How To Root Moto G8 Plus and Unlock Bootloader ?

Here we are sharing a guide to Unlock Bootloader and  Root Moto G8 Plus With Magisk (No TWRP Required). Yes, the Moto G8 Plus can be rooted with Magisk and you don’t even need to have a TWRP recovery installed on your device. Currently, there is no TWRP recovery available for the devices, so it is the only way to Root Moto G8 Plus.

Rooting Moto G8 Plus gives you additional benefits like you can install special apps, flash custom ROMs, you can streamline your phone performance and many extra features. The real performance of an Android smartphone can only be unlocked once it is rooted. Rooting your Moto G8 Plus, lets the user flash different Custom MODs, ROMs, and such stuff onto the device.

This method of rooting an Android device doesn’t require TWRP as it uses the patch boot image. This is really a great thing as there are many devices for which TWRP recovery or any other recovery is not available. For the new devices too, this is the only method to get root access.

What is Rooting An Android Device Mean?

Rooting is the process of gaining full admin control of the Android device. You can use the device to its full potential,‘Rooting’ means giving yourself special privilege or “root permissions” on your phone. It’s similar to running programs as administrators in Windows.

 For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages

Important Note: Without TWRP, you can’t flash the root files like Magisk. Now we have to manually modify the stock boot image by patch to get root access on the device

Warning

rootmygalaxy.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your device while following this tutorial. Do it at your own risk. This will void the warranty of your device.

Pre-Requirements

How To Unlock Bootloader On Moto G8 Plus ?

Root Moto G8 Plus and Unlock Bootloader

  • First, enable ‘USB debugging and OEM Unlock’ option from setting> developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.
  • Install the ADB and fastboot drivers and then restart if you already have the driver installed then skip this step.
  • After installation of the driver, you can see a folder named ADB in your installation directory. Enter the folder, and you find four files including ADB and fastboot.exe.
  • Now press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open command window here’ or ‘PowerShell Window’

  • Now connect your device to PC and enter into the fastboot mode. To enter the fastboot mode of Moto G8 Plus, type the below command in command prompt.
adb reboot bootloader
  • In the command window, type the following command.
fastboot oem get_unlock_data
  • The above command will return a string.

  • Now copy the code in notepad and delete all the blank space so that you will get a single line string.

  • Now Paste the above String (Unlock Code) at the bottom of the Moto site (step 6) and click on Can my device be unlocked? You also need to accept terms and condition on this page by clicking I Accept.

  • The unlock key will be sent to your E-Mail ID, which you used to register at Motorola site.
  • Now copy the Unlock Key and execute the following command.
fastboot oem unlock UNLOCK_KE
  • The above command will Unlock Bootloader of Moto G8 Plus.
  • Reboot and done.

How To Root Moto G8 Plus with Magisk No TWRP ?

#1 Download stock boot image (Stock Firmware)

  • Download Stock ROM of the device (You can find that on the web)

Download the boot file according to your device. Once downloaded, unzip the file and open it, look for a .zip file. Open that file too, now you will see a file named boot.img (This is the official stock image or firmware)

#2 Patch boot image

Select and Patch a File Magisk -Moto G8 Plus

  • Now select the boot image (boot.img). Magisk will start to patch the boot image.
  • After completion, the file will be saved as “magisk_patched.img” in your Downloads folder

#3 Finally, Root Moto G8 Plus

  • Connect your device to PC and transfer the “magisk_patched.img” file from your phone’s download section to the platform-tools folder on your PC

Download and Install Latest ADB and Fastboot SDK Platform-Tools (2019)

  • Now issue the following command to boot your device to bootloader mode (Make sure your device is connected to the PC)
adb reboot bootoader
  • Now issue the command given below to Flash the patched boot image
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
  • For devices with A/B partition system, use the below commands:
fastboot flash boot_a patched_boot.img

fastboot flash boot_b patched_boot.img

Conclusion

Rooting Moto G8 Plus is a very simple and easy process but we recommend users to follow each and every step carefully as a single mistake can end up bricking your device. Nowadays most of the phones comes with various features and customization and there are apps which can modify some features of your device without rooting it so rooting is not as worth as it was a few years ago, still if you want to get best out of your device then you can go ahead root your Moto G8 Plus.

Done !!! Just reboot your device. Your device should be rooted now.

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