How To Root Motorola One Action & Install TWRP Recovery

Motorola One Action is an Android Phone with a punch-hole display that looks similar to Motorola One Vision. The main feature of the Moto One Action is that it features the first ultra-wide action camera among all Motorola devices. You can extend the features of your phone by removing its limitations. Here you will know How to Root Motorola One Action with TWRP Recovery download link.

By default, the users are limited to the functionality of the phone. For example, you can not take a full backup of your phone, and you can not access system settings and much more. However, with these limited functions, your phone will be more secure but less features. So if you decide to Root your Moto One Action, there will always be some risks. On the other hand, Rooting also provides a lot of features that are not available in non-rooted phones. TWRP Recovery is another useful addition on your mobile, which comes with a lot of features that are not present in Stock Recovery. If you want to know more about the phone, then check out the details below.

Motorola One Action – Details

The device features a 6.3-inch full HD+ (1080 x 2520 pixels) IPS display. The screen has a punch hole design like Moto One Vision, Vivo Z1 Pro, Galaxy S10. Just like any other Motorola phone, it is also a Stock Android Phone, and by default, it comes with Android 9 Pie. Moto One Action powered with Samsung Exynos 9609 processor with integrated Mali G72 MP3 GPU. It is coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Coming to the camera section, it has a triple camera setup at the back. The rear setup includes 16-megapixel (Action camera) ultra-wide sensor, 12-megapixel primary sensor, and 5-megapixel depth sensor. It also supports slow-motion recording, which is a plus point. At the front, the phone has a 12-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. Other features include a 3500mAh battery with 10W charging support. The device is IPX2 rated for water protection.

This guide will help you to install TWRP Recovery and root Motorola One Action. To root you have to use TWRP Recovery but it’s not necessary to install TWRP Recovery. You will know about this later while performing the TWRP installation. Also, I will advise you to first read all the steps afterward proceed with practical.

How to Root Motorola One Action

Rooting is the modification on the system level so you must know that it has its advantages and disadvantages. You should be aware of all the risks related to Root before rooting your device. If you like modifications and usually root your phone, then this guide will be easy for you. Below you will find all the requirements which are must if you want to root your phone.


  • You will not receive official OTA update after rooting
  • You can even brick your device & we will not be responsible
  • Payment apps may not work such as Google Pay, PhonePe (Guide to make it work)


  • Make sure the Motorola One Action bootloader is unlocked (Guide)
  • Take a full backup of your phone
  • Magisk Zip and Magisk Manager APK (Download from here)
  • Install ADB & Fastboot driver on your PC (Follow this guide)

Download TWRP Recovery for Motorola One Action

Rooting Moto One Action requires TWRP Recovery, either temporarily boot into TWRP or permanently install it. All thanks to the ilia3367 & yuri-2016 for their hard work to port the TWRP Recovery for Moto One Vision and Tuandroidaldia for Moto One Action. Use the below link to download the TWRP Recovery.

Download the TWRP Recovery, and then you can proceed to its installation. Even though if you don’t want to install TWRP recovery, you have to follow the step and stop when you see the specific step used for installation. You will also need Magisk Zip if you want to root your Motorola One Action. Not just for rooting, TWRP is also useful for other tasks, like installing Custom ROMs, Custom Kernel, and more.

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How to Install TWRP Recovery on Motorola One Action

Step 1) Transfer Magisk Zip file to phone external storage (external SD card required) and TWRP file to your computer.

Step 2) You will also need the Stock Firmware for your device from here. The location also matters so download the right firmware.

Step 3) Now extract the TWRP zip file on the location C:\adb and Firmware on any location you want. You can use any extractor apps like Winzip, 7Zip. how to root motorola one action

Step 4) Go to C:\adb and copy KANE_flash_stock.bat & vbmeta.img and paste both the files inside the firmware folder (folder extracted from Firmware).

Step 5) If your firmware has 10 system.img_sparsechunk (generally, it is 9), then Right-click on KANE_flash_stock.bat and select edit. Add one line as mentioned in the following image. how to root motorola one action

Step 6) Go back to the location C:\adb and copy, MagiskManager-v7.3.4.apk,, to the External SD card.

Step 7) Now you need to boot your phone into Bootloader Mode and connect your phone to Computer.

Step 8) Run the KANE_flash_stock.bat (from the Firmware folder) and wait for the phone to Reboot into bootloader 2-3 times.

Step 9) Now go the C:\adb location and press Shift + Right click on an empty area and select ‘Open Command Window here’ or ‘Open PowerShell window here’. how to root motorola one action

Step 10) Now enter the below commands one by one

  • fastboot -w
  • fastboot boot TWRP-3.3.1_Motorola_One_Vision.img

Step 11) Now the phone will boot into TWRP Recovery, so here you need to check the box and swipe to allow modification. In the TWRP home window, click on Settings (third option on the right lane) and then go to the globe icon. Set the language of your preference and click the grey button to apply. how to root motorola one action

Step 12) Now if you want to install the TWRP Recovery then follow the below the next step. And if you do not wish to install, then skip to the Steps to Root section.

Step 13) In TWRP home, click on Install and locate the (This will be in your SD card). Swipe the slider to flash it. Don’t reboot your phone yet, follow the next section now.

Steps to Root Motorola One Action

Step 1) In TWRP home, click on Wipe > Format Data, enter yes to format all data. how to root motorola one action

Step 2) After format, go back to TWRP home and now go to Reboot > Recovery. If you have not installed the TWRP Recovery (Step 13) then you need to reboot to recovery using the command in step 10 of the last section. how to root motorola one action

Step 3) Now click on Install, then browse and flash it. Similarly, flash the Now reboot your phone to bootloader (Reboot > Bootloader). how to root motorola one action

Step 4) Open the command window at the same location (c:\adb) and enter the below command

  • fastboot flash vbmeta_a vbmeta_patch.img

Step 5) Now restart your device with the Power button (long press). It will take time, so wait for the complete Reboot. After reaching to the setup screen for the first time, it will reboot again.

Step 6) Again, it will reach to the setup screen, now set up your device.

Step 7) Install the Magisk Manager app that you copied on your external SD card. Skip this step if Magisk Manager is already installed.

Step 8) Done, your Motorola One Action is now rooted successfully.

Finally, you have the Motorola One Action with root access. If you choose to install TWRP Recovery, then you have both TWRP and Root access. Now you can easily take full backup directly from TWRP Recovery or Titanium App. Although bloatware are not in Stock ROM, you can remove any app that you don’t like.

So there you have it the complete guide on How to Root Motorola One Action. We have explained each step so that users with no rooting knowledge can root their phones. If you have any queries, then let us know in the comment section. We will provide the solution to your question.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

3 thoughts on “How To Root Motorola One Action & Install TWRP Recovery”

  1. Hey Ashutosh,

    I want to try this technique but want to know how to reverse it for future OTA updates.

    Is it possible to unroot? Could you write a follow up for unrooting and returning to stock?



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