Rooting the Motorola DROID Turbo smartphone is like using Sudo commands on a Linux computer or running with administrator rights on a Windows or Mac operating system. Some differences make it riskier to be running with those same so-called Sudo or administrator permissions. The main difference is you can expect security to take quite a deep dive if you don’t know what you are doing with the SuperSU application.
Once you know how to use SuperSU and learn what the application does for your Motorola DROID Turbo smartphone, you can use your device securely again. The SuperSU is the app that is going to grant the rooting permissions to the apps that require root access to run. The way it works is very simple: head to the Google Play Store and download your root app; SuperSU will ask if you want to grant it root access, and you’re done. The root application will now open and work just like any other app usually would.
The main security problem is when SuperSU randomly gives you a message on your display asking if you want to grant root access to something you can’t even see. Or if SuperSU brings up a message and says (insert name here) wants to get access to your messaging application, would you like to grant them permission? For all those times you have to make sure you click the No button or else you could have just let a hacker read your messages. There is no way we can get SuperSU to know automatically what is a trusted source and what isn’t, so it relies on you saying no to everything you haven’t downloaded. It’s very easy to do, and once you master it, you can rest easy knowing that SuperSU will never let through any hacker or potential threat without it requiring you to click a button to let it in first. It’s no different to random people walking up to your front door and asking if they can walk inside your home. You wouldn’t say yes to that would you? Of course not. But we are brought up in a world where that’s the obvious thing to do. Less experienced Android users might forget to think “wait a minute what am I allowing to walk inside my operating system here that appears to be an invisible ghost?”
Files You Need
- Download the SuperSU you need for the DROID Turbo smartphone from here.
- You must unlock the Motorola DROID Turbo’s bootloader before you can use this guide to root the device.
- You must install a custom recovery on the Motorola DROID Turbo before you can root the device using this guide.
- Understand that by customizing your Motorola DROID Turbo smartphone — whether it be unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery, or rooting the smartphone — will void the Motorola warranty. You can sometimes find phone carrier networks to cover your device willingly under warranty. Inquire with yours before starting if the warranty is important to you.
Rooting the Motorola DROID Turbo running Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Download he updated SuperSU file you need from the files section above and have it on the desktop of a computer.
- Connect the Motorola DROID Turbo to the computer with the USB cable.
- Copy the SuperSU zip file over to the internal storage SD card (making sure it’s still zipped) and then unplug your smartphone from the computer.
- Press the Power button, followed by the option to switch off your smartphone.
- Reboot the DROID Turbo by holding the hardware button combination for the stock recovery mode and your custom recovery should boot up on the display.
- Choose the ‘Install’ option from the menu and browse the SD card for the SuperSU file.
- Agree to install your SuperSU zip file and then select the option to reboot the system once it’s done.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Motorola DROID Turbo smartphone using an updated version of the SuperSU application by Chainfire that should effectively allow root access to your apps and ROMs.