Moto E LTE 2015 TWRP Recovery

Moto E LTE 2015 TWRP Recovery: This guide will teach you how to install TWRP Recovery On Moto E LTE 2015. You may need to install this recovery if you ever plan on using a custom ROM with your device. You will be able to create nandroid backups from TWRP recovery on your Moto E LTE 2015, something that serves as an effective and reliable fail safe if you do something wrong with your device that you later want to modify or erase. For example, a ROM flash gone wrong, or incompatible mod flash, etc. In such cases, simply restoring the TWRP backup will restore the Galaxy A8 back to normal working condition before the mishap.

Moreover, should a Moto E LTE 2015 Marshmallow ROM become available (CM13 or any other), you can install it using TWRP recovery. You can also use TWRP to fix or unbrick your bricked Galaxy A8. Just download a ROM onto your PC, transfer it to device via copy & paste, or via ADB command, and then flash it using the TWRP install option to fix the device.


Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. Also be sure that your Moto E LTE 2015 is fully charged before proceeding with the tutorial.

Supported devices

  • 2015 Moto E LTE. This model is also known as Styx LTE, and has the codename squid. LTE model only! If you have the LTE model, use the Moto E 3G 2015 TWRP Recovery instead.


  • Uses a different kernel
  • It reports the correct date and time
  • Has support for hardware encryption (thanks @vlcdsm)
  • It’s the latest version of TWRP (
  • Removed a superfluous entry from the fstab
  • Fixed the slow wiping issue


To make sure your device is compatible with this tutorial, you must first confirm the model number by going to Settings – About Device. Another way to check the model number on your device is by looking for it on the packaging that your device came in. It must read ! If it does not, then this guide is not for you!


Back up important data and information before you start the installation. This is because there is no guarantee that your apps and app data won’t be erased. You can learn how to back up your android contacts here.


  • Moto E LTE 2015 TWRP Squid Recovery v2.8.xLink

Install Instructions for Moto E LTE 2015 TWRP Recovery

  • Rename the Moto E LTE 2015 TWRP recovery file that you downloaded above to recovery.img and move the .img file into the ADB folder that your downloaded and extracted on your desktop (this step is in the tutorial for the bootloader unlocking).
  • Turn the Moto E LTE 2015 off. Boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume down + power. The OnePlus One will display “fastboot” indicating that it has successfully entered fastboot mode

Once the device is in fastboot mode, you will need to connect it to one of your computers via the USB cable that came with your Moto E LTE 2015 and run the following commands. (You must open a command prompt window from the ADB folder. Hold the Shift button and Right click on the White space of the folder and click on “Open Command Window here”). When the window opens, enter the following command:

  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img If the command does not work, or if you receive an error like can’t find recovery.img then, type fastboot flash recovery and press spacebar, then, drag the recovery.img into the command window and press enter to flash.

Once the flash has completed. Switch off your Moto E LTE 2015 by Holding the power button until the Moto E LTE 2015 reboots. Once the Moto E LTE 2015 restarts, the Moto E LTE 2015 TWRP recovery will be installed on your Moto E LTE 2015. Congratulations, you may now proceed to Root your Moto E LTE 2015 smartphone.

Fastboot Install Method (No Root Required):

You will need the platform-tools from the Android SDK on your computer. Find the SDK Only section on the page linked and install the SDK and download only the platform-tools to get adb and fastboot binaries.

Windows users will need proper drivers installed on your computer. You can use the Naked ADB drivers or the Universal ADB drivers if you don’t already have a working driver installed.

On your device, go into Settings -> About and find the Build Number and tap on it 7 times to enable developer settings. Press back and go into Developer Options and enable USB debugging. From your computer, open a command prompt and type:

adb reboot bootloader

You should now be in fastboot mode. Download the correct image file and copy the file into the same folder as your adb and fastboot binaries. Rename the Moto E LTE 2015 TWRP Recovery .img file to twrp.img and type:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
fastboot reboot

That’s all there is to it. Thanks for reading, how to install TWRP Recovery on a Moto E LTE 2015. We hope that this guide has helped you in some way. Thanks to quid2 for developing. Follow his official Moto E LTE 2015 TWRP Recovery XDA Thread for updates and troubleshooting.

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