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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Jay Gillis, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Jay Gillis

    Jay Gillis Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Is there a way to root the Motorola E5 play without a computer?

  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    For only $19.99 the Ronco "Root my Phone" app will not only root your phone, but also julienne cut potatoes, fillet a sea bass, and call your nearest proctologist!!!

    Just kidding. What make, model, android version is your device?
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    nope looks like you will need a computer. with each android os release, rooting gets harder and harder. back in the early days of android (android os 4.0-5.0) you could have used an exploit that kingo root used....and all you needed was an app. nowadays, things are quite different and much more complicated.

    so....sorry your phone is on oreo (8.0) and there is not much you can do, other than find a computer to use.
    #3 ocnbrze, Jun 5, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2020
  4. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
    VIP Member

    Are you going to come over here and clean up the coffee that just flew out of my mouth?! :eek:

    Dude, a disclaimer that hilarity lies ahead would be greatly appreciated! :D
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  5. Jay Gillis

    Jay Gillis Lurker
    Thread Starter

    What about OTA from 8.0 to 9.0?
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what about those updates? just remember that with each update, they also will update security. updating security will thus make it harder to root.
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  7. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    @MoodyBlues, I just like to add some laugher to all the crap that's going on. I'm trying to steer clear of my sarcasm!!!
    Now clean up that coffee! Lol
  8. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    If you haven't received any OTA version upgrade by now than the odds are there is no such thing as an 8.0-to-9.0 upgrade for your E5 Play. It's up to Motorola if it cares to release an upgrade or not. Google may be releasing version upgrades annually and security patches monthly, but that doesn't necessarily mean those upgrade/updates will get to our phones. It's a very conditional issue.

    You can check here, enter the required info and see what the upgrade/update status is for your model but don't get your hopes up too much. The E line is the 'economy' line so long-term support is a very low priority.
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  9. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    Lol, I thought it was funnny :)
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  10. Flora Riyans

    Flora Riyans Lurker

    Few days ago I have root my device with the Kingo Root app. So you can try it for yourself also...
    #10 Flora Riyans, Jul 8, 2020
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  11. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Kingo root in the past has been a security risk, so I can't recommend anyone use it.
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  12. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Rooting utilities like Kingo Root and King Root are unfortunately very popular, their advantage being the easiest way to root a lot of phone models. But that group of 'one-click' rooting apps are typically sourced out of China and often involve implementing system-level data-mining, linked to miscellaneous online servers, along with doing things like resetting your browser's home page or its default search engine.
    So you while you will end up with a rooted device, in an oddly inverse way you need to apply those root privileges to also 'clean' up your system up so it's not being compromised using such a dodgy process to root your device.
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  13. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator

    Hello and Welcome to Android Forums!
    Indeed, these apps are sketchy and now totally worthless as of Android 7.0+.. Really 6.0 but there were a rare few with severely outdated security measures/patches that them apps hadghad through but now are utterly worthless with these newer OS versions. One sorry about that, but YES. You NEED a PC to:
    • access bootloader mode, in which to
    • use fastboot commands on PC and get device unlock code that Motorola website requires for bootloader unlock application.
    • More fastboot commands on PC to unlock said bootloader, once is retrieved from email
    Hold on, you're not done with the PC yet.. Lol.
    Now that you have unlocked said bootloader, ya need to use more fastboot commands on PC to:
    • install the TWRP recovery..
    NOW you can boot the device into recovery and install Magisk Root and/or ROM.
    #13 bcrichster, Jul 8, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2020
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