Install TWRP recovery and Root Moto Z3 Play

It’s been a few months since Motorola released their 2018 mid ranger Moto Z3 Play, and now development forums at XDA have already kept a lot for this device. You must keep in mind that for tweaking your Android device you need to root and install custom recovery on it. Fortunately official TWRP recovery for Moto Z3 Play is now available and all you need to do is just swipe the Magisk zip to achieve root access on your device. If you own a Moto Z3 Play and want to root it, then you have landed at the right page.

In this guide we will show you, how to install TWRP recovery and root Moto Z3 Play. The process is super easy all you need to do is just keep following our step by step guide carefully to root Moto Z3 Play and install TWRP recovery on it.

Install TWRP recovery and Root Moto Z3 Play

Motorola device come with a locked bootloader, and with a locked bootloader you cannot install TWRP recovery or root your device. So first you need to unlock bootloader on your device officially, here is detailed guide to unlock bootloader on Moto Z3 Play.

After bootloader unlocking, now you are all set to proceed ahead for the rooting/TWRP installation process on your Moto Z3 Play. Just head to the pre-requisites section to get prepared for the next process.


Backup all your important data.

Download and install latest Motorola USB drivers on PC, here is the guide for that.

Set up adb and fastboot drivers on PC, follow our guide to install them in 15 seconds.

Enable OEM unlock option from Developer options. Here is the guide for that

Download Moto Z3 Play official TWRP recovery

Download TWRP recovery for Moto Z3 Play. twrp-3.2.3-0-beckham.img

Install TWRP recovery for Moto Z3 Play

Move the downloaded twrp-3.2.3-0-beckham.img to the adb folder. (C:\adb)

Now in the address bar of the same folder, remove the address with CMD.

Performing the above step will open a command window from the same folder.

Connect your phone to PC and type the following command to boot your phone into bootloader mode,

adb reboot booloader 

Your device will reboot into bootloader/fastboot mode.

Note: If it shows waiting for the device and doesn’t boots into bootloader mode, follow our guide to solve the issue. If it does skip this step.

Once in bootloader mode, copy this command in the command window and hit enter.

fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.3-0-beckham.img

Executing the above command will flash twrp recovery on your device.

Now type “fastboot reboot” in the command window to restart your device.

So far you have successfully managed to install the TWRP recovery on your device, now here is the last step remains to root Moto Z3 Play. Just head to the rooting section below to root your Moto Z3 Play.

Moto Z3 Play Root using Magisk

  • Download Magisk 17.2 zip.
  • Now connect your phone to PC and transfer the Magisk zip o the storage of your phone.
  • It’s now essential to boot your device into TWRP recovery mode and to do so, power off your device completely and then press volume down + Power button for 3 seconds until you see fastboot mode, now using the volume keys navigate until you recovery mode option, then press Power to choose that option.
  • Once in recovery mode, Tap on Install and choose the Magisk zip file you copied earlier and confirm on the next screen.
  • Wait for the process to complete and reboot your device when the process is completed.

That’s it! You have successfully installed TWRP recovery and rooted Moto Z3 Play. If you are facing any issue in the whole guide just let us know by typing your query in the comment below or personally drop us an email at

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