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By paulobrien, Senior Member on 3rd December 2013, 10:36 AM
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Hi all!

I have created a Moto G root solution - well, 2 actually. The first is a 'superboot' and I also have an alternate modified recovery method in case that doesn't work.

The downloads are stickied here - http://www.modaco.com/forum/751-motorola-moto-g/

The approach i've used for the alternate method should also let us do a custom (CWM / TWRP) recovery.

Cheers,

P
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3rd December 2013, 11:57 AM |#2  
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i have already linked both on the FAQ, directly to your original MoDaCo threads, so that most people could access them
Q8: How to Root my device ?
Until now,you first need to unkock your bootloader,
Option 1 : then follow this guide [original thread - on MoDaCo]
Option 2 : via a customized recovery [original thread, on MoDaCo]
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The first method is recommended as it doesn't mess with the recovery. But the second is there as a backup.

After you get root, please read Q19
one question though, is the second method to be used only if the first one failed or both are "equivalent" in terms of efficiency and risk taken ? If the second method works for everybody, then it should be the one preferred

edit : this thread should be stickied here too
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3rd December 2013, 04:55 PM |#3  
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Many thanks for this. Will there ever be an unlock for the boot loader that doesn't void our warranty?

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3rd December 2013, 06:58 PM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by matmutant

i have already linked both on the FAQ, directly to your original MoDaCo threads, so that most people could access them

Q8: How to Root my device ?
Until now,you first need to unkock your bootloader,
Option 1 : then follow this guide [XDA thread] or this one : MoDaCo source [original thread - more up-to-date]
Option 2 : via a customized recovery [original thread, on MoDaCo]
one question though, is the second method to be used only if the first one failed or both are "equivalent" in terms of efficiency and risk taken ? If the second method works for everybody, then it should be the one preferred

edit : this thread should be stickied here too

The first method is recommended as it doesn't mess with the recovery. But the second is there as a backup.

P

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3rd December 2013, 08:52 PM |#5  
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Tried method A with Linux and Windows, didn't work. The second method worked like a charm as soon as I understood how to navigate the bootloader (note to me: read instructions on screen).

Good work.
3rd December 2013, 11:33 PM |#6  
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recovery method works perfectly with my telcel Moto G, since the superboot method doesn't work.
4th December 2013, 06:34 AM |#7  
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I did it yesterday. The superboot.img worked good after the second time. The recovery didn't... My moto comes from German amazon.

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6th December 2013, 12:16 PM |#8  
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I rooted my device with the first method - worked.
Now i was finally able to install Xposed to get rid of the carrier label and block Ads with Adaway


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6th December 2013, 02:03 PM |#9  
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Successfully unlocked and rooted my Tesco 16GB using Paul's method 2 recovery type.
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German retail version, Linux
Method 1: no go (3 attempts)
Method 2: success
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