How To Root Moto E Android Smartphone

Motorola Moto E is a low-budget Android smartphone which comes with 4.3 inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen display powered by Dual Core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 processor and the device runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat Operating system. This device also has a 5 mega pixel Camera and powerful non-removable Li-Ion battery.

If you are a user of Moto E smartphone and would like to root it to gain root access for installing Custom ROM firmware’s or for installing apps which support rooted devices or for removing bloat wares, then follow the tutorial given below. In this page, you can find simple instructions to root Moto E Smartphone.

WARNING: Rooting procedure will void warranty of your Moto E smartphone. If anything goes wrong while following this tutorial, don’t held me liable/responsible. Do everything at your own will.

Root Moto E


  1. The following rooting procedure is a data loss process. So, you need to do a complete backup of data’s in your Smartphone by using appropriate applications.
  2. Next, you have to enable USB Debugging in your smartphone by visiting Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging (tick on the box) to enable it.
  3. Next, your smartphone bootloader must be unlocked. If it is not, then you need to unlock it by following the steps here. Instead of Android SDK use mfastboot.
  4. Make sure that battery backup of your Moto E smartphone is above 70% or more to carry out the following process.
  5. Make sure that you have USB Drivers of your smartphone is installed on your computer.

After finishing all above steps, you can move on to the main rooting tutorial.

Tutorial To Root Moto E Android Smartphone:

  1. To get started, you have to download TWRP Recovery image and SuperSU package to your computer. Once done, connect your device to the computer and then copy the downloaded files to the root folder in your smartphone.
  2. Now, disconnect your device from the computer. Next switch it and then press the Volume button and then Power button at same time until download mode is active. Now connect your device to the computer again using the original USB Data cable.
  3. Next, head over to the directory where you have extracted the mfastboot package and then press “Win + R”, then “cmd” and then press enter key to open the command prompt window.
  4. In the command prompt window, you have to enter the following command,

Fastboot boot recovery recovery.img

  1. Now you will see the recovery screen. Choose install option and then select the SuperSU zip file that you have placed in the device (at step 1).
  2. Now, just follow the on-screen instructions to install the app on your device and then reboot your smartphone in the normal mode.

Note: If your smartphone gets into the boot loop mode, then you have to switch off your Moto E smartphone and then repeat the update process from the start. You can remove the battery from your device battery or long press the power button to switch off your smartphone while in download mode.

That’s it. You have successfully rooted your smartphone. You can use the “Root Checker” app to verify your rooting privileges. Also, if you face any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know via comments.

13 thoughts on “How To Root Moto E Android Smartphone

  1. I don’t want to root my mobile actually, but the only thing I need is I want to extract key for whatsapp to decrypt my msg.db file

  2. Hi,

    You can’t create msgstore.db.crypt6/msgstore.db.crypt7 file without rooting your device. So, there is no other choice but to root your device.

  3. is there any option to root mobile with out affecting warranty..??
    i want to increase my internal memory 4GB to 8 GB with the help of link2sd application. But my phone is not completed over 6 months also. so please tell me is there any way to root the mobile with out affecting warranty..??

  4. hey satish

    i have rooted my device : moto e (first)
    now i want to install custum rom
    send me step by step method

  5. yr mujhse ni ho raha root unlock hpop chuka h but root ni ho raha
    please easy way ya mujhe har step ki pic send kr do mere mail pe

  6. i was trying to flash twrp recovery on my moto e.,
    but when i try the command mfastboot flash recovery twrp.img,

    i am getting an error like
    target max-sparse-size :256mb
    error: cannot load twrp.img :no error

    can you please help me out . thanks……

  7. i m not able to use 3G after activation something just went wrong.Previously i was able now i m not able to.
    after changing the settings to 3g mode its not taking please help me.

  8. 5.8M
    twrp- 7.1M
    twrp- 7.1M

    which to dwonlaod