With the help of the guide below, you could easily root Marshmallow update on your Motorola X Force, the global edition of US-only Droid Turbo 2. All it takes to root your Moto X Force is flashing the SuperSU file using TWRP recovery.
For those who are new to this, we’ve laid out a quick guide below for help.
After finishing the guide given below, let your phone boot up and then look for the SuperSU app in the app drawer. If it’s there, it means your Moto X Force is now rooted.
To test, download any root checker app from the play store and run it. Provide SuperSU permissions when it asks. If it doesn’t asks for permission, then it means it is not rooted. Do the guide again.
Here is what we’re gonna do with the above.
We are going to boot the device into recovery mode to access TWRP recovery and then flash the SuperSU 2.65 file to achieve root access.
- Motorola Moto X Force, codename kinzie, model no. XT1580
- Don’t try this on any other device whose model no. is different than the one mentioned above.
Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.
Backup important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have backup of all your important files.
Moto X Force Marshmallow Root
Step 0. Make sure your device is on Marshmallow update. Although, it should work perfectly on Lollipop too. Also make sure that you have unlocked bootloader of your Moto X Force. See this Motorola page for help.
Step 1. Download SuperSU and TWRP recovery from above.
Step 2. Create a new folder called root6, and transfer the two files into it. Rename the TWRP recovery file to twrp.img — this makes it easy to enter commands when installing the boot and TWRP recovery below in this guide.
Step 3. Connect the device to PC, and transfer the SuperSU file to your Moto X Force. Remember the location of the file. Then disconnect the device from PC.
Step 4. Install ADB and Fastboot drivers on your Windows PC.
Step 5. Boot your Moto X Force into bootloader mode. For this:
- Power off the device. Then wait for 4-5 seconds after screen goes off.
- Press and hold Volume down + Power button together (for about 2-3 seconds) to enter bootloader mode. You will see FASTBOOT written at top.
Step 6. Now, open command window in the root6 folder, in which you have the modified boot and TWRP files. For this:
- Open that root6 folder and then left click on empty white space in the folder.
- Now, while holding shift key, right click on empty white space to get a pop-up as shown below.
- Now choose Open command window here option from that.
You will see a command window open up, with location directed to root6 folder.
Step 7. Test whether fastboot is working alright. In the command window by running the following command.
→ Upon this, you should get a serial no. with fastboot written after it. If you don’t get fastboot written on cmd window, then it means you need to reinstall adb and fastboot drivers, or change restart PC, or use original USB cable.
Step 8. As said in the starting of this guide, make sure that you have unlocked bootloader of your device. If not, then the fastboot command given below won’t work. Use this Motorola page for help.You can still do this, no problem.
→ Because unlocking the bootloader will delete everything on device, you will need to transfer the SuperSU file again (step 4) and then boot into bootloader mode again.
Step 9. Boot into TWRP recovery now. Use the following command for that.
fastboot boot twrp.img
(You have to use the recovery image’s filename in the above command, which in our case is twrp.img, from step 2. In case you want to install TWRP recovery permanently, then use the command fastboot flash recovery twrp.img and then run the above command too to boot into recovery mode directly.)
Step 10. Now’s the time to root Marshmallow update on your Moto X Force. Install SuperSU now.
In TWRP, tap on Install, and then select the SuperSU file. Next, do the swipe action at bottom of the screen to flash the SuperSU file.
Step 11. When done, tap on Reboot System button to restart the device.
That’s it. Moto X force of yours on Marshmallow update is now rooted., all thanks to Chainfire’s SuperSU root tool.
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