How to Root Moto G4 Plus & Install TWRP Recovery
Root Moto G4 Plus & Install TWRP Recovery are the question that we received from our reader. So today in this tutorial we will show your how to install the TWRP recovery on the Moto G4 plus and install the SuperSuzip file to get the root access on the Moto G4 Plus. To get started first you have to unlock the bootloader of your phone, then install the TWRP with the help of ADB command and at the end you need to flash the SuperSU zip file to get the root access.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Moto G4 Plus android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS TO ROOT MOTO G4 PLUS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL MOTO DRIVERS
First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to sendbasic linux commands, and a variety Android specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.
And this will create a ADB folder on your Windows C Drive.
SETUP ADB & FASTBOOT DRIVERS ON PC
Now you need to install the USB drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOUR ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
ROOT MOTO G4 PLUS and INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY
Step 1. As we mention above to get started first you have to unlock the bootloader of the phone. Read the guide here to unlock bootloader on Moto G4 Plus
Step 2. Download the TWRP recovery from here and rename the recovery file MotoG4.img
Step 3. Now paste the MotoG4.img file in your ADB folder that you created in SETUP ADB & FASTBOOT DRIVERS ON PC Step.
Step 4. Connect your device to your computer over USB, And open the command prompt windows in the ADB folder. Do this by holding the shift key on your keyboard and right-click on a space and select “Open command window here” option to launch a command prompt window.
Step 5. Start the device in fastboot mode with the following command
adb reboot bootloader
Step 6. Now enter the following command to flash the recovery on your phone.
fastboot flash recovery MotoG4.img
Step 7. Once TWRP is successfully flashed on your device, issue the following command to reboot:
Step 8. Once your phone rebooted. Download the SuperSU zip file from here and save on your phone internal memory.
Step 9. Now boot your Phone in TWRP recovery mode. Power off the device. Now press Volume Down + Power‘ button to boot in recovery mode.
Step 10. Once you are in recovery mode. Select the Install Option and Browse for the SuperSU Zip file that you saved in your phone on Step 8.
Step 11. Swipe to install SuperSu and now the flashing process will start on your phone.
Step 12. Once completed, go back to the main screen of recovery and Reebort your system.
Now your Moto G4 Plus is rooted and TWRP recovery in installed.
To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker app from the Google play store