Once you have flashed a custom recovery on your Motorola Moto G4 Plus, you can go ahead and flash SuperSU to achieve root access on the phone.
Rooting your Motorola Moto G4 Plus should let you enjoy some new features on your phone. From being able to remove stock apps to adding new root-requiring apps, everything can be done when you have root. And here we teach you how to get root on your Moto G4 Plus:
Files You Need
- You must have unlocked the bootloader on your phone before you can do this tutorial. If you haven’t done so yet, please head here and do it first.
- You must have a custom recovery installed on your phone before you can root your phone. If you have not flashed a recovery yet, do so now using our how to flash a custom recovery on the Motorola Moto G4 Plus tutorial.
- This should flash SuperSU to achieve root access on your phone.
- Download SuperSU to your computer. Do NOT extract it, leave it in its original format for it to be flashed through a custom recovery.
- This procedure has been written keeping TWRP custom recovery in mind. If you use CWM Recovery, the steps will slightly vary.
Rooting the Motorola Moto G4 Plus
- Plug in your phone to your computer using a suitable USB cable.
- Copy SuperSU from your computer over to the internal SD card storage on your phone.
- When SuperSU is copied, unplug your phone from your computer.
- Turn off your phone.
- Turn your phone back on in recovery mode. To do that, hold down Volume UP and Power buttons together for a few seconds.
- Your phone should reboot into TWRP recovery mode.
- Tap on Install in the main menu of TWRP.
- Navigate to your internal SD card storage and find and tap on SuperSU .zip to select it to be flashed on your phone.
- Tap on Swipe to Confirm Flash to flash SuperSU on your phone.
- Wait for TWRP to flash SuperSU on your phone. It should not take too long to do that.
- When TWRP’s done flashing SuperSU, reboot your phone by choosing Reboot followed by System from the TWRP Recovery menu.
- Your phone should reboot normally.
- You are all set.
Congratulations! Your Motorola Moto G4 Plus is now rooted, and you can confirm it for yourself by downloading and installing Root Checker on your phone.
Now that you have both root and a custom recovery on your phone, you are free to enjoy some custom developments on your phone. From simple root-requiring apps to difficult things like custom ROMs, you can flash almost anything on your phone as long as it is a supported item by your phone.
Root-only apps let you customize the inner elements on your phone – namely the system files that are not usually available for viewing or editing. But with root, they can be viewed using a compatible root explorer and can be edited as well. In case you wish to delete these files, make sure you know what you are doing, or you will end up messing the files and making your phone unstable.
A custom ROM, also known as the customized version of the OS, lets you change the entire system and appearance of your phone in one shot. That way, you can get new features, apps, and tons of other things by just flashing a single file using a custom recovery on your phone.
If you still have no clue as to what to do with your rooted phone, check out our guide that teaches what should be done on a rooted phone. That should get you going, I believe!
Once you have learned about all the things that can be done with the Android operating system rooted you can then get to know the apps that make it all happen. Nothing gets done to the root user account on Android without the help from apps along the way. There are roughly several thousand root applications out there that would not run on a smartphone unless you had access to the root user account that is being used today by at least a few people. Around the top 100 of those apps are being used by a large number of individuals and some of them are just about as accessible as any app on the internet. One of the apps we always enjoy recommending people install is the Titanium Backup app because you would not have used anything for backing up that comes close to its genius unless you have had root access or a custom recovery image installed on the device before. There is that app and a great deal more from our article that is dedicated to showcasing the best root applications for you to install on the Android operating system.
Check out the article for the best root apps and remember the names of the ones that you would like to try because the Google Play Store does not have an easy way for you to find the root apps. You need to know the names of them before you browse for them. Additionally, you may look for some that are not available from the Google Play Store. Don’t worry; you can find the rest online from other sources. The most reliable way of finding them is by doing a Google search for the root apps that did not show up from the Play Store when you tried downloading them from there.