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Newb-Friendly Guide to Rooting Moto G 4G LTE(peregrine)

25th June 2014, 01:39 AM |#1  
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Remember! Rooting the Moto G 4G LTE will void your warranty! Neither I, nor the XDA-Developers Forum is responsible for bricked devices!

What you'll need

Code:
1. A Moto G 4G LTE running Android 4.4.3 KitKat. (Codenamed peregrine or xt1045)
2. The Moto G xt1032 TeamWin Recovery Image (attached to this post, Thanks TeamWin)
3. ADB and Fastboot Drivers. You can get these from the regular Moto G Toolkit.
4. The SuperSU zip (thanks Chainfire)
5. A brain.
First, you'll need to unlock the bootloader on your Moto G. This can be done from the Motorola bootloader unlock website. This will delete all your data!

Reboot your Moto G, and plug it into your computer with the USB cable, then copy the SuperSU zip to the Internal Storage(NOT the sdcard)

Next, copy the TeamWin Recovery image to the same location as your installed ADB and Fastboot.

Open a command prompt, or terminal in Linux/Mac, and execute the cd command.
Code:
cd /path/to/folder/with/recoveryandadb
Next, boot into the bootloader by powering down, and pressing the power and volume down buttons simultaneously.

Then, type this exactly
Code:
fastboot boot recovery.img
Finally, when TWRP loads, go to install and navigate to the location of the SuperSU zip in the internal storage.

Reboot, and enjoy a rooted Moto G 4G LTE
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25th June 2014, 01:46 AM |#2  
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Why u fastboot boot instead of installing? Wont hurt your device. Also if TWRP is overwritted by stock recovery u can disable that function.
Delete or rename "recovery-from-boot.p" from /system


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25th June 2014, 01:52 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by ChavitoArg

Why u fastboot boot instead of installing? Wont hurt your device. Also if TWRP is overwritted by stock recovery u can disable that function.
Delete or rename "recovery-from-boot.p" from /system


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The reason is because when I tried fastboot flash, it damaged the recovery partition, and since the stock images for the 4G LTE version haven't been released yet, I couldn't get a stock recovery image. So, recovery would just say "boot failed"
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25th June 2014, 02:58 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Hitorijanae

The reason is because when I tried fastboot flash, it damaged the recovery partition, and since the stock images for the 4G LTE version haven't been released yet, I couldn't get a stock recovery image. So, recovery would just say "boot failed"

How did u "damage" recovery partition?

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25th June 2014, 03:17 AM |#5  
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How did u "damage" recovery partition?

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I probably should've stated that better. Basically, the image flashes, but going into recovery doesn't work anymore.
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EDIT: Nevermind. I figured it out and it worked great! Wahoo!

When I type in "cd /path/to/folder/with/recoveryandadb", it says "the system cannot find the path specified"?
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Originally Posted by Hitorijanae

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Open a command prompt, or terminal in Linux/Mac, and execute the cd command.

Code:
cd /path/to/folder/with/recoveryandadb
Next, boot into the bootloader by powering down, and pressing the power and volume down buttons simultaneously.

Then, type this exactly
Code:
fastboot boot recovery.img
Finally, when TWRP loads, go to install and navigate to the location of the SuperSU zip in the internal storage.


So after typing in exactly "fastboot boot recovery.img", it didn't work.

EDIT: Nevermind, got it to work. Not too confusing actually, thanks.
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Worked! Restore ?
Hi

Your instructions worked properly on both G 4Gs I recently purchased.
However, one of the phones is having problems with the SD card. Keeps saying it was
removed unexpectedly.

I want to restore the phone to factory with boot loader locked so I can ship it back for warranty.
2 Questions:
How do I restore it?
Has unlocking boot loader and rooting it left a trace that the show ?

Thanks
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Edit: worked on my xt1039 as a temporary solution If anyone is feeling experimental

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Originally Posted by bigjackt

One of the phones is having problems with the SD card. Keeps saying it was
removed unexpectedly.

I want to restore the phone to factory with boot loader locked so I can ship it back for warranty.
2 Questions:
How do I restore it?
Has unlocking boot loader and rooting it left a trace that the show ?

Thanks

The sdcard issue is a known problem with some cards, check this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783238 supposedly motorola is working on a fix. Do note that this phone will not use UHS-1 or UHS-2 speeds so buying those cards is a waste of money. Check this out aswell:https://forums.motorola.com/posts/7e59cc7baf

If you still have your receipt maybe you can return the card for a different model and try it in store? Depending on how/when you purchased it also I would avoid class-10 or UHS cards as those seem to be less likely to work in this device currently.

1. Turn the phone off hold power and volume down for a few seconds let go and you should instantly see a menu pop up. Navigation: Volume down scrolls down then goes back to the top of the list, volume up selects power... reboots.

You voided the warranty when you unlocked the bootloader, unless your in UK you can't return it. Returning it probably won't fix the issue anyway, they did say they were working on a fix but until that is available I doubt they can help you.

2.You input your device code when you unlocked it on motorola's website unless there is a way to change that to a legitimate one then no, I highly doubt you can hide that you unlocked the bootloader.
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XT1045?
I have the Moto G 4G LTE XT1045. This file is from the other Moto G, the original one (falcon). Doing this in my phone will not brick it?
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