Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow

Recently Moto g got the Marshmallow update and I was getting multiple requests on how to root the phone on Android 6.0 marshmallow. So today I will tell you the complete procedure of Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow. This will also include Unlocking Bootloader on moto G3 Marshmallow.

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This method will also work for phones which are not updated to Marshmallow, just a file change which is mentioned below 🙂

Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow

So first you need to unlock your bootloader, Now the process may sound like rocket science but it actually isn’t and the pain is just for once and you will never have to do it again.

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Please Note, I or Technokick does not take any responsibility of you Android device. Even though this method is tested and it works, still it may not work for everyone.


  1. Backup all your data.
  2. Switch off the Moto G 3rd Gen.
  3. Now Hold the power button and the volume down button at the same time for a few seconds till you see a black screen like in the image below.

    Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow
  4. Now plug your Moto G3 to your PC
  5. Open Mfastboot Folder. Now in the window hold the shift key and right-click. Now navigate to Open Command Window Right here. Click it.

    Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow window
  6. Now in the command prompt window, paste the code you see below and press enter.
    fastboot oem get_unlock_data
  7. You will see a bunch of text in the next line, right click and copy it.
    Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow cmd
  8. Now go to the Motorola Site. Create an ID or login.
  9. Paste the text you copied at first place and click Can this phone be Unlocked
    Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow Moto
  10. Now click on Request Unlock code, In just a few minutes you should get a mail with a similar code like before. Copy it.
  11. Now go back to the command prompt window.
  12. Write the text given below
    fastboot OEM unlock
  13. Now press Space and paste the code you copied from the mail you got. Press Enter
    Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow
  14. Voila! You have just unlocked the bootloader of your device! Scroll down to know how you can root your device.

Root Moto G3



  1. Copy SuperSU zip to your Internal memory on Moto G3.
  2. Switch off your phone and boot into your bootloader mode by simply pressing the power and volume-down button at the same time.(Same way you did for unlocking the bootloader)
  3. Connect the phone with your PC.
  4. Rename the TWRP file you downloaded to “recovery.img”
  5. Now you will find  folder, named “mFastBoot“, copy the TWRP file that is recovery.img there.
  6. Now navigate to mFastboot folder on your PC which you downloaded earlier.
  7. Right click while holding shift key and click on “Open Command window here”.
  8. Paste this code in the command prompt and press enter.
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  9. Now you can remove the phone from PC.
  10. Now select recovery in the bootloader.
  11. Select ” Install from SD card”
  12. Now browse the superSu zip you added in the internal memory(Step 1)
  13. Select Yes to install it.
  14. Now let it install. Once installed, Quit the bootloader by pressing Restart.
  15. Congrats, You have successfully Rooted you Moto G3 on Marshmallow!

Source – Motorola Forum

27 thoughts on “Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow”

  1. This does not work on 6.0 Marshmallow. I am frozen at the bootloader warning. Realize I should have done a TWRP backup BEFORE flashing supersu. Dummy. Now I’ll have to reflash stock firmware alltogether. What a stupid pain. If you’re gonna try this do a TWRP backup first before flashing suspersu. Don’t be the dummy me.

    • Hi Nishant, can you pls answer query of Sandip, I am also facing the same problem. Mobile does not proceed after booting to “Warning bootloader Unlocked” phase and stucks there. Unlocking the Bootloader was performed and mobile was booted properly. However, after rooting, it is giving issues.

        • Hi Nishant. I have same problem like Shirish. Answer to your question is no. Mobile does not proceed after booting, after instaling supersu. The only thing I can do is Turn off the phone and quickly turn fastboot mode. Then go to recovery and backup system. True install few difrent supersu file and it’s always the same. Thanks in advance fire any advice. Greetings.

  2. 5.Now you will find folder, named “mFastBoot“, copy the TWRP file that is recovery.img there.

    I didn’t understand the meaning of the above point.Is it referring to Internal memory of phone or the mFastboot folder which downloaded from the site.

  3. my phone screen continuously on after pressing power and volume down button and shows warning bootloader unlocked screen not going to turn off continuously on please help me nothing going to happen any thing and mobile going to hot because of screen on

    • Go to about phone, go to the bottom and tap build number 7-8 times, then go to developer settings and turn on Allow OEM unlock, it’s at the top, then try again.


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