How to Boot a Moto E1, G1, X1, and X2 into Recovery Mode


  • Boot a Motorola phone into Recovery Mode


  • Moto E1
  • Moto G1
  • Moto X1
  • Moto X2


  1. Power off the phone and unplug any USB or power cables from the phone
    • Note: If the phone cannot be turned off, let the battery drain until the phone turns off, then charge the phone for 30 minutes and unplug any USB or power cables from the phone
  2. Press and hold both the VOL DOWN and POWER buttons at the same time for 2-3 seconds, then release both buttons
  3. The phone will display different boot options. Use VOL DOWN to scroll through the options to RECOVERY and press the VOL UP button to select
    • The phone will display the Motorola logo, then the Android figure lying down with an exclamation point with the words No Command underneath
  4. Press and hold the POWER button and tap the VOL UP button
    • Note: If you wait too long to make a selection, the phone will reboot and you will need to start the process again 


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