Moto G7 Plus (lake) installation problem

First post!

I bought a Moto G7 Plus recently specifically to install /e/ and jump to it as my daily driver if all went well. I’m afraid that I’m stuck. Following instructions her e

Motorola USB driver is installed.
Android Dev kit is installed.
Bootloader was unlocked with the code from Motorola.

From the CMD prompt (As Administrator)…

adb boot bootloader

But I’m having a hard time getting the temporary recovery to boot.

D:\>fastboot boot twrp-lake.img
Sending 'boot.img' (32754 KB)                      OKAY [  0.714s]
Booting                                            (bootloader) permission denied!
FAILED (remote: '')
fastboot: error: Command failed

If, whilst in the bootloader, I select RECOVERY with the volume controls and press the power button, the phone boots but not into what I would call a recovery app. I see “No command” for about 30 seconds and then it reboots normally.


cmd: download:01edf000
cmd: boot

I have the file uploaded to /sdcard for the subsequent step but I can’t get to the temporary recovery.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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The temporary recovery image you are using is for “River” (G7, twrp-3.5.2_10-0-river.img) not “Lake” (G7 Plus). This is likely your problem.

Yes thanks.

I caught that mistake after I posted this but I still have the same problem.

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Are you using a Windows box? From what I see it appears your bootloader is not unlocked. I say this because your Terminal/Command Prompt/Power Shell (not sure your OS) is returning (bootloader) permission denied! Do you see “flashing_unlocked” on the second from last line when in download/fastboot mode? :point_down:

You know what, I missed the warning when I ran the fastboot oem unlock ############ where it said I needed to run the same command again to be sure.

Now I have TWRP booted up!

Thanks for spotting that!

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Glad you got it fixed. I have two G7 Plus’ running /e/ based on Android 10/Q. Amazing device for the cost! Enjoy.

I’m flashing /e/ right now!

Flashing A/B zip to inactive slot: B

All I had to do was READ WHAT IT SAID!. Noob mistake. :slightly_smiling_face:

Thanks for the tip.

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