How to flash/root Android smartphone: Moto Z2 play
The popularity of Android smartphone company Motorola is increasing day by day by launching budget phones on regular basis with latest android versions and best specification. Motorola’s budget Android smartphone Moto Z2 play launched a few months ago had a great impact on Android smartphone market. Some users like me get bored of using the same UI and Android versions so here is a solution rooting your Android smartphone Moto Z2 play.
In this article, we will guide you how to root/flash your Android smartphone Moto Z2 play. After rooting/flashing your Moto Z2 play you can easily customize your device the way you want.
Note: Flashing/rooting your Android smartphone voids warranty and not following the flashing/rooting procedure properly may brick your Moto Z2 play Android smartphone.
Guide for rooting/flashing Android smartphone: Moto Z2 play
Flash TWRP Recovery and Root Moto Z2 Play
Step 1. You must first unlock the bootloader on your Moto Z2 Play.
Step 2. Boot the phone into Fastboot Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons.
Step 3. Connect the phone to the computer, making sure ADB drivers are properly installed.
Step 4. Open fastboot command prompt inside the folder where you have it installed. The modded TWRP you downloaded should also be put in this folder.
Step 5. Transfer the downloaded TWRP Recovery file in the Minimal ADB Folder.
Step 6. Type the below command to boot Moto Z2 Play into TWRP Recovery mode
fastboot boot albus_twrp.img
Step 7. Swipe to allow modification. Click ‘cancel’ when it asks for a passphrase to read encrypted partition.
Step 8. Press Wipe on the main screen, select Data, cache, Dalvik and then slide to wipe. This will wipe Data, Cache and Dalvik partitions. You will need to do this because the partitions will have to remain unencrypted after you flash DM Verity and Encryption Disabler.
Step 9. Backup your device. Attempting to back up System Image may fail because the partition is over 4GB and nearly every thumb drive will be formatted in Fat32. So backup System, Boot, and Recovery.
Step 10. Install DM-Verity ZIP. Install Magisk ZIP linked in this thread to root your Moto Z2 Play.
Step 11. Reboot into the system. Anticipate a longer first boot.
Step 12. Sideload Magisk Manager app.
Step 13: You have successfully rooted/flashed your Android smartphone: Moto Z2 play.