Is it possible to root Moto G Fast?

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baj24

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I think all you need to do is unlock the bootloader, create a modified boot.img in Magisk Manager and flash it in fastboot.
The problem is, there doesn't appear to be a way to flash back to stock if something goes wrong and there's not a working TWRP.
 

madbat99

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I think all you need to do is unlock the bootloader, create a modified boot.img in Magisk Manager and flash it in fastboot.
The problem is, there doesn't appear to be a way to flash back to stock if something goes wrong and there's not a working TWRP.
Why wouldn't you be able to flash back stock? If you have the boot.img to patch with magisk, then you have it to flash back with fastboot.
 
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red0t

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Flashed patched boot image now touch screen doesn't work.

Hello folks I just attempted to root my moto g8 and when I flashed the patched boot image that I patched in magisk the touch screen became unresponsive and it says that the sim card is undetected. Then I tried to flash the original boot image and factory reset it and now im stuck on the setup screen with an unresponsive touch screen.
 

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Hello folks I just attempted to root my moto g8 and when I flashed the patched boot image that I patched in magisk the touch screen became unresponsive and it says that the sim card is undetected. Then I tried to flash the original boot image and factory reset it and now im stuck on the setup screen with an unresponsive touch screen.

Same thing happened to me. Not much on this phone not even a TWRP available to download.
 

krissrmus

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Someone give me a boot image. I can probably fix that for you.

This is the way i root my G Fast (XT2045-3)

First you need to unlock the bootloader you can do it in here:
motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/unlock-your-device-a

ounce you have your G Fast with the bootloader unlocked you need enter into fastboot mode and flash the modified boot.img that Magisk make for you

im using the boot.img from this source
motostockrom.com/motorola-moto-g-fast-xt2045-3

i'm uploading all what you need to root the device and if you get stuck just flash it and you will be good, also i think that the reason why they are stuck with the touchscreen not working is because the are problably in the lastest motorola update,

this is the magisk boot patched img
mediafire.com/file/9izqfaytck7zzbo/magisk_patched.img

remember that you need to be in XT2045-3
and this is the stock boot img
mediafire.com/file/9faytfxfb8vgy3l/boot.img
 

Spaceminer

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This is the way i root my G Fast (XT2045-3)

First you need to unlock the bootloader you can do it in here:
motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/unlock-your-device-a

ounce you have your G Fast with the bootloader unlocked you need enter into fastboot mode and flash the modified boot.img that Magisk make for you

im using the boot.img from this source
motostockrom.com/motorola-moto-g-fast-xt2045-3

i'm uploading all what you need to root the device and if you get stuck just flash it and you will be good, also i think that the reason why they are stuck with the touchscreen not working is because the are problably in the lastest motorola update,

this is the magisk boot patched img
mediafire.com/file/9izqfaytck7zzbo/magisk_patched.img

remember that you need to be in XT2045-3
and this is the stock boot img
mediafire.com/file/9faytfxfb8vgy3l/boot.img

Do you have the lastest boot/recovery image on hand? It'd be nice to make a comparison.
 

FoxySheila

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So, I decided I wanted to root my g8 at one in the morning, which turned out to be as ill advised as it sounds. I couldn't access the google drive with the stock rom so I kept googling until I found one with the same model number and said **** it close enough. It was not close enough. Got it's boot.img and patched it and it locked my screen and ****ed up a good portion of things. Turns out it was the incorrect rom. I know right? Anyway, I found a boot.img someone had posted in another thread here and flashed that, then patched and re-flashed it and it works fine, root has been achieved. To spare any other soul my misfortune, below is a link to download the raw boot.img, a patched version, and a working twrp, love you guys.
http://www.filedropper.com/bootimgpatchedbootimgtwrptouch
 
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PoochyX

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fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot flash radio radio.img
fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin
fastboot flash dsp dspso.bin
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.2
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.3
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.4
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.5
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.6
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.7
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.8
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.9
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.10
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.11
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.12
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.13
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.14
fastboot erase carrier
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase metadata
fastboot erase ddr
fastboot reboot bootloader
 
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fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot flash radio radio.img
fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin
fastboot flash dsp dspso.bin
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.2
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.3
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.4
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.5
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.6
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.7
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.8
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.9
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.10
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.11
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.12
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.13
fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.14
fastboot erase carrier
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase metadata
fastboot erase ddr
fastboot reboot bootloader
That's just what I was looking for. Thanks.

EDIT: NOPE. That didn't work for my firmware from lolinet.

EDIT2: yes, it worked. I was having a bash issue after making the commands into a bash script.
 
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swear000

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Simple Solution

If rooting does not work then simply flash stock firmware and try something else. Custom ROMs are now available as well as TWRP.
 

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    I think all you need to do is unlock the bootloader, create a modified boot.img in Magisk Manager and flash it in fastboot.
    The problem is, there doesn't appear to be a way to flash back to stock if something goes wrong and there's not a working TWRP.
    Why wouldn't you be able to flash back stock? If you have the boot.img to patch with magisk, then you have it to flash back with fastboot.
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    fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
    fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
    fastboot flash radio radio.img
    fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin
    fastboot flash dsp dspso.bin
    fastboot flash logo logo.bin
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.0
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.1
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.2
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.3
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.4
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.5
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    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.7
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.8
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.9
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.10
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.11
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.12
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.13
    fastboot flash super super.img_sparsechunk.14
    fastboot erase carrier
    fastboot erase userdata
    fastboot erase metadata
    fastboot erase ddr
    fastboot reboot bootloader