This is a complete tutorial on how to root Moto G6 Plus through Magisk. 2018 Motorola G series smartphones were announced just a couple of months back and now, they are making their way to users. Adding to the package, Moto G6 Plus variant, sitting at top of the series, has fortunately been rooted. And through the steps ahead, we will show you the complete procedure of rooting your very own smartphone. Budget phones like the G6 Plus do get the most benefit out of mods like root. Not only are users able install root apps that boost performance but can also opt for mods that can add flagship functionality to their smartphones. Read ahead to find out how to root Moto G6 Plus with the help of Magisk root utility.
Being a 2018 smartphone, G6 Plus is running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. With the next major upgrade that is expected to arrive, being Android P — currently still being developed by Google — root is the perfect utility to enhance features on Moto G6 Plus. Some good examples of what you gain by root include custom ROMs, root apps and in this case, Magisk Modules. Further, the actual process of implementing root is quite easy as it relies on a patched boot image. Read right ahead to have your Moto G6 Plus running root.
Why use Magisk to Root Moto G6 Plus?
For root, there are a couple of options you can choose from. However, the most reliable, secure and efficient still remains to be Magisk. All of these properties are integrated into Magisk by continuous testing of the app in various scenarios and devices. Further, Magisk follows a systemless approach. Simply put, Magisk doesn’t modify the system partition hence allowing for a more cleaner install which can be removed easily if need be.
Also, unique to Magisk, are the Magisk Modules which you can install and operate using Magisk Manager app. These modules add in functionality to your smartphone and also allow you to modify certain functions to your needs. As said previously, you wont be able to run these modules on any other root utility.
Looking to download latest Magisk ZIP package for your device? Read: Download Magisk (All Versions)
How to Root Moto G6 Plus on Android 8.1 Oreo
Do make sure you have already done the following things:
- Unlocked Moto G6 Plus Bootloader
- Configured Fastboot
Step 1.1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. See: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
Step 1.2 – Download ADB / Fastboot – Android SDK Platform Tools separate package and install on your computer. Download from the following links depending on your OS and extract it anywhere in your computer.
- Windows: Download platform-tools-latest-windows.zip
- MacOS: Download platform-tools-latest-darwin.zip
- Linux: Download platform-tools-latest-linux.zip
Step 2 – Download the following file. Make sure you download the correct one that corresponds to the firmware you are currently running. If not sure about the firmware. Go to Settings > About device > Build Number / Firmware Details to find out.
- patched_bootOPW27.113-45-4.img – June 2018 Firmware
- patched_bootOPW27.113-45.img – April 2018 Firmware
Step 3 – Enable USB Debugging mode in your Moto G6 Plus.
Step 4 – Open up Fastboot utility on your computer and execute following command:
NOTE: Make sure you are in the same directory as where you downloaded the file.
June 2018 Firmware:
fastboot flash boot patched_bootOPW27.113-45-4.img
April 2018 Firmware:
fastboot flash boot patched_bootOPW27.113-45.img
Step 5 – Now simply reboot by issuing the following command:
That’s all there is to it! You should now be running root on your Moto G6 Plus. For any problems or queries, do reach us through the comments section right ahead.