After checking out on how you can install the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop Android OS in your Moto G 2014 edition, it’s time to check out on how you can root your device. Once rooted the device can be loaded with many apps which needs root access and also the magic of custom ROMs can be experienced in the device. This rooting procedure from Chainfire only works for the devices which are on the Lollipop Android OS. So after checking out the list of quick pre requisites, let’s head over to the detailed guide which will help you root the device.
Quick Pre Requisites:
- Backup all your data present in Moto G so that the same can be restored if there is any data loss which happens in an unlikely event. With the help of below steps you need to manually create the backup.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Make sure that your device has 50% battery life and enable USB Debugging Mode which can be enabled from the Settings.
- Make sure that your computer is installed with the latest drivers of Moto G and also ADB should be installed in your computer.
- Test on whether your ADB is working fine or not by entering the below mentioned command. After entering the below command, the command prompt should show the some device number and not blank;
Let’s head over to the next step where we have summed up the detailed guide which will help you root the device.
Procedure to Root Moto G 2014:
- Download the CF Root package for Moto G 2014 from below links to your computer and extract the same in your computer.
- Once you extract the CF Root package, you need to reboot the device in the ADB mode. Press Volume Up + Volume Down and then power ON the device.
- Connect your device to the computer with the help of original USB cable and then run the script of which you got upon extraction of the CF Root file earlier in your computer.
- Now, just follow the on screen instructions for rooting the device and once rooted the device will reboot. It will take around few minutes for rooting the device.
- Download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store to check on whether the device is rooted or not. If the device is not rooted, you need to repeat the above procedure.
Note: Just in case if your device gets in the boot loop mode or for gets stuck, all you need to do is to just repeat the above process by rebooting the device which can be done by long pressing the power button.
The process of rooting should take between 2-4 minutes and sometimes it may even take longer time. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of rooting.