I tried rooting with the latest & second latest SuperSU flashable zip, but it didn't work. Do you know what build I could use?
Greetings Solotato and Moto/Android community ,
I know this post is long excessively but hopefully it'll get the point across. Please don't think I'm talking down to you or anyone else. This whole process had me baffled at first as well and I've used others work to root and rom fur years. I've used Linux on the desktop by dual and even triple booting (Nix,Xpor2K, and 98 for old hardware slash gaming support) I even wrote a config for a guy's app called js2mouse to use 2 pointers at the same time in X(wanted to use my old logitech wingman cordless as a remote.
But I'm no expert and still consider myself a little above novice. This isn't meant to offend anyone. Shew (the us is just too politically correct)
You can use twrp i think with magisk. BUT...im pretty sure i flashed twrp once in the recovery bootloader before but nothing else would take and twrp didn't function correctly.
I agree with many others now that it's easier to put a copy of the boot image on your device after installation. It's simple really
Just boot your device,
Enable developer options first thing then adb, then you can connect with a usb cable and approve adb access in your phone.
Copy the boot image to your phone and use the latest official magisk to patch the boot image. In magisk pick install then pick image, you pick your boot image which is then patched and renamed magisk_patched or similar.
It'll be in your downloads folder. Move it back to your pc, the patched one of course, and then just
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
A TIP if you're new to the command line/powershell(win) or terminal(nix/bsd/mac (which is based on bsd)You can even use the up arrow if you dunt want to retype the commands then just replace boot.img with magisk_patched.img just start typing magis then hit tab and it'll complete it for you..
All this looks complicated but trust me after you do it a few times you'll be doing it in a minute or two.
Good luck take your time and read everything you can find. Don't forget to ask the command line for --help! You can find help in a jiffy that way.
fastboot --help i think is the syntax i can't see it on my phone but there's a space between the two dashes and the command your asking for help. And for more details help is included in Linux with man pages. Those are handy in a pinch.
Even though I've done this since the droidx days on many phones, it still took me a lot of research and reading to get this new a/b partitioning and fastboot stuff down to where i can do it quickly.
Read and search these threads you'll be more likely to get answerers from xda members if they can tell you've been reading up on it.
Practice practice practice. That's the advice my uncle gave me on shooting a bow (instinctive or without sights) and he was right. This applies to everything in life.
Anyway I've preached enough. I know it's a long post but hopefully you and others who are relatively new to these moto's will get some help here.
Don't forget to thank the developers and others who made all this coolness possible for us who benefit from
If i helped any at all or you enjoyed my way too many useless details style, please hit thanks. I appreciate that. Sorry for the delay in posting I'm still setting up my most recent rom and I've doing a lot of stuff outside my home before winter.
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