This tutorial lists steps on how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G4 Plus 2016 Smartphone
Earlier we have shared a tutorial on how to unlock bootloader on Moto G4 Plus 2016 and in this tutorial we are going to install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G4 Plus 2016 Android Smartphone. TWRP Recovery for Moto G4 Plus 2016 is available all thanks to yeshwanthvshenoy for providing this unofficial TWRP Recovery which allowed the Moto G4 Plus 2016 users to root their device.
The process of Moto G4 Plus 2016 Root is quite simple and all you need to do is install TWRP Custom Recovery and then Root it. So without any further ado let’s proceed with the steps on how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G4 Plus 2016.
- As always it is recommended to have a complete backup of all the data stored on your device. Backup SMS | Contacts | Call Logs etc.
- Enable USB Debugging on Moto G4 Plus 2016 by tapping on build number for about 7-10 times from Settings > About Phone.
- Download and install Motorola USB Drivers on PC.
- Charge Moto G4 Plus 2016 to at least 75%.
- Download and install ADB and Fastboot drivers on PC.
- Unlock Bootloader on Moto G4 Plus 2016.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible for any damage to your Moto G4 Plus 2016. Proceed with the below steps at your own risk.
How to install TWRP Recovery on Moto G4 Plus 2016:
Step 1: Download the TWRP Recovery from the above downloads sections and rename it to twrp.img
Step 2: Copy the twrp.img file to the Fastboot folder.
Step 3: Open the command prompt inside the Fastboot folder. How?
- Open the Fastboot folder.
- Press and hold the shift key and right click inside the folder at the empty space.
- Choose Open command window here.
Step 4: Connect Moto G4 Plus 2016 to PC and enter the below commands in CMD:
adb reboot bootloader
This command boots the device into Fastboot Mode.
This command shows the list of devices connected to PC in Fastboot Mode.
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
This command flashes the twrp.img file to Moto G4 Plus 2016.
This command reboot Moto G4 Plus 2016 to normal mode.
Congratulations you have now successfully installed TWRP Recovery on Moto G4 Plus 2016. Now you can install SuperSU.zip, Custom ROMs and other zip mods to the device.
How to Root Moto G4 Plus 2016:
Step 1: Download the SuperSU.zip file from the above downloads section.
Step 2: Transfer the SuperSu.zip package to the root of the device’s internal storage.
Step 3: Power off Moto G4 Plus 2016 and boot into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together.
Step 4: Once the device boots into Recovery Mode, follow the instructions listed here and install SuperSU.zip package on Moto G4 Plus 2016.
Step 5: Reboot and check for Root Permissions using Root Checker App.
This complete the steps on how to Root Moto G4 Plus 2016. Thus with the help of this tutorial you have successfully installed TWRP Recovery and Rooted Moto G4 Plus 2016.
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