Install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G 2nd Gen

Moto G 2nd Gen aka Moto G 2014 is launched by Motorola at IFA 2014 event, which was held in the first week of this month. The device is successor of Moto G 1st Gen and packs some improved specs than its predecessor. If you are looking for Custom Recovery for Moto G 2nd Gen so that you can root your device, install mod zips, install Custom ROM’s, Custom Kernel’s etc., then you can follow the below guide and successfully install TWRP Recovery on Moto G 2nd Gen (Moto G 2014).

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Moto G 2nd Gen (Moto G 2014) – Guide Motorola Moto G 2014 Root Moto G 2nd Gen (Moto G 2014)

TWRP Recovery for Moto G 2nd Gen (Moto G 2014) is developed by suhas.holla a recognized contributor at XDA forums. Earlier this recovery supported only internal memory, but now it is fixed and it also supports SD card. So let’s proceed further and install TWRP Recovery on Moto G 2nd Gen.

Pre Requisites:

Backup all your important data and enable USB debugging.

Disclaimer:  Rooting an Android device voids its warranty and should be done with care. 

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Moto G 2nd Gen (Moto G 2014):

Download the TWRP Recovery image from here to your PC. [Mirror] Make sure you have setup ADB and Fastboot drivers on your PC from here. Copy the downloaded TWRP Recovery image in Fastboot folder.

Now open Command Prompt in Fastboot folder, to do so, open the Fastboot folder and press and hold the Shift key and then right click anywhere inside the folder at the empty space. Now from the list select Open command window here. Power off Moto G 2nd Gen.

Enter into Fastboot / Bootloader Mode. To do so press and hold Volume Down + Power button simultaneously.  Once you are in Fastboot Mode, connect Moto G 2nd Gen to PC. Now in CDM Type: fastboot flash recovery TWRP2.7.1.1-titan-motog-2014.img and press enter.  Once installed, type: fastboot reboot and press enter, this will reboot your device in normal mode.

How to Root Moto G 2nd Gen (Moto G 2014):

Download the Rooting Package from here to your PC.  Transfer it to your device’s SD card. Make sure to copy at the Root of your SD card but not inside any folder. Power off Moto G 2nd Gen. Enter into Bootloader Mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume Down + Power button, now from the Bootloader Mode Choose Recovery Mode. Now you should be in TWRP Recovery, now click on Install > Choose the Rooting Package and install it. Once installed tap on Reboot, to reboot your device. Once the device boots up, check for Root Permissions using Root Checker App.