Moto G 2015 ROOT and Recovery guide

Moto G 2015 ROOT and Recovery guide

Couple of week back Motorola launched the latest Moto G 2015 3rd Gen phone in India via flipkart. This Moto G 2015 ROOT and TWRP recovery installation guide will open-up your device for beautiful Custom ROMs. The TWRP recovery for this Moto G 2015 is built by xda senior member, Squid2.

Before starting this process please make sure that you have at least one hour of complete time. Please don’t do this in hurry, because I will not be held responsible for any mistakes that YOU did.

Before proceeding to root your device I want you to take a backup of all your current data.
Please follow the link for how to backup all the data on your android device:
Step by step guide to take full backup of your phone data

After backup go to unlock your boot loader.
Boot loader unlock process will delete all user data.
Boot loader unlock website

After taking backup and unlocking boot loader of your phone please make sure that you have the following things in hand to start with the rooting method.

Required things:
Depending on you Moto G version you download the corresponding recovery ONLY.

Fastboot and adb binaries
Latest SuperSu su binaries developed by Chainfire
TWRP recovery image for your Moto G 2015, 3rd Gen (Code name: Osprey)
USB cable and USB Driver for Moto G

Flashing TWRP on Moto G 2015, 3rd Gen:


Unzip the fastboot and adb binaries and save it in some folder(Typically easily accessible via command prompt).
Copy the recovery image file inside the fastboot and adb folder.


Enable Developer Options by tapping 7 times on the About Phone option in the Settings menu. Then open a command prompt console and go to the folder where you have adb, fastboot and the recovery image.
Type the following command in the console:

$ adb reboot bootloader

This will take your device to the bootloader mode where you can change your under-lying system data.


Type the following command that installs the TWRP recovery image to your device:

$ fastboot flash recovery <RECOVERY FILE NAME>
$ fastboot reboot

After successful completion of these commands your Moto G 2015 will have the TWRP recovery flashed and your phone will be rebooted.

Moto G 2015 ROOT with SuperSU:

Rooting guide will only work after TWRP custom recovery installation.
If you will SKIP the TWRP recovery installation process and perform only these steps then rooting will not be done.


Copy the SuperSu zip file that you have copied to your phone memory.


Type the following command in the console:

$ adb reboot recovery

Follow the below mentioned steps to flash the SuperSu zip file to your Android system.
Touch on the “Install software” button and then “Select a zip file to install” option.
Select the SuperSu binary zip file where you have kept in the phone.
Now, slide the button on the bottom to start the flashing procedure.

After successfully completing all the above mentioned steps your device will be rooted and you can now enjoy all that extra features that comes with ROOTing.

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