Moto G (2015) is the latest best budget phone which is recently announced by Motorola. Moto G 2015 can be considered one of the best smartphones that came with 2GB RAM, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, water resistant shell, 13MP camera, 8GB internal storage and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (planned upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow) out of the box. So if you have purchased Moto G 2015 then being an Advanced Android user, you’d like to get root access over its internal file system to get much of it like installing third-party apps, custom ROMs, overclocking CPU and improve its performance.
You’ll be glad to know that Moto G 2015 can be rooted now successfully using SuperSU root method. All you need to have a custom recovery such as TWRP already installed on your device and the bootloader of the device should be unlocked. So go ahead and follow the given guide to root Moto G (2015) on Official Android 5.1 Lollipop version to customize your Moto G by installing custom ROMs and themes including Xposed framework.
This guide containing the root method is only compatible with Moto G (2015). Do not try this tutorial on any other device or incorrect variant.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held liable for any kind of damage occurred to your Moto G 2015 during or after the rooting process. This will void the warranty of your device. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your important data and settings before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download and install Moto G 2015 USB Drivers on your PC.
- The latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP should be installed on your Moto G.
- The bootloader of the phone should be unlocked. [How To?]
Steps to Root Moto G (2015) on Android 5.1 Lollipop using SuperSU:
Step No 1:- First, download the SuperSU Root (UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.49.zip) on the desktop of your PC for Moto G (2015).
Step No 2:- Now, plug the Moto G (2015) to PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3:- Transfer the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.49.zip file that you have already downloaded, to the root folder of your SD card on the Moto G 2015.
Step No 4:- Disconnect the USB cable and switch OFF the Moto G to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5:- Switch ON the device by pressing and holding Volume Up + Power keys at the same time.
Step No 6:- While the phone is in the Recovery Mode, navigate to “flash zip from SD card” and select it using Power button. Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”. Locate the Update-SuperSU-v2.49.zip file using Volume buttons and select it with Power button and begin the installation process.
Step No 7:- Once the installation is finished successfully, navigate to the main menu of recovery and reboot the device by selecting “reboot system now“.
Done! You have successfully rooted Moto G (2015) on Android 5.1 Lollipop with SuperSU root package.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issue or question while following the above guide to root Moto G 2015.