Flash TWRP Recovery and Root Moto Z Play

By | April 12, 2018

Here we are going to show you how to flash TWRP Recovery on Moto Z Play.TWRP Recovery helps you in flash tweak files on your Moto Z Play (2016).Flashing TWRP Recovery on Moto Z Play is your first step toward tweaking your smartphone.You can also flash root file with the help of TWRP Recovery.This guide also helps you in root Moto Z Play with the help of TWRP Recovery.Root gives you more control over your smartphone.There are many things that can be done with the help of root on Moto Z Play.

Motorola launched Moto Z Play as a mid-range Android smartphone in 2016.This smartphone comes with 1080p 5.5 inches Super AMOLED display for good viewing experience.Under the hood, Moto Z Play has Snapdragon 625 octa-core Cortex-A53 chipset with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.

Flash TWRP Recovery and Root Moto Z Play

Official TWRP Recovery is available for Moto Z Play (2016).So we will flash TWRP Recovery with the help of ADB and Fastboot on Moto Z Play.Then using TWRP Recovery we will flash root files.You can also flash Magisk root file to gain systemless root.But in this guide, we will use SuperSU root file.

WARNING – Flashing Custom Recovery and rooting may brick your device.We are not responsible if your device gets damaged during the flashing procedure.Make sure your device has at least 50-60 percent battery backup.


  1. ADB and Fastboot Setup
  2. TWRP-Recovery.img
  3. Latest SuperSU.zip

Guide to flash TWRP Recovery on Moto Z Play

  1. Firstly, unlock the bootloader of your Moto Z Play if already have not.
  2. Install ADB and Fastboot on your computer.
  3. Go to Settings>>Developer options and tick USB Debugging and OEM Unlock.
  4. Connect your smartphone to your computer using a data cable.
  5. Move TWRP-Recovery.img file into the folder where you setup ADB and Fastboot and rename it as recovery.img.
  6. Double click on “cmd-here” file to open ADB and Fastboot command prompt.
  7. Type “adb reboot bootloader” to boot your smartphone into bootloader mode.
  8. Once you are in bootloader mode type “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” to flash TWRP Recovery on Moto Z Play.
  9. Finally, type “fastboot boot recovery” to boot into TWRP Recovery.

Now follow the below guide to gain root access on your Moto Z Play.

How to Root Moto Z Play

  1. Move the SuperSu.zip file into internal storage using MTP.
  2. Tap on Install button and select SuperSu.zip file.
  3. Swipe to flash the root file.
  4. Finally, reboot your smartphone normally.

That’s it your Moto Z Play is rooted and running TWRP Recovery.

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