Motorola Moto X Play is a mid-range phone announced in July 2015. It is packed up with 5.5 inch Full HD display, SnapDragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage, 21MP rear camera and much more.
This device is giving a tough competition to various smartphones in it’s price range. OnePlus 2 is one of it’s major competitor. Unlike OnePlus 2, Moto X Play is water & dust proof, have NFC, Turbo charging and a great battery life. In this post we are going to discuss how to install TWRP recovery & root Moto X Play.
I. Unlocking the Bootloader
Before flashing custom recovery and rooting your Moto X Play, you first need to unlock the bootloader of your device. So let’s begin :
- Install Motorola USB Drivers & ADB and Fastboot Drivers.
- Turn off your device.
- Hold Volume Down & Power button for few seconds to boot your device in fastboot mode.
- Connect your device to computer.
- Now go to the folder where you have installed ADB & Fastboot. Hold shift and right click anywhere in the folder. Click open command window here.
- Type fastboot oem get_unlock_data and hit enter.
- You will see a long string in the command window. Select whole text and copy it to notepad.(Remove all spaces after copying)
- Now go to Motorola Bootloader Unlock page and login there.(If you do not have an account then create one)
- Follow the steps and paste the copied string when asked.
- You will receive an unlock key in your email inbox. Copy that unlock key to clipboard.
- Now type fastboot oem unlock <Unlock Key Here> and hit enter.
- Your bootloader will be unlocked within few seconds.
- Type fastboot reboot to reboot your device.
II. Flashing TWRP Recovery
After successfully unlocking Moto X Play’s bootloader, now you can head over to flash TWRP recovery :
- Download TWRP Recovery Image.
- Again boot into fastboot mode and open ADB & Fastboot command window as done earlier.
- Rename download recovery image to recovery.img
- Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img to flash TWRP recovery to your device.
- Wait till it flashes the recovery. Then type fastboot reboot to reboot your device.
III. Rooting Moto X Play
Now you have TWRP recovery installed on your Moto X Play. So you can easily root your device using this custom recovery. Read this post on root android device using custom recovery.
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