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[TWRP][otus] Recovery for Moto E 3G (2015)

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By squid2, Recognized Developer on 17th April 2015, 04:53 AM
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I've built a TWRP recovery for the 2015 Moto E 3G. This model is also known as Styx 3G, and has the codename otus.

3G model only! If you have the LTE model, use my LTE recovery instead.

Downloads are available on the downloads tab. In case you encounter any issues, I've also posted the stock recovery for otus on the downloads tab.

To try it out without flashing, run:
Code:
fastboot boot twrp.img
To flash it:
Code:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
Try at your own risk. I expect everything to work, but I make no guarantees.

I would like to thank cybojenix for creating the first-gen Moto E recovery. I used his device tree as a reference when creating mine.

Device Tree: https://github.com/sultanqasim/andro...otus/tree/twrp
Kernel: https://github.com/sultanqasim/andro...otus/tree/twrp

XDA:DevDB Information
TWRP for Moto E 3G (2015), Tool/Utility for the Moto E 2015

Contributors
squid2, cybojenix
Source Code: https://github.com/sultanqasim/andro..._motorola_otus


Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 3.2.3-r1
Stable Release Date: 2018-08-16

Created 2015-04-17
Last Updated 2018-08-16
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17th April 2015, 04:53 AM |#2  
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My initial test release is up. Try it at your own risk, I don't know what works and what doesn't. All I know is that it can boot and see the on board storage. Thanks to @Ravx and @Hakkinukai for initial testing. If you want to stay safe, don't flash anything with it until I'm able to confirm that it works properly. I'm still waiting on my test unit to arrive.

For the adventurous, try it out and let me know what works and what doesn't. Be careful though, it's untested and could mess up your device. I'm not responsible for any problems it may cause you.
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17th April 2015, 08:06 AM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by squid2

My initial test release is up. Try it at your own risk, I don't know what works and what doesn't. All I know is that it can boot and see the on board storage. Thanks to @Ravx and @Hakkinukai for initial testing. If you want to stay safe, don't flash anything with it until I'm able to confirm that it works properly. I'm still waiting on my test unit to arrive.

For the adventurous, try it out and let me know what works and what doesn't. Be careful though, it's untested and could mess up your device. I'm not responsible for any problems it may cause you.

Further test results:
1.) Was able to succesfully backup my system with the recovery.
2.) wiping data gave error ( error code 255 i think ) but the data was still gone and the device got factory reset.
3.) Succesfully restored the data from the created backup.

will try to flash SuperSu now.
Edit: The device is Successfuly rooted.
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17th April 2015, 08:17 AM |#5  
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Here is the Screenshot of Successful Root.

Bro i have created a saperate Guide for rooting. I hope you dont mind.
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Glad to hear that it is mostly working. I'll look into the data wiping error when I get my test device.
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Thank you very much squid
i try this command 'fastboot boot twrp-otus-2.8.6-test3.img'
and in first attempt , i got TEAMWIN screen on successful boot MOTO E 2nd Generation.
and from install option ,i install SuperSU from my internal memory.
and my device rooted successfully.
you are
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I've posted a new version (2.8.6-test4). This new version solves a problem that prevented my recovery from booting from flash storage. It's also smaller. Thanks to @Hakkinukai for testing.

You can safely flash this recovery to your device by doing
Code:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-otus-2.8.6-test4.img
I make no promises about reliability, but I'd expect most things to work. Use this at your own risk, I'm not responsible for bricking your device. I haven't tested this myself.

To avoid confusion, I've removed the old version (2.8.6-test3) from the downloads tab.
18th April 2015, 01:40 AM |#9  
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Thank you very much, I could finally rooting my moto E,

#Off topic could please make a version updated for the moto E first generation, the current version is 2.7.1.0 and the latest versions have many bugs,
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Quote:
Originally Posted by squid2

I've posted a new version (2.8.6-test4). This new version solves a problem that prevented my recovery from booting from flash storage. It's also smaller. Thanks to @Hakkinukai for testing.

You can safely flash this recovery to your device by doing

Code:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-otus-2.8.6-test4.img
I make no promises about reliability, but I'd expect most things to work. Use this at your own risk, I'm not responsible for bricking your device. I haven't tested this myself.

To avoid confusion, I've removed the old version (2.8.6-test3) from the downloads tab.

Thanks bro. I will flash and report back
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Is flashing the new recovery working for you guys. If yes I will update the rooting thread so that the method becomes more easy.
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