Moto has decided to take its worldwide smartphone success to a new level by releasing the updated variants of its mid-range Moto G and the high-range Moto X devices. The couple is offering an updated hardware here and there with a better performance than its predecessors.
Offering both, a competing hardware with pure Android experience in an affordable price. The Moto G is now more powerful and efficient than ever with additions to both software and hardware. Whilst the G came with Jellybean 4.3 out-of-box, the Moto G 2014 comes with Kitkat 4.4. It brings a 5” HD Display, microSD card support, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and everything else is pretty much the same, except a much sleek and appealing design. We’re here today to help you to Root Moto G 2014 and Install TWRP Recovery on the same. The process is easy, matching that of a Google experience device.
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- Download the latest TWRP image file for your Moto G 2014 (codename: titan): Click here
- Download Chainfire’s SuperSU flashable package and copy the zip to the internal SD card: Click here
- Unlock Moto G 2014 bootloader using Motorola website
- Install Motorola USB drivers: Click here
- Setup ADB and Fastboot or simply download the Mini ADB and Fastboot tool: adb-and-fastboot.zip
- Backup your device completely including storage, SMS, contacts, calendar etc.
- Charge your Moto G to at least 60% battery life to avoid any sudden shutdowns during the process.
- Enable USB Debugging: Click here
Steps to Install TWRP
- Connect the Moto G to the PC using the stock USB cable.
- Open the folder location where the TWRP image file has been downloaded. Press SHIFT key and Right-Click on an empty space inside the folder.
- Click on Open command prompt here and a new CMD window will appear.
- Enter the command to reboot your device into fastboot/bootloader mode:
adb reboot bootloader
- Type in the following command to flash the TWRP recovery:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-188.8.131.52-titan.img
- It will take just a few seconds to complete and your TWRP Custom Recovery will then be ready for use.
Root Moto G 2014
The process of rooting is rather much more easy than before and shall be done using Chainfire’s SuperSU.
- Make sure you have copied the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.02.zip file to the internal SD card on your Moto G: Click here
- Connect your device to the PC using a USB cable and transfer the downloaded UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.02.zip to a suitable location on the device storage.
- Open a CMD window and enter the following command to reboot your device into TWRP recovery mode:
adb reboot recovery
- Tap on Install, browse to the location of the transferred file and select it.
- Slide the button on the bottom to start the flashing process.
- Tap on Reboot System once the process is complete.
And yeah! you’re Moto G is now rooted. To verify root access, install Root Checker app from the market and run it:
Install root apps, tweaks, etc. and let the fun begin. If you cross any hurdles during the process, post it right down. icon-thumbs-up