[TWRP][Surnia] Moto E 2015 Recovery

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cybojenix

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I'll keep this short because I'm leaving the computer.. pretty much now.

disclaimer: I didn't break it. Don't blame me.

This is NOT for the 3g model

what works:
display, touch, mounting everything (including sd-ext), adb. charging, temperature, rooting

untested:
flashing, formatting, backup, mounting otg, formatting data to ext4 (I think it will fail though).

looks iffy:
timezone data seems a bit off (by 1 hour, 5 mins), but who cares about that.

I provide you the recovery image. If someone wants to do some instructions, (Please only RC's with the device) then drop me a pm and I'll add you as a contributor.

Code:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
# or
fastboot boot recovery.img

This is tested on the GB version of the Moto E 2015. I understand that there is a 3g version of the moto e 2015. I will NOT be supporting this device, and I recommend you do NOT flash this recovery.

recovery images are distributed via the XDA Download system

XDA:DevDB Information
TWRP Surnia, Tool/Utility for the Moto E 2015

Contributors
cybojenix

Version Information
Status: Testing

Created 2015-03-09
Last Updated 2015-03-08
 
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cybojenix

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I'll add it to the first post when I'm at the pc, but rooting the device breaks camera when in SeLinux enforcing mode.
 

stockuser

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Mar 4, 2015
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@cybojenix Any plans of an updated TWRP for the 1st Gen Moto E users? We've been abandoned for long. A last official build from you will suffice for our Lollipop ROMs on Condor.


PS: We've just got official CM, if only you could please provide us a latest official TWRP build now. Just a humble request.
 

cybojenix

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Apr 7, 2012
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@cybojenix Any plans of an updated TWRP for the 1st Gen Moto E users? We've been abandoned for long. A last official build from you will suffice for our Lollipop ROMs on Condor.


PS: We've just got official CM, if only you could please provide us a latest official TWRP build now. Just a humble request.

Last time I checked, 5.0 isn't out on my variant.
I'm also probably going to vanish again this week, for personal reasons. So it depends.
 

pixiebob

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flash twrp _ success
install supersu via recovery _ success
install xposed framework _ success

fantastic, thanks again cybojenix

edit: no in fact xposed framework is installed but not working
edit2: **** bootloop , reflash firmware ...
edit3: it's ok now all working even xposed framework but if i have a problem not certain that Xposed-Disabler-Recovery.zip will working
 
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stockuser

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Last time I checked, 5.0 isn't out on my variant.
I'm also probably going to vanish again this week, for personal reasons. So it depends.

Thanks for your update on the situation.. Considering you're from UK, lollipop will sure take some time to roll out to Moto E. We aren't in a hurry or wanna ask for ETAs, just a humble request that in the future we'll get an official TWRP build updated on TWRP sources. There are some unofficial builds lurking around in the forum with numerous bugs. An official update in the future would ensure hitch free Lollipop custom ROM goodness for our E. We're eternally grateful to you for your work and would hope that one day you would provide an updated build. Thanks, won't be spamming any more this thread and post off topic.
 

fix-this!

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flash twrp _ success
install supersu via recovery _ success
install xposed framework _ success

fantastic, thanks again cybojenix

edit: no in fact xposed framework is installed but not working
edit2: **** bootloop , reflash firmware ...
edit3: it's ok now all working even xposed framework but if i have a problem not certain that Xposed-Disabler-Recovery.zip will working

Xposed wont work on our devices yet becuase of our cpu. In time it may support it.
 

fix-this!

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not true all my module( amplify, battery history XXL,gravitybox, youtube background playback) function well.
module greenify is partially compatible.

when i tried to use lollipop xposed it slowed my device down and gave me low storage space errors. am i the only one with camera issues when rooted? kinda seems that way. ive since unrooted until a fix comes.

You must have a arm7 model. That's what xposed currently only works on, mine is a gsm LTE arm53.
 
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pixiebob

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when i tried to use lollipop xposed it slowed my device down and gave me low storage space errors. am i the only one with camera issues when rooted? kinda seems that way. ive since unrooted until a fix comes.

You must have a arm7 model. That's what xposed currently only works on, mine is a gsm LTE arm53.

for fixing camera you must to be in permissive mode with this application:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mrbimc.selinux

me too first time i had problem storage and unable to install any new application because false enough storage error, causing for me to reflashing firmware

i have msm8916 armv7
 

fix-this!

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Apr 15, 2012
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for fixing camera you must to be in permissive mode with this application:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mrbimc.selinux

me too first time i had problem storage and unable to install any new application because false enough storage error, causing for me to reflashing firmware

i have msm8916 armv7

Yeah you must have the 3g model only? Surprised this recovery works for you. And I tried that app and even some scripts, doesn't work on mine unless I unroot. Must be an issue with my model and SuperSU. Waiting to see if the devs can fix this.
 

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    I'll keep this short because I'm leaving the computer.. pretty much now.

    disclaimer: I didn't break it. Don't blame me.

    This is NOT for the 3g model

    what works:
    display, touch, mounting everything (including sd-ext), adb. charging, temperature, rooting

    untested:
    flashing, formatting, backup, mounting otg, formatting data to ext4 (I think it will fail though).

    looks iffy:
    timezone data seems a bit off (by 1 hour, 5 mins), but who cares about that.

    I provide you the recovery image. If someone wants to do some instructions, (Please only RC's with the device) then drop me a pm and I'll add you as a contributor.

    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    # or
    fastboot boot recovery.img

    This is tested on the GB version of the Moto E 2015. I understand that there is a 3g version of the moto e 2015. I will NOT be supporting this device, and I recommend you do NOT flash this recovery.

    recovery images are distributed via the XDA Download system

    XDA:DevDB Information
    TWRP Surnia, Tool/Utility for the Moto E 2015

    Contributors
    cybojenix

    Version Information
    Status: Testing

    Created 2015-03-09
    Last Updated 2015-03-08
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    Sources:
    I've used the stock kernel image and device tree, so don't shout at me for not uploading them.
    The closest that there is to it is here

    Twrp is here

    device tree

    Download
    • V1 - initial release
    4
    Camera ok with changed SuperSU settings

    This made the camera work on my Moto E 2015 4G (XT1524):
    • installed TWRP from cybojenix with fastboot (see first post of this thread)
    • installed SuperSU 2.46 (from download.chainfire.eu/696/SuperSU/) with TWRP
    • disabled SuperSU setting: mount namespace separation (+reboot)
    This is less intrusive than disabling SELinux by switching it to permissive mode with SELinux Mode Changer app.
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    @cybojenix Any plans of an updated TWRP for the 1st Gen Moto E users? We've been abandoned for long. A last official build from you will suffice for our Lollipop ROMs on Condor.


    PS: We've just got official CM, if only you could please provide us a latest official TWRP build now. Just a humble request.

    Last time I checked, 5.0 isn't out on my variant.
    I'm also probably going to vanish again this week, for personal reasons. So it depends.