How to Flash TWRP Recovery And Root Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 | Guide. - Android Guide

How to Flash TWRP Recovery And Root Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 | Guide.

How to Flash TWRP Recovery And Root Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 | Guide.

Flash TWRP Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016. If you need to flash unsigned zip file contain ROM or root script, installing TWRP recovery is needed. And now we will show you guide how to install TWRP recovery at Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016. TWRP is most of the popular recovery for Android device. Besides you can install custom ROM on Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 via TWRP, also you can make a full Android backup or called Nandroid. Which it possible to restore when your Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 having soft brick or other problem. There are many methods to flash TWRP recovery into Android device, and now this method uses fast boot method to install the recovery.

Before we proceed this guide, we would introduce a simple Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 spec. Released on 2016, May. Comes with 5.5 Inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors display. Powered by Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU, Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 chipset, Adreno 405 GPU. Supported by 3 GB of RAM. Featured with 16 MP of primary camera, 5 MP of secondary camera. Motorola Moto G4 Plus runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat).

Now, let we proceed this guide.

Unlock Bootloader Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016.

The first time you need before flashing TWRP recovery on this guide, Unlock bootloader is needed. For the tutorial, you can follow this guide below. 

Install TWRP on Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016.

  1. This method required ADB and mfastboot installed on your computer, This mfastboot used to send any command from the computer to Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 device. mfastboot available download from the link below.
  2. https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317790
  3. In order to make a good connection between Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 and the computer, USB driver should be installed on the computer. 
  4. https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/88481
  5. TWRP recovery for Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 from here. (twrp-3.0.2-0-athene.img).
  6. https://dl.twrp.me/athene/
  7. Then, download the latest SuperSU from here. SuperSU v2.78
  8. https://download.chainfire.eu/696/supersu/
  9. Extract and copy all files above at the same folder. for example C:\twrp
  10. Then, enable developer options on your Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016. (Go to Settings - Tap 7 times on build number until you see you are now a developer.)
  11. Then, enable OEM unlocking.
  12. Enable USB debugging.
  13. Now turn off Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016
  14. Then enter Moto G4 Plus to fast boot mode. (Press and hold Power Button + Volume Down).
    enter fastboot mode moto g4 plus
    enter fast boot mode moto g4 plus
  15. Now, connect Motorola Moto G4 plus to the computer via USB cable.
  16. Then open a command prompt at this folder (C:\Moto), how to do it.
    • Press and hold the shift key on the keyboard.
    • Then right click on empty space - select open command window here.
  17. Now type the following command below, This command will test whether ADB is working properly. If the test is correct it will return to the list of devices attached.
    • fastboot devices
  18. Then, the type the following command below to flash TWRP recovery  
    • fastboot flash recovery recovery name.img
    • Change recovery name with the recovery name you just download at step 3 above, for example.
      • fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-0-athene.img
      • Now type the following command below to boot Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 to recovery mode.
        • fastboot boot twrp-3.0.2-0-athene.img
      • Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 will reboot into recovery mode now.
      • Boot your Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 to the system. to load Android operating system and normal boot. 

Root Motorola Moto G4 Plus.

Before installing SuperSU.Zip via TWRP recovery, please make backup your current system. You can restore this backup if something wrong occurs on your Moto G4 Plus.
  1. Copy SuperSu file in /data 
    file manager - data
    file manager - data
  2. Power Off Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 device
  3. Boot Moto G4 Plus into fast boot (press and hold Power button + Volume Down)
  4. Once enter fast boot, select Recovery Mode to enter TWR recovery menu.
  5. From TWRP menu - Backup - Select all Partitions - Swipe to Backup
  6. Then save your Backup on your computer or somewhere else.
  7. Now go to TWRP main menu - tap Advanced - tap Terminal - Type the follow code - OK
    • echo "SYSTEMLESS=true" > /data/.supersu
  8. Now, back to TWRP main menu. Make sure the .supersu file is in /data. you can check it by go to TWRP - Advanced - File Manager - /data (see picture on step 1 above)
  9. Then go to TWRP main menu again - Install - SuperSU-v2.78.zip.
  10. Just swipe to the right to confirm.
  11. Wait for the flashing process, once it finishes reboot Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus 2016 to the system
  12. Once your device ready to use, you can download root checker from Google Play Store to check root status.
  13. Finish

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