How To Install TWRP Recovery and Root MOTO E Phone

Want to Root your new android smartphone Motorola Moto E? Once you rooted your phone you can do lots of task on your phone like install custom ROM, install tweaks and rooted apps. If you are new to the rooting process and don’t know what is root and what are the benefits of rooting, read our guide here how and why to root. Today in this tutorial wi will show you how to get the root access on new Moto E smartphone. The guide is little bit lengthy but not so difficult. To get started all you have to follow the list of quick pre requisites mentioned below before we slip into the detailed guide which will help you root the device.



Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.


This guide is only for the MOTO E android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.


Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.


Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.


You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.


Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.



If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.



Step 1. Download the Fastboot files for MOTE E and extract the folder on your desktop.

Step 2. Download The TWRP recovery from here (Rename the file to recovery.img) and extract in the same folder as of step 1.

Step 3. Download The SuperSU from here and copy it into the root of your internal memory,

Step 4. Now all the important files are with your. First you have to unlock the bootloader of your device. Read here.

Step 5. Connect your phone to PC and Reboot to bootloader by pressing VolumeDown + Power button for about 6-7 seconds.


Step 6. Go to the Fastboot folder in step 1, Do Shift + RightClick in empty space in the folder without selecting anything, Select Open a command window here.

Step 7. Now you will see the command prompt window on your screen. In the command prompt window, you need to enter the below mentioned command;

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 8. Press Volume Down to select recovery on fastboot menu, then press Volume Up to confirm your choice to boot into recovery

Step 9. Now touch doesn’t work in recovery straight away, so wait 60 seconds without touching the phone, The phone screen will go blank.

Step 10. Press power button and do swipe to unlock to get your touch working again! Select Install, scroll down and find the SuperSU Zip downloaded in step 3.

Step 11. Swipe to confirm, wait untill the flash is complete and then select reboot. First reboot will take some time, so no need to worry.

Now check your MOTO E app drawer, There should be SuperSU installed. Congratulations you are rooted!


How To Install TWRP Recovery and Root MOTO E Phone
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  • Simon Tyrrell

    HOW TO INSTALL TWRP & ROOT MOTO E, Steps 1 to 3:
    You need to make it clear whether this should be done using your phone or your PC / Mac

  • Siddhartha J.R.

    need help!!!!
    it says

    C:UsersSiddhuDesktopNew folder>mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    target max-sparse-size: 256MB

    sending ‘recovery’ (10270 KB)…

    OKAY [ 0.469s]

    writing ‘recovery’…

    (bootloader) Failed to erase partition

    (bootloader) Failed to flash partition recovery

    FAILED (remote failure)

    finished. total time: 5.567s

    anyidea wht to do??

    • mitch

      Did you unlock the bootloader??

      • Subash

        Yes.. Same problem to me also..