How to Root Moto E & Flash TWRP Custom Recovery

Are you looking forward to root your Moto E on Windows in order to access all those impressive apps that require rooting or if you just wish to flash your favorite custom ROM. Well for rooting, you first need to unlock Moto E bootloader and then boot into a custom recovery to flash the root files. Currently, only TWRP recovery (with some issues) is available for Moto E that allows you to flash SuperSU, in order to achieve root access.


Tutorial – Rooting & Installing TWRP Custom Recovery on Moto E

Step 1Unlock Moto E Bootloader [Guide]. Note: This will WIPE entire data on your device. So, take a backup of all your personal and important data.

2. Download and Install the latest Motorola USB Drivers on your system.

3. Download the required files:

4. Transfer the ‘’ file to your phone’s root storage.

5. Now “Power off” the device. Then press the Volume Down key for 2-3 seconds then Power key then release to start the device into Fastboot mode.


6. Now right-click on the ‘ADB and Fastboot’ folder while holding down the ‘Shift’ key in Windows. Click on the option ‘Open command window here’.

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In CMD, type following commands and hit enter after each line:

fastboot flash recovery moto_e_twrp2.7.0.0_v1.2.img
fastboot reboot

Note: If you don’t want to flash custom recovery, then use the below command instead. This will rather temporarily boot the device into custom recovery, letting you root the phone without installing TWRP recovery.

fastboot boot moto_e_twrp2.7.0.0_v1.2.img

Rooting Moto E: While in Fastboot flash mode, use the Volume Down key to scroll down to Recovery and press Volume Up key to select. In TWRP recovery, click on ‘Install’ option and then select the file. (Note: Use the Volume Down key to navigate and the Power key to select). After you’re done with installing the zip file, select Reboot system.

Voila! After the device reboots, you should see the SuperSU app installed and root privileges on your Motorola Moto E. You can confirm root using the Root Checker app.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

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