How To Root Moto G6 Plus Using Magisk And Install TWRP

Moto G6 Plus TWRP Recovery is now available for download. Learn how to root Moto G6 Plus using Magisk and install Moto G6 Plus TWRP Recovery by this simple guide.

Lenovo owned Motorola launched the Moto G6 Plus at an event in Brazil on April 20, 2018, but it eventually made its way to India on September 10, 2018. The phone sports a 5.9 inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 clocked at 2.2 GHz and it comes with 6 GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 64 GB which can be further expanded up to 128 GB via a micro SD card. In the camera department, the Moto G6 packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.7, 1.4 microns) primary sensor and a 5-megapixel (f/2.2) depth sensor on the rear and a 16-megapixel (f/2.2) wide-angle front shooter for selfies. It runs on Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box and is juiced by a 3200mAh battery, which supports turbocharging.

Installing TWRP Recovery on the Motorola Moto G6 Plus will help you install custom ROMs, Custom Kernels, and also enabled you to easily root your device. While there are many other ways by which you can root an Android device, using Magisk to root Android is the best way as of now. And for that TWRP is mandatory! Read ahead to know how to install TWRP on the Moto G6 Plus and then how to root it using Magisk.

Mandatory Disclaimer: Rooting your device will require you to unlock your bootloader. In most cases, this will effectively void your device warranty. That said, unlocking bootloader/rooting are complex processes and may not always produce the desired results. Know what you are doing and always have a backup before proceeding. The author or ThemeFoxx cannot be held responsible in case anything unexpected happens to your device. Remember, you are warned.


  • Your Moto G6 Plus’s Bootloader must be unlocked.
  • Installing TWRP is a pretty complex task. Make sure to take a complete backup of your device before proceeding. Guide: Guide to Backup Android Device Without Root
  • Make sure you have enough charge left on your device. A minimum of 60% is recommended.
  • Make sure you have latest ADB and Fastboot tool installed on your Mac/Windows/Linux.
  • Enable USB Debugging in Developer Options.


Download these files before moving onto the step by step guide.

Store the 1st download in the same folder where ADB and Fastboot tools are installed on your PC and store the 2nd one somewhere in your phone’s external storage.

Steps To Root Motorola Moto G6 Plus And Install TWRP

  1. Connect your device to your PC using a USB Data Cable.
  2. From your PC, open the folder where the ADB and Fastboot tools are stored.
  3. Next, open the Command Window by pressing shift + right mouse button.
  4. Type the following command in the command window and press enter:
    adb reboot bootloader
  5. Now, type the below command on your command window:
    fastboot devices

    Once your phone’s serial number shows up, continue with the next steps else make sure all the above requirements are satisfied and you have correctly executed the steps mentioned till now.

  6. Next, type the following commands to install TWRP on your Moto G6 Plus:
    fastboot flash recovery ****.img
    • Note to replace **** with the name of the TWRP Recovery Image that you downloaded from the download’s section before proceeding for the step by step guide.
  7. Once TWRP is installed, disconnect your phone from your PC, power it off and reboot it into the recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up and Power button simultaneously.
  8. Swipe on the required space on your screen to allow modifications.
  9. In TWRP Recovery Interface, Tap on Install Button and then navigate to the location where you transferred or downloaded the Magisk zip file and tap on the file to install it.
  10. Next, swipe to confirm flash.
  11. When the flashing completes successfully, normally reboot your device.

Once the installation finished, reboot your device and look for an app called Magisk Manager. If it is not installed, download Magisk Manager APK and install it on your device.

Recommended: Best Magisk Modules for Android [2018]

Congratulations! You just successfully rooted your Moto G6 and installed TWRP.

This is the easiest way to root and install TWRP on Moto G6. I hope this article works the way it is intended to beLet us know about your experience trying out the methods mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.

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