Root Moto G6 and G6 Plus Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk (XT1925, XT1926)

Moto G6 and G6 plus devices received Pie update after the default Oreo version of the devices. Here we are going to root the pie version. Compare with other manufacturers; you should get unlock data code from Moto, Before Unlocking Bootloader. Without unlocked Bootloader, we can’t root our device. So, To avoid confusion, we differentiate each step. So, there will be Major three steps- Unlock bootloader, TWRP Flash, Root files Flash using TWRP. But, Before doing all this, you should ask yourself, you need Root? If you are clear in your decision, you can move to the article.
Moto G6 Plus with Small Plants

Why should you Root Moto G6 and G6 Plus?

You should have a proper reason, and you know what you are doing. Yes, with a Minimum of 4 GB RAM and Mid-Range Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, You can use this mobile 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 G6 and G6 Plus Pie 9.0

Moto G6/ G6 Plus 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 which 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 G6 and G6 Plus. 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 G6/ G6 Plus 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 Steps

OnePlus 6T OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

 

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock in 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 and Enable the ‘Advanced Reboot.’ There is no complicated process in Moto G6/G6 Plus.

  • Also, download the ADB drivers. Install It in your PC.

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your Phone Memory.
  • no-verity-opt-encrypt Download (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your Phone Memory. This file helps you to maintain the Bootloader unlock in your device.
  • Download and save the TWRP File in your Internal Memory and rename it to recovery.img.

  • twrp-3.3.0-0-ali.img (Moto G6)

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Moto G6 and G6 Plus Download Mode

 

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this; For Moto G6 Devices- Press and hold down the Volume Up + Power buttons at the same time for some time. For Moto G6 Plus devices- Volume Down + Power.

Moto G6 Plus Fastboot Mode Warning Screen

 

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

  • Now, connect the Moto G6/G6 Plus 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 G6/G6 Plus. 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 complete, you will get 20 Digit to unlock key in your email. Now type the following command to unlock bootloader in 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 them self after the boot.

Flash TWRP

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this; press and hold down the Volume Up+ Power buttons (Moto G6), Volume Down + Power (Moto G6 Plus) at the same time for some time.
  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Moto G6/G6 Plus 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 boot twrp recovery.img
  • 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 G6/G6 Plus using TWRP

  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip.
  • Again Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select no-verity-opt.Zip.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.

What More?

Moto G6/G6 Plus has a minimum of 4 GB RAM, and it is a Good software side phone; There are Major regular updates and monthly updates, from Motorola for a long duration. So, if you are sure about what you are doing, you can root your device. If you accidentally bricked your device during the Root process, you can recover your device by flashing Stock Firmware- Moto G6 Pie and Moto G6 Plus Pie.

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59 thoughts on “Root Moto G6 and G6 Plus Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk (XT1925, XT1926)

    • If you have TWRP Installed, Install using TWRP. If you didn’t have TWRP flash using ADB sideload method.

  1. Hi there. I’ve tried hard to follow this to root my G6 Plus. I hit two problems. 1. I cannot flash TWRP, only boot using it. Then I managed to install Magisk as above, but the second problem I hit is when trying to install No verity v6.0. I get the “Update process ended with ERROR:1
    Error installing zip file”. Please, can you comment/assist? Thanks

  2. Hello,
    Thank you for your description, but it has not worked for me.
    1. In the developer options, there is no field called “advanced reboot.”
    2. Unlocking the Bootloader worked fine.
    3. Flashing TWRP does not work. When I type in: “fastboot boot twrp recovery.img” the following message appears:
    “C:\Users\xxx>fastboot boot twrp recovery.img
    cannot load ‘twrp’: No such file or directory.”

    and I think my computer does not correctly notice the device in fastboot mode

    Do you have any further suggestions? Thank you!

  3. Thanks for this Dude. I have two issues right at the start,
    1) Can’t see ‘Advanced Reboot’ in Developer Options.
    2) Moto USB driver will not install on my PC (64-bit Windows 10 Pro) with the initial error “the parameter is incorrect” when it starts to install, then after press OK and Start, it pops up a Visual C++ runtime error.

    • No Need to worry about Advanced Reboot. Coming to USB Driver, Copy this file to “C” drive n your PC and Run As Administrator.

      • Thanks that helped, but now I’m stuck between the TWRP & Magisk stages.

        1) where you say Select Wipe-> Advance Wipe-> Select Cache Data – do you mean to check both boxes to wipe ‘cache’ AND ‘data,’ or just ‘cache’?

        2) even when I wipe cache, after that, when I get to the TWRP Install stage, I can see the file system, but I cannot find the phone’s regular folders. I saved everything into a folder I called g6root, but I can’t see that folder in the tree. Sorry, I’m a newb at this!

        The phone is Australian moto G6 model XT1925-7, Android Pie.

        • Cache and Data. Don’t Delete System. It will Wipe your OS. Data means your user data. So, Take Complete backup before Dong this. You have to set up like a New Device After Root. Without Deleting Data We can do that. But, most of the time it makes some issues.

          • OK, thanks, Selva, and for the answer to my 2nd question, I figured out that I needed to store the zip files on SD CARD memory! As I can’t see them if I store them on phone memory as it says in instructions. So after using the SD card, I installed Magisk, no problem.

            But I still had a problem installing no-verity-opt-encrypt, it would not install, with an error. I saw on another post you advised to copy it from the SD card to the “root” folder and install it from there instead. But sadly, this did not work for me; I still got the “ERROR: 1” every time. I even tried an earlier version but no luck, What is the secret?

            Finally, I don’t know why every time of recovery.img loads it asks for a password – is this crucial, or can one just back out of it? As it never accepts my phone PIN.

          • If you set a Screen lock, TWRP will ask for the password if you can’t Install no-verity, No problem. It is used to avoid some encryption issues on the new firmware. It is like the Optional step.

      • Bom dia guerreiro observei que você da um suporte técnico para quem tem dificuldade em instalar twrp tenho passado por este problema quando instalo o arquivo zip twrp fica em loop infinito e volta para o mesmo o meu aparelho é o moto G6 plus não consigo fixar o twrp assim fico tendo a necessidade de acessá-lo pelo PC se puder me ajudar agradeço desde já

  4. I need the no verity boot for Android 9 pie. The link you gave is for oreo. I have an unlocked bootloader, installed twrp, & flashed magisk. I’ve tried everything regarding the no verity boot, but I get soft bricked or boot loop every time. I have to flashback to stock and try again, again, and back. Still no luck. I have Moto g6 xt1925-6 and running Android 9 pie. Build PPS29.118-15-11. Thanks in advance! Please help me before I smash this phone.

  5. I am having XT1925-13 (Moto G6 ALI) with build ppss29.55-34 (Pie). When I tried the above steps many times, I either end up with a boot loop or TWRP being switched automatically to stock recovery.

    Since I tried rooting on my daily use phone, I had to stop the rooting and started using after spending my weekend. As of now, the phone does not have TWRP installed. First question: If I want to achieve installing TWRP first, what steps I should follow. Once TWRP is installed permanently, I will take the next step towards rooting. Many thanks for your blog.

    • First of all, thank you so much for giving this many details. The problem is, After the flash, your first Boot should be into TWRP. You have to Ceal Cache and Flash no-verity to avoid encryption issues, that made the boot loop problems. After that, Flash Magisk. This process should be one go. IF you accidentally boot into the standard OS, you will lose TWRP. After flashing Magisk, your TWRP will be permanent.

      • Thanks for your response. I downloaded the factory image “ALI_RETAIL_9.0_PPS29.55-34_cid50_subsidy-DEFAULT_regulatory-DEFAULT_CFC.xml.zip” and flashed it first. The mobile restarted and went to the first screen to select a language. I rebooted it into bootloader, ran the TWRP as a temp by command “fastboot boot twrp-3.3.0-0-Ali.img,” which asked for the password. I pressed cancel, and then I wiped cache and data. Via ADB I transferred “adb push Magisk-v20.0.zip /sdcard” and “adb push no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.1.zip /sdcard”. Then from TWRP, I installed Magisk. Then when installing no-verity, it gave an error “updater process ended with an error: 1 error installing zip file ‘no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.1.zip’. Rebooted the device with hope and ended in a boot loop. Restored the factory image “ALI_RETAIL_9.0_PPS29.55-34_cid50_subsidy-DEFAULT_regulatory-DEFAULT_CFC.xml.zip” to start receiving calls.

        Any idea what is going wrong? Thanks for your time.

        Narayanan

        • Change the Order. Flash no-verity first and then Install Magisk. Or Try to flash only Magisk. no-verity is a precaution step to avoid boot loop issues. If It is the reason, We can skip this step.

  6. Sorry, It did not work.

    I rebooted it into bootloader, ran the TWRP as a temp by command “fastboot boot twrp-3.3.0-0-Ali.img,” which asked for the password. I pressed cancel, and then I wiped cache and data. Via ADB I transferred “adb push Magisk-v20.0.zip /sdcard”. Then installed with TWRP Magisk and rebooted the device, ended in boot loop 🙁

      • Thanks for your efforts, though. Planned to drop rooting 9.0 or downgrade to 8. Also, in a dilemma to whether wait for custom ROM for Android 10.

    • It must end in a boot loop when you press “cancel” and don’t enter a password to decrypt your /data partition!!! Without decrypting, you can’t install anything because it is encrypted!

      @Selva Ganesh, I don’t understand why you told him to install Magisk v19.4 instead of v20.0 in this case??

      • Thank you for your Guidance Help.
        Magisk 20.0 is the first version of Android 10. It comes with small bugs, That reflect on only specific devices. It is improved in 20.1.
        19.4 is a more stable version.
        In this case, Narayanan Entered TWRP successfully. He Got Bootloop when Installing a new Magisk version. We already Installed no-verity so that the problem can be Magisk.

        • Narayanan says October 22, 2019 at 3:22 pm:
          „…which asked for the password. I pressed cancel…“

          He entered TWRP successfully BUT he didn’t decrypt his /data partition!! He pressed “cancel” when TWRP was asking for his password. As a result of this TWRP will boot and mounts /data fully encrypted!!

        • It would be nice not to delete my comment to help the people here!

          Yes, he entered TWRP successfully, but he didn’t decrypt his data partition. He pressed “cancel” when TWRP was asking for a password. No password = no decryption = no permission to write to /data!

  7. Narayanan says October 22, 2019, at 3:22 pm:

    „…which asked for the password. I pressed cancel…“

    Do you know what that means?? TWRP will mount /data fully encrypted! You are not able to read or write /data. So the installation of Magisk will fail, and your device will be stuck in a boot loop after the next reboot.

    • Sorry, I Misunderstood the query.
      You explained it very well. I hope. It will help him to avoid the Root Bootloop in the future.

  8. Hello, Sir, I Have A Issue After Update Android Oreo To Android
    Pie My Wi-Fi Not Turning On After Update Android Pie Can You
    Please Give Me Any Solution?

  9. Hi Selva,
    Thank you for this information! I followed your instructions, but I am stuck in a boot loop. I think I have a similar problem, like Narayanan above. I have a Moto G6 XT1925-5 bought in Germany with android 9 (pie, newest version).
    I followed all the steps. But Can’t Install no-verity.
    Now when I boot my phone the message “Your device has been unlocked … Your device will boot in 5 seconds” appears, after 5 seconds the screen turns black for a second and the message appears again, after 5 seconds the screen turns black and so on.
    What can I do to make my phone working again?
    Thank you (and anyone else who tries to assist me) in advance, have pleasant holidays and a happy new year!

    • Try this.
      Don’t Flash no-verity.
      Use the same command, fastboot boot. This time copy the TWRP.img file to SD card with magisk.
      Before flashing Magisk, When you Boot into the first boot, Go to Advance>”Install Recovery Ramdisk.” Install TWRP Image File. After this flash magisk and reboot your mobile.

  10. Hello, my phone moto g6 after Magisk.Zip and no-verity-opt.Zip installation I am stuck on the page “Your device has been unlocked and can’t be trusted,” “Your device will boot in 5 seconds.”

    And nothing happens. How can I remove stuck?

  11. Hi.
    I’ve installed XT1925-4-PPSS29.55-37-7-6, from February 11, 2020. The only Magisk that it worked has been version 20.4 after two reboots. Don’t touch anything.
    Finally, I’ve installed app TWRP from the store, and I installed twrp 3.1.1 Ali with root permissions, and now all works usually.
    Bye.

    • Sometimes the version may not be compatible with each other. That’s why we provide all versions. Great. We glad the process is worked for you.

  12. Hi, I have the Moto XT1925-6. I love this phone btw. But I have followed your post exactly as told. Still, when I try to flash no verity opt to encrypt, it comes back with that Error 1, so I’ve read the comments. I’ve seen where you have told other people to try to flash magisk first then encrypted, so I decided that, but now when I click install, I’ve noticed my system is 0 like there’s nothing in it am I doing something wrong? And another question do superuser not work on the Moto g6 do we have to use magisk, cause I have tried SU, but it fails.

  13. I should thank Selva Ganesh, who had patiently replied for my comments and issue. Also, thank for others who helped to add details. I can’t thank you enough.

    After I lived without root due to the issue in my comment, I tried to use RevengeOS for Moto g6 ALI (Android 10) and ended up with a network not working. Though I have backed up my EFS partitions, I tried many attempts to resolve the network issue.

    Now with the RevengeOS not working, I returned to stock Pie ROM downloaded from the site mentioned in the above link. I tried to build 118, which failed and then tried ALI_RETAIL_9.0_PPSS29.55-37-7-6_cid50_subsidy-DEFAULT_regulatory-DEFAULT_CFC.xml.zip, which worked. So with this, I returned to stock.

    Then for rooting, I downloaded twrp-3.3.0-0-ali.img booted into it temporarily by using command “fastboot boot twrp-3.3.0-0-ali.img” and copied the Magisk-v19.4.zip and installed.

    The device restarted successfully. Upon boot, I updated the Magisk to the latest version. Thereby I am now able to use stock with root.

    However, over some time, I am finding the phone getting sluggish when opening apps when opening the camera from other apps like WhatsApp, etc. In my experience, when I was with the stock ROM but without rooting, I did not face this lag.

    Thought to log here to help others and to thank these guys who took the time to help me and others.

      • If the lag is for the app that requests su permission, then it might be the case. The delay will happen even for the app drawer to open the screen to show the apps sometimes. When the phone display is off, pressing the power button will not also show the display. Sometimes it will show, but it will not show the pattern dots. All these will happen if I wait for a long, really long time. The only solution for me is to restart the phone and then it will become normal.

        Suspecting this could be due to Magisk (at least in my case), I uninstalled Magisk entirely and found the issue gone. Then I installed Magisk v19.4 and did not update to 20.x even though it is prompting me often. As of now, two days are gone of regular use; su permission is granted for few apps and is working fine. No lagging or freezing so far.

        • So the problem is with Magisk. Unless there is a fix, keep using the Old Magisk version and don’t update it to the latest.

  14. Fantastic post. I was fumbling around with rooting a Moto G6 with Pie for too long when I found your post. It is a great all-inclusive tutorial, and it worked perfectly. Thanks so much!.

  15. hello, I am stuck when trying to flash the recovery. img and getting the following errors, can you advise me on what to do? Thanks!
    (bootloader) Image not signed or corrupt
    OKAY [ 0.431s]
    finished. total time: 0.897s

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