How To Guide [Stock ROM] How to root the Snapdragon Moto E 2020

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alexenferman

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Alexenferman is not responsible for any damages or bricks made to your device. Please do some research if you have any concerns about rooting, its features and downsides. You are choosing to make these modifications, you should blame yourself for any mistakes you make.
Rooting may require a factory reset, please backup your data. Rooting will void your device warrany. By rooting your device, you will not be able to install OTA updates on your phone.
US carrier specific devices such as Verizon and Sprint might not be bootloader unlockable, therefore, not rootable.[/B]

You will need:

  • Platform Tools (Download from here)
  • Motorola Drivers
  • Windows or Linux PC
  • Bootloader Unlocked Moto E 2020

Your phone must be bootloader unlocked. Rooting your phone and not unlocking the bootloader will result in a soft brick.

Download the latest Magisk Manager APK from Github: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases/download/manager-v8.0.0/MagiskManager-v8.0.0.apk
Install the APK file. Make sure to enable "Unknown Sources" in the Settings app

Patching the boot image

To retrieve the boot image in order to patch it, you will need to download the stock ROM for your specific variant.
Download the ROM from your variant from here: https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/ginna/official/
To check which region is your device, go to Settings > About Phone > Software Channel.

After downloading, open the ROM zip file with an archive manager.
Extract the boot.img file only.
Transfer the boot.img file on your phone.

On your phone, open the Magisk app.
Select "Install" > "Install" > "Select and Patch a File"
Locate the boot image in the internal storage on your phone. Select the boot.img file.

Transfer the magisk_patched.img file on your computer.

Rooting the device


Boot the device into fastboot mode by holding the [Volume Down] and [Power] buttons.

Connect your phone to your PC.
On your PC, open a fastboot console window.
Type:

Code:
        fastboot devices

Your phone serial number should be displayed along with the word "fastboot" or "device" in the console.
Now, type the following commands:

Code:
        fastboot flash boot_a patched_boot.img
        fastboot flash boot_b patched_boot.img

Replace patched_boot.img with the path to your boot image we patched previously.
To reboot the device, type:

Code:
        fastboot reboot

Once the device rebooted, open the Magisk app.
If you see the "Magisk is installed" message, you have successfully rooted your device!
:cool: You are done!

To view instructions with images, follow these instructions: https://www.alexenferman.com/articles/MotoE2020/root-moto-e-2020-magisk
 

Hypercore

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I can confirm this works, I was about to give up on root or TWRP until I saw this. I'm now rooted, but I still can't find a download link for the latest TWRP for the Ginna model.
 

Hypercore

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I eventually found it after a ton of digging. I've uploaded it to my drive to assure the link stays active for anyone else who may need it.

For peace of mind, here's the VirusTotal scan HERE.


And here is the link to twrp-3.4.0-10_0-ginna HERE.
 

TheTechDude48

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Before I brick my phone. Can anyone confirm if the Tracphone version XT2052DL is rootable?

I'd like to know, too. Can we root our Tracfone XT2025DLs? Anyone successful?

I have one too and I've tried to unlock the bootloader however Motorola's website says the bootloader for this phone is not unlockable. It seems like this is what's preventing me from being able to install a different firmware like the stock one or root the device.

I do not know if there is any sort of workaround for this
 

uvx

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For some reason on a Moto E, after rescuing using the Moto rescue assistant and then using
 
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bouyakasha

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Jan 23, 2008
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Thank you. I used this guide to root my Moto E :)

QPGS30.82-135-2_Root.img
 
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bouyakasha

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This method works well for QPGS30.82-135-2, but I just attempted it with QPGS30.82-135-9 and unfortunately the Magisk patched boot image will not work. I tried it 3 times, re-patching boot image each time. I suppose Motorola updated something in android to block this?
 

frozencoffee

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i can't get this to work at all, i cannot find a matching stock firmware being qpg30.82-135, there's no extra S and nothing else after the 135, got this phone from my motorola insiders rewards and now it's bootlooping after trying the 135-2 patched image
 
Has anyone been able to root and hopefully install a custom recovery on the lastest update? Mine is QPGS30.82-135-14, and so far I've only been able to get orangefox to boot but couldn't get it to decrypt my storage or install magisk. I tried twrp first, but to no avail, touch screen still doesn't work on it, so now I'm asking on a few different threads for this phone lol. Any help would be great!
 
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Do you know of an updated method to get it to flash correctly? I was able to boot into ofox, but couldn't get it to properly flash. Ended up stuck on a screen that said my phone was unlocked and couldn't be trusted and that it'll reboot in 5 seconds. I don't know much about ofox either, been using twrp for years lol, it looks too different. Anyhow, any help would be appreciate much!
you guys can also use OFox Recovery and swipe magisk to root
 

bouyakasha

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This method works well for QPGS30.82-135-2, but I just attempted it with QPGS30.82-135-9 and unfortunately the Magisk patched boot image will not work. I tried it 3 times, re-patching boot image each time. I suppose Motorola updated something in android to block this?

I have the same problem with QPGS30.82-135-9. I can't get it to boot after Magisk patched boot image.
 
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    Alexenferman is not responsible for any damages or bricks made to your device. Please do some research if you have any concerns about rooting, its features and downsides. You are choosing to make these modifications, you should blame yourself for any mistakes you make.
    Rooting may require a factory reset, please backup your data. Rooting will void your device warrany. By rooting your device, you will not be able to install OTA updates on your phone.
    US carrier specific devices such as Verizon and Sprint might not be bootloader unlockable, therefore, not rootable.[/B]

    You will need:

    • Platform Tools (Download from here)
    • Motorola Drivers
    • Windows or Linux PC
    • Bootloader Unlocked Moto E 2020

    Your phone must be bootloader unlocked. Rooting your phone and not unlocking the bootloader will result in a soft brick.

    Download the latest Magisk Manager APK from Github: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases/download/manager-v8.0.0/MagiskManager-v8.0.0.apk
    Install the APK file. Make sure to enable "Unknown Sources" in the Settings app

    Patching the boot image

    To retrieve the boot image in order to patch it, you will need to download the stock ROM for your specific variant.
    Download the ROM from your variant from here: https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/ginna/official/
    To check which region is your device, go to Settings > About Phone > Software Channel.

    After downloading, open the ROM zip file with an archive manager.
    Extract the boot.img file only.
    Transfer the boot.img file on your phone.

    On your phone, open the Magisk app.
    Select "Install" > "Install" > "Select and Patch a File"
    Locate the boot image in the internal storage on your phone. Select the boot.img file.

    Transfer the magisk_patched.img file on your computer.

    Rooting the device


    Boot the device into fastboot mode by holding the [Volume Down] and [Power] buttons.

    Connect your phone to your PC.
    On your PC, open a fastboot console window.
    Type:

    Code:
            fastboot devices

    Your phone serial number should be displayed along with the word "fastboot" or "device" in the console.
    Now, type the following commands:

    Code:
            fastboot flash boot_a patched_boot.img
            fastboot flash boot_b patched_boot.img

    Replace patched_boot.img with the path to your boot image we patched previously.
    To reboot the device, type:

    Code:
            fastboot reboot

    Once the device rebooted, open the Magisk app.
    If you see the "Magisk is installed" message, you have successfully rooted your device!
    :cool: You are done!

    To view instructions with images, follow these instructions: https://www.alexenferman.com/articles/MotoE2020/root-moto-e-2020-magisk
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    I eventually found it after a ton of digging. I've uploaded it to my drive to assure the link stays active for anyone else who may need it.

    For peace of mind, here's the VirusTotal scan HERE.


    And here is the link to twrp-3.4.0-10_0-ginna HERE.
    2
    This method works well for QPGS30.82-135-2, but I just attempted it with QPGS30.82-135-9 and unfortunately the Magisk patched boot image will not work. I tried it 3 times, re-patching boot image each time. I suppose Motorola updated something in android to block this?
    2
    i can't get this to work at all, i cannot find a matching stock firmware being qpg30.82-135, there's no extra S and nothing else after the 135, got this phone from my motorola insiders rewards and now it's bootlooping after trying the 135-2 patched image
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    Before I brick my phone. Can anyone confirm if the Tracphone version XT2052DL is rootable?