How to Root Moto E

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ROOT PACKAGE INFO
Name SuperSU
Warranty Voids Warranty.
Stability Stable without any issues.
Root Manager App SuperSU. It manages root permissions for apps on the device.
Credits Chainfire

  WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

  GUIDE: ROOT MOTO E

Before you begin with guide instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

  STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be XT1022/XT1025!

Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other variant of Moto E or any other device of HTC or any other company. You have been warned!

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

 ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

  icon-cogs  STEP 2: INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERY

You must have a custom recovery installed on your New HTC One 2014 (M8) to be able to root it. Follow the link below for a definitive guide on how to install TWRP recovery on your phone.

 MOTO E TWRP RECOVERY INSTALLATION GUIDE

  STEP 3: ROOTING INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Download the SuperSU zip file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your phone’s internal / external SD Card.

  ONE CLICK TWRP INSTALLER

DOWNLOAD LINK  | File name: UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip (1.1 MB)

  STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Important Note: Backup important files stored on internal SD card of your device, so that in case a situation arises requiring you to do a factory reset after flashing root file, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.

 icon-list-ol GUIDE FOR CWM RECOVERY USERS

 icon-youtube-play Example video: If you haven’t used CWM recovery before to install a .zip file of a ROM or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. Click here to watch the video

  1. Boot into recovery mode:
    • Power off your device and wait 4-5 seconds after lights go off.
    • Press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power key together and and release them as soon as you see the bootloader screen.
    • Press Volume Down button a few times to select Recovery option, and then press Power key to reboot into recovery mode.
      └ In recovery mode, use Volume Up and Down keys to navigate between options and power button to select an option.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup And Restore » Backup.
  3. Flash the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip file:
    • Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are) » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  4. Reboot your device. For this, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now.
icon-list-ol GUIDE FOR TWRP RECOVERY USERS
  1. Boot into recovery mode:
    • Power off your device and wait 4-5 seconds after lights go off.
    • Press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power key together and and release them as soon as you see the bootloader screen.
    • Press Volume Down button a few times to select Recovery option, and then press Power key to reboot into recovery mode.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup » and select all check boxes and swipe on the Swipe to confirm option at the bottom of the screen to confirm backup.
  3. Install the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip file:
    • Tap on Install » browse to the location where you saved the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip file and select it. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing
  4. Reboot your device. Go back to the main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot » then, tap on System to reboot your phone.

That’s all.

 icon-check-square-o VERIFY ROOT ACCESS

To verify root access on your Moto E, install the Root Check app (link →) on your phone.

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