How to Root Moto G 2nd Gen 2014 & Install Custom Recovery
Moto G 2nd Gen 2014 is new and updated version of Moto G android smartphone. The phone has some outstanding feature and packed with some awesome specs. It Comes with 5.0-inch (720 x 1280) HD display, 1GB RAM, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core processor, microSD slot, 8MP primary and 2MP secondary camera and 2070 mAh battery. The phone is available in the market and most of the android users already bought the device and enjoying the features of the phone. If you recently bought the phone and want to root your device to install custom roms and other mods. Rooting has lots of benefits, you can read some of the benefits here.
In this guide we’ll show you how you can unlock the bootloader, install custom recovery and root the Moto G 2014 phone. Read all the instruction very carefully and follow all the steps one by one.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Moto G 2nd Gen 2014 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL MOTO DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO ROOT MOTO G 2014 & INSTALL RECOVERY
Step 1. Download ADB+Fastboot drivers here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 4. Download SuperSU Updater zip from here and copy it into INTERNAL SDCARD
Step 5. Connect your phone to PC and Reboot to bootloader by pressing VolumeDown + Power button for about 6-7 seconds.
Step 6. Go to the Fastboot folder in step 1, Do Shift + RightClick in empty space in the folder without selecting anything, Select Open a command window here.
Step 7. Now you will see the command prompt window on your screen. In the command prompt window, you need to enter the below mentioned command;
fastboot flash recovery TWRP18.104.22.168-titan-motog-2014.img
Step 8. Press Volume Down to select recovery on fastboot menu, then press Volume Up to confirm your choice to boot into recovery
Step 9. Select Install, scroll down and find the SuperSU Zip downloaded in step 4.
Step 11. Swipe to confirm, wait untill the flash is complete and then select reboot. First reboot will take some time, so no need to worry.
Now check your MOTO G app drawer, There should be SuperSU installed. Congratulations you are rooted!