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

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deej_roamer

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Mar 19, 2014
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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
    [*]Now touch doesn't work in recovery straight away, so wait 60 seconds without touching the phone, The phone screen will go blank.
    [*]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!
  8. Select Install, scroll down and find the SuperSU Zip downloaded in step 4.
  9. Swipe to confirm, wait untill the flash is complete and then select reboot, to boot into your phone which is rooted now
  10. 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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vin4yak

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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.
 
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dpool94

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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
 

dpool94

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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
 

deej_roamer

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Mar 19, 2014
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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

I am sorry, I by mistake provied the superSU 1.00 link
I changed and updated it superSU 1.64
Please Try again! using the new link from the description for step 4
 
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deej_roamer

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Mar 19, 2014
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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.

Could you confirm it?
I cannot test it till tuesday?
 

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Mrtoxicgamer10

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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!

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

See ? Your device is not rooted. You must have missed something. Try again. Good luck.
 

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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
      [*]Now touch doesn't work in recovery straight away, so wait 60 seconds without touching the phone, The phone screen will go blank.
      [*]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!
    8. Select Install, scroll down and find the SuperSU Zip downloaded in step 4.
    9. Swipe to confirm, wait untill the flash is complete and then select reboot, to boot into your phone which is rooted now
    10. 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!
    3
    having same issue with trying to download the TWRP onto the device.

    Minimal ADB and Fastboot opens cmd.exe is good
    downloading the moto_e_twrp2.7.0.0_v1.2.img onto downloads in firefox is good
    Phone going into fastboot on phone and using fastboot devices showes my device number.
    when i try to flash the phone with fastboot flash recovery recovery-twrp.img i get the error

    target reported max download size of 299892736 bytes
    error: cannot load 'recovery-twrp.img': No error

    only thing that does not look correct is when i transfer the moto_e_twrp2.7.0.0_v1.2.img from the firefox download
    to my computer or to the minimal ADB and fastboot file,
    it looses its .img at the end of the file name? so i rename it to recovery-twrp.img

    i dont know if that is the problem?

    It doesn'e lose the .img extension, it should be there, just windows wont be showing it, when you rename, dont put recovery-twrp.img rather just keep recover-twrp i believe that should solve the problem
    If you want to avoid such errors in future i recommend to uncheck "Folder Options> View> hide extension for known file types"
    2
    Very good effort :thumbup:
    Some newbies actually need it

    Sent from my XT1022 using XDA Free mobile app
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    I did a video tutorial showing how to Unlock the Bootloader and Root Motorola Moto E

    Step by step...

    Hope it helps [emoji4]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DGlZLWX0vk



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