The Moto E 4G/LTE 2014 is quite heck of a device. The device, codenamed Surnia has managed to turn quite a few heads and is a power house in terms of its performance and its near to stock Android firmware. However, if you want to take things to another level, it’s far better to install a custom ROM on your phone. The first step in doing that is to install a custom recovery on your phone, so with that in mind, let’s get started.
Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages that might be done to your device either during or after the process, please proceed at your own risk.
Prerequisites: Although you can do it directly, we recommend that you root your phone first as it’s far easier to stick recovery after root. If you don’t have a rooted Moto E 4G/LTE, just follow this guide here.
- Boot into bootloader mode by opening a CMD window in the folder containing adb and fastboot binaries by typing: “adb reboot bootloader”
- Now, flash TWRP custom recovery by typing: “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” if you don’t have the recovery file or if you have deleted it, download it from here
- Reboot your phone by typing: “fastboot reboot”
- That’s it, now you will have a custom TWRP recovery on your phone. To boot into the recovery, just type: “adb reboot recovery” in the CMD window opened in the adb and fastboot binaries.
- If for some reason the recovery doesn’t stick, just follow the steps from the beginning and when it’s time to reboot just type: “Fastboot reboot bootloader” to reboot back into the bootloader.
- Highlight Recovery by using the volume keys and then press the power key once recovery is highlighted to enter the recovery. It will stick after that.