25 May 2015

Install Twrp recovery on Motorola Moto E 2015 3g (Otus)

Motorola Moto E is a highly popular below mid range device with decent specs.With that success Motorola launced it successor with improved specs.Motorola Moto e 2015 3G  is  snapdragon 200 chipset clocked at 1.2Ghz with adreno 306 GPu.One of the biggest let down of first generation moto e was its low internal storage bu this time they addressed this issue by increasing storage up to 8g.This is quite low but you cannot complain much on a low end device.Display has a resolution of 540x960 which is protected by corning gorilla glass 3 layer.Primary camera on this device is a 5mp shooter and this time Motorola has added a VGA front facing camera too.Finally battery on this device is a non removable 2390mah.

Motorola moto e 2015 is quite new to android development community and there is not much development except few custom roms and kernels.For these roms and kernels to be installed on your device it requires a custom recovery installed first.IF you are searching for twrp recovery for Motorola moto e and couldn't find then don't worry you are on right place .In this post we guide you to flash twrp recovery on Motorola moto e 2015 Otus which is 3G variant and also help you to root your device in case if you haven't yet.
Prerequisites: 
  • Charge your device to at least 50% so that you don't run into any trouble.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader if not don't worry we have a solution for that too.
  • Enable usb debugging on your device.To do this go to setting and then to about device.You will find build number,tap on it continuously until you see a toast message "You are now a developer" . Go back and you will find developer options right above about device.Click on it and check on enable usb debugging.
  • You must have adb or fastboot installed on your computer.
  • Download recovery for Otus and place it in fastboot folder and rename it to recovery.img for easy typing while using fastboot.

Flash Twrp on Moto E 2015 3G (Otus):

Install Twrp recovery on Motorola Moto E 2015 3g (Otus)

About Twrp :
 Before flashing twrp recovery  let me tell you why you have to choose twrp recovery over other recoveries.Twrp stands for team win recovery project which is an a3Grnative recovery for android devices to flash custom roms and kernels and to make a complete backup of the rom.This is the first recovery which has touch based ui.

There are two reasons why this twrp recovery stands out from the rest.First reason is the ability to restore individual portions of the rom instead of the whole rom.This comes in handy when a kernel which is flashed over a custom rom fails to boot.In this case you can either flash a custom rom on top or restore the boot image from the nandroid backup(of the same custom rom) and other reason is the customization through themes.This is only recovery that supports themes.If you are bored of the gui of twrp recovery then you can flash a theme on it.
Though moto e Otus is not officially by twrp team we have fully working recovery with or no issues.
Flash Twrp  on motorola mote e 3G using fastboot:

  • Make sure that you installed fast boot on our computer by following above guide.
  • After enabling usb  debugging on your phone connect it to computer using a usb cable.
  • Now open fastboot folder and copy and paste recovery image which you have download in the fastboot folder.
  • Type the command "adb devices" and you will notice a pop on your phone to grant access to your device.Grant permissions .
  • Now type the command "adb reboot-bootloader" and press enter and device enters boot loader mode.
  • Once you are in bootloader mode type the command "fastboot devices" to know if your device is detected.If your device is detected you will get a key before list of devices.If not reinstall fastboot drivers.
  • Now Type the command " fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" and recovery will be flashed on your phone.
  • After Installing recovery you may see a warning message Miss matched partition size.Just ignore it.
  • Disconnect phone from computer and using volume down key select recovery and click volume up button to confirm to boot into recovery.
  • Once your device boots into recovery you can now flash roms,kernels or any other mods.

Final words on twrp for moto e 2015(Otus):

By following the above procedure you will be able to Install twrp recovery on Motorola moto e 2015 3G variant which has a code name Otus.Since this is in early stage of development you may encounter some bug which will we cleared for sure in future.Since this recovery is meant only for 3G variant don't even think of installing this on lte variant as it would brick it for sure because they have completely different chipset.Since you have recovery on your device you can now flash rom easily.

Install Twrp recovery on Motorola Moto E 2015 3g (Otus) Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 23:06 Rating: 5 Motorola Moto E is a highly popular below mid range device with decent specs.With that success Mot...

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