Root Moto E5/Moto E5 Plus/Moto E5 Play Oreo 8.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Moto E5 series mobile is Mid-range variants. IF you buy this mobile,  you know the Hardware Limit. With Near Stock Android OS, you may not feel laggy in regular usage like Calls, SMS, Chats. But, When playing some games and using other Heavy RAM consuming apps, you can feel slow and Heat. If you are a regular user, you can use this device without rooting. But, if you are a developer, Lag can Disturb you so you can expect some performance Improvement after Rooting, By Overclocking Processor and Optimize RAM. Why don’t I suggest to these regular users? Once you have a rooted device, you can’t use it as a regular phone. You should do some regular Maintenance and Optimizations. It can become a headache. So, It is purely your choice. Follow below steps carefully. Read the whole article before rooting your mobile.
Moto E5 with Beach Background

Why should you Root Moto E5?

You should have a proper reason, and you know what you are doing. Yes, with a Minimum of 2 and 3 GB RAM and Mid-Range Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, You can use this mobile without root for 2-3 Years If you use correctly. Software is better compared with other manufacturers, Custom skin OS. Don’t root because everybody is saying when root your mobile it can become the fastest car in the world. No. Rooting is to extract some performance from the device. But, you already have Powerful specs and software. So, If you are addicted to some root apps, you can root. But, if you want to test, I won’t recommend it.

How to Root Moto E5/Moto E5 Plus/Moto E5 Play Oreo 8.0 (XT1944, XT1920, XT1921, XT1924)

Moto E5 International Variants comes with a flexible bootloader other than some carrier locked devices. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Moto E5. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Moto E5 to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, full data loss process (save them on external storage).

Pre-Requirement Steps

OnePlus 6T OEM Unlock and USB Debugging


  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock in your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock and Enable the ‘Advanced Reboot.’ There is no complicated process in Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play.

  • Also, download the ADB drivers. Install It in your PC.

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your PC.
  • fstab no-encrypt Download and Copy it to Your PC. This file helps you to maintain the Bootloader unlock in your device.
  • Download and save the TWRP File in your Internal Memory and rename it to recovery.img.

  • twrp-3.3.0-0-nora.img (Moto E5)
  • Copy all the above files into the Fastboot folder.
Also Read-  Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Moto E5 Fastboot Mode


  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this- Press and hold down the Volume Up + Power buttons at the same time for some time.

Moto E5 Fastboot Mode Warning Screen


  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Moto E5/ E5 Plus / E5 Play mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type below command.

  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the device, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your Moto E5/Moto E5 Plus/Moto E5 Play. If you are detected type below commands.
  • fastboot oem get_unlock_data

Moto Get Unlock Data


  • Hit enter, you will get some unlock data. Copy those codes and remove <bootloader> Prefix from those lines and copy them into one single line.
  • Go to Official Moto Unlock Page. Log in with your moto account and in the Box, Paste those codes and Check the unlock Bootloader Status. If you get, Yes you can unlock, You can request unlock Key from Moto.
  • After the process complete, you will get 20 Digit to unlock key in your email. Now type the following command to unlock bootloader in your device.

  • fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE CODE

Moto unlock bootloader command

  • You should type this code two times and Hit enter to unlock your device successfully. After the successful unlock your device will automatically reboot to the standard OS.

  • Check again enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock and Enable the “Advanced Reboot.” Sometimes they disabled them self after the boot.

Flash TWRP

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this; press and hold down the Volume Up+ Power buttons after Android Logo Appears Still press Power button and Press Volume Up Button.
  • Now, connect the Moto E5 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type below command.

  • fastboot boot twrp recovery.img
  • After the process complete, It will boot into the temporary TWRP. Don’t Boot into standard OS until we flash magisk.

Install Magisk, and no verity in your Moto E5/Moto E5 Plus/Moto E5 Play using TWRP

  • In TWRP, Make a full Backup in External SD Card or Pendrive using OTG Cable.
  • After the process complete, Reboot to Bootloader using TWRP Option. Reboot->Reboot Bootloader.
  • Now you should flash the permanent TWRP on your mobile. Type below commands one by one to flash TWRP in the recovery partition.
  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    fastboot reboot recovery
  • After booting into TWRP, type below ADB commands.
  • adb shell mount -o,rw /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/vendor /vendor
    adb push fstab.qcom /vendor/etc/fstab.qcom
  • After the successful process goes to TWRP menu. Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • adb push Magisk-version /sdcard/
  • The Above command will copy magisk to your mobile.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
Also Read-  Root Samsung Galaxy A31 SM-A315F/G/N Android 10 using Magisk

What More?

As already mentioned, Moto E5/Moto E5 Plus/Moto E5 Play Plus has a minimum of 2/3 GB RAM, and it is a Good software side phone; There are Major regular updates and monthly updates, from Motorola for a long duration. So, if you are sure about what you are doing, you can root your device.

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38 thoughts on “Root Moto E5/Moto E5 Plus/Moto E5 Play Oreo 8.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

  1. Where do i find the name in the line?:
    adb shell mount -o,rw /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/vendor /vendor

    also, is vendor motorola, or do i just put vendor?

    Everything else, I understand…

  2. When I create the backup in TWRP in the SD Card and put the command “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” says “Image not signed or corrupted” Help me please, thx.

    • The files are from Official TWRP. There may some network issues when you download. Download the data again. The download process should not stop or restart. It should be one go.

  3. Quick question. when you said in the beginning….”Once you have a rooted device, you can’t use it as a regular phone. You should do some regular Maintenance and Optimizations”…
    does this mean no network, like no regular calls and text messages? Or is the “regular maintenance and optimizations” something I would need to do to get calls?

    Great job on writing this!! Very clear, very easy to understand. I accidentally wipe my partition deleting my OS, I was stuck in fastboot all day yesterday. Thankfully I was able to flash the stock firmware and save my phone!!!

    • :). No, It is not like that. After rooting, your bootloader is unlocked. So, there is a chance of Third-party apps running in the background that can affect the performance of your mobile. So, You should always download apps from Play Store. When you install other apps, you should check the app reputation. The beginning, after root, your mobile will perform fast. But, after some days, It may look slow. You need to Wipe App Data and hidden cache from the root. That’s why we advise; It can be a hard task for regular users. Your daily mobile operations will not affect by rooting.

  4. at the end of the flashing, it only starts with a series of numbers, and from there it does not advance

    • The same thing happened to me with the xda method. So I installed the Magisk 1.67 zip, and that works, but on the phone, Magisk Manager sends an error and ends the app.

    • Hi, I have the same problem, I can flash, but after that, I only get a serial on top of my screen and can’t boot.

      • The TWRP is the official version. Thus it should work flawlessly. As I already mentioned in earlier comments, You should flash the Magisk in the first boot.

  5. Hello, my friend. Can you help me, please? I am trying to root my moto E5 plus XT1924-5, but when I get it, magisk manager closes it selves, I have root in my phone. All this is with an XDA method, with your way an error appears when I put the line:

    PS C:\adb> adb shell mount -o,rw /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/vendor /vendor En línea: 1 Carácter: 19
    + adb shell mount -o,rw /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/vendor /vendor
    + ~
    Falta un argumento en la lista de parámetros.
    + CategoryInfo : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MissingArgument

    • You can’t use root required apps if you unroot your mobile. There are some Magisk modules to bypass your need. Try them.

      • I only need the root to make an as the system app, then unroot, and that app remains as a system app, but without root, so I can play Pokemon go, if I play with the app, like a regular app, it doesn’t work.

          • Ok, thanks. But when I flash a TWRP first time, I go to the recovery, and everything is ok, but when I restart and try to go again to the recovery and error, “no command” appears, the TWRP is not there anymore, only the first time.

          • You should flash the Magisk in the first boot. Or Else, you will lose temporary TWRP.

      • Good day my friend, thanks a lot for all your support, I finally root and unroot my cellphone without problems. However I can not play with a GPS into the game, I’m using a module of magisk, I guees thats’s not the problem.

  6. I forget to say, I can not flash any twrp, the next error appears:

    PS C:\adb> fastboot flash recovery recovery.img target reported max download size of 535822336 bytes
    sending ‘recovery’ (18038 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.561s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    (bootloader) Image not signed or corrupt
    OKAY [ 0.499s]
    finished. total time: 1.082s

  7. When I introduce this line: an error appears
    C:\adb> adb shell mount -o,rw /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/vendor /vendor
    En línea: 1 Carácter: 19
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MissingArgument
    Please, can you tell me what can I do ?

  8. Hello, first off, I would like to say thank you for your help….although I do have an issue with my metro pcs moto e5 plus when I flash twrp via adb fastboot, it boots into twrp and then asks for a decrypted password and says it cant mount internal storage…. anyway you can help?

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