Moto G4 Plus is the better variant of the two Moto G series devices launched last month. With a better camera, more RAM and a fingerprint scanner, Moto G4 Plus should be your choice over Moto G4 if you are looking for a good smartphone in this price segment. Moto G4 Plus runs the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 and the user experience is quite similar to a Nexus smartphone. The only difference being Moto display and Moto Camera are added with few nifty features like double twist to open the camera, double chop to start flashlight, etc.
The user experience is quite minimal with minimal customization options available. but if you wish to enhance your user experience and want to customize your Moto G4 Plus according to your liking and requirements you would need a rooted device. Here is a step by step guide to root your Moto G4 Plus.
Before starting off with this guide follow the following guide: ‘How To Unlock Bootloader on Moto G4 /G4 Plus‘. As you would need a Moto G4 with an unlocked bootloader to start the rooting process.
Things You Will Need
Moto G4 Plus with Unlocked Bootloader
TWRP 3.0.2-2 | Link
Root-motog4-athena.zip | Link
SuperSU v2.62-3 Beta | Link
Steps To FollowStep 1. Download the SuperSU zip file and copy it to your Moto G4 Plus’s internal storage.
Step 2. Make sure you setup the Minimal ADB and Fastboot on your PC. If not follow the guide given above. Then download the TWRP 3.0.2-2.img on your PC and copy the file to Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (usually C:/Program Files/Minimal ADB and Fastboot). You may rename the file to “twrp.img” for ease of use in later steps.
Step 3. Now reboot your device to Bootloader mode. To do so, power off the device and then press and hold Power + Volume Down buttons simultaneously for few seconds.
Step 4. Once in Bootloader mode connect your device to your PC using Usb cable. Also, start the Minimal ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
Step 5. Enter the following command in the window opened and then press enter:
Step 6. Download the Root-motog4-athena.zip from the link given above and extract the zip file on your PC. In the extracted folder you will see an ‘ROOT.bat’ file, run this file. This will flash the custom boot image on your device which will help in rooting your device.fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
Step 7. Now reboot your device to TWRP custom recovery. To do so, make sure your device is in bootloader mode then select Recovery option from the menu. You can use volume down button to scroll through the options and volume UP to select an option.
Step 8. Once is TWRP recovery, select Install option and browse the SuperSU zip file which you earlier copied to your device. Select the SuperSU zip file and swipe to install it on your device.
Step 9. Reboot your device to the system.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Moto G4 Plus. Enjoy your rooted device by customizing it according to your needs. You may check if your device is successfully rooted using the Root checker application available on Play Store.