How to Install TWRP and Root Moto G 4G LTE

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After the huge success of the Moto series of Android smartphones by Google, the manufacturer decided to release the LTE enabled variant of the Moto G. The smartphone has ruled the market over time and turned out to be a strong opponent to others with its outstanding configuration in an affordable price. As its predecessor, the Moto G 4G LTE edition beholds the same hardware of Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, a 4.5 inches IPS LCD Gorilla Glass display with KitKat OS running out-of-the-box.

People are here everyday, seeking methods to explore their newly bought or even old smartphones, so that they can perform better. This could be done by Rooting your device, so that you can alter the Android OS installed on your device and give it a little push. You may also require a working Custom Recovery for your Android, if you’re willing to Install a Custom ROM or a Kernel. For the devices by Google, its the most easiest and could be done within a few commands. All it requires is some basic knowledge of your PC’s Command Prompt window. Lets begin to Install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G 4G LTE.

Disclaimer

Rooting breaks your device warranty. DroidViews or any of its members shall not be held responsible for any damage to your device. Perform everything at your own risk.

Get Everything Ready

Now, before you go ahead with the Instructions, its very important to fulfill some pre-requirements for the procedure. Get them done and move on!

  • Install Appropriate USB Drivers, download them here.
  • Install Android SDK: Click here
  • USB data cable
  • Enable USB debugging: Click here
  • Charge your Moto G above 60% battery level to avoid any uncertain shutdowns during the process
  • Backup everything, this includes your storage, SMS, contacts etc.

Install TWRP Recovery

Install a Custom Recovery is an essential part if you want to Install a Custom ROM on your Moto G. Even if you want to Root Moto G 4G LTE, you will require this installed.

  1. Download the TWRP recovery image file: twrp-2.7.1.0-peregrine-201407161845.img
  2. Open the location where the Recovery image has been downloaded. Inside that folder press SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space, a pop-up will appear. Select Open command window here.
  3. Connect the device to the PC via USB data cable.
  4. Type the following command in the CMD window to reboot your device into bootloader/fastboot mode:
    adb reboot fastboot
  5. Once you see your device in bootloader/fastboot mode, type the command to start the flashing process of TWRP recovery:
    fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.7.1.0-peregrine-201407161845.img
  6. The process will take just a few seconds to complete. After that enter the below command to reboot your device:
    fastboot reboot

You now have your TWRP recovery Installed on your newly bought Moto G 4G LTE Edition.

Instructions to Root Moto G 4G LTE

  1. Download Chainfire’s SuperSU root package: UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip
  2. Connect the device to the PC via USB data cable.
  3. Transfer the downloaded package to the device’s storage.
  4. Open a command prompt window and type in the following command to reboot your Moto G into TWRP recovery mode:
    adb reboot recovery
  5. Tap on Install, browse and select the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip
  6. Now, swipe the button on the bottom to start the flashing procedure.
  7. It will take a few seconds, now tap on Reboot System

Congos! You have been successful to Install TWRP and Root Moto G 4G LTE. Tell us your view via comments, let us know how your rooted device is operating. Wait up, till we get back with some new Tips & Tricks for your device.

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  • Jaime Andrés Quiroga Perdomo

    After flashing, the screen goes black and nothing hapens. I pressed power button and screen came up with the TWRP lock screen but the touch screen does not work, I can’t unlock TWRP, so I must long press power button to reboot. Phone: Moto G XT1040 peregrine Android 5.1 Lillipop

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  • ElectroPulse

    According to the people on XDA, this isn’t an issue. It just means that TWRP wasn’t the size it expected (i.e. the same size as the OEM recovery manager). In order to fix it, they’d have to fill up the image with blank information to make it the same size, or something to that effect…

  • Benjamin

    When I try to flash TWRP I get ‘Mismatched partition size (recovery)’

  • Benjamin

    Might want to add that info to the main article.

  • Ricardo Cavalcanti

    ok!

  • Ricardo Cavalcanti

    not the need to unlock the bootloader?