How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Motorola Moto E4 and E4 Plus and Root it (All Variant)

Motorola Moto E4 and E4 Plus (codename: woods/perry/nicklaus/owens) was launched in June 2017. The smartphone came out of the box with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Recently this device has received the official TWRP recovery support. So, on this page, we will guide you to install the TWRP Recovery on Moto E4/E4 Plus. This guide contains both the written instruction and video tutorial to help you install it quickly. Make sure to download the required files and then jump straight into instructions on installing TWRP Recovery and Root your Moto E4/E4 Plus.

Keep in mind that before heading over to the process, you will need to unlock the device bootloader at first. As the smartphone OEMs provide a locked bootloader to their devices due to some security concerns, you will need to unlock the bootloader to install any third-party file. Then you will be capable of installing TWRP Custom Recovery on your Moto E4/E4 Plus device and root as well. The TWRP Recovery can also take Nandroid backups, restore, wipe out system/data/cache, and more.

How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Moto E4 and E4 Plus and Root it

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TWRP Recovery and its Advantages

Team Win Recovery Project is an open-source software custom recovery image for Android-based devices. It provides a touchscreen-enabled interface that allows users to install third-party firmware and back up the current system, which is often unsupported by stock recovery images. – WikiPedia

Advantages of TWRP Recovery:

  • You can flash Custom ROM on Moto E4/E4 Plus using TWRP
  • You can flash modding zip files to customize your phone
  • Easy to flash and use Xposed Modules using TWRP
  • Easy to Root and Unroot using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
  • You can install Magisk on Moto E4/E4 Plus
  • Easy to Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP Recovery.
  • Easy access to restore the Nandroid Backup.
  • You can flash the image file using TWRP Recovery on Moto E4/E4 Plus
  • Easy to remove all bloatware using TWRP Recovery on Moto E4/E4 Plus.
  • To underclock and overclock.
  • You can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data.

How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Moto E4/E4 Plus (All Variant)

Before going to the TWRP installation process, make sure to follow all the pre-requirements mentioned below properly.


TWRP Recovery Details

File Name TWRP Recovery
Version V3.4.0 and Higher
Support Official
Developer TWRP Team
Download Link Download (Moto E4 – woods – MTK)

Download (Moto E4 – perry – Qualcomm)

Download (Moto E4 Plus – nicklaus – MTK)

Download (Moto E4 Plus – Owens – Qualcomm)


GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any damage or error that occurs to your device while/after installing the files or following this guide. Make sure to take a complete backup before doing anything. Do this at your own risk.

Method: ADB and Fastboot Tool

After downloading all the required files, drivers, and tools, follow the installation process.

  • First of all, enable the Developer Options and USB Debugging mode on your device.
  • Head over to the device Settings > System > About Phone > then tap on the Build Number seven times to enable Developer options mode.
  • Go to the Developer options in the Settings menu and turn on the toggle to enable USB debugging.
  • Next, open the ADB & Fastboot folder on your computer. Then press and hold the Shift key and right mouse click to open the command window.adb command window
  • Turn off your device > Press and hold the Volume Up + Power button together for a few seconds to enter Fastboot mode.
  • Connect your device with the PC via a USB cable and type the following code on the command windows and hit enter:
adb reboot bootloader
  • Now, your device is connected successfully as a fastboot device.
  • Type the following command and hit enter to check the fastboot device is connected or not:
fastboot devices
  • Now, to install TWRP Recovery on your phone, type the following command and press enter:
fastboot flash recovery twrpname.img
  • To boot, you can use the command fastboot boot twrpname.img
  • That’s it. You’ve successfully installed the TWRP Recovery on the Moto E4/E4 Plus device. Now, you have to flash the Root.

What is Root?

Smartphone Rooting is the unofficial way to enable an administrator or superuser access to your device system and subsystem. Therefore, the user can easily tweak, change, edit, or delete system files and apps.

With the help of rooting, you can uninstall bloatware, increase device performance, reduce battery draining, install Xposed modules, and more. However, smartphone rooting will void the device warranty, and you may not get software OTA updates anymore. An improper way of rooting can also brick your device easily. Therefore, make sure to follow the guide properly.

The advantage of Rooting:

  • You can get access to all files on your Moto E4/E4 Plus, even the files present in the root directory of your phone.
  • You can increase the performance of your Moto E4/E4 Plus by overclocking.
  • By rooting, you can increase battery life by underclocking Moto E4/E4 Plus.
  • Uninstall Bloatware on Moto E4/E4 Plus.
  • You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game-related applications.

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  • By Rooting Moto E4/E4 Plus, you can View, Edit, or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
  • You can install the Xposed Framework and many Xposed module support.

Steps to Root Moto E4/E4 Plus

Guide to Root Moto E4/E4 Plus via SuperSU

Guide to Root Moto E4/E4 Plus via Magisk

We assume that this full-depth installation guide will be helpful to you. For any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.


  1. bruh, halp for the love of kek. I cannot seem to get this to go and I clearly will never win my war against google if I cannot beat them out of muh phone. debugger, check, bootloader, check, adb fastboot minimum, check, recovery mode check, odin check, twrp, check constantly being told waiting for any device, inducing contempt for all things android. I follow the orders of the sequence, I assume , correctly and yet, no Microsoft ten pro flashed to muh moto:( worst thing though. I do not know how to say I give up, and so I continue to rm -rf~ my spiritual serenity for an apparently reachable goal that I seem just unable to reach. (sigh, read aloud like Hillary Clinton at that debate because, stupidz)

  2. Hi, can you please help, I did all as instructed, for the Moto E4 woods, and the adb process reported success. But my phone now says it’s in “orange state, unlocked bootloader, can’t be trusted” and I can ONLY use adb. There is no recovery at all anymore, not TWRP, not the stock recovery. I can start the phone and use it, but that’s it.

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