This tutorial is about how root and install official TWRP recovery on recently released Moto G5. The process to root and install TWRP on Moto G5 is very easy as compared to carrier bonded phones because Motorola allows bootloader unlocking officially. First you need to install TWRP recovery on Moto G5 then root it via Magisk root tool. If you think you are all set to go then follow the complete instructions in sequence to root Moto G5 and install TWRP recovery on it.
Once you successfully install TWRP recovery on your device, you would be able to flash different custom ROM like Lineage OS, CyanogenMod or others along mods and tweaks via TWRP recovery. On the other side, a rooted device allows you to modify the system files including removing bloatware(unnecessary apps), setting third party apps as system file, overclocking CPU and much more.
How to root and install official TWRP recovery on Moto G5
Before you begin:
Charge your device battery to a safe level, it must be above 70%
Your device bootloader should be unlocked, it’s very important, you can follow this guide to unlock moto G5 bootloader.
Download and install latest Motorola drivers on PC. Download here
Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on PC, follow this guide to install the adb-fastboot drivers within 15 seconds.
Enable USB debugging on your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
If you can’t see the Developer options in settings menu, then you need to enable them. Go to Settings > About device > Tap the build number 7 times until it says ‘You are now a Developer’.
Process to install official TWRP recovery on Moto G5
Download official TWRP recovery for Moto G5. Download
Save the downloaded TWRP recovery file in a new folder on your PC.
Now process and follow this guide to see how to install TWRP recovery on Moto G5.
Process to root Moto G5
Download the Magisk Zip from this link.
Connect your device to PC and copy the downloaded Magisk zip on the internal storage of your device.
Now it’s the time to reboot your device into TWRP recovery mode.
To do so, turn off your phone completely.
Now press Volume Down + Power at the same time until it enters fastboot mode, now highlight the recovery option using volume keys and use Power button to select it. This time you’ll select the recovery mode.
Your device will enter recovery, now flash the Magisk zip from there.
Once done, simply reboot your device and enjoy the freedom to flash custom ROMs and tweaks on your Moto G5.
That’s it! If you have successfully flashed TWRP recovery and rooted your Moto G5, give us your feedback and share it the guide with others.