How to root Motorola Moto Maxx

Updated on November 3, 2017

These are the instructions to root Motorola Moto Maxx XT1225 using the TWRP recovery on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your smartphone should have atleast 20-30 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Motorola Moto Maxx XT1225

Step 1: Follow the step-by-step instructions to unlock bootloader on your Motorola Device.

Step 2: Once you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on Motorola Moto Maxx, then you need to install custom recovery (i.e TWRP or CWM recovery). For that you have to connect your device to the computer first then follow the below steps.

Step 3: Download SuperSU (latest) and move it to the root of the Phone SD memory.

Step 4: Download and install the Minimal ADB and fastboot Tools on your computer.

Step 5: Download TWRP recovery (tested working) on your computer and rename it to recovery.img.

Step 6: Now, move the TWRP recovery file to the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (i.e C:Program FilesMinimal ADB and Fastboot).

twrp recovery moved minimal fastboot

Step 7: Now, Open MAF32.exe or py_cmd.exe from the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder.

open maf32 command minimal fastboot

Step 8: Give the Following Command: adb devices

Motorola ADB Devices

The above command helps to know the list of attached devices to the computer.

Step 9: Now, Give another command: adb reboot bootloader

motorola reboot bootloader

The above command helps you to boot into the adb mode.

Step 10: Now, give another command: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

flash recovery on Motorola Moto Maxx

Step 11: Now, TWRP recovery will be installed on your phone and you will be able to see some process on your Device screen.

Step 12: Now, you need to boot into the ADB mode. To boot into adb mode, Press and hold the Volume Down Key and Power Key (for 4-5 seconds) and release the power key but keep holding the Volume Down key until ADB mode is visible on the screen.

Step 13: Once you have booted into the ADB mode, Select Recovery (use volume down for scrolling and Volume Up to select).

Step 14: Once you have booted into the TWRP recovery mode, Tap on the Install and select the SuperSU package that you have moved to the Phone SD in Step#3.

install supersu twrp

Step 15: Now, reboot your Device from the TWRP recovery.

twrp install success

Step 16: Once your Device is restarted you will be able to see the SuperSU icon in the Menu. Which confirms that you have successfully rooted your Motorola Moto Maxx.

SuperSU Installed on Stock-5.0

Optional: You can also verify the root status of your device by using the Root Checker Application.

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[*] No data loss process: Your Personal Data including contacts, pictures, videos, music wont be affected using the above method. In short, no data loss process.

[*] Big thanks to Chainfire for their SuperSU file for Motorola Moto Maxx, without this tool the above tutorial was not possible.

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