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[Root][Moto E][Guide HowTo]How to root Moto E [Condor][Noob Friendly]

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18th May 2014, 12:17 PM   |  #1  
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I will update the method as and when newer methods are available!

So confirmed Root is here presented by @cybojenix
I am making the thread only for making it Noob friendly, and making the instructions bit more detailed!
All credit goes to @cybojenix

DISCLAIMER:
Code:
#include <std_disclaimer.h>
/*
* Your warranty is now void.
*
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
*
*/
Procedure
  1. Download mfastboot-v2 extract its content and use that for unlocking Bootloader
  2. Unlock your bootloader From Here
    TIPs:
    1. Unlocking bootloader will wipe your device, Backup your photos, music, contacts using applications in play store or whichvere method you prefer
    2. The motorola site tells us to download the android SDK, You can skip that big download and use the fastboot in step 1
    3. Follow the further steps given on motorola's site, After clicking on Request an Unlock Key, You will get an email which will consist guideline to proceed further!
    4. Clicking on Request an Unlock Key is the point where you lose your warranty
  3. Download The TWRP recovery from here(thread) or here(Goo.im) rename it recovery-twrp.img and move it in the same folder as of step 1
  4. Download The SuperSU from here(thread) or here(chainfire.eu)() and copy it into the root of your internal memory!
  5. Connect your phone to PC and Reboot to bootloader by pressing VolumeDown+Power button for about 6-7 seconds.
  6. Go to the directory in step 1, Do Shift+RightClick in empty space in the folder without selecting anything, Select Open a command window here.
  7. Run following command
    Code:
    fastboot boot recovery-twrp.img
    If facing errors refer to TIP No. 2 and 3
  8. Now touch doesn't work in recovery straight away, so wait 60 seconds without touching the phone, The phone screen will go blank.
  9. Press power button and do swipe to unlock to get your touch working again!
    As Motorola released source code for the kernel, @cybojenix has fixed the touch issue, you can skip to step 10 directly!
  10. Select Install, scroll down and find the SuperSU Zip downloaded in step 4.
  11. Swipe to confirm, wait untill the flash is complete and then select reboot, to boot into your phone which is rooted now
  12. Check your app drawer, There should be SuperSU installed. Congratulations you are rooted!

TIPS:
  1. Downloading things from the thread link is a better option as the hotlinks may get outdated, Thread links will not!
  2. If you want to install twrp rather then just booting into it for once, you can use following command to flash it permanently
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-twrp.img
  3. If stuck on Boot Logo of Motorola (blue M), @JerryGoyal has provided a Thread Here to solve the problem using CWM instead of TWRP.
    1. According to the method you can download CWM and Rename it to recovery-cwm.img in place of TWRP in step 3. Execute other steps the same
    2. And in step 7 Replace the given code with
      Code:
      fastboot flash recovery recovery-cwm.img
    3. In CWM Touch doesn't Work to scroll Use Volume Buttons and Use Power Button to select the choice
    4. in Step 10 you would select Install from sdcard
  4. If you do something wrong and stuck somewhere, The stock firmwares are available for restoring.
    [Condor][Stock Firmware] Restore your Moto E to Stock[Lock Bootloader][Noob Friendly]



Reply if any issues! I'll try my best to help!
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18th May 2014, 12:23 PM   |  #2  
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Very good effort :thumbup:
Some newbies actually need it

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18th May 2014, 04:15 PM   |  #4  
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quick question.. is it possible to remove that annoying bootloader unlocked warning that shows up everytime you start up the device?
18th May 2014, 04:34 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dpool94

quick question.. is it possible to remove that annoying bootloader unlocked warning that shows up everytime you start up the device?

Right now it's not but in the coming days I will look into a method similar to this for our device to "remove" the warning.
18th May 2014, 05:23 PM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shimp208

Right now it's not but in the coming days I will look into a method similar to this for our device to "remove" the warning.

You don't need to do it bro.. Motorola updated their bootservice .. I mean the warning shows up but only for 2-3 secs and after that comes a new logo loading.. So I think It would be best not to waste time on such things
18th May 2014, 05:50 PM   |  #7  
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Just a suggestion.. Instead of flashing a custom recovery, you could also just boot into the recovery using "fastboot boot recovery.img".. This way the stock recovery won't get changed for people who would like to keep it.
18th May 2014, 06:31 PM   |  #8  
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I unlocked the bootloader,installed twrp and flashed the superuser.. and I can even see superuser in my app drawer but none of the apps that require root like titanium backup are working.. it says my device isn't rooted :/ help please
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I unlocked the bootloader,installed twrp and flashed the superuser.. and I can even see superuser in my app drawer but none of the apps that require root like titanium backup are working.. it says my device isn't rooted :/ help please

Check your device by installing this device if you really rooted it or not. DOWNLOAD THIS APP
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Check your device by installing this device if you really rooted it or not. DOWNLOAD THIS APP

Root Access is not properly configured or was not granted.

Super User Applications Status:
Superuser application - is NOT installed!
SuperSU application - version 1.00 - is installed!

System File Properties for Root Access:
Standard Location
Check Command: ls -l /system/bin/su:
Result: /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
Analysis: File /system/bin/su does not exist.

Standard Location
Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/su:
Result: -rwsr-sr-x root root 96144 2008-08-01 17:30 su
Analysis: Setuid attribute present and root user ownership present. Root access is correctly configured for this file! Executing this file can grant root access!

Alternative Location
Check Command: ls -l /sbin/su:
Result: /sbin/su: Permission denied
Analysis: File system permissions restricted and denied access.

Alternative Location
Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/sudo:
Result: /system/xbin/sudo: No such file or directory
Analysis: File /system/xbin/sudo does not exist.

Root User ID and Group ID Status:
SU binary not found or not operating properly

System Environment PATH: /sbin /vendor/bin /system/sbin /system/bin /system/xbin

ADB Shell Default User:
ADB shell setting for standard access, stored in default.prop, is configured as: shell (non root) user - ro.secure=1

Results provided on your XT1022 device by Root Checker Pro version 1.3.0 from joeykrim in the Android Market - http://goo.gl/NcnHn

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