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How to root Motorola Moto E with SuperSU [Guide]

Moto E [1]The Motorola Moto E is the cheapest smartphone coming out of Motorola in the last few years. When the “Hello Moto” company created the Moto G, they instantly new they were in a winner as it quickly became the most popular device in the history of the manufacturer. It doesn’t come with the same specifications to compete with it’s big brothers, but it does come with up to date software. You won’t find a cheaper handset that gets faster updates to experience the best or what Android has to offer on the display. So, if you are into software you are surly keen to check out other ideas such as installing custom ROMs and custom firmware to update your device to newer unofficial builds as soon as they release.

Nobody can install a custom ROM or unofficial firmware without unchaining the device away from the factory restrictions first. Today, I’ll show you how to do that effectively using the SuperSU program made by Chainfire.

How to back up using the built-in utility

  1. Tap the “backup and restore” button.
    – wait for the backup wizard to open.
  2. Wait for the on-screen instructions to appear.
  3. Follow the instructions so that the device continues to store the data.
  4. Don’t touch any buttons until it completes.
  5. Tap the “finish’ button and close to the backup and restore function.

How to root the Motorola Moto E and install SuperSU

  1. Download the SuperSU 1.94 zip file from here [3].
    – use the desktop of the computer.
  2. Boot the Moto E in fastboot mode.
  3. Connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable.
  4. Copy the zip file to the internal storage SD card of the phone.
    – do not unzip the file.
  5. Disconnect from the computer.
  6. Enter the Moto E in recovery mode.
    – it’s the custom recovery such as TWRP you previously installed.
  7. Select the “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card” option from the recovery menu.
  8. Upload the zip file and wait until the flashing stops.
  9. Navigate back to the main menu in the custom recovery and reboot the device in normal mode.
  10. The first rebooting process can take longer than usual.