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How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Motorola Moto Z2 Play and Root it

Motorola Moto Z2 Play (codename: albus) was launched in the year June 2017. The phone came out of the box with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and later upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. Recently this device has received the official TWRP recovery support. So, on this page, we will guide you to install the TWRP Recovery on Moto Z2 Play. This guide contains both the written instruction and video tutorial to help you install it quickly. Make sure to download the files required and then jump straight into instruction on how to install TWRP Recovery and Root your Moto Z2 Play.

Keep in mind that before heading over to the process, you will need to unlock the device bootloader at first. As the smartphone OEMs provide a locked bootloader to its devices due to some security concerns, in order to install any third-party file, you will need to unlock the bootloader. Then you will be capable to install TWRP Custom Recovery on your Moto Z2 Play device and root as well. The TWRP Recovery can also take Nandroid backups, restore, wipe out system/data/cache, and more.

How To Root and Install TWRP Recovery for Moto Z2 Play

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TWRP Recovery and its Advantages

Team Win Recovery Project is an open-source software custom recovery image for Android-based devices. It provides a touchscreen-enabled interface that allows users to install third-party firmware and back up the current system which is functions often unsupported by stock recovery images. – WikiPedia

Advantages of TWRP Recovery:

  • You can flash Custom ROM on Moto Z2 Play using TWRP
  • You can flash modding zip files to customize your phone
  • Easy to flash and use Xposed Modules using TWRP
  • Easy to Root and Unroot using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
  • You can install Magisk on Moto Z2 Play
  • Easy to Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP Recovery.
  • Easy access to restore the Nandroid Backup.
  • You can flash the image file using TWRP Recovery on Moto Z2 Play
  • Easy to remove all bloatware using TWRP Recovery on Moto Z2 Play.
  • To underclock and overclock.
  • You can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data.

How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Moto Z2 Play (albus)

Before going to the TWRP installation process, make sure to follow all the pre-requirements mentioned below properly.

Pre-Requirements:

TWRP Recovery Details

File Name TWRP Recovery
Version V3.4.0 and Higher
Support Official
Developer TWRP Team
Download Link Download

Disclaimer:

GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any kind of damage or error that occurs to your device while/after installing the files or following this guide. Make sure to take a complete backup before doing anything. Do this at your own risk.

Method: ADB and Fastboot Tool

After downloading all the required files, drivers, and tools, follow the installation process.

  • First of all, enable the Developer Options and USB Debugging mode on your device.
  • Head over to the device Settings > System > About Phone > then tap on the Build Number for seven times to enable Developer options mode.
  • Now, go to the Developer options in the Settings menu and turn on the toggle to enable USB debugging.
  • Next, open the ADB & Fastboot folder on your computer. Then press and hold the Shift key and right mouse click to open the command window.adb command window
  • Turn off your device > Press and hold the Volume Up + Power button together for a few seconds to enter into Fastboot mode.
  • Connect your device with the PC via a USB cable and type the following code on the command windows and hit enter:
adb reboot bootloader
  • Now, your device is connected successfully as a fastboot device.
  • Type the following command and hit enter to check the fastboot device connected or not:
fastboot devices
  • Now, in order to install TWRP Recovery on your phone, type the following command and press enter:
fastboot flash recovery twrpname.img
  • To just boot, you can use the command fastboot boot twrpname.img
  • That’s it. You’ve successfully installed the TWRP Recovery on the Moto Z2 Play device. Now, you have to flash the Root.

What is Root?

Smartphone Rooting is the unofficial way to enable an administrator or superuser access to your device system and subsystem. Therefore, the user can easily tweak, change, edit, or delete system files and apps easily.

With the help of rooting, you can uninstall bloatware, increase device performance, reduce battery draining, install Xposed modules, and more. However, smartphone rooting will void the device warranty and you may not get software OTA updates anymore. Improper way of rooting can also brick your device easily. Therefore, make sure to follow the guide properly.

The advantage of Rooting:

  • You can get access to all files on your Moto Z2 Play, even the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
  • You can increase the performance of your Moto Z2 Play by overclocking.
  • By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking Moto Z2 Play.
  • Uninstall Bloatware on Moto Z2 Play.
  • You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game-related applications.

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  • By Rooting Moto Z2 Play, you can View, Edit, or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
  • You can install the Xposed Framework and many Xposed module support.

Steps to Root Moto Z2 Play

Guide to Root Moto Z2 Play via SuperSU

Guide to Root Moto Z2 Play via Magisk

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We assume that this full-depth installation guide will be helpful to you. For any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.

Comments

  1. With all my respect to the OP, I don’t know… This tutorial does not include anything about FORCED ENCRYPTION present in Nougat and Oreo OS versions, which is the main cause for unsuccessful rooting on Moto Z2 Play devices (and probably most other brands, I don’t know). So, if anyone dares to follow the otherwise nice, straightforward steps shown here, chances are they are going to make a mess out of their devices.
    Today, it’s a known fact that even knowing the right procedure and having the required missing files here, people is still making a mess out their devices anyway! My suggestion would be to update this tutorial, or refer users to some other source with a more accurate, up to date rooting process regarding the Moto Z2 Play. We all actually need it bad!!!

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