Originally Posted by vonlupe
i have experience with root, but i've mostly had nexus devices which made things easy.
my girlfriend just got the moto x developer edition during the sale. (mostly because she wanted the woven white panda phone!, but also because i figured it would be easier to root, etc.)
i've seen this thread:
it looks simple enough, but i had a few questions.
1. do i need the ADK or can i just use this toolkit:
(i'll be using her windows xp machine unless it be substantially easier to use my ubuntu machine.)
2. it links to TWRP. is there any reason i should or shouldn't use CWM or OR(open recovery)?
3. what is this "motorola fastboot binary"?
Make sure you have the lasted Motorola drivers, Motorola device manager installs them.
First thing is unlocking the boot loader, which requires SDK ( adb & fast boot), you must visit the Motorola boot loader unlocking web page. It will give you all the instructions on how to get fastboot code from your phone.
After you receive your email unlocking code and successfully unlock your ready for recovery.
If your running KitKat use twrp 4.4 only, cwm is not fully functional and I believe some people have had issues with open recovery.
you will need the Motorola (binary) version of fastboot (mfastboot) mfastboot flash recovery blah blah.IMG
Root access just download supersu zip, which can be found in the twrp 4.4 thread and flash in recovery, done
The most important thing is you can not flash any ota with any custom recovery, it will result in bootloops
Sent on my Moto X
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Don"t ask me for help,couldn't careless if your phone explodes