If you’ve waited for a custom recovery for your 3rd Gen Motorola Moto G, then your wait’s over. Here comes TWRP – one of the finest custom recoveries – for your beloved Moto G.

Once you’ve installed the recovery on your phone, you should be all set to enjoy a roller-coaster ride. You’ll get to experience new and thrilling custom ROMs, custom kernels, and much more that you’ve been missing out on thus far.

Motorola Moto G 2015

So, here you go:

Files You Need

  1. You must’ve unlocked the bootloader on your phone before doing this tutorial. This won’t work if your bootloader isn’t unlocked. So, head here and get your bootloader unlocked first.
  2. This should flash the TWRP custom recovery on your phone.
  3. This should only work on Windows running computers. Please ensure you have access to one before going ahead.
  4. Download Fastboot to your computer. You’ll need it to flash the recovery on your phone.
  5. Download TWRP Recovery to your computer. It’s the recovery image that’ll be flashed on your phone.

Installing a Custom Recovery on the Motorola Moto G (2015)

  1. Unzip files from Fastboot to your computer by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract here.
  2. Unlock Developer options on your phone by heading to Menu->Settings->About phone and tapping on Build number for 8 times until it says you’re a developer.
  3. Head to Menu->Settings->Developer options and turn on USB debugging.
  4. Plug in your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
  5. Open the folder where Fastboot files are located. Hold down Shift and right-click on your screen and select Open command window here.
  6. Type in the following command into the Command Prompt window:
    adb reboot bootloader
  7. It should get your device into bootloader mode.
  8. Once in bootloader mode, issue the following command. Make sure to replace name.img with the real name of the recovery image that you have downloaded.
    fastboot flash recovery name.img
  9. Wait for it to install recovery on your phone.
  10. When it’s done installing recovery, reboot your phone by issuing the following command:
    fastboot reboot
  11. Your phone should reboot.
  12. You’re done!

The TWRP Recovery has been successfully installed on your Motorola Moto G (2015). It’s time to gain root-access on your device using this newly installed recovery. Head here to get that beast rooted!