Moto X Style
Use systemless root image to root your Moto X Style running Android Marshmallow Motorola

A root method is now available for the Moto X Style (XT1572) which recently received Android Marshmallow. XDA forum member ivcarlos has released a root image using the experimental systemless SuperSU version 2.56 by Chainfire.

All you need is an unlocked bootloader for this root image to work. If it is not unlocked, ensure that you have copied all the important data of your phone, as this process might wipe out everything. Apart from these install the following files.

Check out the following steps to root the phone. Note that you will lose the warranty of the phone once it is rooted. Proceed only if you have fair knowledge about rooting. Neither IBTimes UK nor the developer will be held liable for any damage to your phone.

How to root Moto X Style on Android Marshmallow

Step 1: Extract files in a folder on the desktop

Step 2: Extract Superuser.apk from

Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your phone

Step 4: Connect your phone to the computer via USB cable

Step 5: Open a command prompt in a new folder

Step 6: Type in the following command

  • adb push su.img /data/local/tmp

Step 7: Now type

  • adb install Superuser.apk

Step 8: Once SuperSU is installed, reboot your device into fastboot mode by typing the below command

  • adb reboot bootloader

Step 9: Execute the following command to install boot.img

  • fastboot flash boot boot.img

Step 10: Type the below command to reboot the phone

  • fastboot reboot

Upon completion of the above steps you should be able to gain root access on your Moto X Style. If you need to apply stock OTA update, just reflash a stock boot. To know more about the root image head over to XDA development thread.