Root and install TWRP official recovery on Moto G5 Plus (Potter)

In this detailed tutorial we will help you to root and install official TWRP recovery on Moto G5 Plus. Latest TWRP is released for Moto G5 Plus so in this guide we are going to use the latest version of official TWRP recovery.
TWRP is a popular custom recovery released officially by TeamWin, the recovery lets you install third party firmware known as custom ROMs and also allows you to create and restore Nandroid backup of the firmware.

The process to root and install TWRP for Moto G5 Plus is very easy as compared to carrier bonded phones because Motorola allows bootloader unlocking officially. First you need to install TWRP recovery for Moto G5 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus

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 plus 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 TWRP recovery on Moto G5 Plus

Download TWRP recovery for Moto G5 Plus (potter). 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 Plus.

Process to root Moto G5 Plus

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 Plus.

That’s it! If you have successfully flashed TWRP recovery and rooted your Moto G5 Plus, give us your feedback and share it the guide with others.

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