Xt1072 root confirmed by jamespat93 - Txs for all the testing!
* Atention: This post is under construction, the "more detailed, noobie-friendly" version will come eventually *
Just face this journey if you do have a considerable knowledge of Android
I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards following these directions.
YOU are choosing to make these modifications on your device. I absolutely disclaim any responsibility.
STEP 1 - You DO NEED to get your bootloader unlock
Pre procedure: enable developers options and allow bootloader unlock
Noobie corner 1: Activating Developer Options -- Once you’ve found the Build number section of the settings, tap on the section 7 times. After two taps, a small pop up notification should appear saying "you are now X steps away from being a developer" with a number that counts down with every additional tap.
Noobie corner 2: How to Enter Fastboot Mode on Moto G
Step 1 - Turn OFF your Moto G.
Step 2 - Press and hold the Volume Down button along with the Power Button for 4-7 seconds. Release them.
Step 3 - The phone will display the following screen. This is your Fastboot screen, you can now connect your phone to your PC and access it via the Fastboot tool.
Now, take your time at https://motorola-global-portal.custh...-your-device-a and unlock your bootloader
Only get back here when your bootloader is unlocked
Ok, now that you've unlocked your XT1078, its time to Inject a Custom Recovery:
Download this TWRP .img file.
Rename it to recovery.img
Noobie corner 3: Acces Fastboot through ADB - Once in Fastboot Mode (see Noobie corner 2) , conect your smartphone to your PC. On your ADB folder on your PC, press Shift + Mouse Right and select Open Command Prompt here. Now, just type your ADB commands.
When you unlocked your bootloader, you've learned how to use the ADB
Place the .img file in the same directory of the ADB files, get your XT1078/XT1072 into fastboot mode and within ADB, type
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
On the smartphone, with volume down go to recovery option and select it (with volume up)
reboot system directly from TWRP
Now, you have the TWRP recovery (once you get your smartphone into Fastboot > recovery (volume up to select)
Ok. Now to the latest step : Installing Super SU.
Download Chainfire's Super Su at his site. (remember to buy this guy a beer. We'd be nowhere without his active contribution)
Place the .Zip file on your smartphone and install it via TWRP.
Reboot and you'll have XT1078 / XT1072 with root privileges!
Congrats! And don't forget to thank...