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[ROOT]How to get root Moto G 2015 With Android Marshmallow 6.0 (worked in XT1541)

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lRaziel1

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How to get root Moto G 2015 With Stock Android Marshmallow 6.0 (XT1541)

Hi guys. Now I have a Moto G 2015 XT1541 with previously unlocked bootloader (following Motorola Guide described here, be careful unlocking bootloader wipes everything!) with recently installed Europe Retail Stock ROM MM 6.0, but i was having some issues trying to install TWRP 3.0 and SuperSU 2.65....until now.

With latest SuperSU you will get bootloop, and probably you need to reinstall the stock rom completely.........but... ....This method works fine!

Try it yourself on XT1540, XT1542, XT1543, XT1544 and XT14548 variants

So, I have used TWRP twrp-osprey-2.8.7-r7.img for the recovery and Super SU Beta 2.62 (BETA-SuperSU-v2.62-3-20151211162651.zip) to get root on my device.

Get TWRP recovery and ROOT

Step 0: enter to developer options (tap 7 times the build number) and select Allowing USB debubbing and Allow OEM unlock options

Step 1: install TWRP 2.8.7-r7 entering to bootloader mode

Turn off the device, press power and volume down and wait for two seconds. device will show bootloader mode in black screen, connect it to the pc through usb cable

Step 2: Paste twrp2.8.7-r7.img file into folder \Android\sdk\platform-tools and rename it to recovery.img (this requires previously installed Android SDK Tools, but you can do the same with MinimalADB

open cmd in windows, navigate to the platform-tools folder location and write this line:

Code:
fastboot boot recovery.img
Wait until ok message appears in cmd

TWRP will appear, and press reboot System. Enter bootloader mode again and type in CMD the following:

Code:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Wait until ok message appears in cmd. After that, press in bootloader mode the recovery option, you will enter to twrp and now new recovery becomes permanent, press Reboot system.

Step 3: copy BETA-SuperSU-v2.62-3-20151211162651.zip file into the device and after that, disconnect it from usb

Step 4: turn off the device, enter bootloader mode as stated in step 1, and select the recovery option with the volume up and down , press power button to enter to recovery and twrp will appear instead of original recovery.

Step 5: in twrp press install, select location of the Beta SuperSu File, select beta Super SU zip file and allow installation swipping to the right side and wait until it finish.

Step 5.1: after flash Super SU, wipe dalvik and cache through twrp, pressing the wipe dalvik/cache button located in left side.

Step 6: in twrp press button reboot now.
Wait a little while android rebuild the cache.
The device will enter to the home screen. check that super su app is installed

yBcVLRM.png


Note: if twrp offers to you install SuperSu dont let it. That causes a bug.

Step 7: Install Root checker and check if you are root.

inJL01K.png


Thats all folks!!

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Plus 1 - If something goes wrong you can reinstall Stock as described in this repair guides. Check here the firmware and here the reinstall instructions

Plus 2 - How to delete the Motorola annoying unlock bootloader message:

Step 0: connect the device to the pc, copy unlocked_logo.zip file into the device and after that, disconnect from usb

Step 1:
Turn off the device, press power and volume down and wait for two seconds. device will show bootloader mode in black screen

Step 2: In bootloader mode select with the volume up and down the recovery option, press power button to enter and twrp will appear

Step 3: in twrp press install, select location of the unlocked_logo.zip File, select that file and allow installation swipping to the right

Step 4: in twrp press reboot now. The device will boot without nagging window.


Im looking to buy this phone (8GB+1GB ver.) and i wanna know, can i use SD as internal storage with 6.0? Because im aware many companies block this feature from their phones.

PS. Do you recomend me this semi new or a visibly used LG G2 (not only cause of the damaged case, but for that common dead tough problem)
 

Alfaleather

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Great tutorial but!

Ignore this line at your peril

Note: if twrp offers to you install SuperSu dont let it. That causes a bug.

It is a bit of an understatement and should say
It will totally 4x your phone and waste at least a day of your life sorting it out,
:)
But apart from that, Thanks for a great tutorial
 

Shashank81996

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Remote Failure.

I followed the procedure given on the website but while using the command fastboot boot recovery.img , an error showed up. Remote Failure error.Please help me to solve this issue and root my phone.
 

Rawattech

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Hy I have Moto g3 . I try root my device

Hy I have Moto g3 device I root it many times but I can't
Get root . I install my Android version 6 to 7 nougat successfully but when I flash super user file it doesn't work to become superuser:confused:
 

RJD NI

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I tried the TWRP 2.8.7-r7 version and the most up to date version (twrp-osprey-3.2.0-r1), but neither will boot my XT1541. I assume there have been some updates to the phone by Motorola, which have closed this loophole since this post on Feb 2016. Has anyone successfully rooted the XT1541 recently and have any further advice for me?
 

acejavelin

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I tried the TWRP 2.8.7-r7 version and the most up to date version (twrp-osprey-3.2.0-r1), but neither will boot my XT1541. I assume there have been some updates to the phone by Motorola, which have closed this loophole since this post on Feb 2016. Has anyone successfully rooted the XT1541 recently and have any further advice for me?
There is no trick or issue we know of... Use latest TWRP and flash your choice of latest Magisk or SuperSU. It works, if your having issues we need more info and the recovery log.
 

kamikaze_

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root noob, please help :/

im new to all of this so im afraid Im not able to understand much. I am trying to get root access to my moto g 3rd gen so that I can uninstall the bloatware to free up space. I almost used a "1 click root" method before discovering that they gave away personal info. so now im here looking for a better method but I have no experience and am worried about making a mistake that will brick my phone, cause data loss, etc.


im so bad at this that im stuck at step 1. "install TWRP 2.8.7-r7 entering to bootloader mode".
I installed the linked file onto my pc. im not sure if im meant to download it onto my pc or phone because it isn't stated (yes im really this hopeless, im sorry. please have some patience with me.)
also, it says "entering to bootloader mode" but the next step also tells you to do this, so does that mean the person who wrote it just accidentally repeated a step or am I missing something?

Im sorry if this stuff is really basic to a lot of you and boring to help with. helping me is probably like helping grandma with a laptop. any help you can give me will be very much appreciated though.

thanks- kami.
 

acejavelin

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im new to all of this so im afraid Im not able to understand much. I am trying to get root access to my moto g 3rd gen so that I can uninstall the bloatware to free up space. I almost used a "1 click root" method before discovering that they gave away personal info. so now im here looking for a better method but I have no experience and am worried about making a mistake that will brick my phone, cause data loss, etc.


im so bad at this that im stuck at step 1. "install TWRP 2.8.7-r7 entering to bootloader mode".
I installed the linked file onto my pc. im not sure if im meant to download it onto my pc or phone because it isn't stated (yes im really this hopeless, im sorry. please have some patience with me.)
also, it says "entering to bootloader mode" but the next step also tells you to do this, so does that mean the person who wrote it just accidentally repeated a step or am I missing something?

Im sorry if this stuff is really basic to a lot of you and boring to help with. helping me is probably like helping grandma with a laptop. any help you can give me will be very much appreciated though.

thanks- kami.
Well, your primary reason for doing this is a misconception for 2 reasons...

First, there is almost zero bloatware on the Moto G3 to get rid of, it is nearly stock AOSP Android with a few Moto tweaks added. Second, any "bloatware" removed via root would be in the system partition and not usable space. So if you removed say 1GB of bloatware from the system your net gain in usable storage space is ZERO, you just added more free space to the system partition that only the system can use. Worst case scenario you work your phone, best case is you speed it up slightly by removing some apps running in memory but it would take some benchmark software to notice the difference as there is so little to remove.

This is a common misconception, don't worry...
If you are still undetered, follow the tutorial on Moto's website to unlock the bootloader them follow one of the tutorials here, if you get through the Moto unlock process you have all the basics needed to complete everything else.
 

kamikaze_

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Well, your primary reason for doing this is a misconception for 2 reasons...

First, there is almost zero bloatware on the Moto G3 to get rid of, it is nearly stock AOSP Android with a few Moto tweaks added. Second, any "bloatware" removed via root would be in the system partition and not usable space. So if you removed say 1GB of bloatware from the system your net gain in usable storage space is ZERO, you just added more free space to the system partition that only the system can use. Worst case scenario you work your phone, best case is you speed it up slightly by removing some apps running in memory but it would take some benchmark software to notice the difference as there is so little to remove.

This is a common misconception, don't worry...
If you are still undetered, follow the tutorial on Moto's website to unlock the bootloader them follow one of the tutorials here, if you get through the Moto unlock process you have all the basics needed to complete everything else.

thanks for your reply and the warning.
I think maybe I've misunderstood something because in the past ive been able to go to: settings, storage and usb, internal storage, apps. and then when I tap some of the pre installed apps (or bloatware I assume its called?) I cannot see an option to un install, but there is a button called "clear data". this does not remove the app, but it frees a small amount of useable space. I feel like I must have misunderstood something. the apps im talking about are things such as: hangouts, google play music, talkback, fm radio, google play movies and tv, gmail, etc... some of these apps I can see the use for, such as keyboard apps and camera. but others I have never used and I assume arnt necessary for the device to work correctly (therefore I assumed they fitted the definition of bloatware).
when I have used "clear data" I get usable space for apps of my choice, so im assuming that these apps arnt part of the system memory you mentioned?
 

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    How to get root Moto G 2015 With Stock Android Marshmallow 6.0 (XT1541)

    Hi guys. Now I have a Moto G 2015 XT1541 with previously unlocked bootloader (following Motorola Guide described here, be careful unlocking bootloader wipes everything!) with recently installed Europe Retail Stock ROM MM 6.0, but i was having some issues trying to install TWRP 3.0 and SuperSU 2.65....until now.

    With latest SuperSU you will get bootloop, and probably you need to reinstall the stock rom completely.........but... ....This method works fine!

    Try it yourself on XT1540, XT1542, XT1543, XT1544 and XT14548 variants

    So, I have used TWRP twrp-osprey-2.8.7-r7.img for the recovery and Super SU Beta 2.62 (BETA-SuperSU-v2.62-3-20151211162651.zip) to get root on my device.

    Get TWRP recovery and ROOT

    Step 0: enter to developer options (tap 7 times the build number) and select Allowing USB debubbing and Allow OEM unlock options

    Step 1: install TWRP 2.8.7-r7 entering to bootloader mode

    Turn off the device, press power and volume down and wait for two seconds. device will show bootloader mode in black screen, connect it to the pc through usb cable

    Step 2: Paste twrp2.8.7-r7.img file into folder \Android\sdk\platform-tools and rename it to recovery.img (this requires previously installed Android SDK Tools, but you can do the same with MinimalADB

    open cmd in windows, navigate to the platform-tools folder location and write this line:

    Code:
    fastboot boot recovery.img
    Wait until ok message appears in cmd

    TWRP will appear, and press reboot System. Enter bootloader mode again and type in CMD the following:

    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    Wait until ok message appears in cmd. After that, press in bootloader mode the recovery option, you will enter to twrp and now new recovery becomes permanent, press Reboot system.

    Step 3: copy BETA-SuperSU-v2.62-3-20151211162651.zip file into the device and after that, disconnect it from usb

    Step 4: turn off the device, enter bootloader mode as stated in step 1, and select the recovery option with the volume up and down , press power button to enter to recovery and twrp will appear instead of original recovery.

    Step 5: in twrp press install, select location of the Beta SuperSu File, select beta Super SU zip file and allow installation swipping to the right side and wait until it finish.

    Step 5.1: after flash Super SU, wipe dalvik and cache through twrp, pressing the wipe dalvik/cache button located in left side.

    Step 6: in twrp press button reboot now.
    Wait a little while android rebuild the cache.
    The device will enter to the home screen. check that super su app is installed

    yBcVLRM.png


    Note: if twrp offers to you install SuperSu dont let it. That causes a bug.

    Step 7: Install Root checker and check if you are root.

    inJL01K.png


    Thats all folks!!

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Plus 1 - If something goes wrong you can reinstall Stock as described in this repair guides. Check here the firmware and here the reinstall instructions

    Plus 2 - How to delete the Motorola annoying unlock bootloader message:

    Step 0: connect the device to the pc, copy unlocked_logo.zip file into the device and after that, disconnect from usb

    Step 1:
    Turn off the device, press power and volume down and wait for two seconds. device will show bootloader mode in black screen

    Step 2: In bootloader mode select with the volume up and down the recovery option, press power button to enter and twrp will appear

    Step 3: in twrp press install, select location of the unlocked_logo.zip File, select that file and allow installation swipping to the right

    Step 4: in twrp press reboot now. The device will boot without nagging window.
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    Excellent instructions. First time I saw detail to flash TWRP in a manner that does not revert back to stock recovery.

    One recommendation, after the first boot to recovery, make a clean (pre-root, pre-cutom recovery) TWRP back up to your SD Card. If anything goes wrong, just flash this backup.
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    [emoji2] detailed!!! Ty

    Sent from my MotoG3 using Tapatalk

    Instead of quoting the whole first post to say "Ty", just click the Like or Thanks button on the post... It is better for the OP and keeps the rest of us from having to scroll through the whole post.

    Sent from my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
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    I found an updated supersu around: BETA-SuperSU-v2.66-20160103015024.zip, is it better to use this or the original older one, BETA-SuperSU-v2.62-3-20151211162651.zip?

    Thanks!

    You can install any recent version, but before flashing the zip you need to enter in TWRP terminal this "echo SYSTEMLESS=true>>/data/.supersu". This force the systemless installation, the only one that works in stock MM.
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    Suggestions please. I'm missing something simple here.

    XT 1541 brand new. Marshmallow 6.
    Unlocked but still with annoying ' Warning Bootloader Unlocked ' warning screen.

    I've installed on W7, via minimal adb & fastboot, twrp-osprey-3.0.2-r1.img. Recovery seems to work just fine......but....

    When I install ANY of these SuperSU images

    - UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip
    - UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.65-20151226141550.zip
    - BETA-SuperSU-v2.74-2-20160519174328.zip


    Tried Data Wipe\No Data Wipe. Makes no difference with TWRP before Reboot.

    The device appears to become soft-bricked and sticks at the ' Warning Bootloader Unlocked' screen.

    I've reinstalled stock firmware XT1541_OSPREY_RETEU_6.0_MPI24.65-33.1_cid7_subsidy-DEFAULT_CFC__v2.xml.zip .....twice.

    Loosing the will to live. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong please ?

    Thank you

    Muppet The Wonder Dog

    (None of my Samsungs were this tricksy.)
    In the TWRP terminal enter:

    echo SYSTEMLESS=true>>/data/.supersu

    Then flash current SuperSU zip. SuperSU doesn't always recognize it needs to use systemless, this forces it.

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