Check in here how to install TWRP Custom Recovery and Root Moto G 2015 3rd Generation Android Smartphone – Complete Guide
Motorola launched Moto G 2015 last month with 5.0 Inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. It is powered by 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 processor aided by Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB / 2GB RAM and 8GB / 16GB internal storage. It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and sports 13MP primary camera with AF and dual-LED flash and 5.0 MP front facing camera. The whole unit drags its power from non-removable 2470mAh battery.
In this tutorial we are going to guide you on how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G 2015 3rd Generation Android Smartphone. So if you are a Moto G 2015 user and want to root it, so that you can install Custom ROM and mods on your device then this guide might come in handy for you.
So without any further delay, let’s jump to the early preparations and then to how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G 2015 3rd Generation.
- As always you should take a complete backup of your important data and stuff to safe place.
Backup and Restore SMS
Backup and Restore Call Logs
Backup and Restore Contacts
Backup files stored on internal storage to PC
- Enable USB Debugging on Moto G 2015.
- Download and install Motorola USB Drivers and setup ADB and Fastboot drivers on PC.
- Unlock Bootloader on Moto G 2015.
- Charge Moto G 2015 to at least 75% to avoid unwanted shutdowns while rooting.
Disclaimer: Rooting Moto G 2015 voids its warranty and should be followed carefully. If you don’t know what you are doing then don’t proceed with the below steps and nor the author or Gizmo Advice should be held liable or responsible for any damage to your device. Proceed with the below steps at your own risk.
How to Install TWRP Recovery on Moto G 2015 3rd Generation:
Step 1: Download the TWRP Recovery Image from the below links:
Step 2: Make sure it is in .img format. If it is not extract it using WinRAR or 7zip.
Step 3: Rename it to twrp.img and copy it to Fastboot Folder.
Step 4: Open the Fastboot folder and press and hold shift key and right click inside the Fastboot folder at the empty space and choose open command window here.
Step 5: Connect Moto G 2015 to PC and if asked to authorize PC then tap on OK and allow your PC required permissions.
Step 6: Now in CMD type:
This command shows the list of devices connected to PC with USB Debugging enabled.
adb reboot bootloader
This command boots Moto G 2015 into Fastboot / Bootloader Mode.
This device shows the list of device connected to PC in Fastboot mode. This is used to confirm whether Moto G 2015 is connected to PC correctly.
fastboot flash twrp.img
This command flashes TWRP Custom Recovery on Moto G 2015 3rd Generation. If you don’t want to flash TWRP Recovery image permanently then type the below command to temporarily install TWRP Recovery on Moto G 2015.
fastboot boot twrp.img
To reboot your device into normal mode issue the below command:
That’s all now you have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on Moto G 2015 Android Smartphone. Now let’s proceed to Root Moto G 2015 3rd Generation.
How to Root Moto G 2015 3rd Generation:
Step 1: Download SuperSU.zip package from here.
Step 2: Copy it to root of your device’s internal or external storage. Don’t copy it inside any folder just copy it at the root directory.
Step 3: Boot Moto G 2015 into Recovery Mode.
- Power off Moto G 2015.
- Press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons for few seconds.
Step 4: Follow the steps listed here and install SuperSU.zip package on Moto G 2015.
Step 5: Reboot the device to normal mode and check for Root permissions using Root Checker App.
That’s all now you have successfully installed TWRP Custom Recovery and Rooted Moto G 2015 3rd Generation Android Smartphone. Do share this tutorial with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus and let them know how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G 2015.
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