How to root Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE using TWRP recovery [Guide]October 19, 2012 0 Email article | Print article
Recently, we had shown you how to install TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) custom recovery on your Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE. The next best thing you might want to do to your device might be to get your device rooted. Obviously, installing TWRP recovery on your device has made it easier for you to get your device rooted. Just read on to extend the taste of your Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE.
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.
This guide will help you to root Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE using TWRP recovery. Proceed at your own risk.
Before We Begin
To start with the process of rooting your Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, make sure that you are ready with the following:
- Make sure that you have TWRP recovery installed on your device.
- Download CWM-SuperSU-v0.96.zip (or the latest version of SuperSU from its official XDA thread) to your computer. Do not extract this file. Place this file in the root directory of your phone’s internal storage.
How To Root Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE
To root your Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE using TWRP recovery, follow the steps below:
- Hold down the Power button to turn off the device.
- Turn on the device by holding down the Volume up and Power buttons together. When the device responds, release Power button.
- Once the display turns on, release Volume up button.
- After you have entered TWRP recovery, select ‘Install‘.
- Now, browse to the file CWM-SuperSU-v0.96.zip (or the latest version of SuperSU) that you had downloaded earlier.
- Wait till the installation finishes.
- After successful installation, you can reboot your device by choosing ‘Reboot System’.
- Done! Your phone is now rooted (if everything went fine)!
- Open up your Apps list and you will notice a new app ‘SuperSU’. You can access it anytime to manage root permissions for different apps.