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How to Root Moto G Smartphone – Android Rooting Guide

Last Updated On: April 19, 2015
Motorola Moto G is awesome android smartphone is the revolutionary smartphones for lower-end smartphone market. It comes with 4.5-inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor humming at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 305 GPU. We are now having official guide to Root Moto G Smartphone and here is the rooting guide for the same.Very soon we would be checking out & discuss on what are the custom ROM firmware available for Moto G & if Kitkat 4.4.2 can be experienced on Moto G.
Before your Root your Motorola Moto G Smartphone, you are requested to check advantage & disadvantage of rooting smartphones. This would clear your all doubt for rooting or not. Once you determined to root, it would wipe all data from your device. So it is advised to take backup of everything before you root.
Before you Root your Moto G Smartphone :
-Take backup of SMS, contacts & call logs using GCloud Backup
-Contacts can be directly synced with Google accounts
-Images, Songs, Video & Media Files : Copy or move to SD card
Before you root, make sure you have enabled USB Debugging from  “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” in your Moto G Android Phone. (Check Here how to Enable USB Debugging)Another checkpoint is, make sure your device’s battery is above 50% to avoid phone getting turned off while you are updating it. Now Your Motorola G smartphone is ready for root.
You would need :
  1. USB cable for Moto G Smartphone to connect with PC.
  2. Superboot r2 – DOWNLOAD

Guide to Easy Root Moto G Smartphone

  • Go to Official Motorola’s website and unlock the bootloader of Motorola Smartphone Moto G. Once downloaded, go to MoDaCo’s forum for downloading the latest version of Superboot for your Moto G. ( Mentioned on Step 2 of you would need)
  • Once downloaded Superboot, extract zip file on your computer. Start command and navigate to the extracted folder location.
  • Now turn Off your Moto G smartphone so that it can be entered in the boot loader mode. Once turned off,  press Volume down + Power button, simultaneously.
  • Connect your Moto G Android Smartphone with original USB cable & go to run.

Enter the commands according to your OS. E.g If you are on windows,MAC or Linux, try respective commands from below.

  • WINDOWS – double click ‘superboot-windows.bat’ –
  • MAC – Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x superboot-mac.sh’ followed by ‘./superboot-mac.sh’ –
  • LINUX – Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x superboot-linux.sh’ followed by ‘./superboot-linux.sh’

Once done, reboot your device. Open menu and from app, you would see superuser app installed on your device.

Root your Moto G using Superboot

You can check your device has been rooted successfully or not using Root checker android app. You can comment below your device name if you want to learn how to root your device. We would come up with rooting guide for your smartphone also. Subscribe for the updates so that you can easily get updates whenever any new rooting guides available specifically for your smartphone.

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