These are the steps to flashing a custom recovery on the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Files You Need
- You must unlock the Motorola Moto G Turbo’s bootloader before you can follow this guide for installing TWRP recovery on the device.
- Download the TWRP custom recovery for your Turbo Edition from this page.
- Download the universal ADB Driver directly to your computer.
- You can follow this guide on Windows, Mac or Linux. You just need to set up ADB for your operating system.
– ADB for Windows
– ADB for Mac
–ADB for Linux
Installing a Custom Recovery on the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition (TWRP Recovery)
- Installing the ADB on your computer before you do anything else.
- Download the TWRP recovery file and shift it over to the same folder as your ADB.
- Rename the recovery file to recovery.img by right-clicking over the file and choosing the option for renaming. Note that this step is only required if your file is not named that already.
- Connect the Moto G Turbo to the computer with the USB cable.
- From within the ADB folder on your computer, hold the Shift key and right-click to get a new menu popping out.
- Choose to open a new command window here from that new menu.
- Type the following command and then press Enter / Return: fastboot devices
- It will now check that your Turbo Edition is connected with fastboot.
- Type the next command and press Enter / Return: fastboot flash recovery.img
- Your OS will now flash the TWRP recovery on the Turbo Edition smartphone. Do not touch any buttons until it is complete.
You can now follow the guide and learn how to root the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition smartphone running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The custom recovery lets you take complete backups easily by using the NANDroid Backup feature available from the central hub of your custom recovery screen. Simply tap over the ‘Backup’ option you can see from the main menu and you’re away. You can use your TWRP recovery on the Turbo Edition to take a factory reset and recover the device like you would do from the stock recovery mode also. Furthermore, the new recovery on your device is great for flashing new ROMs on the device.