The TWRP recovery represents the touch based version of the CWM recovery. It is also more improved and user friendly. This TWRP recovery is available for almost all the devices out there. You can install it on your Moto E as well. These custom recoveries let you interact with the internal partitions of your device. You can install custom ROMs, gain root access, fix bugs, slow lagging software and much more.
Files You Need
- You’ll be using the Android Software Development Kit. Click here to download and install it for Windows.
- The TWRP Recovery file can be downloaded from here. Place this file and the SDK in the same folder
First of all, you’ll need to unlock the bootloader of you Moto E. This step is crucial before proceeding. Also, you’ll need to disable all the protection programs like antivirus on your PC. They hinder the flashing process. Also, you’ll need to charge your battery up to 65%. If it is any less, chances are that your phone may shut down in the middle of the process and you end up with a bricked device. Furthermore, backup all your important data such as messages, contacts, and call logs, music, photos, notes videos etc. There are numerous apps for that in the Play store. Note that this procedure is not an official one. The warranty on your device will get void. We are not responsible for any loss.
Installing TWRP Recovery on the Motorola Moto E
- Turn off your device.
- Long press the Power and Volume down button to boot the device into the fastboot mode.
- Use the USB cable to connect your phone to the PC.
- Now, go to the Android Software Development Kit folder.
- Open a Command Prompt window in this folder and type the command “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”
- Now, on your smartphone, use the volume rockers to navigate to ‘Recovery” and press the power button to select it.
- Your device will boot into recovery mode.
- The new touch feature might not work right away. Wait for a minute or two.
- To head back, select “Reboot system now”.
Once your device reboots, you will have the unofficial custom recovery installed on your device. You can boot in the recovery mode using the same hardware key commands you use for the stock recovery. Furthermore, you can boot into the recovery mode by using the command prompt.