Boost Moto G / Moto X speed after long run use or lollipop update

Majority of the Moto G users, (both 1st and 2nd gen) are facing a common issue nowadays. One of the most popular budget phone Moto G which was very much responsive and fast is now acting as too much laggy after long run usage. Some claiming the device has became laggy after the Lollipop update. I too own a Moto G 1st gen and faced the same issue. I have did a factory reset after the Lollipop update and that fixed the issue to an extent. But, it became laggy again after using the device for some weeks. Resetting the device all the time is not a feasible solution. So, I started researching for some solution to boost up my device.

How do I clear Cache Partition on my device?

This will remove any temporary files that may be causing the problem, but will not delete your files or settings. Here, I am explaining methods for both Lollipop and Kitkat Android versions however both methods are almost same.

Lollipop Steps

1. Ensure the device is powered off, and unplugged

2. Press and hold the Volume Down button and Power button (located on the right edge of the device) for approximately 3 seconds then release.

3. From the “Boot Mode Selection Menu” screen, select Recovery.


Note: Use the Volume Down button to scroll through the menu options and the Volume Up button to select.

Now, After seeing Motorola splash page, you should get the dead Android as shown below.

clear_cache_partition_on_Moto_G_and_Moto_X_speedup motog

4. From the “No Command” screen (Android figure lying on his back), press and hold the Power button then press and release theVolume Up button to display the menu options.

5. Select “wipe cache partition”.


Note: Use the Volume buttons to highlight and the Power button to select.

6. “Reboot system now” will be highlighted, press the Power button to select it.

Note: Allow several minutes for the reboot process to complete. For me, it took about 8 minutes. Dont interrupt while this is being done.


KitKat Steps

With the phone powered off, press the VOL DOWN KEY for 2-3 seconds then POWER key then release. Use the VOL DOWN Key to SCROLL to Recovery and VOL UP Key to select

clear_cache_partition_on_Moto_G_and_Moto_XThe device will display the Motorola logo and then the Android in distress ( logo with Exclamation mark)


clear_cache_partition_on_Moto_G_and_Moto_X_speedup motog
Press and hold the VOL UP key for 10-15 seconds. While still holding the VOL UP key tap and release the POWER key.  You can try this step, holding the phone in landscape. If you are stuck on this step, try a force reboot by pressing the Power key and Vol Down key, and start the process again.

  • Use the VOL DOWN Key to scroll to wipe cache partition and the POWER Key to select this option
    The device will then perform the partition wipe



The device will reboot and start the normal power up sequence.

Feel free to ask questions if you are confused in some step.

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Unni Krishnan

A linux server admin who loves linux, gadgets, technology, Music & movies :)

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