Root Motorola Moto G8 Plus Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Moto always releases the same model in different names with slightly modified specs in Camera, RAM, or Battery capacity. Moto G8 is one of those models. Along with the regular variant, this model has Play and G8 Plus options. In the following method, we will guide you through how you can root your Moto G8 Plus Pie 9.0 version using TWRP. Since this method using TWRP, you can install custom ROMs and most of the root apps. But when you are not a regular root apps user, and you want to un-install bloatware apps, then you can do that using ADB and Fastboot method without using the Root method.
Moto G8 Plus One Button Navigation Enable

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 G8 Plus Pie 9.0 version?

It would be best if you had a strong reason for rooting. Moto already released the Android 10 version for Moto G8 Plus and is already optimized. You have More than Enough 4 GB RAM to use daily apps without lag for years. Yes, I Know, you may prefer custom ROMs. 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.

How to Root Motorola Moto G8 Plus Pie (Doha-XT2019)

First of all, thanks to the developer for the Root method- mauronofrio and topjohnwu – this genius is one who discovered and maintaining Magisk. Moto G8 Plus 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 G8 Plus. 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 G8 Plus. 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 must follow the below steps with the latest firmware.
  • Read the full tutorial before the process.

1.Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

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

Moto G8 Plus 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 G8 Plus 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 G8 Plus. 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 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

Moto G8 Plus Fastboot Mode

  • 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 the Volume Up Button.
  • Now, connect the Moto G8 Plus to the computer via USB cable.

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

  • After Entering into Bootloader on your mobile, type the 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 G8 Plus; if you are detected, type the below commands.

3.1. Install Magisk, DM-Verity, and TWRP Image file in your Moto G8 Plus using TWRP

  • 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 Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt.zip.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select TWRP Insaller.zip.
  • The same way, install the Magisk.Zip file.
  • 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.
  • If you didn’t find Magisk in App Drawer, you should Install the Magisk app again.

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need root for your Moto G8 Plus Pie 9.0 version. If you thought you could Improve Performance By Root; With the Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core processor and 4GB 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 this method. 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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