Moto G TELUS/Koodo rooting update!
Phone: Koodo Moto G running Motorola Android 4.3
Computer OS: WinXP sp3.
I've been reading threads/discussions for a few days now, researching before I jumped into rooting my new Moto G. Finally I chose to use the first
method outlined by @paulobrien here.
This gave me root but wouldn't allow for superuser installation for properly monitoring/regulating root access. I tried multiple times with different methods and still just couldn't get superuser to install. So I tried the second
Everything seemed to be fine as I went down the list until I followed these instructions:
Run the command 'adb-windows sideload supersu.motog.zip'. You'll notice the installation complete on your phone.
I got nothing. Repeatedly. Whether I used native ADB or his packaged version. Finally, noticing that @paulobrien
had earlier stated that Motorola had messed up their recovery and that menu items weren't what they seemed, I started to experiment. Here's what I found in the recovery menu:
wipe cache partition
Actually gives you the option to install zip files from the sdcard. Duh.
Whether Motorola are really kinda inept/rushed, or if it's meant to sorta discourage people from playing with the phone's innards is anyone's guess. Whatever the reason, I copied supersu.motog.zip
from my r1-motog-modifiedrecoveryroot
folder - kindly supplied by @paulobrien
- and boom! I have a properly installed and functioning superuser.