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Default Please help

I have a T-Mobile Moto X. Today I unlocked my bootloader and attempted to root it. I followed these directions:


After unlocking it I did:

fastboot flash recovery twrp-2631.img

and got:

(bootloader) Variable not supported!
target reported max download size of 805306368 bytes
sending 'recovery' (9854 KB)...
FAILED (data transfer failure (Too many links))
finished. total time: 0.123s

and now my device only boots int fastboot mode.

Please advice! Thanks.
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I found that you need to use motorola fastboot to for the updated twrp. This wasn't clear and I had a little trouble finding it. It can be downloaded here:

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I had issues too... I ended up using the 4.2.2 version of cwm... And it worked. I'm on 4.2.2 obviously... Use the 4.4 version of cwm if you're on 4.4.

I did get the twrp for 4.4 to flash, but trying to restore my nandroid backup failed. Don't know if that's cause I'm on 4.2.2 or not though. I couldn't flash the 4.2.2 twrp. I prefer twrp, but cwm is working fine anyway.

Just my experience.

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