How to Root Moto G Android Phone on any Firmware – Simple Guide

Moto G, one of the marvel smartphones from Motorola can now be rooted. Yes, you can now root the device with the help of simple steps. Moto G has truly revolutionized the low end smartphone story as it comes with the essential specs without compromising neither on design nor on specs. So let’s check out on what are the quick pre requisites after which we will be checking out on what are the instructions with which you can root the device. Very soon we will be checking out on what are the custom ROM firmware available for Moto G so that Kitkat 4.4.2 too can be experienced on Moto G android phone.

Moto G

Note: Unlocking / Rooting the device will void the warranty as it means that you will have to boot loader unlock the device.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your device should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps and not with any of the Motorola PC Suites.

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”

  • Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” in your Moto G Android Phone.
  • Minimum battery life should be 40% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of update.

Let’s check out on what are the steps with which you can root your Moto G Android phone.

Guide to Root Moto G Android Phone:

  • Extract the contents of the zip file inside a new folder called as “moto” in your desktop. Open the command prompt in your computer and navigate to the folder of “moto” which you have created earlier.
  • Turn Off your Moto G so that it can be entered in the boot loader mode, press Volume down + Power button, simultaneously.
  • Connect your Moto G Android phone with original USB cable with your computer and enter the below mentioned commands as per your Operating System;

Windows:

superboot-windows.bat

Mac:

./superboot-mac.sh

  • Once the process of rooting is done, you will be greeted with Root Access and Super SU will be installed successfully.
  • Download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store to check on whether the device is rooted or not. Just in case if the device is not rooted, you need to retry the process of rooting.

Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will be more than happy to address all your concerns.

Motorola Moto G Quick Specs

Starts from Rs. 10499

Specs
Score
Prices
OS Android 4.4 Jelly Bean Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen Display Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Display 4.5" Primary Camera 5 MP
Dimensions 129.9 mm x 65.9 mm x 11.6 mm Weight 143 g
Performance 73 Display 66
Camera 52 Battery Life 71
Design/Form 71
Store Stock Price Shop Now
Amazon(US) In stock $299.99 Shop Now →
Amazon(UK) In stock £150 Shop Now →
Amazon(EU) In stock EUR 299.99 Shop Now →

  • Danny

    This method is not true to the Aio(now cricket) moto g. The bootloader is unlockable.

    • Pradeep Neela

      As mentioned, this method doesn’t support the network locked smartphones

  • Amar Ilindra

    How can we reinsert the battery if we struck at welcome screen as moto g comes with non-removable battery

  • Daniel brookes

    Little tip of you get into moto g bootloop:
    Hold the power key and volume down key for about 10 seconds. Will shutdown the device at any point. This includes during crashes, booting, freezing, or any situation.
    I discovered this when I installed cyanogen mod onto my moto g. Got stuck in a bootlegs and tried they power+volume down combo, worked at least 10 times in a row.

  • Bryan Price

    “Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,”

    Uh, no such thing on the Moto G.

    “just re insert the battery ”

    The battery the user can’t get into.

    This is scary.

  • sayan mitra

    If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just “re insert” the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

    • Pradeep Neela

      Hey sayan, apologies for the error! The same has been corrected!

  • Tony Green

    ” If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery”.

    So just HOW does one do this on a ‘phone which doesn’t have a removable battery? Like the Moto G.

    • thermel

      buy a t6/t5 torx screwdriver and unscrew the back of the device – then you can remove the battery. THAT is HOW you remote the battery on this phone.