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How to Root Moto E4 Plus (Bootloader Unlock & TWRP) – MediaTek

Last updated on October 11th, 2017 at 10:34 am EST

How to Root Moto E4 Plus (Bootloader Unlock & TWRP) – MediaTek

Motorola released it’s budget smartphone the Moto E4 Plus a few months back, and we already have root for Snapdragon and MediaTek variants of Moto E4 Plus. In this post we are going to show you how to root Moto E4 Plus. In the same process, we are also going to unlock the bootloader and install TWRP as well. Make sure you have a backup of all your important data as we are not responsible for any bricked devices.

root moto e4 plus

How to Root Moto E4 Plus (Bootloader Unlock & TWRP) – MediaTek

Warning

We are not responsible for any bricked devices. You are doing this at your own risk.Make sure your Moto E4 Plus is charged 70-80 percent. 

Pre-Requisites

Moto E4 Plus with below model numbers only:-

  1. XT1770
  2. XT1772
  3. XT1773

To check your model number go to Settings -> About Phone -> Hardware information -> SKU.

Next, please ensure you have enabled USB debugging and OEM unlock. To do so, Navigate to Settings -> About on your Moto E4 Plus and tap on build number seven times. Once you see a message saying “Your are now a developer” go back to Settings and you will see an option called Developer Options. Open developer options and enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock.

Make sure adb and fastboot are setup on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) and working. Hit the link below to learn how to setup adb and fastboot on Windows, Mac and Linux.

How to Setup ADB and Fastboot

How to Bootloader Unlock Moto E4 Plus – MediaTek

Please note this will factory reset your phone and all your data will be wiped. Make sure to have a backup.

Step 1 – Boot into fastboot mode

Turn off your Moto E4 Plus. Press and hold PowerVolume Down until you see a Start screen.

You can also boot into fastboot mode while device is on :-

  1. Connect Moto E4 Plus to computer using usb cable.
  2. Open command prompt (for Windows) or Terminal (for Mac and Linux).
  3. Navigate to platform-tools folder and issue below command.

Windows

adb reboot bootloader

Mac or Linux

./adb reboot bootloader

Step 2 – Unlock Bootloader Moto E4 Plus

Connect phone to computer using usb cable and issue below commands.

Windows

fastboot oem unlock

Mac or Linux

./fastboot oem unlock

You should see a screen on your phone asking you to confirm this action, use the volume up key. Once you confirm your bootloader will be unlocked. Next we are going to reboot the phone.

Windows

fastboot reboot

Mac or Linux

./fastboot reboot

How to Install TWRP Recovery Moto E4 Plus – MediaTek

Make sure you have enabled USB debugging and OEM unlock. To do so, Navigate to Settings -> About on your Moto E4 Plus and tap on build number seven times. Once you see a message saying “Your are now a developer” go back to Settings and you will see an option called Developer Options. Open developer options and enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock.

Download TWRP Recovery for MediaTek Moto E4 Plus from below link, unzip the file, rename the unzipped file recovery-motoe4plus.img and place it in platform-tools folder.

Download TWRP Recovery for MediaTek Moto E4 Plus

Download below files and place the zip files in internal memory or microsd card of Moto E4 Plus.

Download PHH Superuser

Download Noverity

Step 1 – Boot into fastboot mode

Turn off your Moto E4 Plus.  Press and hold PowerVolume Down until you see a Start screen.

You can also boot into fastboot mode while device is on :-

  1. Connect Moto E4 Plus to computer using usb cable.
  2. Open command prompt (for Windows) or Terminal (for Mac and Linux).
  3. Navigate to platform-tools folder and issue below command.

Windows

adb reboot bootloader

Mac or Linux

./adb reboot bootloader

Step 2 – Flash TWRP recovery Moto E4 Plus – MediaTek

  1. Open command prompt (for Windows) or Terminal (for Mac and Linux).
  2. Navigate to platform-tools folder and issue below command.

Windows

fastboot flash recovery recovery-motoe4plus.img

Mac or Linux

./fastboot flash recovery recovery-motoe4plus.img

Congratulations, you just installed TWRP recovery on your Moto E4 Plus. Now we will boot into TWRP and root your Moto E4 Plus MediaTek.

How to : Root Moto E4 Plus – MediaTek

Once you have installed TWRP recovery, you need to reboot into TWRP recovery and root your Moto E4 Plus. Follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Boot into TWRP

  1. Power off your Moto E4 Plus.
  2. Press & hold Power + Volume down button for a few seconds. This will boot your phone into bootloader mode.
  3. Press Volume down until you see Recovery mode on screen.
  4. Press Power button to boot into recovery mode.

You can also boot into TWRP recovery after installing TWRP by issuing below commands.

Windows

fastboot boot recovery-motoe4plus.img

Mac or Linux

./fastboot boot recovery-motoe4plus.img

Step 2 – Root Moto E4 Plus MediaTek using PHH Superuser

Once you have booted into TWRP, click on WipeData and enter Yes to wipe data. This will wipe out all your data, so make sure you have a backup. This step is necessary to mount system in rw (read write) mode in TWRP.

Once in TWRP click on Install, then select superuser zip file downloaded above. Swipe to confirm flashing of superuser. Once done flash the no-verity zip file downloaded above.

HTC U11 TWRP

Step 3 – Reboot into Android

Click on back, then on Reboot and then on System and you will boot into Android.

Step 4 – Install PHH Superuser

Once you have booted into Android, install PHH Superuser app from Play Store.

Download PHH Superuser app

Once installed, open the app. Go to Settings and set superuser access to apps and adb.

How to : Check Root Moto E4 Plus – MediaTek

In case you want to check if your Moto E4 Plus is rooted or not, download Root Checker app, open it and click on Verify Root. If you are rooted you will get an appropriate message.

RootChecker

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  • Akhil Mb

    i am not able to download the twrp file. it says that the file is deleted

  • Akhil Mb

    i hav done unlocking the bootloader.
    but not able to boot into twrp recovery

    • munchy_cool

      do you have TWRP? is fastboot working?

      • Akhil Mb

        I don’t have twrp. Where can I get it
        Ii

        • munchy_cool

          added new link.

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