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Install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto X Play

Herein checkout how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto X Play Android Smartphone – Complete Tutorial

Motorola Moto X Play is the latest Smartphone from Motorola. It is a 5.5 Inch Smartphone with Full HD display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection, 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 615 Processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB RAM, 21 MP rear primary camera, 5 MP front facing camera. Comparing with the previous Moto X devices it has enhanced battery and camera performance.

Root Moto X Play

Here in this tutorial we are going to show you how to install TWRP Custom Recovery and Root Moto X Play Android Smartphone. Before you proceed make sure to follow the steps listed below.


Moto X Play:

  1. Backup all of your important data – SMS, Contacts, Call Logs etc.
  2. Enable USB Debugging on Moto X Play from Developer Options.
  3. Make sure Moto X Play is left with at least 75% battery life.
  4. Unlock Bootloader on Moto X Play.


  1. Install Moto X Play USB Drivers on PC.
  2. Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers – Windows, Mac.

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any damage to your Moto X Play. So read the below steps carefully and then proceed at your own risk.

Also Read: How to Install TWRP Recovery and Root OnePlus 2

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Moto X Play:

Step 1: Download the TWRP Recovery file for Moto X Play from here.

Step 2: Rename it as twrp.img and copy it to Fastboot folder.

Step 3: Open command prompt inside the Fastboot folder.

  • Open the Fastboot folder.
  • Press and hold the shift key and right click inside the Fastboot folder at the empty space.
  • Select Open command window here.

Step 4: Boot Moto X Play into Bootloader / Fastboot Mode.

  • Power off Moto X Play.
  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Power button until you are in Fastboot Mode.

Step 5: Connect Moto X Play to PC.

Step 6: Now in CMD type the following commands:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

This command flashes the TWRP Recovery on Moto X Play. If you don’t want to flash the TWRP Recovery permanently then you can temporarily boot into it using the below command.

fastboot boot twrp.img

Now reboot your device into normal mode by issuing the below command:

fastboot reboot

That’s it now you have TWRP Recovery installed on Moto X Play. Now it’s time to proceed and root the device.

How to Root Moto X Play:

Step 1: Download the SuperSU.zip package from here.

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Step 2: Transfer it to device’s internal storage. Make sure to copy at the root of internal storage but not inside any folder.

Step 3: Boot Moto X Play into Recovery Mode.

  • Power off Moto X Play.
  • Press and hold Volume Up and Power buttons until you see Motorola logo.

Step 4: Once you are in TWRP Recovery, follow the instructions listed here and install SuperSU.zip package which you have copied earlier.

Step 5: Reboot and check for Root permissions using Root Checker App.

This the way we can root Moto X Play Android Smartphone. Do share this guide with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus and let them know how to Install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto X Play.

Have any queries? Leave them below in the comment section.

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