Root Moto X Play & install TWRP Recovery


In this tutorial we are going to show you how to Install TWRP Recovery & root Motorola Moto X Play. Moto X Play is a latest device released silently by Motorola but it got powerful hardware along decent specifications and latest firmware. The users of Moto X Play are searching for the ways to root their device and install TWRP recovery on it, fortunately the root package along TWRP recovery is now available for Moto X Play. The Chain fire SuperSU package is a recovery flashable zip all you need to do is just install TWRP recovery by following our guide below and flash the SuperSU package.

Previously we have posted guide on Moto G 3rd generation root along TWRP recovery and this guide the we are going to use the same process. There are multiple benefits of root and having a custom recovery installed on your device including you can install Xposed Framework, mods and Custom ROMs to enhance user experience. So in this guide we will show you the step by step process to Install TWRP Recovery and root Moto X Play, the process is very simple and easy just follow the guide as mentioned below in the step sequence.

How to Install TWRP recovery & Root Moto X Play

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which includes installing Custom Rom, 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 >> USB debugging)

Your phone battery should be charged minimum 60%

Your device bootloader should be unlocked or Click Here for Official Unlocking.

Download these files:

Download Motorola USB drivers.

Download and Extract adb fastboot.

Download TWRP-lux-

Download SuperSU

Process to install TWRP recovery on Moto X Play

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

Extract the downloaded TWRP recovery file and 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.


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.

Once you have successfully installed TWRP recovery now its time to root your Moto X Play.

How to root Moto X Play using TWRP recovery

Just follow the below steps in sequence to obtain root access on your Moto X Play

Connect your device to your PC

Copy the in the internal memory of your Moto X Play

Turn off your device and enter into Recovery mode by using hardware key combination or by typing the following command.

         ” adb reboot recovery “

Once your device reboot into recovery mode, hit Install

Select the file and swipe the slider to start flashing.

Once the installation process is complete, select Reboot.

That’s it, you have successfully rooted your Moto X Play along TWRP recovery. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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