I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU MESS UP YOUR PHONE! OR IF YOU LOSE ANY DATA, ITS CALLED BACK IT UP BEFORE HAND!
Towel Pie Root is a one click untethered app to root the Moto X, Moto G and the Droid Series(maybe others but these for sure) running 4.4.3 and below. It does NOT and WILL NOT root 4.4.4 so stop asking about it!
I want to started off by Thanking Geohot for Towelroot and JCase for Pie root, without them this wouldn't have been possible and I take NO credit for their exploits. If either of them doesn't want this posted they may contact me and I will gladly remove it.
Towel Pie Root combines Towelroot's futex exploit with a modified version of Pie root's xbin.img mount into one app. To achieve a one click untethered root for write protected devices! This DOES NOT remove write protection, and is still technically a temp root, I did include the option to enable root on boot. Which will re-root your device every time you reboot your phone, it also includes the option to perform a full reboot, or a soft reboot from within the app.
Here is a more technical description of what my app does. It includes TR's libexploit.so(aka the native exploit by Geohot) which I use to gain root privileges. Once it has root privileges it then echo's the file path to my modified Pie root file to uevent_helper. It then causes a hotplug event to trigger the kernel to execute the file path just echoed to uevent_helper. My modified Pie root files, kill TR's daemonsu and mounts Pie root's xbin.img over /system/xbin. Then it copies the newer version of SuperSU's su binary and executes the new daemonsu daemon and viola root
If you enjoyed my app, please donate to Geohot at https://towelroot.com/, and JCase at [email protected]! I do not want any donations, I set out to develop this app purely as a challenge to broaden my development skills not to get a donation.
Installation Instructions: You need to have unknown sources checked in Settings>>Security, and if you have Towelroot installed uninstall it. In order to use TR's exploit I had to name the app's package name to the same name as TR's package name, so you will have to uninstall TR to install my app. Also if you are currently rooted with Pie root please reboot before running my app, to clear Pie's su daemon, and to unmount Pie's xbin.img. Then just click Make it ra1n on Moto, and wait for it to say Root Acheived Enjoy! If you encounter any issues please uninstall v1.0 then re-install v1.1.
Version 1.2 for 4.4.2 devices
Version 1.2 for 4.4.3 devices
Known Issues: If after running it says Failed to Achieve Root, close the app and clear it from most recent's then reopen the app.
Screen Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6fXs3VJQHg (I will try to update this video with the full installation steps)
---Created a new bin.img from the tmo 4.4.3 sbf to fix the wifi issues
---Changed the modstring for the XT1032 hopefully it works now if it doesn't then there isn't anything else I can do
---Redid the device check to not allow unsupported devices to run the app
---Added Moto G support, if I missed a model number let me know
---Fixed the issue with Xposed not working by mounting a bin.img over /system/bin
---Added in the ability to Uninstall the app and all files
---Added in various checks and prompts
Verttex(Dier325) - for being my main tester and testing the numerous test apk's I sent him
jpond83 - for testing
mohlsen8 - for testing on the Moto G
NipplesOfTheFuture - for testing, some workflow ideas, and for convincing me to try and get the bin.img method working correctly