One of the devices which failed to live up to the hype it had created had to be the Moto X. While the device itself wasn’t that bad to speak of, let’s face it we were hoping for something better than to be just able to customize how the device looks by a bit. That being said, there were many people who decided to buy the device, so much so that a successor to the phone is almost on the horizon. In any case, if you’re one of those who did get their hands on a Moto X and now want to get rid of the stock ROM for a better experience, you should really consider installing the official TWRP custom recovery on your device. To do that, just follow our simple guide given below.
Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages that might be done to your device either during or after the process, proceed at your own risk.
Prerequisites: You will require an unlocked bootloader on your device (go here if you want to unlock your bootloader) and Android SDK installed on your computer (namely adb and fastboot binaries).
- Download the TWRP recovery’s image from here
- Place the downloaded file in the folder containing adb and fastboot binaries and open a CMD window in that folder as well
- Restart your device while holding the power and vol. down key till a menu pops and then connect your device to the computer
- Type the following command in the CMD window you opened earlier, “fastboot flash recovery recoveryfilename.img”
- Wait for the file to be flashed to your device and then restart your phone.
That’s about it, you will now have the official TWRP custom recovery installed and ready to go on your Moto X. You can now just go to your favorite ROM’s website and simply download and flash the custom ROM to your device with ease. Have fun and happy flashing people.