How to root Moto X Play

Moto x play is an amazing device from motorola, many users have bought this smartphone. to get the full potential out of an android device, you must root device in order to use custom applications that need root access. you can install custom roms in the device and there are many other uses. today in this article we will tell you on how to root your Moto X Play.

Please note that rooting is an advanced user process and is only recommended to advaned users. please note that you will be loosing your device warranty if you root your device or do anything that is not an official process, so please keep in mind and please note that there is the risk in this process and if not done properly this can even brick your device and we won’t be responsible for any loss.


  • Please make sure you have charged your device to more than 70% of charge before you start your operation.
  • Please, backup all the data in your smartphone using a backup and restore app to be in a safer side.
  • Please install fastboot and ADB tools in your computer.
  • Please make sure you have enabled the usb debugging feature in your smartphone befeor you start any of the processes.
  • to enable go to settings > about phone > tap 5-8 times in the built number and now go to settings > developer option > usb debugging > enable it.
  • Please unlock the bootloader of your device before rooting your phone.

Steps to flash TWRP Recovery on Moto X Play

  • Download TWRP Recovery that is compatible for Moto X Play.
  • Download SuperSU that is used to root your device.
  • Copy the SuperSu file to the internal storage of your device.
  • Copy the recovery image file to the  Fastboot and ADB tools directory and rename it to “img”
  • Switch of your device and enter the Bootloader menu of your device, by pressing  Power + Volume up 
  • After entering the bootloader menu of the device please connect your smartphone using the usb cable to the PC.
  • Open the directory that you have copied the recovery image and open a cmmand window there
  • You can open a command window by right clicking in the directory + shift key and in the menu select open command window here 
  • Enter the given command to check weather your debice is booted into fastboot mode.

Fastboot devices”

  • you will see your device listed here
  • Now enter the command to flash your device

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”

You have succesully installed the custom recovery image in your device.

How to root Moto X Play

  • Power off your device
  • Enter into the recovery mode that you have installed. to enter  press Volume Down + Power button
  • In the recovery menu, you can install the SuperSU file to root your device
  • To root, select install > select the SuperSU file that you have copied into the phone and install
  • After the process is finished reboot your device

Your device is now succesfully rooted.

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