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By alex94kumar, Senior Member on 21st November 2013, 04:33 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP9WXLIzhTY

I want to first say that I did not figure out this method on my own, I saw it on Google+ via Matthew Pierce and modified it to make it easier to follow

Second, **do not try this on a device with a locked bootloader. You need the unlocked bootloader to do this**.

You'll want to first download these 2 things

1) Superuser zip to be installed in recovery (from Chainfire) -> http://download.chainfire.eu/366/Sup...rSU-v1.72B.zip

2) New TWRP for 4.4 KitKat (from Hashcode)->
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2534850
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Here's the method to get root:

1) let the system fully install the 4.4 Kitkat ota and reboot. **Make sure you are on the first OTA before you try to install the KitKat OTA, otherwise your phone could have major issues.** After it installs, do not do anything else, let it boot into android.

1b) Take the SuperSU installable zip and place it onto the internal storage

2) reboot phone to bootloader.

3) install Hashcode's TWRP using mfastboot flash recovery twrp-2.6.3.1-ghost-4.4.img. (**use the motorola fastboot binary**)

4) reboot device to recovery, do not boot into android before this step!

5) go to install and find then select BETA-SuperSU-v1.72B.zip

6) Boot back into android, and if needed, go to the Play Store and install SuperSU from Chainfire

7) enjoy root!
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21st November 2013, 05:35 AM |#2  
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What is the advantage/difference in installing the SuperSU app you linked, in favor of the one included with the TWRP 4.4 recovery?

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21st November 2013, 06:03 AM |#3  
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What is the advantage/difference in installing the SuperSU app you linked, in favor of the one included with the TWRP 4.4 recovery?

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Probably nothing. The only reason I mentioned the one in the play store, is because TWRP never actually asked me to root in the first place. I thought it was strange, but I didn't really think much of it
21st November 2013, 04:25 PM |#4  
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Probably nothing. The only reason I mentioned the one in the play store, is because TWRP never actually asked me to root in the first place. I thought it was strange, but I didn't really think much of it

That's odd, I used the TWRP version in Hashcodes thread, flashed with the Motorola Fastboot. When I went to restart from TWRP it asked me if I wanted to root and I let it. Now I'm rooted.

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22nd November 2013, 12:31 AM |#5  
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Stranger things have happened, I guess. Regardless of which method you use, you'll end up with root either way
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22nd November 2013, 01:31 AM |#6  
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This doesn't seem to be working for me. I accidentally rebooted into Android (hit the power button) then tried the whole thing from scratch.
I get an image of andy with "no command" when I boot into recovery.

Edit: Seems like a low battery issue. Will try again after charging.
22nd November 2013, 04:36 AM |#7  
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This doesn't seem to be working for me. I accidentally rebooted into Android (hit the power button) then tried the whole thing from scratch.
I get an image of andy with "no command" when I boot into recovery.

Edit: Seems like a low battery issue. Will try again after charging.

same here but i have 85% battery
so i guess we will have to re-flash and push the supersu
22nd November 2013, 05:12 AM |#8  
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The only advice I can give to either of you is to try reflashing TWRP again
22nd November 2013, 05:43 AM |#9  
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Actually i did it again and it worked, guess we can't just skip steps.

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22nd November 2013, 06:43 AM |#10  
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Well im glad it worked out for you in the end
22nd November 2013, 12:26 PM |#11  
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It worked after I charged the phone.
Thanks

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