How To Root Moto X4 And Install official TWRP (Payton)

In this guide we will show you how to root Moto X4 and install official TWRP recovery on Moto X4. First official TWRP recovery build 3.2.1-0 is released for Moto X4, the TeamWin Recovery a.k.a TWRP recovery features touch sensitive User-Interface with bigger button which makes it easier to use. If you own a Moto X4 and wish to root and install TWRP recovery on your Moto X4 then we are going to help you on that. In this guide we’ll show you the step by step process to root Moto X4 and install TWRP 3.2.1-0 recovery on it.

Moto X4 is the latest X series device released by Lenovo along collaboration with Motorola. The device brings wonderful new features and improved hardware, the Moto X4 brings huge improvements as compared to it’s predecessor Moto X 2014. This time it brings Dual Camera setup on the rear along dual tone front LED with improved camera but for unknown reason the company equipped mid range Snapdragon 630 Chipset. The device was released with Android Nougat on board and recently the company rolled out Oreo update for supported Moto X4 variants. Great news is that you can easily root and install TWRP recovery on Moto X4 running Oreo or Nougat firmware.

First you need to install TWRP recovery on your device then root it via SuperSU. If you think you are all set to go then follow the complete instructions in sequence to root Moto X4 and install TWRP recovery on it. Once you successfully install TWRP recovery on your device, you would be able to flash different custom ROMs 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.

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How To Root And Install TWRP Recovery on Moto X4

Before you begin:

Charge your device battery to a safe level, it must be above 70%

Download and install latest Motorola USB 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’.

Ensure bootloader is unlocked on your device if not, follow this guide.

How to install TWRP recovery on Moto X4

Download TWRP Recovery for Moto X4 – Download (twrp-3.2.1-0-Payton.img 26MB)

Save the downloaded TWRP recovery file in a new folder on your PC.

Now follow this guide to see further instructions on how to install TWRP recovery on Moto X4.

Once the done with the TWRP recovery installation now follow the guide below to root Moto X4 via SuperSU.

How to root Moto X4 via SuperSU

Now follow this guide to root your Moto X4 via SuperSU

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That’s it! If you have successfully flashed TWRP recovery and rooted Moto X4, give us your feedback and share it the guide with others.

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