Motorola Moto G 2014 edition is an upgraded version of Moto G released by Motorola in the previous year. There are plenty of minor software improvements, and there are few hardware changes as well. All in all, the new edition of Moto G is better than the previous version.
If you have got this device and would like to root it for installing new custom ROM firmware or for installing Android apps which only supports rooted devices, then you are in the right place. Here I have given a full working tutorial to root Moto G 2014 Edition Android phone.
WARNING: If something happens to your Motorola Smartphone due to following the rooting tutorial here, don’t held us responsible. Also, rooting your device will VOID its warranty. So think well before proceeding with the tutorial given here.
Prerequisites To Root Moto G 2014 Edition Android Phone:
1) The rooting process given here is a data-loss process. So take a full backup of your personal data in the smartphone using appropriate apps or manually.
2) Uninstall any antivirus applications installed on your Moto G. Also deactivate the antivirus in your computer. The reason for doing this is, the Antivirus apps sometimes cause troubles while the rooting process is going on.
3) Ensure that your Motorola smartphone has a good battery backup. Usually, 50% battery level is more than enough to carry out the rooting process.
4) Download Motorola USB drivers for your smartphone and install it on the computer. Also, make sure that you have enabled USB Debugging in your device by following this path: Settings -> Developer Option -> USB Debugging (tick the box to enable it). Also, ensure that you have ADB installed on your computer.
Once you are done with these prerequisites, you can move on to the main rooting tutorial given below.
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Tutorial To Root Moto G 2014 Edition Smartphone:
1) To get started, you have to unlock the boot loader of your Moto G. You can do this by following the instructions given here by the Motorola team.
2) Next, Download Super SU to the computer. Now connect your smartphone to the computer using the “USB Debugging” mode and transfer the Super SU app to the device memory. Once done, disconnect the smartphone from the computer.
3) Now switch off Moto G and press the Volume Down and Power button simultaneously for few seconds, so that it can enter into the boot loader mode.
4) Next, once again connect your smartphone to the computer using the Original USB data cable. Once connected, visit ADB -> Fastboot folder and open command prompt from there. Now enter the following command:
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5) Once done, flash the Super SU app into your smartphone using the recovery mode. Upon successful flashing, restart your device.
That’s it. If you successfully finished the flashing of Super SU app, upon restart you will see the Language preference option. You can also verify the rooting process using the “Root Checker” app.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know via comments. I will get back to you with a solution within 24-48 hours.