Motorola's littlest smartphone is getting a little present today in the form of a custom recovery. There is now an official build of TWRP for this super-low cost smartphone, which will make flashing ZIPs and backing up a breeze.
There have been various unofficial builds of TWRP, but now you can go to the Team Win site and get the real deal. A custom recovery requires an unlocked bootloader, but it lets you easily gain root access, install flashable ZIPs (even ROMs), and back up the device. The image is only 7.1MB in size and can be found under the device codename Condor. You'll need a computer and ADB to install it.