Root Motorola Moto G7 Play Android 10 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Compare with other custom skin OS devices, when you have Stock Android mobile, the chances for getting root is high. Because in the name of custom skin, Manufacvtuerrs always out a lot of steps as a barrier for rooting. Not only Moto One series, but Most of the Motorola mobiles also come with near Stock Android, and it is excellent. Moto G7 Play recently got an Android 10 update. Below we are going to guide you through how you can root your Moto G7 Play on Android 10 version. Unless you are trying to install root apps are your favorite custom ROMs, manual tweaks with the help of root didn’t increase the performance. Since it is a TWRP based method, You can install any compatible custom ROMs.
Moto G7 Plus Unlocked Home screen on the table

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 your Motorola Moto G7 Play Android 10 version?

You should have a strong reason for rooting. Moto already released the Android 10 version and is already optimized. You have More than Enough 2 GB RAM to use daily apps without lag for years. Yes, I Know, RAM maybe looks like not enough. But, Trust me, Moto near Stock Android is far better than other Custom Skin OS. You can use this device without lag for years until Motorola mess with some Bloatware. But beyond, this not go reasons, you are addicted to some root apps, or you are a frequent user of some Custom OS, you can proceed further. But if you want to root because everybody is doing, I advise you, don’t root If you didn’t have any experience. For regular users, It can become a Nightmare.

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How to Root Motorola Moto G7 Play Android 10 (Channel-XT1952)

First of all, thanks to the developer for the Root method-  Linuxa and topjohnwu – this genius is one who discovered and maintaining Magisk. Moto G7 Play International variants come with a flexible bootloader. It means that the smartphone can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

In the below method, we are going to Root this device by using TWRP and Magisk. The process uses Unofficial TWRP. You can install Official TWRP using the official app when it is released. 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 Magisk on Moto G7 Play. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

You can flash official TWRP once it is available. With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the Custom ROMs into your Moto G7 Play. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the Magisk present on your device, you can easily install any root apps. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained briefly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Check your device model number.

  • You should Backup your current files and data- Full Data Loss Process (save them on external storage).
  • Install Latest Magisk Manager.
  • Make sure your device battery is above 50%

  • You cannot use Google Pay, Secured folder, and some official apps from Motorola.
  • You can’t update your firmware, to get new firmware you have to follow the below steps with the latest firmware.
  • Read the full tutorial before the process.

1.Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Moto G7 Play 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 G7 Play 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 G7 Play. If you are detected, type below commands.
  • fastboot oem get_unlock_data
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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.

2. Necessary Download files

3. Flash TWRP using ADB and Fastboot

  • 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 G7 Play to the computer via USB cable.

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

  • After Entering into Bootloader on your mobile, type below command.
  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the mobile, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your Moto G7 Play if you are detected, type below commands.

3.1. Install Magisk, DM-Verity, and TWRP Image file in your Moto G7 Play using TWRP

  • fastboot flash dtbo.img

      fastboot boot recovery.img

fastboot boot recovery

  • After the process complete, It will boot into the temporary TWRP. Don’t Boot into standard OS until we flash magisk.

Install Zip files in TWRP

  • Now you are in TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data. You can also take complete backup using TWRP. It will help you when something goes wrong.
  • Navigate to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Advanced.
  • Select “Install Recovery Ramdisk”, select recovery.img.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip.
  • After the Installation goes to Advanced and select “fix recovery boot loop.” Reboot Your Mobile.
  • You should Install One by One. Don’t add more zips feature in TWRP. After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
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  • If you didn’t find Magisk in App Drawer, you should Install the Magisk app again.

Moto G7 Play Root Install Magisk Android 10

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need rooting for your Moto G7 Play. If you thought you could Improve Performance By Root; With the Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 Octa-Core processor and 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, 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 this method. This method is based on TWRP custom recovery. Thus you can install Custom ROMs. When you have any suggestions or doubts, comment below.

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3 thoughts on “Root Motorola Moto G7 Play Android 10 using TWRP and Install Magisk

  1. Hi there, I did everything as you say. But when I reboot after using the magisk patched boot.img nothing happens. I reboot again and again, and I don’t see any change in magisk. It says,” installed: N/A.” What I’m doing wrong? Thanks

  2. Excellent tutorial for rooting the Moto G7 Play (CHANNEL). For anybody interested in custom ROMs for the CHANNEL, there are several stable builds over at XDA. LineageOS is also supporting the G7 Play with Official weekly builds of LineageOS 17.1 (Android 10) and corresponding weekly builds of LineageOS custom recoveries. This custom recovery is an excellent alternative to TWRP. But, as far as rooting your stock Android 9 or 10 ROM, follow this OP’s instructions to the letter, and things will go smoothly. For official LineageOS 17.1 builds, visit the Lineage website.

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