How I Achieved Root on 4.4 Dev Edition
I know it seems like there's a lot of threads on Rooting already, but I was having the hardest time trying to find the correct thread for me because of the different variants of the Moto X. So I figured I'm not the only lost soul around here and wanted to take help someone else out. So here's I achieved Root after updating to Android 4.4. Keep in mind, Rooting Android 4.4 forced me to Reset my device and clear everything on it. I really didn't have a problem with it because I just got my device on 1/30/14.
1. Unlock the Bootloader
---- I made it easy on myself and followed QBKING77 on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sxgz7jxRMw
I have been following his tutorials since the days of the old htc EVO, great guy..
2. Install TWRP and SuperSU
---- I followed "" Guide for Unlocked Bootloaders "" by dray_jr http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2603358
There are a few problems here though.
At Step 2: After installing the SDK, to make things easy for me I have always created a folder name "" Android "" at the root of the C drive and copied the SDK contents: eclipse, sdk, SDK Manager.exe, to it. It just makes it easier for me. So it in turn sets my path for the fastboot to C:\android\sdk\platform-tools
At Step 3: Make sure to copy TWRP "" twrp-22.214.171.124-ghost-4.4.img "" along with "" mfastboot.exe "" into the directory that your fastboot.exe is located. In my case it would be the C:\android\sdk\platform-tools directory.
After flashing the Recovery, the command "fastboot reboot recovery" didn't work for me. It doesn't have that command available. Instead, go to your phone and use your Volume Down button to choose Recovery on the Fastboot Menu and use the Volume Up button to select. I repeat, use the Volume Up button to select Recovery. I am so used to using the Power button to select that it kept turning the phone off and rebooting since I still had the USB cable plug into the phone. So learn from my mistake and don't waste your time by pressing the Power button.
Other than that, the rest of the instructions from the above guides worked for me. So thanks to qbking77 and dray_jr for their tutorials.