Root Moto X Play with TWRP recovery and SuperSU zip

The Moto X Play which Motorola announced about a month ago and has since reached very few parts of the world, already has a working TWRP recovery build for itself, developed by vache over at xda.

The recovery version stands at the latest from TeamWin — However (as of now), it’s an unofficial TWRP build for the Moto X Play, but it shouldn’t take long before TeamWin adds the recovery by vache to official repository as it’s reported to be working flawlessly.

Like most of recent Motorola devices, the Moto X Play too is bootloader unlockable, and thus easier for users to install a custom recovery like TWRP on the device.

And with a custom recovery installed, you can easily flash the SuperSU zip by Chainfire to get root access on any Android device.

Now let’s get your Moto X Play rooted..

Step 1: Unlock the bootloader

As said earlier, you need to unlock the bootloader on your Moto X Play first to install TWRP recovery and then flash the SuperSU zip to get root access. Below is a step-by-step guide to unlock bootloader on Motorola devices.

 How to Unlock Bootloader on Motorola Devices

Step 2: Flash TWRP recovery

Once you’ve unlocked the bootloader, install TWRP recovery from fastboot/bootloader mode. Grab the TWRP recovery image from the download link below and follow the instructions link to flash TWRP on your Moto X Play.

[icon name=”download” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Download Moto X Play TWRP Recovery (.img)

How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot mode

Step 3: Flash SuperSU zip

Now finally after installing TWRP recovery, you can now flash SuperSU zip and get your Moto X Play rooted. Follow the link below for the latest SuperSU .zip download link and instructions to flash the .zip file via TWRP:

Download and Flash SuperSU using TWRP recovery

That’s all. Your Moto X Play should be rooted now. To verify, you can download a Root Checker app from Play Store.

Happy Androiding!

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