How to unlock the Moto E bootloader, root it, and install custom recovery
0. phoneArena 22 May 2014, 06:37 posted on
What can make a fine handset like the Moto E even better? Well, the all-time geek favorites - unlock, root, and install recovery, which will open the floodgates for tweaks, custom ROMs, and general Moto E improvements on all fronts. Here's what you need to do in order to gain full access to your Moto E handset's abilities...
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1. softtechgeek (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
Here is another post showing how to root Moto E: gimmickmag.com/2014/05/how-to-root-moto-e.html
2. Planterz (Posts: 1267; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I hope the up-comming Moto G LTE is this easy to unlock/root/recovery.
3. freebee269 (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
I wish Samsung gave this option. You could unlock your device at their site but when you do your warrantee is voided. This would not make them liable for any bricks and keep the people that want unlocked bootloaders on at&t and Verizon happy.
5. Planterz (Posts: 1267; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Just install the app from the Play Store and use an apk extractor. If you're unable to install from the Play Store (incompatable phone/version/provider), just do a google search, and there's a good chance you'll be able to find one.
If not, head over to xda and make a request here:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?
Just keep in mind that they won't help you with free/hacked versions of paid apps.
6. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Awesome, Moto actually allows its bootloader to be unlocked? I remember having a DROID RAZR and being dissapointed with its bootloader always being locked...then again, the Moto E is not tied to one specific company. I like this phone - it would make a great backup for anyone who has a high end phone and loses or damages their high end phone...
7. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Why would anyone want to root this cheap lowend budget phone
9. ManWithCamera (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)
Cheaper phones are even more important to root, because that's the only way you can manage the limited space on this device and actually make use of the space on your microSD card for apps (instead of just media).