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By Vultorus, Junior Member on 25th September 2014, 05:07 PM
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As discovered in the Q&A post found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...t2886674/page2

Just like the first Moto X, users have been having success rooting by unlocking the bootloader and just flashing SuperSU with CWM. This is a test release so it may be wise just just boot to CWM to flash SuperSU instead of flash it. Use caution as always.

Bootloader Unlock Guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...-2014-t2876773
CWM Test 8: http://d-h.st/XJr
SuperSU flashable ZIP: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1538053

I can report that this did work for me and I have achieved root.
Steps I took:
1. Unlock bootloader using Motorola's website
2. boot to bootloader, flash or boot to recovery with fastboot command (fastboot flash recovery cwm.img/fastboot boot cwm.img) *There really isn't a reason to flash this. It is very broken. Consider keeping your original recovery!*
3. boot to cwm and flash superSU zip
4. CWM will prompt to fix root, choose YES
5. Rooted!

Almost everything besides flashing a zip is broken in this CWM release, don't expect to be able to backup with it.
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25th September 2014, 05:18 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Vultorus

This hasn't been posted yet, so I'm just sharing what was found in the Q&A post found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...t2886674/page2

Users have been having success rooting by unlocking the bootloader and just flashing SuperSU with CWM. This is a test release so it may be wise just just boot to CWM to flash SuperSU instead of flash it. Use caution as always.

Bootloader Unlock Guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...-2014-t2876773
CWM Test 8: http://d-h.st/XJr

I can report that this did work for me and I have achieved root.

I appreciate you posting this, could you by any chance post a little bit more detail on how to do the flash? Is it as simple as extracting the recovery image and flashing from ADB? How do you then flash SuperSU?
25th September 2014, 06:10 PM |#3  
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I appreciate you posting this, could you by any chance post a little bit more detail on how to do the flash? Is it as simple as extracting the recovery image and flashing from ADB? How do you then flash SuperSU?

I added some basic steps to original post, use caution as this isn't the most secure way to root but it will do for now. If you need further help, you should probably wait for a safer method.
25th September 2014, 06:24 PM |#4  
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I added some basic steps to original post, use caution as this isn't the most secure way to root but it will do for now. If you need further help, you should probably wait for a safer method.

What are the gaps in security? When you say secure, do you mean safe as in not bricking the phone or security as in data is at risk, etc.?
25th September 2014, 06:27 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Vultorus

I added some basic steps to original post, use caution as this isn't the most secure way to root but it will do for now. If you need further help, you should probably wait for a safer method.

the steps you listed are pretty much it. can't get any easier than that. exactly how it was on the previous MotoX. unlock bootloader, fastboot flash recovery .img. then just reboot to recovery and flash SuperSU zip. very straight forward.

edit: also, fix permissions shouldn't be required...
25th September 2014, 06:41 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by mrvirginia

the steps you listed are pretty much it. can't get any easier than that. exactly how it was on the previous MotoX. unlock bootloader, fastboot flash recovery .img. then just reboot to recovery and flash SuperSU zip. very straight forward.

edit: also, fix permissions shouldn't be required...

It was just mentioned in the original post, I guess it doesn't matter. And by not secure I mean that the CWM is a test release so I don't know what could go wrong.
25th September 2014, 08:45 PM |#7  
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It was just mentioned in the original post, I guess it doesn't matter. And by not secure I mean that the CWM is a test release so I don't know what could go wrong.

yeah i'm still awaiting a device so i'm not 100% sure on the persmissions. the zip should do all the work for the user, though, via the update-binary.
btw thanks for posting.
25th September 2014, 09:44 PM |#8  
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Thanks for posting this, I suggested the guys in Q&A to do that. If anybody needs help, I made the process successfully back on Q&A (when they were testing the recovery)
25th September 2014, 11:12 PM |#9  
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If anyone notices the permissions making a difference let me know, I'm curious as to why everyone was saying it had to be done..
26th September 2014, 01:56 AM |#10  
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"cannot load 'recovery': Permission denied" when trying "fastboot boot recovery cmw.img"
My bootloader is unlocked.

---------- Post added at 08:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:37 PM ----------

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"cannot load 'recovery': Permission denied" when trying "fastboot boot recovery cmw.img"
My bootloader is unlocked.

ops, forget about it.
the command is "fastboot boot cmw.img"
And I am rooted!
26th September 2014, 05:36 PM |#11  
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Worked for me. I'm now rooted
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