Motorola Moto X Play is a good looking and quality Android smartphone, which comes with 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display, powered by a 1.7 MHz octa-core processor along with 2 GB RAM and the device, runs on Android V5.1.1 (Lollipop) operating system. If you are using this smartphone and looking for a way to root it, then you are on the right page as I have given a tutorial to root Motorola Moto X Play Android Smartphone here.
By following the rooting tutorial given here, you can able to root Motorola Moto X Play smartphone without using a computer. Once the device is rooted, you can be able to remove unwanted pre-installed applications, install custom recoveries (TWRP or CWM), install custom-built Android apps, etc.
WARNING: Rooting your Motorola smartphone will null its warranty, and you won’t be able to claim it until you unroot your device. So, think well about this before getting started with the rooting procedure.
Step 1: The rooting procedure given here is not a data-loss process, but it is safe to take a complete backup of your personal data in your smartphone. So, take it using appropriate apps.
Step 2: Make sure that your smartphone has at least 50-60% of battery backup in it as the rooting process is a time-consuming one.
Step 3: Now enable USB debugging mode in your smartphone by following this path: Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging. If you can’t see the Developer Options in your Settings, then enable it by following this path: Settings -> About Phone -> Build Number (tap on it for seven times to enable Developer Options).
After finishing all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root Motorola Moto X Play:
Step 1: To get started, download Kingroot app to your Motorola Moto X Play device. Once downloaded, tap on kingroot.apk to install the app in your smartphone.
Step 2: After installing kingroot, launch it in your device. Since your device is not rooted, you will get the following message: Root Access Is Unavailable.
Step 3: Now, click on “Start Root” blue button to begin the rooting process. During the rooting process, you will get the following message: Rooting. Plz, don’t worry if your device reboot.
Step 4: Once the rooting process is finished, you will get the following message: Root Successfully.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Motorola Moto X Play without a computer. For confirmation, open up your Apps menu and look for the KingUser app. If you can find it there, your device is successfully rooted.
Alternatively, you can confirm the root privileges of your smartphone by using the Root Checker app.
If you would like to replace the KingUser app (installed by Kingroot) with SuperSU, follow our guide to replace KingUser with SuperSU. Also, if you would like to unroot Motorola Moto X Play smartphone, you can follow our guide to remove kinguser and unroot Android device.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than Moto X Play and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
If you encounter any issues while following this rooting procedure, do let me know via comments.