How to Install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G5 Plus

Want to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Moto G5 Plus. Yes, you can do this easily, all you have to unlock the bootloader of your Moto G5 Plus and after that, you can Install TWRP and Root Moto G5 Plus. All credit goes to the XDA member Santhosh M who provide the unofficial TWRP for Moto G5 Plus. In our last guide, we mentioned that how to unlock the bootloader of Moto G5 Plus. Once the bootloader is unlocked, you can flash the Custom TWRP recovery on your phone and get the root access easily. Follow the below mention guide to Install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G5 Plus.

Rooting has so many benefits like You can install custom ROM and custom kernel, block ads on your phone, remove system Apps, customize your device, take the full system backup (Nandroid Backup) etc. Below is the full instruction which you can use to root and install TWRP on Moto G5 Plus. Read all the instructions very carefully and follow all of them one by one on your device. Rooting will void your warranty and is not responsible for any damage that might happen to your phone during this process. And yes do take the full backup of your phone. So lets started and install the TWRP recovery on Moto G5 Plus.

How to Install TWRP and Root Moto G5 Plus

Files you need to Install TWRP and Root Moto G5 Plus



How to Install TWRP Recovery on Moto G5 Plus

1. First, enable the USB debugging mode on your phone.


2. Now open the ADB folder that you created while installing ADB and Fastboot files and open the command window thereby pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.

3. Connect your phone to the PC with USB cable and run the following command on the command prompt window.

adb reboot bootloader

4. Now your phone will boot into bootloader mode. Now enter the following command to check your devices is successfully connected or not. It will return your device serial number means your device properly connected. If not then reinstall the drivers and restart your PC.

fastboot devices


5. Type the below mention coomand in command prompt and then press enter. It starts flashing recovery on your phone.

fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img


6. Now the TWRP recovery is successfully installed on your phone. Now reboot your device with hardware button.

How to Root Moto G5 plus

1. Download the Magisk file and files from above mention links.

2. After that boot your phone in custom TWRP recovery. To do this Turn off your phone first and hold Volume Down + Power Button.

3. Once you are on the TWRP recovery, tap “Never show this screen on boot again,” and Swipe allows modification.

4. Go to Wipe Option and tap on “Format Data,” and type “yes.”

5. Now copy Magisk file and files on your phone.

6. Now go to Install Zip and select ‘’ and flash it.

7. Now reboot your device and when the device boots up again reboot into TWRP mode.

8. Now Flash Magisk zip file that you saved on your phone wipe cache and Dalvik cache and reboot.

9. Now your phone will reboot and open the Magisk Manager App on your phone.

10. Done, Now you successfully rooted your Moto G5 plus.

That’s it !. Now you have the Rooted Moto G5 plus with custom TWRP recovery. If you have any questions, then comment below.

Rajesh Rajput is Tech Blogger, who loves to write about Android Tips, How to Guides, Reviews, ROMs, and more.

5 thoughts on “How to Install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto G5 Plus”

  1. Make sure you unlocked the bootloader first. If you already did that and still receiving this error. Try to reboot to recovery. sometimes it shows wrong error.

  2. My handset Moto G5 s plus, I have tried to flash my device using software called “RSD Lite” , Without enabling developer option and without oem unlocked. I need help now, My mobile got stuck at bootloader itself, unable to start my phone…,. kindly guide solve this issue, Need exert advise..,.

  3. I used a toolkit to root my moto g5 plus. I unlocked the bootloader successfully, the toolkit process had a wlan patch that didnt work. So i used your method. It worked fine but i cant seem to use my wifi and my camera. How do i correct it now? I’m a noob i know 🙁

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