Do you want to know how you can easily root your Motorola Moto G? If so, then you will have to use a dedicated step by step guide that can take you through the root procedure and which can be applied on your device. In order to help you out, I have described the method from below, which will not only show you how to root your Moto G, but it will reveal a general root operation that can be safely applied on the Moto G that runs on any Android OS version.
Therefore this tutorial is compatible with Moto G that has been updated with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS, or with other older variants of the Android firmware, like Jelly Bean platform. Also, this guide will be suitable with the upcoming Android OTA updates, so you can safely bookmark the same as who knows when you will need a general root procedure like the present one. The best thing related to this guide is that it actually works without problems or issues, as the root method presented below has been already tested by numerous Moto G users.
If you are a newbie and if this is the first time when you want to apply a root operation, first you will have to read some general aspects related to this method. Basically, the root access must be ensured when you want to receive more from your Android device. And when saying more, we are referring to improved performances as gaining root access is quite similar with unlocking the system of your Motorola Moto G.
In a few words, gaining root represents an unofficial procedure that has nothing to do with Google and in our case with Motorola. The root operation is being used for removing the factory and default programs that are being installed on the Android OS. After gaining root access the internal system of your Moto G will be unchained so you will be able to install complex apps (that requires root access in order to run properly), remove in built programs and bloatware, install a custom recovery image, flash a custom kernel, update with a custom ROM firmware (like CM11, AOKP and so on) or overclock your Android device.
As you can see, rooting your Moto G is the first step to apply when thinking in tweaking your smartphone. All the operations mentioned above can be then used for improving the performances of your phone, for bumping the speeds, for adding extra features and capabilities, for upgrading the battery life and so on. Basically, your device will become your new playground as you will be able to optimize, customize and personalize it by your own taste.
Of course, gaining root access is not recommended for everyone, as only the advanced Android users are really enjoying the benefits of root. Furthermore, since the operation is unofficial, by completing the same you will void the warranty of your Moto G. The binary flash counter of your phone will be increased, so if anything bad happens, or if you somehow manage to mess things up and end up in bricking your handset, you will be by yourselves.
Don’t worry though as the warranty can then be restored. But, if you choose to do so the root access will be revoked – achieve that by downgrading your Moto G to stock Android OS or by applying an OTA release (only manually because on rooted systems the official Android updates can be only manually flashed).
If you want to safely complete this guide, first you will have to apply the pre requisites from below for preparing your device and for ensuring that you know everything related to this operation. So, don’t go any further without reading the guidelines from below and also don’t root your Moto G without consulting the steps from the proper root procedure – you can end up in bricking your Android device.
- Unlock the bootloader of your Moto G. If you want to apply this general root procedure that works on any Android firmware, first you will have to unlock the bootloader of your device. The bootloader represents a small program that loads some in built programs and the OS from the ROM memory into the RAM memory; without unlocking this program you will not be able to root or apply any other custom operation on your Moto G.
- Backup the data which is saved on the internal storage memory of your device. Unfortunately by completing this guide your data might get corrupted or wiped out. Because of that, the best will be to use backup and restore apps from Google Play for saving your contacts list, call logs, market apps, internet settings and so on.
- After taking care of your personal data, info and accounts you should ensure that a computer can be used; on the same time your smartphone and its USB cable must be near you.
- On your phone, the USB debugging option must be checked as a connection between your handset and your computer will have to be established. Therefore go to “menu – settings – developer options” and enable the mentioned option.
- On your computer there shouldn’t be any security tools installed as these programs might interfere with the root operation. So, before going any further disable the antivirus and antimalware protection.
- Also, your Moto G must be charged, or there should be at least 50% power left. Else your device might get turned off in the middle of the root procedure and if that happens your phone might also get bricked. That’s why it is recommended to charge your device first.
- This procedure is compatible only with the Motorola Moto G. Of course, as I have already stated, you can use the root procedure on any Android firmware that runs on your Moto G.
- The first thing you have to do is to go to this page.
- That is our source page; so from there just download the latest version of Superboot app.
- Place the downloaded file on your computer, preferable on desktop.
- Unzip the file on desktop.
- On your computer open a command prompt window (start – run – cmd).
- On the cmd window navigate on the folder you have just unzipped (using cd commands).
- Turn off your Moto G.
- Wait a few seconds and then reboot in bootloader mode.
- For bootloader mode press and hold volume down and power buttons at the same time for a few seconds.
- Then connect your smartphone with your computer by using the USB cable.
- On the cmd window type the following command: “superboot-windows.bat”.
- Wait while your Moto G is being rooted.
- In the end, unplug the USB cord and reboot your phone.
- Go to Google Play and download the Root Checker app.
Perfect; you have just rooted your Motorola Moto G using this general root method (suitable with the Moto G on any Android firmware). So now you can look forward in installing a custom recovery image and updating with a custom ROM software as the internal system of your phone has been successfully unchained. So, stay close for more step by step guides and use the comments field from below for sharing your experience with us and with other users too.