Root Moto G3 2015 Marshmallow using TWRP and Install Magisk

Moto G 2015, aka Moto G 3rd Gen comes with the Lollipop version, and Later It received Marshmallow version. Moto stopped updates after this Marshmallow version. You have only 1-2 GB RAM, the processor also the Low-End category. By rooting, We can Install Custom ROMs up to the Pie version. There are official versions of AOSP Extended, and CrDroid ROMs are available. By using the latest version, the RAM management, UI is more optimized than the Marshmallow version. Even If you are a regular user, you should Root and try Custom ROMs. By flashing these ROMs, you can still use this device for 2-3 Years. It may not give you performance like the latest mobiles, But, It can be your best Secondary device. If you are a Developer or Root apps user, follow the below guide to achieve root on your mobile.
Moto G 2015 Inside Hard Box

Why should you Root Moto G3 2015?

We thank XDA Developers- topjohnwu, squid2 (Who successfully tested this method) Without their hard work, We can’t make this method. Coming to root, Your mobile has only 1-2 GB of RAM. It is not enough for Normal usage with Old OS. Also, Moto stopped maintaining Security patch updates on 60-90 days Interval. So we can’t expect Many optimizations. It has a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor.

Due to Poor RAM Management in Old device, you will feel laggy. If we optimize correctly with correct Custom OS after rooting, we can see some Improvements. So, after rooting, I can expect a Lag-free experience? Probably. Also, if we hibernate and eliminate a lot of unwanted apps and optimize some apps, your device is hardware limited. But, within these limits, we can enhance the performance by 20-30% compared with your old usage. If you use Lite weight Custom ROMs, you can expect a 40-80% improvement in performance based on what custom OS you are choosing.

How to Root Moto G3 2015 Lollipop, Marshmallow 6.0/6.0.1 (International Variants)

Moto G3 2015 International Variants comes with a flexible bootloader other than some carrier locked devices. This 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.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file that must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Moto G3 2015. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Moto G 2015 to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup 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 G3 2015.

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

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your Phone SD Card.
  • no-verity-opt-encrypt Download (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your Phone External Storage. This file helps you to maintain the Bootloader unlock in your device.
  • Download, extract, and save the TWRP File in your PC Where you Installed ADB files and rename it to recovery.img.

  • twrp-3.3.1-0-osprey.img

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Moto G3 2015 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 G5 Plus Fastboot Mode Warning Screen

 

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

  • Now, connect the Moto G3 2015 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type 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 2015. If you are detected, type 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 single 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 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 and Enable the “Advanced Reboot.” Sometimes they disabled themselves after the boot.

Flash TWRP

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Down+ Power buttons after Android Logo Appears Still press the Power button and press Volume Up Button.
  • Now, connect the Moto G3 2015 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type 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 mobile. If you are detected, type below commands one by one and Hit Enter.
  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

fastboot flash recovery command

  • After successfully executed above command, type below command, and hit enter.
  • fastboot reboot recovery
  • After the process complete, It will boot into the temporary TWRP. Don’t Boot into standard OS until we flash magisk.

Install Magisk, and no verity in your Moto G3 2015 using TWRP

  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select no-verity-opt.Zip.
  • Again Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
  • You can also install Magisk Manager in your Mobile Applications If you can’t find in the App Drawer. Install Root Checker to check your mobile root status.

Root Checker Result Moto G3 2015

What More?

In my opinion, you should root your mobile. If you are a regular user, read the guide a few times, you can understand all steps easily. You could Improve Performance By root; With the Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor and 1/2 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting after TWRP Flash. If you boot, you will lose TWRP. You have to repeat the steps from “Flash TWRP.” Don’t Install any apps other than trusted sites on rooted devices. Third-party site apps can contain some background codes. So, Check twice before installing those apps. When you accidentally bricked your mobile, flash Moto G3 2015 Stock Firmware to repair or unbrick. You can flash crDroid custom ROM to experience the pie 9.0 version. If you face any problem, comment below.

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