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suhas.holla

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First Ever Root Guide and Custom Recovery for the Motorola Moto G 2nd gen 2014

Code:
#include 
/*
* 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 if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! 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.
*/


What is TWRP Recovery?
Team Win Recovery Project 2.x, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. Its a fully touch driven user interface no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.


Requirements:

1. Unlocked Bootloader
2. Motorola Drivers installed Click here
3. fastboot drivers


Instructions :

1. Unlock your Bootloader..Click here
2. Download SuperSU Updater zip from here and copy it into INTERNAL SDCARD
2. Power Off..Boot into Bootloader mode(Hold power+Vol down and release)
3. Connect to your PC
4. Flash Recovery through fastboot mode/bootloader mode
and Go into your adb+fastboot folder and Type in CMD prompt
Command :
Code:
fastboot flash recovery TWRP2801-titan-motog-2014.img
5. Flash SuperSU zip from Recovery
6. Reboot.Done

Download: : TWRP 2.8.0.1 Custom Recovery for Moto G 2014
ADB+Fastboot

Bugs:

1.Only internal Sdcard is detected for now..No External SDCard support ..Will update the recovery once i have time Fixed
2.Backups to Internal Storage not possible but External Storage(SD Card) works Fixed
TWRP Updates Coming Soon with Fixes

Note: Tested in XT1068,XT1069 Dual Sim..please test it in your phone and let me know i will update the thread.Do Post your Feedback and issues if any


Thanks to
dhacker29
Team Win Recovery Project
Does_Troy
Chainfire
 
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rafaelbrunner

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Works perfect on XT1069

I just downloaded and tested on my XT1069.
Moto G (2nd Gen) Dual SIM DTV Brazil

And it works perfectly! :good:
So far, so good... :highfive:
Root and Recovery seems to be working like a charm.
 

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Algus Helm

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The SD Card is not accessible during Recovery mode only.
For normal boot, running KitKat, external SD access works fine!

-

O acesso ao SD externo só não funciona no modo Recovery.
Ao iniciar o KitKat normalmente, o SD externo funciona belezinha!


Thanks for the fast reply! I'll go root as son I get my device.
---
Obrigado! Assim que comprar o aparelho vou realizar o root!
 
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mtodak

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On the phone have purple message: "Mismatched partition size (recovery)", on CMD it says all OK - so did it go through or not?

How to enter twrp now?
 

mtodak

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Its ok
For entering Twrp ..select Recovery in the bootloader option(Vol Up to select Vol down to navigate)


So vol down+power i enter bootloader ,select recovery and i have completely black screen and i need to reboot. bootloader unlocked properly. dual sim version moto g2 - cant find model number in settings/phone/hardware info and i do not have box with me to check it.

i changed(shorten) .img name but that shouldnt be the case that smg went wrong since all cmd/adb/bootloader output was ok.

Any advice please?
 
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matwaking

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So vol down+power i enter bootloader ,select recovery and i have completely black screen and i need to reboot. bootloader unlocked properly. dual sim version moto g2 - cant find model number in settings/phone/hardware info and i do not have box with me to check it.

i changed(shorten) .img name but that shouldnt be the case that smg went wrong since all cmd/adb/bootloader output was ok.

Any advice please?

changing name should have nothing to do with this,i guess its something else, maybe you missed a step or something
 

mtodak

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changing name should have nothing to do with this,i guess its something else, maybe you missed a step or something

CMD output, tried 2 times:


"E:\sdk>fastboot flash recovery twrp2.7MotoG2.img
target reported max download size of 536870912 bytes
sending 'recovery' (9798 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.342s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.366s]
finished. total time: 0.709s

E:\sdk>fastboot flash recovery twrp2.7MotoG2.img
target reported max download size of 536870912 bytes
sending 'recovery' (9798 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.336s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.354s]
finished. total time: 0.689s

E:\sdk>"

There is nothing to miss here

Any other ideas?
 
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matwaking

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CMD output, tried 2 times:


"E:\sdk>fastboot flash recovery twrp2.7MotoG2.img
target reported max download size of 536870912 bytes
sending 'recovery' (9798 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.342s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.366s]
finished. total time: 0.709s

E:\sdk>fastboot flash recovery twrp2.7MotoG2.img
target reported max download size of 536870912 bytes
sending 'recovery' (9798 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.336s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.354s]
finished. total time: 0.689s

E:\sdk>"

There is nothing to miss here

Any other ideas?

then guess not, let the dev investigate ,which model you are on?, if you have got it by now
 

suhas.holla

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So vol down+power i enter bootloader ,select recovery and i have completely black screen and i need to reboot. bootloader unlocked properly. dual sim version moto g2 - cant find model number in settings/phone/hardware info and i do not have box with me to check it.

i changed(shorten) .img name but that shouldnt be the case that smg went wrong since all cmd/adb/bootloader output was ok.

Any advice please?
Please mention your model name and whether its dual sim version or not ?
 

mtodak

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Jun 12, 2007
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Did you try rebooting into Recovery mode?
You can try this ADB command:

adb reboot recovery


Worked and rooted. Use software to boot to recovery BUT

upon trying first twrp backup:

"unable to create folder /data/media/0/twrp(errno=13)
E:failed to make backup folder"

So saga continues...

Any suggestions from this step on please?

I guess we need to wait for external SD card support --> http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-e/help/unable-to-backup-stock-rom-errno-13-t2836509



---------- Post added at 02:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:25 PM ----------

Please mention your model name and whether its dual sim version or not ?


its XT1068 dual from uk
 
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MarcusBremen

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ROOT on my Moto G XT1068. thanx @suhas.holla for the recovery. :laugh:

but... :(:confused:
it seems i smashed my original recovery with the many try of rooting the moto,
it don' boot up in the bootloader, before I even flash your recovery. :crying:

so lil trick i did...

first i flashed the original recovery, find it here: CWM Thread

and then i flashed the twrp by suhas.holla.:laugh:

but i used the mototool for flashing both recoveries...
worked like charm, also you can fix the warning while your bootloader is unlocked...

lil how-to
download original+twrp recovery, also download mototool -->> PLEASE read the instructions FIRST.
download the supersu.zip and put it in your root sd, not the microsd.

unzip the mototool folder in c:/

put both recoveries in the mototoolaiov3/data/recovery folder.

start the mototool exe, "select recovery", choose the stock recovery first, then push "flash recovery".
if it worked, fine, next step. if not, please comment here...

2nd step, choose the twrp recovery and push the "flash recovery" button.

now go the "tool" section, choose "fix boot logo" and push "do it".


1st attention:

the mototool won't boot into your recovery if you push the action button, i don't know why and it don't care cause from here we're using our moto screen,

2nd attention:

with vol-down you choose or "scroll" through the 5 points (normal bootup - recovery - factory - barcodes - bp tools) and with vol-up you started your action,
so scroll to "recovery" and "start" with vol-up.

with vol-down you can only "scroll" through normal bootup - recovery - factory - barcodes - bp tools and with vol-up you confirm the action. KEEP THAT IN MIND.​

when you're in the recovery, all you have to do is "install the selected supersu.zip" reboot... and you're rooted. congrats to yourself.

great idea by me... :D :cool::D :good::good::good:

so first step for me after rooting, set the dpi in the build.prop to 240 and install xposed... the modding can begin.:good:
 

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mtodak

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ROOT on my Moto G XT1068. thanx @suhas.holla for the recovery. :laugh:

but... :(:confused:
it seems i smashed my original recovery with the many try of rooting the moto,
it don' boot up in the bootloader, before I even flash your recovery. :crying:

so lil trick i did...

first i flashed the original recovery, find it here: CWM Thread

and then i flashed the twrp by suhas.holla.:laugh:

but i used the mototool for flashing both recoveries...
worked like charm, also you can fix the warning while your bootloader is unlocked...

lil how-to
download original+twrp recovery, also download mototool -->> PLEASE read the instructions FIRST.
download the supersu.zip and put it in your root sd, not the microsd.

unzip the mototool folder in c:/

put both recoveries in the mototoolaiov3/data/recovery folder.

start the mototool exe, "select recovery"choose the stock recovery first, then push "flash recovery".
if it worked, fine, next step.

choose the twrp recovery and push the "flash recovery" button.

now go the "tool" section, choose "fix boot logo" and "do it".


attention:

the mototool won't boot into your recovery, i don't know why and it don't care cause from here we use our moto screen,

2nd attention:

with vol down you choose or "scroll" to "recovery" and with vol up you started to boot into the recovery,

so with vol down you can scroll through normal bootup - recovery - factory - barcodes - bp tools. KEEP THAT IN MIND.​

when you're in the recovery, all you have to do is "install the selected supersu.zip" reboot... and you're rooted. congrats to yourself.

great idea by me... :D :cool::D :good::good::good:

so first step for me after rooting, set the dpi in the build.prop to 240 and install xposed... the modding can begin.:good:

Did you manage to do backup in twrp?

Wont risk xposed modding before doing that.
 
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    First Ever Root Guide and Custom Recovery for the Motorola Moto G 2nd gen 2014

    Code:
    #include 
    /*
    * 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 if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! 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.
    */


    What is TWRP Recovery?
    Team Win Recovery Project 2.x, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. Its a fully touch driven user interface no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.


    Requirements:

    1. Unlocked Bootloader
    2. Motorola Drivers installed Click here
    3. fastboot drivers


    Instructions :

    1. Unlock your Bootloader..Click here
    2. Download SuperSU Updater zip from here and copy it into INTERNAL SDCARD
    2. Power Off..Boot into Bootloader mode(Hold power+Vol down and release)
    3. Connect to your PC
    4. Flash Recovery through fastboot mode/bootloader mode
    and Go into your adb+fastboot folder and Type in CMD prompt
    Command :
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery TWRP2801-titan-motog-2014.img
    5. Flash SuperSU zip from Recovery
    6. Reboot.Done

    Download: : TWRP 2.8.0.1 Custom Recovery for Moto G 2014
    ADB+Fastboot

    Bugs:

    1.Only internal Sdcard is detected for now..No External SDCard support ..Will update the recovery once i have time Fixed
    2.Backups to Internal Storage not possible but External Storage(SD Card) works Fixed
    TWRP Updates Coming Soon with Fixes

    Note: Tested in XT1068,XT1069 Dual Sim..please test it in your phone and let me know i will update the thread.Do Post your Feedback and issues if any


    Thanks to
    dhacker29
    Team Win Recovery Project
    Does_Troy
    Chainfire
    10

    Changelog for TWRP 2.8.0.1

    1.Fixed Backup to internal Sdcard
    2.Latest TWRP 2.8.0.1 base

    Changelog for TWRP 2.7.1.1

    1.TWRP 2.7.1.1 base
    2.External Sdcard now Supported in Recovery
    3.Backup to Sdcard is now possible

    Changelog for TWRP 2.7.0.0

    1. Intial Release
    8
    Thread Locked until a new recovery with fixes is released
    5
    Latest TWRP 2.8.0.1 Released

    TWRP 2.8.0.1 released.This fixes backup to internal sdcard .Restore also working in XT1068 dual sim asia
    Needs testing on other models
    4
    ROOT on my Moto G XT1068. thanx @suhas.holla for the recovery. :laugh:

    but... :(:confused:
    it seems i smashed my original recovery with the many try of rooting the moto,
    it don' boot up in the bootloader, before I even flash your recovery. :crying:

    so lil trick i did...

    first i flashed the original recovery, find it here: CWM Thread

    and then i flashed the twrp by suhas.holla.:laugh:

    but i used the mototool for flashing both recoveries...
    worked like charm, also you can fix the warning while your bootloader is unlocked...

    lil how-to
    download original+twrp recovery, also download mototool -->> PLEASE read the instructions FIRST.
    download the supersu.zip and put it in your root sd, not the microsd.

    unzip the mototool folder in c:/

    put both recoveries in the mototoolaiov3/data/recovery folder.

    start the mototool exe, "select recovery", choose the stock recovery first, then push "flash recovery".
    if it worked, fine, next step. if not, please comment here...

    2nd step, choose the twrp recovery and push the "flash recovery" button.

    now go the "tool" section, choose "fix boot logo" and push "do it".


    1st attention:

    the mototool won't boot into your recovery if you push the action button, i don't know why and it don't care cause from here we're using our moto screen,

    2nd attention:

    with vol-down you choose or "scroll" through the 5 points (normal bootup - recovery - factory - barcodes - bp tools) and with vol-up you started your action,
    so scroll to "recovery" and "start" with vol-up.

    with vol-down you can only "scroll" through normal bootup - recovery - factory - barcodes - bp tools and with vol-up you confirm the action. KEEP THAT IN MIND.​

    when you're in the recovery, all you have to do is "install the selected supersu.zip" reboot... and you're rooted. congrats to yourself.

    great idea by me... :D :cool::D :good::good::good:

    so first step for me after rooting, set the dpi in the build.prop to 240 and install xposed... the modding can begin.:good: