Moto G4 Plus is the latest device released by Motorola and comes in two variants, one is the Moto G4 and the other is Moto G4 Plus which we are going to discuss in this tutorial. If you got hands on this latest device then fortunately TWRP recovery is now available for Moto G4 Plus code name ‘athene’. TWRP 3.0.0-2 is packed with material designed user-interface with changeable themes and support for Android Marshmallow, we have already posted guide on flashing TWRP 3.0 on Nexus 5 and in this guide we are going to follow the same process, just go ahead and follow the detailed instructions.
The process is easy all you need to do is just setup drivers and flash the recovery via adb commands. Once the TWRP recovery is installed on Moto G4 Plus, you can install custom ROMs, flash Mods and other customization stuff to enhance device looks and performance.
So if you are looking for the best custom recovery for Moto G4 Plus then we recommend you install latest TWRP 3.0.0 recovery on your device. The TWRP 3.0.0 recovery features are user friendly and much more easier to use even for the beginner, in the previous tutorials we have posted guides on installing TWRP recovery on other devices. Let’s go ahead and see what you can do with a TWRP 3.0.0 recovery on your device.
Why Custom Recovery (Benefits)
There are multiple thing you can perform with custom recovery some of them are;
Flash Custom ROMs: The most primary use of a Custom recovery is to flash custom ROMs. However you are limited to it but apart from custom ROMs you can flash Mods, Kernels and other tweaking stuff.
Nandroid Backup: You can create Nandroid backup of your device which will allow you to create a backup of your complete Android device, here is an example of Nandroid backup you can check.
Tweaking your Android device: A Custom recovery let’s you install tweaking mods and custom kernels to over clock CPU frequency for an enhanced device performance.
How to install TWRP 3.0.0 on Moto G4 Plus
Before you begin:
Disclaimer: This guide includes flashing custom recovery and other operations on your device. The writer is not responsible for any damage happens to your device during the whole operation neither we are forcing you to perform such operation.
Create a Backup of your device
Backup is the most necessary part for your device, so we recommend you to create a secure backup of your data.
You need to prepare your device for installing custom recovery, follow the below perquisites steps to keep the recovery installation process smooth without facing errors.
Keep your battery charged or at least your device should contain at least 80% charge before the flashing operation.
Android USB drivers for your device should be installed on your PC, or you can download USB drivers for Motorola
Enable USB debugging and check the Allow Mock Locations option too. To enable USB debugging in your device go to Setting >> Developer options >> USB debugging. USB debugging is meant for the development purpose hence it will ask you for the confirmation so tap OK to confirm.
Sometimes “Developer options” are not visible in device settings menu, so what you need to do is, go to Settings >> About device >> Software information and there you will see an option build number. Tap it 7 times until a pop up arises with a message that you are now a developer, that’s it now go back and the Developers option is visible in the settings menu.
Your device bootloader should be unlocked or follow this guide to unlock it.
Set up ADB and Fastboot
Download TWRP 3.0.0 recovery for Moto G4 Plus. Click here
Once you done with the above preparations now it’s time to flash TWRP recovery 3.0.0 on Moto G4 Plus.
Method to install TWRP recovery on Moto G4 Plus
Just follow the steps to install TWRP recovery on Moto G4 Plus.
Extract the downloaded TWRP recovery file and rename in to recovery.img
Now what you need to do is, connect your device to PC using USB cable.
Open the folder where you have downloaded or placed recovery.img file.
Now inside the same folder press and hold SHIFT + Right-Click together and Right click on any empty space inside the folder and click on “Open command window here” as shown in the above pic.
A black command window will appear, now type the following command to reboot your device into fastboot/bootloader mode.
“adb reboot bootloader”
Once your device boots into fastboot mode now type the following command to flash TWRP recovery
“fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”
The above command will flash TWRP recovery on your device now enter the below command to reboot your device.
You have successfully installed TWRP recovery on Moto G4 Plus. Now type the following command to reboot your device to recovery mode. (Please note enable the USB debugging option from developer option as mentioned above).
“adb reboot recovery”
You will be taken to TWRP recovery mode. You can also perform the above operation using hardware keys combination.
That’s it! You have successfully installed TWRP recovery 3.0.0 on Moto G4 Plus. If you have any query feel free to contact us and please give us +1 or Like to say thanks.