Moto G is one of the cheapest and powerful android device from the Motorola. The phone has a 4.5-inch 720p display and running on Android 4.3. Powered with good specs like 5 megapixel camera, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB RAM. The Moto G will be available later this month for most UK retailers and networks. And most of the users already bought this device and looking for the method to get the roots access on the phone. Rooting has lots of benefits which you can read here. Some of them are, you can enjoy Custom ROMS, Install Mods, Install Tweaks, install Rooted application etc. Thanks to PaulOBrien, Who comes with the boot.img named Superboot, which you can use on your device and root your phone very easily.
All you have to flash this img file on the Phone and it will Install SU binaries and APK, after the first boot you will see the root access on your phone. Once you applied this method on your MOTO G, you will lose the warranty of your device and to follow this method first you have to unlock the bootloader.
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 or rooting 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 are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your Moto G battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest Moto G drivers on your PC and install it to start the update 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 Moto G . All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
Instructions to Root Moot G
Step 1. Install the Android SDK on your Windows PC, Read the guide here
Step 2. Now Unlock the Bootloader of Moto G Phone, You will do this easily via the Motorola website. Unlocking the bootloader will wipe your data.
Step 3. Download Superboot (r2-motog-superboot.zip): Click Here. And Extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 4. Now turn off you phone and boot it in bootloader mode – Turn off the phone then turn on with the ‘volume down’ button pressed to enter the bootloader.
Step 5. Connect your device to the PC via USB cable.
Windows user, run superboot-windows.bat as Administrator.
Mac User :- Open the Terminal Window sand run this command :-
chmod +x superboot-mac.sh
Linux users, Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type the following commands:
chmod +x superboot-linux.sh
After this reboot your phone and it shall be rooted. Enjoy !!!!!!