Steps to Root Moto E 2nd gen 2015[Recovery][Unlock bootloader]

After the success of moto E 1st gen in India now Motorola Resealed New Model of Moto E(condor) i.e Moto E 2nd Gen(surnai).We already discussed About How to root Moto E 1st gen With simple method Now its time to Learn How to root Moto e 2nd Gen easily.

There are 3 steps To root Moto e 2nd gen And install custom recovery.

#How to unlock bootloader of Moto E 2nd gen 2015

►Things you need before rooting your Moto E 2nd

Just Download the below file in you PC as you need all the thing while rooting tour Moto E 2nd gen from below links.

2.Download mfastboot-v2 extract its content(small size and easy)

3.Download SuperSu Zip for android lollipop
a)Download Moto E 2 nd gen 3g model/version TWRP Recovery

b)Download TWRP for Moto E 2nd gen 4g model/version Only.

Now you are ready to Start Rooting your Moto E.

#Steps to Unlock Bootloder of Moto E 2nd gen. 

1.Install Motorola usb driver and Download mfastboot-v2 extract its content. 
2. Turn Off your Device.
3. Turn The device On again by holding
volume down button and power key for 5 sec and release it.You will see 
Boot loader will be open on the screen.Like below image.


4. Now plug your device with you PC.


5. Go to where you extract mfastboot
Now Hold the shift key and right click on the mouse the in any
black space in that folder you will see open command window here click
on that.
6. Now Command from will be open type the below code in that window.

        fastboot oem get_unlock_data

7.  Now you will some some code in
different line just copy that code in notepad and delete all the blank
space so that  you will  get a single line string.


8. Now copy that link and head towards motorola’s unlock the boot loader site (Sign on the site with you Gmail Id or Goog+).

9. Paste the long code in the site and click on Can my device be unlocked.

10. If it can. then,the Request Unlock key button will appear below. Check I agree and click Request Unlock Key. The unlock key will then be
send via email to the email you logged in with to the Motorola site.

11.When you get the key in your gmail id now copy that code and go back to command prompt and type the following code and hit enter.

fastboot oem unlock YOURKEY

12. Congratulation you Just unlocked you bootloader.

Now you need to Flash TWRP recovery in you Moto E 2nd gen 2015 4g model only. 

Note:this recovery is for moto e 2nd gen 4g model as the recovery for 3g model is not yet build so don’t flash this recovery in your moto e 2nd gen 3g model you may brick you mobile.

#How To instally TWRP in Moto E 2nd gen 2015(surnai)

1. Copy in you Device memory that you downloaded  above .

2. Now turn OFF you Mobile.
3. Then Tunr On it gain By holding
Volume button and power button at the same time for 6 sec and release it
you will again see the  boot loader.Now pug you device with yor PC.

4.Then copy TWRP recovery.img that you Downloaded above and paste it in C: > android-sdk > platform-tools.(Or where you install Android sdk).

5.Now in go back to command prompt that should be still open of you can open it gain as you open before.

6.Now type the below code in command prompt and hit enter. 

For Moto E 2nd gen LTE version/4G

 fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

:recovery.img is the name of the TWRP recovery that you downloaded 
above steps so you can rename according to the name of the file that you
paste in the tools folder.

For Moto E 2nd gen 3G model

Download the Twrp For moto E 3g and rename It recover.img
now try the below code to flash it

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img 

7.You have succesfully flashed Recovey in your Moto E 2nd gen 2015 4g model (surnai) And On Moto E 2nd gen 3g model.

8. Now tap volume down button on your
Moto E  to highlight the recovery option in the boot loader And  Press
volume Up button to select it.

9.In Recovery ,Select Install Option 
10.Now select and flash it swiping the arrow to right side.

11.Now wait for few seconds until installation in progress.

12.Congratulation you successfully rooted you Moto E 2nd gen 2015 4G and 3G version. 

See also:Download Cyanogenmod 13 For Moto E 2nd Gen Android Marshmallow 6.0


  1. Hi,
    Thank you for this tutorial but I am facing a problem. Once I type fastboot oem unlock [my number] it says :

    (bootloader) Check 'Allow OEM Unlock' in Developer Options.
    FAILED (remote failure)
    finished. total time: 0.012s

    Should I do turn it on and do something in the settings?

  2. :root moto e2>fastboot flash recovery
    arget reported max download size of 299892736 byte
    rror: cannot load 'recovery.img': No error
    this is the code that i get…plz help me out …nd reply as soon as possible

  3. i am getting this
    C:UserssirDesktopMfastboot>fastboot flash recovery recovery
    target reported max download size of 268435456 bytes
    error: cannot load 'recovery': No error

  4. I am ok until the "mismatched partition size recovery") but when i try to recovery it shows me the android robot with the red triangle. So i tried to press volume up and power (as i read in another guide) but now the phone is optimizing apps… What can i do?

  5. I also get the message saying camera is busy and cannot start. And if I follow the instruction to do a factory reset I'll lose the root. How can I make camera work again without losing root. And this factory reset is through the phone's settings or through recovery twrp? Thanks

  6. Hi,

    When Im executing the command fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    Im ending up with the error "target reported max download size of 299892736 bytes
    error: cannot load 'recovery.img': No error"

    I have read the above comments too about this error and tried to execute -> fastboot flash recovery recovery but still end up in the same error.

    Will be glad if you can help me to to proceed in this regard.

  7. my device bootloader not work this devicce does not qulifed from bootloader unlocking thiis earro mesg are comming
    i have unlock code

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot devices
    TA0050AQL3 fastboot

    C:Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot oem get_unlock_data

    (bootloader) 9900054555091100#54413030353041
    (bootloader) 514C3300585431353238000000#8B0D
    (bootloader) CD4CE62A97E459F90DB5A3A3ED949CB
    (bootloader) 27940#96785A1200000000000000000
    (bootloader) 0000000
    OKAY [ 0.239s]
    finished. total time: 0.242s

    C:Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot>
    plz help me

  8. No way to get in Recovery mode regardless the device is unlocked and TWRP 3.0.0 was repeatedly flashed with out errors(3 times).
    On my bootloader logs:
    Boot up failed
    Boot up failed

    • …just to complement, Recovery Mode option is num, no reaction and just stuff on the Bootloader Logs (Boot up failed).
      Is this because of TWRP problem???

  9. hi sir/madam ,

    i have problem in my device at the time of rooting my device crashed nd now showing message start up failed please connect your device to your computer and install the software like as message .please help me to solve out this problem my email :

  10. Before wasting hundreds of hours of all these peoples time maybe you should put in big bold letters THE MOTO E FOT VERIZON (SOLD AT WALMART THAT EVERYONE BOUGHT $49.99) IS NOT ABLE TO BE UNLOCKED

  11. i have installed which you given for 4G. installation is done of after that my mobile is stopped at "warning bootloader unlocked" when i am starting it.

  12. In my fastboot bootloader it tells me that my device is unlocked and then it waits for me to connect the device for ever. I have tried every single usb cable I have access to and they always work except during my bootload sequence. I’ve been scouring these blogs to find somebody who has the same message of already being unlocked but so far I’m it. What do you suppose I can do about that (besides wishing I hadn’t wasted my degree)? Thanks in advance.

  13. Sir pls help me….i’ve done everything but when am going to reboot after TWRP SuperSU installation then my Moto E2 4G got stuck on Bootloader Warning Screen….what should i do…pls help

  14. hiii sir i had posted the unlock code but motorola site is saying that the your device not qualifying for unlock bootloader what can i do next pls help me

  15. I tried but phone not root.problem is my device linux display cont connect to pc .i does not shows device connected to pc .what should i do to root my phone

  16. Sir Jbb me cmd me cmnd likhta hu fastboot ome get_unlock_code
    Tbb khhta h waiting for device…… plzz help me

  17. everything went ok, until the cell tried to boot againg after the procedure cause is got hung on the “unlocked bootloader” message and is not letting me power on the cell.

  18. plz help
    i cant understand
    Now you need to Flash TWRP recovery in you Moto E 2nd gen 2015 4g model only.

    Note:this recovery is for moto e 2nd gen 4g model as the recovery for 3g model is not yet build so don’t flash this recovery in your moto e 2nd gen 3g model you may brick you mobile.
    does it mean that there is no need of recovery or does it mean that i have to do something else?

  19. Recently i purchased a Moto E 2015 for boost mobile of off ebay. I successfully unlocked the bootloader last night and attempted to flash twrp. I fallowed the directions on XDA exactly as they put it, yet i keep getting the “cannot load” error, or a partitions error. Has anyone else had this issue? And how can i resolve it.Thank you in advance.

  20. After all the steps my Moto E 2n gen 4G stucks on “WARNING BOOTLOADER UNLOCKED” and I even can’t turn off it, immediately starts again. Please help

  21. Hi,

    I followed your steps. But now I am stuck in a boot loop. I have successfully unlocked the phone and done rooting. After rooting device started to reboot but never completed. Now I cant turn on the phone and it shows “Boot loader unlocked” message. Please help me.

  22. i successfully install twry than backup the data. now w my mobile is show warning bootloader unlock message and does not power off/ on. what i do

  23. I have moto e 2nd gen 5.1 lollipop 2013 version……….. I want to root it……….. I have to download and install android SDK??…plz reply as soon as possible sir………….and sir,…… I also gave to install twrp ???….. Sir plz reply


  25. Sir,thank you……..I successfully unlocked my bootloader …..BT I I have a problem,…….. Sir in “installation of twrp” part I command promot when I write “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” it shows “fastboot is not recognised as a internal or external command operable program or batch file”

    Sir plz help me in this matter only……..another thing sir….as u say “platform-tool”………. Sir there are no such foldour in c> SDK…………….sir I have two folder name platform and tool separately……….

    Sir plz help me

  26. Hi I am failed to wipe data in twrp mode and I cannot install a new rom it gave error 255 but my device successfully rooted give an suggestion how to wipe data on my motoe2 3g model my device shows twrp not found on internal storage


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