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How to Root Moto G4 Plus on Android 7.0 Nougat (with Images)

In this article, we’ll be taking you through the procedure to root Moto G4 Plus. It is a second device to receive Android 7.0 Nougat after Google’s own Pixel smartphone. Well, that was a real quick move from Motorola I should say. But wait! What about root? Some of you might even wonder that it is too early to get working root for Moto G4 Plus (since Nougat is just released)? Well, the answer is no. It’s perfectly on time. Though some devices don’t get root access this early, Moto G4 Plus is lucky enough to have it already. All credit goes to craziness it has created among people all over the world.

Followed by Google Pixel, developers have successfully achieved root access on Moto G4 Plus running Android 7.0 Nougat. It has also got a custom recovery developed, through which only you can root Moto G4 Plus.

Sounds good right? So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started!

Note – In order to root Moto G4 Plus, an unlocked bootloader is a must.

Downloads

After downloading phh’s Superuser zip file, Open it. You’ll find config.txt inside.

superuser-zip-moto-g4-plus-android-nougat

The below code will be written in that file.

eng verity crypt

Replace it with –

eng noverity nocrypt

Save the file and upon asking for confirmation to update archive, select Yes.

archive-confirmation-configtxt-update-moto-g4-plus

Now copy the archive (superuser.zip) file to your phone.

Procedure to Root Moto G4 Plus on Android 7.0 Nougat

Step 1 – Install Fastboot files (Download #1) on your PC.

fastboot-files-installation-moto-g4-plus

After finishing the installation, copy twrp-3.0.2-0-athene.img (TWRP Recovery file) to this path – C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot

twrp-image-file-moto-g4-plus

Step 2 -Power off the phone.

Step 3 – Put the phone in bootloader mode. You can do the same by pressing and holding the Volume down button + Power key.

moto-g4-plus-bootloader-mode

Step 4 – On PC, open “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” application from desktop shortcut OR MAF32.exe from (C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot). Upon opening, you should see a command prompt window.

fastboot-application-command-prompt-moto-g4-plus

Step 5 – Connect Moto G4 Plus to PC using a USB cable.

Type the following command into a command prompt window to check if your device is properly connected or not.

fastboot devices

After entering the above command, if it shows some random numbers then you are good to go ahead.

fastboot devices command Moto G4 plus

Step 6 – Enter the following command into the command prompt window.

fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-0-athene.img

fastboot-flash-recovery-moto-g4-plus

This will flash the recovery image to your phone.

Step 7 – Again put the phone into bootloader mode (refer Step 3). Navigate to the Recovery option using volume buttons and select it by pressing the power key.

Your device is now booted into TWRP Recovery.

Step 8 – Press the Install button and navigate to Superuser.zip file which you had copied earlier to the device. Select that file and swipe right to flash the same.

twrp-main-menu-install-moto-g4-plus

Step 9 – Go to the main menu of recovery and reboot the phone.

twrp-main-menu-reboot-moto-g4-plus

Step 10 – After rebooting, open play store and download phh’s SuperUser app.

And that’s it! Your Moto G4 Plus is now successfully rooted on Android 7.0 Nougat. You can check the same by installing Root Checker app from Play Store. Cheers!

Root Moto G4 Plus (Root Checker)

Source and credits – XDA

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