Moto G3 Turbo : Unlock & Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-0 – Easy Tutorial

Today, in this article I will guide you to unlock Moto G3 Turbo and install latest TWRP recovery (3.2.3-0) on it. Unlocking your smartphone/tablet is the first step to extract the complete juice of your device hardware. Once Moto G3 Turbo is unlocked, you can then easily install custom recovery such as TWRP recovery, can root it using Magisk or SuperSu. Once rooted you can perform various system related task which otherwise isn’t possible.

Related: How to Root Moto G3 Turbo with Magisk – Detail Guide

How To Unlock and Install TWRP Recovery On Moto G3 Turbo

WARNINGUnlocking the bootloader will erase all data on your device! Before proceeding, ensure the data you would like to retain is backed up to your PC and/or your Google account, or equivalent. We (TrueAndroid Team) are not responsible if anything happen to your device while following this tutorial.

TWRP Recovery Installation Guide

Advantage of TWRP Recovery

  1. A touch based interface.
  2. Can flash custom ROMs, Mods and kernels.
  3. Can wipe Dalvic /ART Cache.
  4. Allow you to access and use phone memory when you are in recovery.
  5. You can install Xposed Modules.
  6. You can root your device using root zip file (magisk, supersu etc.)
  7. Flashing a custom kernel may help you to overclock or underclock your SoC.
  8. Can factory reset your device.
  9. You can remove all bloatware by flashing proper bloatware removal zip.
  10. You can take a full system backup (Nandroid) and later restore it.

Requirements:

  1. Make sure your computer has working adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
  2. Enable USB Debugging on your device. [Tutorial]
  3. Proper USB driver is installed. [Download]

How To Unlock Moto G3 Turbo

  1. Enable OEM unlock in the Developer options under device Settings, if present.
  2. Once done, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Now on your computer open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type: adb reboot bootloader . You can also boot your Moto G3 Turbo to fastboot mode by pressing Volume Down + Power when the device power is off. On the next screen use Volume Down to scroll to fastboot and then press Volume Up to select.
  4. To confirm the device is connected in fastboot mode or not, type: fastboot devices.
  5. Once confirmed, type the following command to know the bootloader status: fastboot oem device-info.
  6. If it confirm your bootloader isn’t unlocked then follow the instructions at Motorola Bootloader Unlock Support to unlock your bootloader.
  7. Since the device resets completely, you will need to re-enable USB debugging for the next recovery installation process.

Once unlocking process is completed, you can then follow below steps to install TWRP Recovery.

How To Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-0 on Moto G3 Turbo

  1. Download TWRP.
  2. Once done, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Now on your computer open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type: adb reboot bootloader . You can also boot your Moto G3 Turbo to fastboot mode by pressing Volume Down + Power when the device power is off. On the next screen use Volume Down to scroll to fastboot and then press Volume Up to select.
  4. To confirm the device is connected in fastboot mode or not, type: fastboot devices.
  5. Once confirmed, type the following command to flash TWRP Recovery: fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x-x-merlin.img. [NoteReplace TWRP file name with your downloaded file name]
  6. The device should automatically reboot, if not then reboot it manually.

Tip: To boot into recovery first turn off your Moto G3 Turbo and then press and hold Volume Down and Power button together. On the next screen use Volume Down to scroll to recovery and then press Volume Up to select.

That’s it! You now have an unlocked Moto G3 Turbo with latest supported TWRP Recovery installed.

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