Root Motorola Moto G/G8 Power Android 10 using Magisk

Some users root their mobile because they hate their mobile manufacturers Custom skin OS. Some users root their mobile because they love root apps. When you fall into the second category, you always prefer root even if it is a new mobile. After the Systemless root method, we don’t have to wait for the custom recovery. We can achieve root by flashing modified image files. In the below way, we will root Moto G/G8 Power Android 10 version using Magisk patched method. Since it is a patch method, you can’t install any Custom ROMs. But, the technique is enough to use root access required apps. When your preference is using those apps, you can root your mobile. You can also uninstall unwanted bloatware apps.
Moto G and G8 Power Android 10 Logo game

After root, you will lose official updates. You have to update your mobile manually. So, Before proceeding with the process, you should know why you need to do it. So, If you are a regular user, you can try some alternatives for your purpose that doesn’t require rooting your mobile. When you are a regular root apps user and developer, you can follow the below guide to achieve root on your mobile.

Should you need to Root Motorola Moto G and G8 Power Android 10 (Sofia, Sofiar)?

We thank XDA Developer- topjohnwu and Mogster2K (Who successfully tested this method). Without their hard work, We can’t make this method. Coming to root, you should have a proper reason, and you know what you are doing. Yes, with a minimum of 4 GB RAM and Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 processor, You can use this mobile for basic tasks without root for 2-3 Years If you use correctly. Software is better compared with other manufacturers, Custom skin OS. Don’t root because everybody is saying when root your mobile, it can become the fastest car in the world. No. Rooting is to extract some performance from the device. But, you already have Powerful specs and software. So, If you are addicted to some root apps, you can root. But, if you want to test, I won’t recommend it.

How to Root Moto G and G8 Power Android 10 version (XT2041, Sofia, Sofiar)?

Moto G/G8 Power International Variants comes with a flexible bootloader other than some carrier locked devices. It means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

Most of the methods, We follow Magisk to root our device. TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file that must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. But, Below In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install Magisk on Moto G/G8 Power. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

You can install TWRP Recovery once it is available for your Moto G and G8 Power to gain Custom Recovery access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, without the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can not install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained briefly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Make sure your device battery is above 50%.

  • You should back up your current files and data, full data loss process (save them on external storage).

Pre-Requirement StepsOnePlus 6T OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in Moto G/G8 Power.

  • Also, download the ADB drivers. Install it on your PC.

Unlock bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Moto G G8 Power Fastboot mode

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this- Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time.

Moto G7 Plus Fastboot Mode Warning Screen

  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Moto G/G8 Power mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type the below command.

  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the device, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your Moto G/G8 Power; if you are detected, type the below commands.
  • fastboot oem get_unlock_data

Moto Get Unlock Data

  • Hit enter, you will get some unlock data. Copy those codes and remove < bootloader> Prefix from those lines and copy them into one line.
  • Go to Official Moto Unlock Page. Log in with your moto account and in the Box, Paste those codes and Check the unlock Bootloader Status. If you get, Yes you can unlock, You can request unlock Key from Moto.
  • After the process completes, you will get 20 Digit to unlock the key in your email. Now type the following command to unlock the bootloader on your device.

  • fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE CODE

Moto unlock bootloader command

  • You should type this code two times and Hit enter to unlock your device successfully. After the successful unlock, your device will automatically reboot to the standard OS.

  • Check again enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock. Sometimes they disabled themselves after the boot.

Preparing Patched Boot Image file

  • Download Moto G/G8 Power Firmware and save it on your PC. Your Current OS version and Downloaded Version should be the Same.
  • You can use Phone Info to know your firmware version.

Moto G G8 Power Android 10 firmware extracted files

  • Download 7Zip-ZS Install on your PC. Extract the files in downloaded firmware using 7Zip-ZS. You will get a lot of data. Copy boot.img file to your mobile.
  • Download Magisk Manager (Download Latest version) or Magisk canary and Install it on your mobile. Open Installed Magisk and Select Install in Magisk; it will ask For a zip file and Patch Recovery Image File. Select the Recovery Image file.

Magisk Boot Image File

  • Navigate to your copied Recovery Image File and patch the file as .img format.

Magisk Firmware Patch Process

  • Wait for the process to complete; in the end, you will get a magisk patched .img file. The .img file will be in the same folder where you have the boot.img.
  • Copy the magisk_patched.img file to your PC. Rename the file to boot.img again.

Flash Patched Boot Image using ADB and Fastbootd

Moto G G8 Power Fastboot mode

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into fastboot mode. To do this- Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time.
  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Moto G/G8 Power mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type the below command.

  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the device, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your Moto G/G8 Power. If you are detected, type the below command and hit Enter.
  • fastboot reboot fastboot
  • The above command will allow you to boot into Fastbootd mode, Which looks similar to stock recovery. When you boot into that environment, type the below command.
  • fastboot flash boot boot.img

fastboot flash boot boot.img command

  • After the process complete, Press Volume Down+ Power button to exit Fastboot mode. When the screen goes off, Immediately Press Volume Up + Power buttons to boot into Recovery mode.
  • After entering into Stock recovery mode, Go to Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Select Yes to wipe data. It will erase your saved data in your device. Don’t Boot into OS; read below Boot stages before booting.

Boot into Rooted OS

  • Press and Hold Volume Up + Power buttons, release all the keys once the Bootloader warning appears. You have to set up your device like a new device. You can select the root status using the Root Checker.
  • Stock Recovery Boot – Press and Hold Volume Up + Power buttons, release keys while you hold the Volume Up key.
  • You will see Magisk Manager in your App drawer. If you can’t find the app, you can install Magisk Manager on your mobile.

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need root for your Moto G/G8 Power Android 10 version. If you thought you could Improve Performance By Root; With the Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core processor and 4 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. It would help if you did not Boot into Normal OS Booting by pressing the power button after firmware flash. It will boot you to a Non-Rooted environment. So, you should pay attention to the first recovery boot step.

If you root your device, because of the battery drain issues, you can optimize your battery without root. Beyond this, if your purpose is to Disable Bloatware apps, you can do that without using it. This method uses the Magisk patch way. Thus you can’t install Custom ROMs. When you have any suggestions or doubts, comment below.

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