(Last Updated On: March 28, 2017)

Anyone who roots the Motorola Moto G 2015 device should install the Dumpster application if you are wanting to bring back old pictures, music files, videos and text messages to life. The Dumpster application can bring back those memories you never wish were erased, and it’s only available to root users since it needs that full system access to the Motorola Moto G smartphone to run.

These are the guidelines to root the Motorola Moto G 2015 running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

Motorola Moto G 2015

Files You Need

  1. Download the SuperSU file you need from here.
  2. You must have a custom recovery installed on the Motorola Moto G 2015 before you can use this guide to root the device. We are installing the SuperSU package through the new recovery. Your stock recovery cannot install zip files, and therefore won’t work.

Rooting the Motorola Moto G 2015 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  1. Download the SuperSU file for your Moto G directly to the computer and drag it from its default downloads folder over to the desktop.
  2. Connect the Motorola Moto G 2015 device to the computer with the USB cable you would normally use for charging the battery.
  3. Copy the SuperSU zip file over to the root of the Moto G’s internal storage SD card.
  4. Disconnect the Moto G 2015 from the computer once you have the SuperSU on the internal storage.
  5. Boot the Moto G 2015 into recovery mode using the hardware key combination for that.
  6. Once in recovery mode, tap on the Backup[ option and choose to take the NANDroid backup so you can restore all of your data if need be later.
  7. Tap on the ‘Install’ option from the main recovery menu and follow the instructions to upload the SuperSU file from the SD card.
  8. Once you have installed the SuperSU, choose the option that says it will reboot your system from the main recovery menu.
  9. The Moto G 2015 will reboot back in normal mode and you will see the SuperSU is available from the application drawer of your device.

In conclusion, that’s how to root the Motorola Moto G smartphone from the year 2015 using the SuperSU file from Chainfire. The SuperSU application needs to stay on your device or else you cannot get any root access to the apps that request it. You might get requests from the apps you want, and you might also get malware apps trying to request root permission. Make sure you only grant access to apps you trust, and delete any apps you cannot identify that are trying to get on your system. It’s rare to have a run-in with malware apps like that, but it can happen and SuperSU requires you to be in control and make the decisions.