Get TWRP recovery for Moto E 2015 LTE with encryption support

The new Moto E 2015, LTE edition, has received the TWRP recovery today with support for device encryption baked right into it. Only few devices has TWRP with encryption support, and Moto E beats many flagship devices in receiving this support.

Anyway, it’s your custom recovery, and will help you create a nandroid backup to come back out of bad-flash situations, while flashing of ROMs and mods remains that easy too. To be able to install the TWRP recovery on your Moto E LTE, you will need to work through fastboot commands, not least installing the drivers and learning how to boot Moto E into fastboot mode. We’ve got everything covered below, so check out the guide.

Once you have the TWRP recovery, it’s recommended that you take a backup of your device using that, because in case anything goes wrong with custom ROMs or anything, you can easily restore your device back using this very backup, which has stock system without any modifications.

Supported devices
  • 2nd Gen Moto E (2015), LTE edition
  • Don’t try on 2nd Gen Moto E 3G (2015) or original 1st Gen Moto E (2014)
  • Don’t try on any other Android device
Installation Instructions

WARNING: Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Important Note: Backup important files (music, photos, documents, videos, etc.) stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below.

  1. Get ADB working properly. Check out our ADB installation guide for this. Just install ADB and then come back to this guide.
  2. Unlock bootloader of your Moto E if you haven’t already. For help, check out this page — it’s our Moto G unlock bootloader guide, as procedure is exactly same, it will help you through the process.
  3. Reboot to fastboot mode:
    1. Power off your Moto E first. Wait for 5-6 seconds after screen goes off.
    2. Press and hold Power+Volume Down together for few seconds until you reach fastboot screen.
  4. Connect your device to PC now.
  5. Open the folder on your PC where you have the TWRP recovery’s file: recovery.img
  6. Open the command windows at the location where you have the TWRP recovery:
    1. Left click on any empty white space inside the folder and then press shift+right click to get a pop-up as shown below.
      open command windows here
    2. Select the option: Open command window here
  7. Copy the command below, and paste it in command window. Then hit enter to begin flashing the recovery. (Don’t try to boot into recovery without flashing it as provided in this step. Using the boot command will disable hardware encryption, something you don’t want. So use only the flash command provided below.)
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  8. Once done, type the below and hit enter key to restart your device.
    fastboot reboot
  9. Optional: Take a backup now. With TWRP installed, the first thing you should do is take backup. It’s a must do! Boot into recovery mode (hold power button, and select reboot) and take a backup.

Happy flashing!

If you need any help with this, let us know via comments section below.

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Kapil Malani

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