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How to install TWRP Recovery in Motorola Moto Maxx [Tip]

Moto-Maxx [1]We already showed you how to root the Motorola Moto Maxx and now we’ll show you how you can install an unofficial custom recovery image on your device. The recovery we are using is Team Win’s TWRP recovery. ClockworkMod recovery is the most popular custom recovery in the world, and the TWRP is a touch version of the same. Many folks prefer TWRP because it’s easier to use and the wording via the menu is always short and sweet. For example, you’ll see the word “install’ instead of “install zip from SD card.” That’s what you’d see if you were using CWM, followed by another command just to upload the same file.



  1. Download the official TWRP recovery for the Maxx here [3].
  2. Download the file to the same location as the ADB folder.
  3. Open the ADB folder and right-click the mouse on the blank white space and hold down the Shift key until the menu presents itself.
  4. Click to open the Command Prompt.
  5. Type “adb reboot bootloader” as the first command.
  6. Watch as the phone will reboot in the bootloader mode.
  7. Type the next command: “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”.
  8. Do not touch any buttons on the computer or the phone until the custom recovery finishes installing.
  9. Now type “fastboot reboot” and wait for the device to boot in normal mode.

You can use the handset like you normally would now and it has the TWRP recovery installed. Next you can look at gaining root access if you don’t have it already, plus installing custom ROMs.