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Rooting is usually a lengthy process, if you do not have to patience and or time to do this turn back now. Read everything. Inspired by @Hector Barbossa suh dude Thanks to @AG_Developer for the ALL Samsung info. Thanks to @baldwin for the open source root manager. Guide will be constantly updated over the next week forever as I add screenshots and add more info. Be warned, this is a general guide, for an exact guide for your model of phone look here. Samsung users: All Samsung users must read these posts before continuing! All italics are me (Clone) Odin link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1372414 Step 1: Look on Google to see if your specific phone has a locked bootloader (most phones these days do). MOST NOUGAT PHONES HAVE THE OEM UNLOCKING FEATURE IN DEVELOPER OPTIONS! IF THIS IS FOUND ENABLE IT, ENTER YOUR PASSWORD, AND CONTINUE ON TO STEP 2! Look for results saying "Unlock bootloader". Do some research, see if your bootloader is indeed locked, if so how to unlock it, and if there a official unlock (Such as my phone in the picture) . If it is locked, unlock it (THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK YOUR PHONE. BY UNLOCKING YOUR BOOTLOADER AND ROOTING YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGES) UNLOCKING THE BOOTLOADER WILL WIPE YOUR PHONE!!! MAKE A BACKUP OFF ALL DATA THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP! If you would like to backup data skip Step 1 for now. Do steps 2 and 6 before attempting to backup up your data. After backing up start at step 1 and follow the guide from there skipping things you have already done. Go to step 6a for instructions. If you have a developer version of any Motorola phone this will NOT void the warranty. If it's already unlocked continue to step 2 Step 2: Download and install Android SDK. Go here and download command line only. Run SDK manager and untick Android 7.0 and tick platform tools. Press Install 4 packages (Should be 4). Step 3: More research. Look up TWRP and CWM. Look the features and device compatibility list of each and see which one is best for your device. Personally, I would recommend TWRP. Step 4: Download a TWRP or CWM image compatible with your device and download the most recent version of SuperUser (Use most recent version). Step 5: This is where the guide gets fuzzy. If you are using CWM it's gonna be different but I will try explain both to the best of my ability. Move your (TWRP or CWM) .img file into the "platform-tools" folder *Located wherever you installed Android SDK*. Rename it to "recovery.img" for convenience. Also move the SuperUser zip to your phone's SD card (IMPORTANT). Step 6: Open up the aforementioned "platform-tools" folder. In this folder hold shift and right click in a blank space. You should see "Open command window here," click it. Enable USB debugging on your phone (Look to Google for this. If you can't do this, please don't attempt to root your phone this way.) In the command window type "adb start-server" Don't worry if it doesn't output anything, it shouldn't. Plug in your phone and accept the RSA key request. Next type "adb devices" You should see one device. If not go over Step 6 again. Step 6a: Backing up data Please complete steps 2 and 6 before attempting to backup your phone. In that command window type "adb backup -apk -shared -all" This will backup ALL data on your phone. (The picture is a close representation of what you will see, but it is not exactly what you will see) Confirm the request and set a password (optional and not recommended if using a personal computer) This will create a "backup.ab" in the platform-tools folder. DO NOT DELETE THIS. To restore simply type "adb restore C:\location of backup\backup(blah).ab" Enter password (if set) and press "Restore my data" Restoration is to be done after unlocking the bootloader (duhh...) Step 7: Time to flash to bootloader. Type "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" Picture is not exactly what you will see, but it is a close representation. If it all goes well it should say "Finished" if it doesn't then you have a problem. Now type "adb reboot bootloader" Step 8: Once rebooted into your custom recovery goto Flash or Install. Click on the Superuser zip and install. Reboot into your phone and go to the SuperUser app. Install the binaries. I would also recommend installing BusyBox. Any questions or problems ask me down below. Good luck!