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Thumbs up [ROOT][DETAILED] MOTO E Rooting and Flashing Recovery 100% Working

"Many of moto E users including me is having the problem of getting stuck when flashing the recovery."


"so i decided to make a thread for explanation."


1.Bootloader must be unlocked.if not, Unlock the bootloader from here

(a). Download the CWM 6.0.4.9 recovery For MOTO E. this recovery is required temporary for flashing "SuperSU".

(b). So download UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip

(c). Download the latest TWRP Recovery TWRP 2.7.2.0 V2.2. this will be your new default recovery.

STEPS:-

1. Copy "UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip" into phone's sdcard(could be internal memory)

2. Boot into bootloader (switch off the phone -> hold volume down+power button for 6 seconds -> release the buttons and wait for 1 second)

3.Connect USB to phone in bootloader menu.

4.Copy "cwm 6.0.4.9_recovery.img" (downloaded from step a) and "moto_e_twrp2.7.2.0_v2.2.img" (downloaded from step c) to "adb folder" in desktop.

5.first we have to flash CWM recovery so that we can flash SuperSU. Enter in cmd
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fastboot flash recovery cwm6.0.4.9_recovery
it will give an error like "mismatched partition size(recovery)" but it's normal


Now press the volume down once(move to recovery) then volume up(to select) and wait till shows this


wait some more and there you are in CWM recovery.
6. Choose "install from sdcard" and select "UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip" downloaded in (b) step.
[*NOTE*
>>CWM recovery itself has a rooting menu item, it'll be displayed when you want to reboot. It'll ask if it should root the device - but it won't work.So You should go the SuperSU way.]

>>When you select a CWM reboot after applying SuperSU, CWM displayed "root access may have been lost - fix?". Please select "No", it'll work fine]

7.After installation of SuperSU you can reboot the device. Since now we have rooted the device by flashing SuperSU,we can install the TWRP Touch recovery. repeat 2. and 3. step

8. Enter in cmd:
Code:
fastboot flash recovery moto_e_twrp2.7.2.0_v2.2.img
it will give same error as in step 5 but that's normal. Now you have successfully installed the TWRP recovery.
To go into recovery you have to select volume up button (instead of power button like in most HTC phones).

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Well there is already a "How to root" thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2755336

Besides this is again a "how to" thread. Should be in general section. It has no development. So please report your thread and request to move it.

Also, 2 recoveries are not needed to root. Either of those 2 is enough.
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Well there is already a "How to root" thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2755336

Besides this is again a "how to" thread. Should be in general section. It has no development. So please report your thread and request to move it.

Also, 2 recoveries are not needed to root. Either of those 2 is enough.
okay,i have sent the request to move the thread.
well for some users twrp recovery was causing the problem at first hand that's why i suggested.
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Thank you for this. Your workaround solved my issue.
 
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Thank you for this. Your workaround solved my issue.
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CWM link is down, Please make a mirror and better upload it at a host which does not put bandwidth or download cap!
Recommendations would be Google Drive, Dev-Host, Mega etc.

Also For the CWM, where did you find a working version for moto E?
I'd like to visit the source!
 
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CWM link is down, Please make a mirror and better upload it at a host which does not put bandwidth or download cap!
Recommendations would be Google Drive, Dev-Host, Mega etc.

Also For the CWM, where did you find a working version for moto E?
I'd like to visit the source!
i updated the link.
source code for CWM is here https://github.com/CyanogenMod/andro...table_recovery and https://github.com/JackpotClavin/and...ce_moto_condor
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Default None of the ways are working after OTA update to 4.4.4

After updating my Moto E to 4.4.4 today, I tried to root it. I tried both the ways (with TWRP and with CWM) but not together.

The results are disappointing.

When I used the "only boot with recovery" option (fastboot boot recovery....img), I got a frozen white screen with the Moto logo in the center the instant I issued the fastboot command. Nothing else happened.

When I used the "flash recovery" option (fastboot flash recovery recovery....img) and tried to load the recovery I just flashed, I got a small graphic in the center with "No Command" written at the bottom. Nothing else happened.

I'm still trying, will update if situation improves...

Update: Finally CWM worked. I started from the beginning, followed the steps and I now have root.

Warning:
1. CWM recovery itself has a rooting menu item, displayed when you want to reboot. It asks if it should root the device - but doesn't work. You should go the SuperSU way.
2. When you select a CWM reboot after applying SuperSU, CWM displayed "root access may have been lost - fix?". I selected "No" and it worked fine.
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After updating my Moto E to 4.4.4 today, I tried to root it. I tried both the ways (with TWRP and with CWM) but not together.

The results are disappointing.

When I used the "only boot with recovery" option (fastboot boot recovery....img), I got a frozen white screen with the Moto logo in the center the instant I issued the fastboot command. Nothing else happened.

When I used the "flash recovery" option (fastboot flash recovery recovery....img) and tried to load the recovery I just flashed, I got a small graphic in the center with "No Command" written at the bottom. Nothing else happened.

I'm still trying, will update if situation improves...

Update: Finally CWM worked. I started from the beginning, followed the steps and I now have root.

Warning:
1. CWM recovery itself has a rooting menu item, displayed when you want to reboot. It asks if it should root the device - but doesn't work. You should go the SuperSU way.
2. When you select a CWM reboot after applying SuperSU, CWM displayed "root access may have been lost - fix?". I selected "No" and it worked fine.
thanks i forgot to write the Warning part.
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I unlocked bootloader successfully ...
then even i flashed with "fastboot boot recovery-twrp.img"
then i typed as "fastboot reboot" which rebooted my device

then i turned of the device ....entered in fastboot but using power and volume down...but when i got in recovery,,,there comes my android lying with its chest open and red triangle and there is written "no command"

plzzz help me guys

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