[Updated] How to Safely Root Moto X Play & Install TWRP Recovery

In this guide, You will learn On How to Safely Root Moto X Play & Install TWRP Recovery.Just follow the step by step guide given below.

Motorola has released their new Moto Lineup smartphones for 2015, The Moto X play and The Moto X Style (Pure Edition).Moto X Play is a Mid-range android phone having one of the most powerful batteries in any android phone.The new phone comes with lots of new features and specs, and most of the user want to buy this new android device.

To root theMOTO X play, first you have to unlock the bootloader of the phone and after that, you can easily install the TWRP recovery and get the root access. Once the phone is rooted you can easily install custom ROMS, install rooted apps and take the android backup of your system. All credit goes to the XDA member vache, who released the TWRP for the Moto X Play android smartphone, which allow you to flash custom zip files and root package on your phone.

If you have a Motorola Moto X play and you want to root it then this article will guide you to Safely Root Moto X Play & Install TWRP Recovery.


*Make sure there is at least 80% battery left on your smartphone before begin rooting your device.

How to Safely Root Moto X Play & Install TWRP Recovery

For Unroot / Unbrick Guide Of Moto X Play ( Restore the Stock ROM on Moto X Play) Visit this link–>>How To Unroot / Unbrick Moto X Play 2015 (Back To Stock)


rootmygalaxy.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Moto X Play while following this tutorial.Do it at your own risk.

Remember Before rooting:

Safely Root Moto X Play & Install TWRP Recovery

  • This tutorial is only for Motorola Moto X Play
  • Rooting your phone can void your warranty
  • After rooting you can tweak your phone
  • You can unroot it if you want
  • You can overclock or underclock your CPU to make your phone faster
  • Make sure you have unlocked the bootloader:Follow the Guide:-To Unlock bootloader of your Moto X Play visit Motorola’s site here.


Before proceed follow some of the given steps

  • Backup your device completely, including storage, SMS, contacts, etc.
  • Enable USB debugging on your phone.

Setting->About Phone->Build Number->Tap 7 times on  build number->It will enable the developer mode in the main setting->Go to Developer->Enable the Debugging


USB drivers and ADB fastboot file 

Download the TWRP recovery

SuperSU file

How to Safely Root Moto X Play & Install TWRP Recovery

Step By Step Guide

How to Safely Root Moto X Play & Install TWRP Recovery

Install TWRP Recovery On Motorola Moto X

  • First Unlock the bootloader tutorial link is above
  • Then install the USB Drivers and ADB fastboot file on your PC(Above Link).Now you will see the ADB folder on your C Drive (C:/ADB)
  • Now download the TWRP Recovery file to your PC
  • Now Follow this guide to Install TWRP Recovery On Moto X Play 2015 via ADB & Fastboot command.Guide > How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot On Any Android Device (use the TWRP recovery file from the download section above)
  • TWRP is now installed on your device.Now follow the steps below to root Moto X Play 2015

Root Motorola Moto X Play

DONE!!! Your Moto X Play is now rooted and TWRP is installed on your Phone

To verify the root status install Root Checker.

If you have any question related to this post feel free to leave that in the comment section below.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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