The Motorola One Power can be now customized if you are ready to apply a few preliminary tweaks. As you know, for being able to customize, optimize and personalize the Android OS you first have to ensure an unlocked UI. And for being able to do so you have to replace the stock recovery with a custom tool as through there you can start most of these tweaks and customizations. Well, in our case we can discuss about TWRP recovery which can now be quickly and easily installed on the Motorola One Power.
So, TWRP recovery is a custom recovery image which can replace the stock recovery that comes pre-installed on your smartphone. The recovery environment ensures a virtual path towards the Android core system, so it represents the environment from where different custom operations can be initiated. Of course, from stock recovery you can apply only official / supported procedures which is why, if you want to unleash the true potential of your Motorola One Power, you now have to set up the TWRP recovery software.
TWRP recovery is based on CWM recovery, one of the best custom recovery plaftorms developed for the Android system. However, TWRP recovery comes with extended options and with useful settings that can easily guide you through different tweaks and customizations. The custom recovery plaftroms features a touch-based interface so it can be handled without hassle anytime you need. And, thanks to those of xda-developers you can now set it up on your own Motorola One Power.
Why should you choose to replace the stock recovery with TWRP Recovery? Mainly for the custom operations that can be afterwards completed – and here we have to remember the following procedures: you can root your Motorola One Power by flashing a root exploit, you can make Nandroid backups for saving the current Android OS, you can remove bloatware and start-up programs, you can install apps from other sources than Google Play, you can set up custom MODs and kernels, you can update your phone with custom ROMs like Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Andorid and you can even choose to overclock or undervolt CPU frequencies.
It should be clear for you that TWRP recovery isn’t an app related with Motorola or with Google. It is a third party app developed by third party devs. So, installing it on your smartphone can be done only at your own risk – you will lose your Motorola One Power warranty so be careful and try not to mess things up. Note: the warranty can be restored on your phone only if you choose to reinstall the Android firmware situation during which the stock recovery image will be also re-applied.
A backup is recommended if you want to resume this step by step guide. During the TWRP recovery installation process your data might get corrupted or even wiped out. So, for securing your personal files you should choose to use your favorite backup and restore solutions first – you can use Motorola’s cloud storage service, you can sync different files with your Google Account or you can just download already tested backup and restore apps from Google Play. In the end you should be able to save what’s essential for you, including stuffs like contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passowrds, IMEI / NVRAM data and so on.
An unlocked bootloader must be ensured on your smartphone as otherwise you cannot complete the steps that are explained below – unlocking the bootloader is the first step that must be applied if you want to unlock the Android system that runs on your device.
A computer is needed as this is going to be a manual procedure. On the PC that will be at your disposal you first have to install your Motorola One Power drivers; then you must set up Android SDK: learn how to install Android SDK on Windows by using this guide or learn how to set up ADB on MAC OS X/Linux by using this tutorial instead.
Developer Options must be enabled on your smartphone. If this field isn’t displayed under Menu - > Settings go to About Phone and tap repeatedly on Built Number – after 7 or 10 taps the ‘you are a developer’ message will be displayed. Then, go ahean and access the Developer Option section and from there choose the enable the USB Debugging option.
Check the power left on your Motorola One Power as a charging process might be required before the TWRP recovery set up operation. If a sudden shut down happens while you are performing the steps from this guide, your device might get soft-bricked: different malfunctions can cause issues within the Android core system. Thus, make sure that there is at least 50% power left or otherwise plug in the charger before doing anything else.
How to Quickly install TWRP Recovery on Motorola One Power
- Download the TWRP recovery package on your computer and save it on desktop – you can get this file from this page.
- Rename this file into ‘recovery.img’ and afterwards transfer it inside the Android SDK folder.
- From that path open a command prompt window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key and right-click on any blank space; from the list that will be displayed select ‘open command prompt window here’.
- Switch off your Motorola One Power and wait a few moments; then reboot fastboot mode on your handset.
- Connect your pjhone with your computer via USB cable.
- Next, in the cmd window type ‘fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk recovery.img’ and press Enter.
- Now the TWRP recovery package will be installed on your Motorola One Power.
- When done, close the cmd window, remove the USB cable and reboot your phone.
- If a boot loop happens, go to recovery mode and from there choose to make a hard reset and to clear app data cache by choosing ‘wipe data factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe dalvik cache’.
There you have it; that’s how you can set up TWRP recovery on your Motorola One Power – you canlearn how to reach the recovery environment by following our detailed tutorial available at this page. Don’t forget to share your experience with us (do it by using the comments field available below) and also stay close for further tweaking opportunities available for your devine; enjoy.