[HOW-TO] How to SuperSU the Moto G5 Plus (Rooting Guide)

Awesomeslayerg

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Hey guys,

Thanks to @vanche for the modified kernel and twrp recovery and @fayiaz for the guide on how to root and @Johny Cipel for the original guide and everyone else like
@topjohnwu
@santhosh
@abdyasar

For the original twrp, root and other stuff.

Now thats out of the way

Requirements:
-Unlocked Bootloader (Moto G5 Plus with offers from Amazon won't have unlockable bootloaders but if you buy the standard model from them then you'll be fine)
-Vanche's Modified TWRP from here (http://cloud.vache-android.com/Moto/potter/TWRP/twrp-3.1.0-0-potter.img)
- Vanche's Modified Boot Kernel from here (http://cloud.vache-android.com/Moto/potter/root/potter_boot_test7.img)
- Vanche's Wifi Patch because wifi will stop working after flashing the modified boot kernel (http://cloud.vache-android.com/Moto/potter/root/wlan_custom.zip)
- Chainfires Root http://download.chainfire.eu/1021/SuperSU/SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip
--- If you already have TWRP on your phone, the one by Santosh, you must flash the one made by Vanche or it wont work and you can just download the recovery image and flash it via twrp by toggling the flash zip button on the twrp recovery install menu.

1.. Download all the three files then boot your phone into bootloader mode by holding Volume Down + Power
2. Connect your phone to your PC and then open the adb terminal wherever adb is located open command prompt at that folder
3. Place the recovery image and boot image where the adb terminal folder is located
4. Fastboot flash recovery first and then boot into recovery at least once then reboot into bootloader fastboot flash boot the modified boot image.
5. Boot into the system (May take a while for the first time after flashing the boot image).
6. Place the wlan_custom.zip into your phones internal storage
7. Boot back into recovery and then flash the zip this time
8. Then download and flash the SR3 Super Su from above using recovery and you should have root!!

Safety net may break so if you wanna use Snapchat or any other apps that use safety net make sure you login first then root. You can't logout or else you'll have to unroot and log back in.
 
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yourtitan

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It shouldnt, But if you cant boot then you need to flash the no-verity crypt zip once
thanks for the reply. but i have several data in my phone. can i just unlock bootloader and root as instructed above without wiping my storage? its a task to take backup of everything. thanks in advance.
 

bhowell423

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thanks for the reply. but i have several data in my phone. can i just unlock bootloader and root as instructed above without wiping my storage? its a task to take backup of everything. thanks in advance.
The phone will wipe as soon as you unlock the bootloader so best to back up first.
 

Dahenjo

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Requirements:
-Unlocked Bootloader (Amazon bought Moto G5 Plus dont have unlockable bootloaders so your out of luck)
Only the 'Prime Exclusive - With Offers and Ads' Amazon models don't have an unlockable bootloader, while the 'Standard Version' models can definitely be unlocked. You probably should clarify that or some will think that they can't buy from Amazon and unlock/root the phone.
 

Leodev

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The "Magisk method" didn't give me privileges on /system, there are some things I can do and others do not, this method gave me full root access like in the other MotoG devices? And the safetynet check fails too?

Anyway thank you very much!!
 
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sendme2pop

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gr8 work mate.....I'm rooted with Magisk...wanna go with super su........do i need to

gr8 work mate.....I'm rooted with Magisk...wanna go with super su........do i need to reflash above said recovery?
will it wipe my current data on both storage?
Pls guide..........How is Moto app working with super su?
Guys I Found This Video Tutorial For This Thread On Roting Moto g5 Plus With Super Su ------- And Worked Great For Me----- link:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV78iWxQrRE
 

harishcv

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Twrp backup can't worked

I successfully rooted my moto g5 plus mobile. And TWRP INSTALL Latest supersu via. But sdcard card backup can't worked. Why can't work sdcard in twrp? I think this twrp unofficial so not supported sdcard process. Please help me. How to work sdcard backup twrp. I try mount sdcard. But can't mount sdcard. Totally I'm very tired. Please help me.
 
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critofur

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...Safety net may break so if you wanna use Snapchat or any other apps that use safety net make sure you login first then root. You can't logout or else you'll have to unroot and log back in.
Do you think that will be fixed soon with a newer version of SuperSU, or some "root hider" apps? The idea of running a phone without root is absurd/offensive/rediculous IMO, but I don't want to be denied the ability to run certain apps because the developers have the rediculous idea that running without root should be "OK" to ordinary users? This idea is extremely offensive to me!!!
 

critofur

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Guys, I wonder why the OP is "Account currently disabled"? I hate running without root, but, it seems a bit early and not all the problems have been worked out yet, such as TWRP not accessing SDCARD yet - I think I was a little premature buying my Moto G5 Plus as we don't really have "stable" release custom ROMs or fully functioniong TWRP and to even root we have to rely on some not well known sources for kluged files to make SU work?