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[ROOT] [GUIDE] Root Moto G4 (Plus) with SuperSU on Android 7.0 (NPJ25.93-14)

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By disguisedview, Member on 11th April 2017, 03:23 PM
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Here are the steps to root the Moto G4 (Plus) on Android 7.0 with SuperSU.

1. Unlock your bootloader with the Code you can receive from Motorola. Further instructions: unlocking bootloader. You have to create a Motorola account first.
2. Flash TWRP 3.0.2.0 through bootloader. Download and how-to-flash: twrp athene
3. Backup partitons in TWRP (especially the boot-partition)
4. Flash Kernel ElementalX through TWRP. Download and further information: ElementalX
5. Wipe Cache and ART-Cache through TWRP (don't know if necessary but doesn't harm)
6. Flash SuperSU v2.79 SR3 through TWRP. Download SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip: SuperSUv2.79SR3.
SuperSU v2.79 SR3 (or newer) will flash as systemless by default on Motorola devices running Android 6+. Older versions of SuperSU won't do that without creating a config file .supersu in /data containing the line
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SYSTEMLESS=true
So the best is to make sure you don't use an older version of SuperSU than 2.79 SR3!

That's it and it works. SuperSU.apk is going to be installed in step 6.

Successfully tested with XT1642, XT1622 (eta82), XT1643 (Adarsh balu), XT1644 (WTF?), XT1641 (EkisDeMX).
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11th April 2017, 05:11 PM |#2  
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It's the same old guide man. Please see before posting if similar threads exist. XDA is getting confusing for the common non-techie person anyways.
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11th April 2017, 10:46 PM |#3  
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Works perfect on Moto g4 (XT1622)
12th April 2017, 06:37 AM |#4  
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I've tried to install SuperSU before and it didn't work on my device XT1640. I've got a bootloop and had to flash stock ROM (now I'm using another supersu). Does it really work now? Cuz I don't want to get a bootloop again and lose all my data.
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I've tried to install SuperSU before and it didn't work on my device XT1640. I've got a bootloop and had to flash stock ROM (now I'm using another supersu). Does it really work now? Cuz I don't want to get a bootloop again and lose all my data.

You have to use SuperSU v2.79 SR3. If you use any older version, it won't install systemless and causes bootloops.
Which version of SuperSU did you flash?

And you have to flash ElementalX kernel before installing SuperSU. Otherwise you will get bootloop too.
12th April 2017, 11:39 AM |#6  
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It's the same old guide man. Please see before posting if similar threads exist. XDA is getting confusing for the common non-techie person anyways.

Didn't find any thread which describes the method rooting with SuperSU in the first post and as its topic.
In some threads (with other topics like how to root with phh's SuperUser) there is in the discussion mentioned this method with SuperSU but nobody will ever find these posts...
12th April 2017, 08:14 PM |#7  
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You have to use SuperSU v2.79 SR3. If you use any older version, it won't install systemless and causes bootloops.
Which version of SuperSU did you flash?

And you have to flash ElementalX kernel before installing SuperSU. Otherwise you will get bootloop too.

I've installed ElementalX Kernel first then I installed SuperSU and I've got a bootloop. I used SuperSU v2.62 and got a bootloop, then I tried with SuperSU v2.74 and also got a bootloop.
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I've installed ElementalX Kernel first then I installed SuperSU and I've got a bootloop. I used SuperSU v2.62 and got a bootloop, then I tried with SuperSU v2.74 and also got a bootloop.

Ok, seems to be the reason. You have to use version 2.79 SR3 or newer if available.
Otherwise it won't work without further modification...
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Ok, seems to be the reason. You have to use version 2.79 SR3 or newer if available.
Otherwise it won't work without further modification...

Alright, is there any problem if I unroot my device with this supersu and root again with the SuperSU that you said, will I get any problem? Do I have to reinstall ElementalX Kernel and twrp again?
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Alright, is there any problem if I unroot my device with this supersu and root again with the SuperSU that you said, will I get any problem? Do I have to reinstall ElementalX Kernel and twrp again?

I don't know. If you have backup of your partitions then flash your original system and boot partition and start from beginning (ElementalX and then SuperSU 2.79 SR3).
If you don't have backups then download (here on xda or somewhere else) stock firmware and flash system und boot partition.
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22nd April 2017, 08:39 PM |#11  
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