Recently Google bought the Motorola, after that Motorola unveils the new Motorola Moto X on August 2013. Moto X is first smartphone which built and released under its new Google ownership. Unlike Other Google Nexus devices the new Moto X is running slightly modified Android 4.2.2, not same as the Stock android. The interface is little bit different from the Google Stock Android 4.2.2 OS. After the release of the Motorola Moto X smartphone in the US market, XDA developer released the rooting method for Rogers and At&T carriers Motorola Moto X. The root process is done by flashing the pre rooted kernel on New Motorola Moto X Android 4.2.2. The process is bit lengthy but not so difficult. To complete this process on Motorola Moto X, First you have to Unlock Bootloader of Motorola Moto X and after that will start the Root process on Motorola Moto X.
Today in this guide, we are showing how to Root Rogers or AT&T Motorola Moto X Android 4.2.2. As we mention above to start this process first you need to unlock the bootloader of your phone, that means you will lose the warranty of your device. This guide is only for the Rogers or AT&T Motorola Moto X device, don’t try this rooted method any of your other Motorola device, otherwise you will brick you device.
Pre-requisites and Requirements
a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.
b) Once the backup files is saved on your device or on your desktop, after that Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your Motorola Moto X battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest Motorola Moto X USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the root process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to Root Motorola Moto X Android 4.2.2. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and don’t ignore any of them.
How to Root Motorola Moto X Android 4.2.2
Step 1. Click here to Unlock bootloader of Motorola Moto X.
Step 2. Once the Motorola Moto X bootloader is unlocked, download the below mention Kernel Files on your desktop:-
Step 3. Download Fastboot+ADB(20926) files here and Extract fastboot folder from Fastboot+ADB zip file.
Step 4. Now from the Step 2 extracted folder rename the ghost-boot-new.img (Rogers) or ghost-boot-att.img (AT&T))to kernel.img.
Step 5. Move the Kernel.img filke on your Fastboot ADB folder that you download on the Step 3.
Step 6. Now boot your Motorola Moto X in fastboot mode, to do this Press and hold the Volume Down & Power Button , when the screen turn off then leave the power button only and keep hold the Volume Down button and wait for reboot or see this video for more information
Step 7. Once your Motorola Moto X is in fastboot mode, connect you smartphone with your CP via USB cable.
Step 8. Now open the Fastboot>Win32 folder from your desktop. From the Folder press and hold Shiuft key from your keyboard and right click on the folder and click on “Open command window here”.
Step 9. On the opened command prompt window type fastboot flash boot kernel.img to flash the prerooted kernel on your Motorola Moto X Android 4.2.2.
Step 10. Press & hold power button to turn off your Motorola Moto X.
That’s it, now your Motorola Moto X Android 4.2.2 is rooted and you will enjoy rooted application on your device.