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Okay, so I have tested many different root methods on my Moto G. Somehow I managed to screw them all up! So here is how I got my root working. This method should work on Jelly Bean AND KitKat. This is my first guide, so if anything is missing, please notify me. DON'T GUESS! ask others for clarification. So far this is a Windows guide, I am unsure if this will work on Mac or Linux...

Code:
#include 
/*
 * Your warranty is now void.
 *
 * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
 * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
 * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
 * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
 */
Notice: None of these files are my own, not even the method. I just took different files and methods and messed with them until I was able to get root.

Okay, so here we go.

Files Needed:
My root tools
ADB Tools - make sure to add to your Window's Path (step 4 and on)
Moto G drivers

Be sure to place "supersu.motog.zip" on the root of your device


Directions:
1)Unlock your bootloader
2)Reboot into Bootloader
3)Flash Logo Fix
4)Flash TWRP or CWM
5)Reboot into Recovery
6)Flash "supersu.motog.zip"
7)Reboot

Indepth Look:
UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER
Follow this guide from Motorola

REBOOT INTO BOOTLOADER
1) Type mfastboot reboot-bootloader into Command Prompt and hit enter

FLASH LOGO FIX
1) Type fastboot flash logo logo.bin into Command Prompt and hit enter

FLASH RECOVERY

If on JB 4.3
TWRP
1) Type mfastboot flash recovery trecovery.img into Command Prompt and hit enter

or

CWM
1) Type mfastboot flash recovery crecovery.img into Command Prompt and hit enter

If on KK 4.4
TWRP
1) Type fastboot boot 44trecovery.img into Command Prompt and hit enter

or

CWM
1) Type mfastboot flash recovery 44crecovery.img into Commander Prompt and hit enter

REBOOT INTO RECOVERY
1) Press the volume down button
2) Press the volume up button

FLASH "SUPERSU.MOTOG.ZIP"
1) Wait for screen to time out
2) Awaken device with the power button
3) Tap "Install"
4) Select "supersu.motog.zip"
5) Swipe to install
WARNING! The touch screen will be buggy. Just try the best you can. It is possible to install the zip, I have done it. Good luck!

REBOOT
1) Reboot your phone



[CREDITS]
Motorola - for Moto G
Google - for Android
Redmond Pie - for ADB setup guide

@lost101 - for Moto G USB Drivers
@oasoas014 - for 4.3 Bootloader
@paulobrien - for "supersu.motog.zip"
@a1Pha - for TWRP & CWM
@ffosilva - for Logo Clean Up
@danger2u - for trying with CWM
@Paulskiii - for skipping JB Bootloader flash first :P Brave man right here.
@daothanhduy1996 - for getting me into Android!
@lokeshsaini94 & @Lifehacker7 - for reminding me that who cares about warranties? Root that phone! :P
Message me if I used your work and forgot to credit you!
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Works! Rooted on 4.4 ota xt1034 thanks!
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Works perfectly. Using CWM 6.0.4.5 and Kitkat.
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Works perfectly. Using CWM 6.0.4.5 and Kitkat.
Please be mature with your titles... Anyways, glad that my root method is working for you guys!
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Works! Rooted on 4.4 ota xt1034 thanks!
you write "4) Select "supersu.motog.zip" "

but where is it? I cna't find on my phone.
If I need to transfer what I downloaded, I don't know how.
I can't transfer to my phone, because I can't chose on usb mass storage , because that is nowhere.
I downloaded, the widget, but it works only rooted device...
I try turn off, and plug usb and turn on, but I don't have usb mass storage nowhere.

Sorry but this 4.3 system is strange to me.
 
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you write "4) Select "supersu.motog.zip" "

but where is it? I cna't find on my phone.
If I need to transfer what I downloaded, I don't know how.
I can't transfer to my phone, because I can't chose on usb mass storage , because that is nowhere.
I downloaded, the widget, but it works only rooted device...
I try turn off, and plug usb and turn on, but I don't have usb mass storage nowhere.

Sorry but this 4.3 system is strange to me.
working with CWM 6.0.4.5
just flash this with the comand
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

then boot into recovery and install Super su

recovery here
http://www27.zippyshare.com/v/10346740/file.html
 
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working with CWM 6.0.4.5
just flash this with the comand
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

then boot into recovery and install Super su

recovery here
http://www27.zippyshare.com/v/10346740/file.html
Thank you I didn't include CWM because when I tried it, it didn't identify any of my zip files... I will update my Root Tools and OP with this information.
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Excellent guide! The other methods did not work for me but this did.
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WARNING! The touch screen will be buggy. Just try the best you can. It is possible to install the zip, I have done it. Good luck!
Glad you included that bit. Getting this part to work took near as long as the rest.
 
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Ok, I found the way.
There is no USB Mass Storage mode on my Moto G.
I check on www.android.com/filetransfer and I need a file on Mac OS X.

Thank you very much!
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Originally Posted by danger2u View Post
working with CWM 6.0.4.5
just flash this with the comand
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

then boot into recovery and install Super su

recovery here
http://www27.zippyshare.com/v/10346740/file.html
Added this information to OP, and added CWM recovery.img to my zip file. Thanks!
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