Install TWRP recovery on Moto Maxx XT1225 running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop


Motorola Moto Maxx XT1225 is a latest device released by Motorola, it got wonderful specification and packed with a powerful hardware. A 5.2 inches huge display with sleek design and 21 Megapixels front camera capable of shooting full HD videos and 2 MP front shooter, under the hood powerful 2.7 GHz Quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM on board. Box opened Moto Maxx comes with a pre-installed Android 4.4.4 KitKat but later Motorola provided Stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update which contain amazing new features and totally redesigned User-Interface.

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to Install TWRP Recovery On Motorola Moto Maxx XT1225 running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. There are multiple benefits of having a custom recovery installed on your device including you can install Xposed Framework, mods and Custom ROMs to enhance user experience. So in this guide we will show you the step by step process to Install TWRP Recovery on Moto Maxx XT1225, the process is very simple and easy just follow the guide as mentioned below in the step sequence. Before we move ahead for the installation process, let’s have an overview of what you can do further with a custom recovery .

Benefits of Custom Recovery on Moto Maxx XT1225

Flash Custom ROMs: Custom recovery let’s you flash the custom firmware in your device, Custom ROMs have freedom to customize User-Interface and much more which you can’t find in the Stock firmware. You can update to any type of Android firmware available for your device.

Mods and Tweaks: Android OS let’s you install custom mods and tweaks, further you can install custom kernels to over clock CPU speed to enhance device performance.

Backup and Restore firmware: Custom recovery also contain feature to backup/restore whole OS including data and Apps. You can store multiple backups of your device depending on the available storage.

Now it’s time to start the process to install TWRP recovery in Moto Maxx XT1225.

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

  • Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)
  • Your phone battery should be charged minimum 60%
  • Your device bootloader should be unlocked or Click Here for Official Unlocking.

Download these files:

Process to install TWRP recovery on Moto Maxx XT1225

Just follow the below simple steps in sequence to install TWRP recovery on Moto Maxx XT1225.

Extract the downloaded TWRP recovery file and rename in to recovery.img

Now connect your device to the PC using USB cable.

Open the adb-and-fastboot folder you extracted earlier and copy the TWRP recovery inside the adb-and-fastboot folder.

Inside adb-and-fastboot folder, press SHIFT and Right-Click on an empty space inside the same folder.

Click on Open command prompt here as shown in picture below.


Now enter the following command to boot your device into bootloader mode,

“adb reboot bootloader”

Then type the following command to flash TWRP recovery in your device,

“fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”

Wait for the process to complete.

That’s it, you have successfully installed TWRP recovery on your Moto Maxx XT1225. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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