How to Root Moto Z Play and install TWRP recovery on it

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Welcome to thunderztech.com, in this guide you would be able to install TWRP recovery and root Moto Z Play. The unofficial TWRP recovery build is posted by an XDA member ‘Alberto97’ and confirmed working on thr Moto Z Play, further once you installed the TWRP then you need to flash the SuperSU package from there to get root access on your device. This is the same method we haved already used for other devices, you can also take reference from our previous post where we used the same process. In this guide you have to flash the TWRP recovery on Moto Z Play and then install the SuperSU root package from it to root your device.

TWRP recovery has a User friendly interface and convenient to use even for the beginners. If you are an experienced user then well & good, you will never find any confusion in the installation process but if you are new to the flashing process then you have to pay full attention on the step by step guide to successfully install TWRP recovery and root your Moto Z Play. Then using the TWRP recovery you would flash the root files to get root access on your device, everything is mentioned below.

How to install TWRP recovery and root Moto Z Play

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

  • Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> Enable USB debugging)
  • Your phone battery should be charged minimum 80%
  • Download latest Motorola USB drivers ( Necessary for PC connection)
  • Download and Extract adb fastboot. (Necessary for commands section)

Process to install TWRP recovery on Moto Z Play

Just follow the below simple steps in sequence to install TWRP recovery on Moto Z Play.

Download the Official TWRP recovery from the link provided below and extract it, also rename in to recovery.img

Now connect your device to the PC using USB cable.

Open the adb-and-fastboot folder you extracted earlier and copy the TWRP recovery inside the adb-and-fastboot folder.

Inside adb-and-fastboot folder, press SHIFT and Right-Click on an empty space inside the same folder.

Click on ‘Open command prompt here’ as shown in picture below.

Command-prompt

Now enter the following command to boot your device into bootloader mode,

adb reboot bootloader

Then type the following command to flash TWRP recovery in your device,

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Wait for the process to complete.

That’s it! You have successfully installed TWRP recovery on your Moto Z Play, if you any query let us know.

Download Link:

Download TWRP Recovery for Moto Z Play

Download SuperSU v2.78

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