Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.
Don’t forget that rooting your device will void your warranty.
This procedure requires a Windows PC.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download mfastboot-v2, which will be used for unlocking your bootloader and extract its content.
- Head over to this official Motorola page to unlock your bootloader. (Backup your data as unlocking the bootloader will wipe your device.)
- The Android SDK mentioned in the Motorola site is not required to unlock the bootloader, you can use the fastboot downloaded earlier.
- Follow all the steps on Motorola’s website to complete the unlocking process. Don’t forget that unlocking the bootloader will void your warranty!
HOW TO ROOT THE MOTO E
To root the Moto E, follow the steps below:
- Download TWRP recovery, and rename it as “recovery-twrp.img”. Then move it to the same folder as the fastboot you downloaded in the previous section.
- Download SuperSU and copy it to the root folder of your device’s internal memory.
- Connect your phone to your PC and reboot to bootloader by pressing the Volume Down and Power button for several seconds.
- Go to the directory where you stored the fastboot and TWRP recovery, then Shift + Right Click on an empty space in the folder. Select Open a command window here.
- Run the following command: fastboot boot recovery-twrp.img
- Select Install, scroll down and find the SuperSU downloaded earlier.
- Confirm, when the flashing process is complete, select reboot.
- SuperSU should now be in your app drawer.
- Your device has successfully been rooted, congrats!
To verify that you’ve successfully rooted the Moto E, you can download Root Checker from the Play Store to verify it. Enjoy your rooted Moto E!
[via XDA Developers]