Moto G9 Plus is yet another mid-ranger from Lenovo owned Motorola. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, the device has been launched in Brazil in September for BRL 2,249.10(approx. $420).
As for other specifications, the Moto G9 Plus runs on Android 10 software and features a 6.8-inch FHD+ Max Vision display. The device is expected to be launched in other regions such as India soon. Well, we’ll take a look into how can we root this brand new device.
Root Moto G9 Plus Using Magisk
Since the Moto G9 Plus is new to this world, not so many people have got their hands with it, let alone the developers. So, the arrival of the custom ROMs and recoveries will take time. Despite, thanks to the relatively future-proofed and powerful Magisk, we could get access to at least root.
- Moto G9 Plus Official Firmware Image: Download
- Magisk Manager: Download
- Minimal ADB and Fastboot: Download
Once you stock all those files, it’s time to get started.
Disclaimer: Rooting voids warranty and can invite serious problems if handled carelessly. Proceed further if and only if you understand the risk associated with rooting and deem yourself responsible for whatever you do with your device.
- First and foremost, enable OEM Unlock and USB Debugging from the Developer Options. Unlocking bootloader erases data, so take a backup if important.
- Go to Motorola unlock request site, sign in, and get the unlock key/code.
- Once you get hold of the key, boot your device to fastboot mode and connect the device to PC.
- Open a command prompt window and input the below command: (Replace the UNIQUE_KEY with the unlock code you received.
fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE_KEY
- Hit enter.
- Wait for the command to execute. Upon completion, your device should be unlocked.
- Then download your stock Android image and save it on your device’s root folder. Note: You can download your stock image from the link given above or from anywhere where you find it easy and genuine.
- So, open the image you downloaded, extract the boot.img file and put it on the phone’s internal memory, then download Magisk Manager.
- Now, select ‘Install‘ (the one that says Magisk, not the manager ), go to ‘Select and Patch a file‘.
- Navigate and select your boot.img, then wait for the Magisk to patch the image.
- Once completed, you’ll see a file in the Download folder on the phone called ‘magisk_patched.img‘ copy this file and transfer to your PC.
- Reboot your device to fastboot mode. (For fastboot mode press and hold Vol- and Power Button when your device is in off state).
- Then on the command prompt on your PC, run this command:
fastboot boot magisk_patched.img
- It’s better to save the magisk_patched in the same folder you’re running fastboot before running the above command.
- After that, your device will normally boot, install Magisk Manager and check if it “says” installed and displays the version.
- If so and your device runs fine, reboot again to fastboot then run on the terminal window:
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
This will make sure the root persists even after reboots.
Safetynet will likely fail! In order to fix that, open Magisk Manager, then go to its Settings, then tap to enable “MagiskHide” and then tap “Hide Magisk Manager” type a new name for the Manager and that should be enough. The Safetynet should be intact.