be happy to help you out.

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You may also like to check out our Moto G (2014) section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.

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