How to install TWRP recovery and root Moto X Style

A few days ago we shared the guide to unlock the bootloader of Moto X style. If you successfully unlocked the bootloader of Moto X style you are eligible for rooting the device and install TWRP recovery. Once you have rooted your Moto X style smartphone and flashed TWRP recovery, you will be able to install custom ROMs on the device and customize your Moto x style as per your needs.

How to root Moto X Style

You only need a few things to install TWRP recovery and root Moto X Style. Follow the step by step guide shared in this post as it will help you to root Moto X style.

WARNING: We are not responsible for any damages –if done- to your smartphone while rooting, flashing. Your device might get bricked; SD cards might get corrupted if you have not followed the proper steps. You are following this tutorial at your risk.

Pre-Requisites

  • Your Moto X Style smartphone should have more than 80% of battery present in it.
  • Create a backup of all the data which is present in your Moto X Style smartphone to be on a safer side.
  • Install Fastboot and ADB Tools on your PC. If Fastboot and ADB Tools are not installed on your PC, you can download them from here.
  • Download and install drivers or Moto X Style from here.
  • USB Debugging should be enabled. To enable USB debugging to go to Settings > About Phone. Now you have to tap build number 5-7 times. Return to Developer Options and open it. Now select USB debugging from there.
  • The bootloader of your Moto X Style should be unlocked. Follow the guide to unlock the bootloader of Moto X Style.

Once you have fulfilled all the pre requisites, you are ready to install TWRP Recovery and root Moto X Style.

Downloads

How to flash TWRP Recovery on Moto X Style

  1. Copy the TWRP recovery file and paste in Fastboot and ADB tools directory. Replace the file with name “img
  2. Put your Moto X Style in the bootloader menu. Press Power + Volume up button to enter bootloader menu of Moto X Style.
  3. Once you have entered bootloader menu, connect your Moto X Style with your Pc using USB cable.
  4. The drivers of your Moto X Style will get installed.
  5. Now go to the folder where you have copied the Moto X Style recovery that we renamed to img earlier. Open a command window by pressing Shift Key + right mouse button and then selecting Open command window here.
  6. Now enter the command to check if your device is connected in fastboot mode.

Fastboot devices

You should see your Moto X Style here.

  1. Now to flash recovery enter the command mentioned below.

Fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

 

TWRP recovery will be flashed on Moto X Style.

How to root Moto X Style

Now you have to root Moto X Style smartphone. You can follow the steps shared below to root the device.

  1. Enter recovery mode by pressing Volume Down + Power
  2. When you see TWRP recovery, tap on Install Now browse for the SuperSU file that you downloaded before.
  3. Flash SuperSU on your Moto X Style smartphone.
  4. It will take a couple of minutes to complete flashing of SuperSU file. Once completed, reboot your Moto X Style.

This is how you can install TWRP recovery and root Moto X Style smartphone.

 

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