How to flash/root Android smartphone: Moto C
Motorola Android smartphone company launched it’s Moto C Modal few months back. As per the results of launching and reviews of users, we think Moto C did not get that fame which Moto’s other smartphone got. Moto C is also the best budget phone available in the market. Moto C users want to get the latest version to your Android and freely customized Android smartphone, then rooting is a great option here.
In this article, we will guide you how to root/flash your Android smartphone: Moto C. After rooting/flashing your Android smartphone: Moto C you can upgrade to its latest version and customize it the way you want.
Note: Flashing/rooting your Android smartphone voids warranty and not following the flashing/rooting procedure properly may brick your Moto C Android smartphone.
Guide for rooting/flashing Android smartphone: Moto C
Ensure to check your model number, which must be:
- Motorola MOTO C XT1750
You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone, you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.
- Phone Should be Charged
Your phone must be 70% charged at least else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why take the risk, try to charge it fully.
- Back Up
If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.
- Enable USB Debugging
You must enable USB debugging option by going into Settings, Applications, and Developer options.
Downloads For Rooting Motorola MOTO C XT1750
Download MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers here (MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip)
Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.
Download Latest version of SPFlash Tool for Windows here.
Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Motorola MOTO C XT1750
Step 1: Begin with downloading all the files mentioned above in the prerequisite section.
Step 2: Browse through the files downloaded, and then Right-click on the zipped file MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip and extract the same. Then navigate to the extracted folder and then click on the file InstallDriver.exe. This will install the Preloader VCOM in your system.
Step 3: Assuming that you have downloaded SP FlashTool (Win) from the provided link above, Then simply click and extract the archive. Then, browse and run the file flash_tool. exe
Step 4: Find the Scatter File from the downloaded TWRP zip file, which you have downloaded. Rename the TWRP (.img) file to recovery.img. Now, on the flash tool interface, navigate and select the scatter file in the extracted folder of the Stock ROM (Download Stock ROM for your Motorola MOTO C XT1750 smartphone).
Step 5: At this stage, just leave the recovery as ticket/ checked. Now, at the location tab, click on the storage location field of the recovery and search and browse for the custom recovery image file which is device-specific (As shown in the picture above). Then click the Download button.
Step 6: Now, hook up/ connect your Motorola MOTO C XT1750 to the computer via USB slot. Connecting your smartphone will begin the flashing process automatically, and it requires simply a few seconds to complete.
Step 7: At this point of the custom recovery on your device has been flashed. Now, you may disconnect the device from the computer. Now, you need to turn on/ boot your device into TWRP recovery. For doing the same, boot the device while pressing and holding the volume up button. Kindly note that key combinations may vary on your device model, and you can confirm the right key combination for your Motorola MOTO C XT1750. The Volume Up button also starts the bootloader mode on specific devices, which is equipped with the menu to browse to the recovery mode. You may try the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons as key combinations. That’s all, you have successfully flashed the TWRP on your Motorola MOTO C XT1750
Procedure to Root Motorola MOTO C XT1750/ Install SuperSU
Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Step 1: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU.zip file to the internal storage / SD card of your Motorola MOTO C XT1750 smartphone.
Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.
Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘SuperSU.zip’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of SuperSU has been started and will take few seconds to complete.
Done!!! You have successfully rooted/flashed your Android smartphone: Moto C