Originally Posted by TheSaw
This might be crystal clear for most of you, but I will ask this to avoid any unwanted scenarios. Coming from a SGS2, I flashed almost anything without worrying, but I see lots of people bricking their phones here, so I'd like to be on the safe side with this.
How do I root my Moto X with 4.4.2 and unlocked bootloader?
I've read a couple of articles, where they casually mention to flash TWRP, and then SuperSu, and that's it. I can't find a TWRP 4.4.2, only 4.4. Will that work?
I'm also reading the "The Complete Moto X Guides/Information Thread", where under "Unlocked bootloader" there are some instructions, which seem a bit... complicated. Should I follow those?
That's good you did the reading first!
According to the TWRP thread, version 188.8.131.52 (by posted Hashcode) works fine for 4.4.2. Look for the thread in the "Android Development" section with the green square before the thread title. I know it's long but you really should read through the whole thread to get a feel for what people have been doing wrong, etc. For example, you NEED to flash it with Moto's fastboot.exe (often called mfastboot but it's not actually called that when you download it from Moto).
The guide you are referring to seems fine, except the mfastboot command assumes you changed the name of the Moto fastboot executable to mfastboot...
I don't mean to be one of those trolls around here but if the guide seems too complicated, I would encourage you to wait for Moto to release the SBF files for 4.4.2 before rooting. I say this because, without those files, things could get tricky of you're not an expert (I'm not) and you do something wrong. When those files come out, you can follow the simple guide on the Moto site for returning your phone completely to factory specs, should you mess up /system or something.
I'm actually doing what I'm recommending to you. I'm confident I wouldn't mess things up but on the other hand this is my only phone, I'm too poor to replace it, and I'm living abroad so sending it back would be tricky.
[EDIT]: By SBF I mean either the real SBF or the package you can download from the Motorola "return to factory" page. I'm not actually sure if they are the same thing or not as I haven't downloaded. But you don't need RSDLite for them...