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[Recovery][TWRP][Root] TWRP and Root for Moto E5 Play (James)

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By CodyF86, Senior Member on 28th May 2018, 01:15 AM
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Take a backup.

How-to root & disable encrypted /data:
  1. (Fastboot) flash the no-verity kernel
  2. (TWRP) adb shell mount -o,rw /dev/block/platform/soc/7824900.sdhci/by-name/vendor /vendor
  3. (TWRP) adb push fstab.qcom /vendor/etc/fstab.qcom
  4. (TWRP) format data
  5. (TWRP) flash magisk beta

Wifi / Unlimited Tethering
  1. (TWRP) adb shell mount -o,rw /dev/block/platform/soc/7824900.sdhci/by-name/vendor /vendor
  2. (TWRP) adb pull /vendor/default.prop .
  3. Add net.tethering.noprovisioning=true to default.prop
  4. (TWRP) adb push default.prop /vendor/default.prop

TWRP 3.2.1 E5 Play
E5 Play DM-Verity Disabled Kernel
E5 Plus DM-Verity Disabled Kernel
fstab.qcom (no-encrypt)
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BAM! ^
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I tried flashing it and got an "Image not signed or corrupt" error. How can I get around this?

Can you make a step by step guide, please?
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Yo, digging your commitment to moto. I'm still on the E4, been waiting for this device to finally be released. I'm probably gonna wait for a little more development on it till I switch though. Do you like it though?
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I tried flashing it and got an "Image not signed or corrupt" error. How can I get around this?

Can you make a step by step guide, please?

Nothing is wrong; recovery will boot fine if you try it.
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Yo, digging your commitment to moto. I'm still on the E4, been waiting for this device to finally be released. I'm probably gonna wait for a little more development on it till I switch though. Do you like it though?

I like it; it's nice having a stock Oreo. Hopefully getting LTE to work won't be as much of a pain as the moto E4, although I figure it will be, but know how to fix it. Going to start compiling Lineage soon just getting the vendor repo setup and device trees etc.
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I like it; it's nice having a stock Oreo. Hopefully getting LTE to work won't be as much of a pain as the moto E4, although I figure it will be, but know how to fix it. Going to start compiling Lineage soon just getting the vendor repo setup and device trees etc.

Yeah I was super bummed with the whole no LTE thing there for a while.
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So you've got root, right?
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So you've got root, right?

Nope Magisk messes up the boot.img atm, and PHH doesn't actually give root after flashing. I tried to root manually and believe it's getting reverted by DM-verity / verified boot. About to start building lineage to bypass that, but the E5 kernel has no fstab. DM-verity must be disabled in the kernels DTB. (Working on that too)
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How's the bloatware out of the box? And depending on how bills are looking this week I might have one to test with.
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How's the bloatware out of the box? And depending on how bills are looking this week I might have one to test with.

Almost non-existant / it lets you uninstall everything basically even on stock.

Also was able to patch DM-Verity out of the kernel DTB with help of a hex editor lol. Link in the OP here shortly.

Should be able to run /data unencrypted now.
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