Gaining root access on the Motorola Moto E4 can now be easily achieved since TWRP recovery can be used. Thus, if you need further info on how to complete the root process, stay close. During the following lines I will detail everything that you need to know: the advantages of gaining root access on the Moto E4, the risks implied, the essential pre-requisites that must be applied and the actual root steps that must be followed.
As already outlined, gaining root access on the Motorola Moto E4 is possible only if a custom recovery image can be used. Therefore, before doing anything else and before applying the steps from this tutorial, learn how to install TWRP recovery on the Moto E4. Note: an unlocked bootloader is also required, so make sure that you do that too.
Rooting the Android system means unlocking your device. Basically, once this guide is applied, you will be able to apply any changes you want as the Android OS won’t have any default security features set. The Android core system will be unlocked and you will be able to tweak it by using all the custom operations you prefer. And since TWRP recovery is installed, your job will be easier than you might think.
So, you know what you can achieve by gaining root – an unlocked Android system. But, what can you do with an unlocked firmware? Well, here are only a few examples of tweaks that can be initiated and successfully performed on an rooted Android platform: you can install custom ROMs like Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android on your Moto E4, you can remove bloatware and start-up programs for bumping speeds, you can install root-only apps and software from other sources than Google Play, you can overclock or undervolt CPU frequencies, you can add custom kernels and MODs and lot more.
The root process might wipe the data from your Moto E4. Of course, I’m talking about the files that are not pre-loaded on your device, so it’s all about your personal data. Therefore, for avoiding any possible unpleasant situations you should secure everything before starting the following steps. Yes, I’m talking about backing up your Motorola Moto E4 a process which can be completed without hassle. And, while saving personal files you might also want to save the Android system, process which can be completed by making a Nandroid backup – the custom recovery image will be required at this point. With the Nandroid backup ensured you can anytime choose to go back to stock if that’s what you want (then, root access will be revoked).
This tutorial is compatible only with the Snapdragon variant of the Motorola Moto E4. Don’t use it if you own the MediaTek model instead as you can end up in soft bricking your smartphone.
Moreover, start the root process only after verifying the power that’s left on your handset. If the power is lower than 50% you need to charge your device at this point. Otherwise, its system might get switched off during the unlock process and that’s when various soft related problems can cause malfunctions on your smartphone.
Remember to unlock the bootloader and install TWRP recovery first – this is not optional.
And, make sure a computer can be used as this is going to be a manual operation. On your smartphone, enable Developer Options: go to About Phone and tap repeatedly on Built Number until you receive the ‘you are a developer’ message. Return to your device and go to Developer Options (within menu – > settings) and check the USB Debugging field. Then, you can begin the root process explained below.
How to Easily Root Motorola Moto E4
- First of all you need to make a wipe on your device.
- So, enter recovery mode on your Android device and choose “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition” and by “wipe davik cache”.
- Return to main menu of recovery and pick Reboot.
- Now, on your computer download the Magisk v14 file from here and the no-verity-opt-encrypt zip file from this page.
- Connect your Moto E4 with your computer via USB cable.
- Transfer the downloaded files from desktop to your handset and then remove the USB cable as the computer is no longer useful.
- Switch off your smartphone and go to recovery mode once again.
- From recovery tap on Install, pick the no-verity-opt-encrypt file and swipe in order to begin the flashing process.
- Repeat the last step and install Magisk v14.
- When done, go back to main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot.
- In the end you can download the Root Checker app from Google Play for checking your phone’s root status.
Perfect. Root access is now ensured on your Motorola Moto E4. So, you can choose to replace the stock Android Nougat OS with a custom firmware. A custom update operation can help you test the Android 8.0 Oreo software right away – if you want to do that make sure you pick a fully stable firmware or otherwise you might end up in regretting your decision. Also, don’t forget to share your root experience with us and with the other users who are currently trying to apply this step by step guide – you can talk with us easily by using the comments field from down below.