Ensuring root access on your new Moto E is not a hard thing to achieve, though you do need to use the proper tools in order to keep it all safe and secured. That’s why, I decided to help you out; thus, you can choose to use this dedicated step by step guide if you want to learn how to easily root your 2015 Motorola Moto E. The unlock process will only take a few minutes from your time, so you really have nothing to worry about; anyhow, let’s see what it is all about.
Right from the start you need to know that gaining root access isn’t an official operation so the process from below has nothing to do with Motorola or with Google. Moreover, the root exploit provided is developed by third party devs which means that if you choose to use and apply this tutorial, you will lose the warranty of your new Moto E. This is a risky and complex operation that can be completed in an easy way, but only if you are an advanced and experienced Android user. Else, you should think twice if gaining root access is exactly what you need – we will talk about this in a few moments.
Also, this tutorial is compatible only with the Condor (GSM) model of the Moto E 2015 as the root exploit from below has been customized and optimized only for the mentioned smartphone – using the same root tool, for a different device, will probably brick your beloved Android smartphone, so be careful and try not to mess things up; just stick to the guidelines from below and everything will be fine.
Now, gaining root access means unlocking the Lollipop system that runs by default on your new Moto E. As you know, when you first buy a new Android device, it is pre loaded with various factory and default restrictions. Well, your goal is to remove all these restrictions in order to gain access over the internal system of your Moto E 2015. Why, should you do so? Well, because on a rooted phone you can start other tweaking operations like flashing custom ROMs, removing bloatware, installing custom kernels, overclocking the CPU and so on. Thus, bottom line, after completing this step by step guide, you will be able to customize, optimize, personalize and power up your Moto E, by your own taste.
As you can see, the root process comes with both advantages and risks. However, since you are about to apply an unofficial operation, remember that the warranty will get void. So, if you will manage to soft or hard brick your Moto E 2015, you won’t be able to reclaim its warranty – taking your device back to service will imply in paying for the technical assistance. That’s why, you should now learn how to manually troubleshoot a bricked Android smartphone.
Also, before doing anything else, you should backup your new Moto E. This is a complex and unofficial operation and while completing the root process your data might get corrupted or even wiped out. So, for temporarily saving your personal info and accounts you need to perform a proper backup operation – just use backup and restore apps and save everything that’s important for you. On your way, save the current ROM that runs on your device in order to avoid any unpleasant situation.
You can root your Motorola Moto E only if TWRP recovery is installed on your phone. So, first of all, follow the provided link and learn how to flash a custom recovery image on your handset. Then, return here and resume the rest of the guidelines from below.
On the other hand, prepare a computer – deactivate the antivirus and other similar programs from your PC, as these tools might interfere with the root operation. Also, make sure that on your new Moto E USB debugging option is checked (first gain developer rights and then head towards “menu – settings – developer options). Moreover, after doing all this, charge your smartphone – plug in the charger if the battery power left is currently lower than 50% (if your phone gets turned off, it might also get bricked).
How to Root Motorola Moto E 2015
- From this page download the root exploit for your new Moto E.
- Save the file on your computer, preferable on desktop.
- Then, connect your smartphone with your computer via USB cable.
- Transfer the downloaded file from desktop to your phone’s SD card.
- When done, unplug the USB cord and also turn off your device.
- Now, enter recovery mode on your Moto E 2015.
- Good; from recovery select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
- Pick the root exploit and flash the file on your device.
- When done, from main menu of recovery select “reboot system now”.
- If a boot loop will be issued, return to recovery mode and from there select “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition”.
So, we are done; you can now safely use your new rooted Motorola Moto E 2015. Well, share your experience in the end by using the comments field from below - if there are problems we will assist you as soon as possible.