[Pure Edition][Root] Superboot style root for MotoX 2014 Pure Edition

jcase

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Follow directions, do NOT flash this image. Flashing the image will bootloop you (easily fixed by flashing proper boot.img). You must only BOOT this image. Again DO NOT FLASH IT, I won't help you out of any mess you get yourself into with this.

Unlock your device with Motorola's site
Boot Image
Device will boot up, install su and quickly reboot.
Then install Chainfire's SuperSU from the Play Store

unzip pure2014sb.zip
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot boot pure2014sb.img
 

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TBayTom

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Does this wipe your phone data at all? My phone data was completely wiped when I unlocked the bootloader, so I want to make sure that doesn't happen again.
 

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Can you send that info my way too please? I've unlocked my bootloader but not sure where to go from here...
 
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From Droidviews: http://www.droidviews.com/root-motox-2014-pure-edition-with-superboot/

Prerequisites
A Moto X 2014 with unlocked bootloader. You can unlock the bootloader by following the instructions given at Motorola official page.
Set up ADB and Fastboot on your computer or download the minimal ADB and fastboot tool from here (unzip it).
Install Motorola USB Drivers on your computer.
Download the modified boot image by jcase: pure2014sb.zip
Open Settings> Developer options and enable USB Debugging on your device.

Root MotoX 2014 Pure Edition with Superboot
Having taken care of the prerequisites mentioned above, you can now proceed to root your Moto X 2014. Just follow the steps given below.

1. Extract the pure2014sb.zip file and copy the pure2014sb.img file into the platform-tools folder (in case you have Android SDK installed) or copy the files into the mfastboot v2 folder.

2. While the folder with ADB and fastboot files is open, right-click on an empty space and select “Open command window here” option to launch a cmd.

3. Connect your Moto X 2014 to computer using a USB cable.

4. Now type the following command in the cmd window and press the Enter key:
adb reboot bootloader

5. Your phone will reboot into the Fastboot mode.

6. Then issue the following command:
fastboot boot pure2014sb.img

7. When the phone boots up, install su and quickly reboot it.

8. When the device boots up again, go to Google Play store and install the SuperUser app.
 

EniGmA1987

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So for the rest of us that got a carrier phone (not the pure edition) -
I got the ATT one with all the bloat on it. I'd really like to get rid of that crap.
Is there some way I could flash one of the factory gsm images here? via the stock recovery or via adb?
https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/recovery-images
As of now, no you cant. ATT may or may not (probably not) get a bootloader unlock. It probably will eventually get root though, and when it does you can use a root app to uninstall those system apps from ATT. No guarantee the phone will work properly after you get rid of them though, it is possible that some OS modifications rely on parts of those apps.
 
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cpolly69

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yeah i pretty much can't wait until i get root access -
i'm pretty confident killing the att bloat isn't going to affect the it- i disabled every one of their apps within 10 minutes of having the phone...
i just wish i could load up ti backup and get rid of them...
 

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From Droidviews: http://www.droidviews.com/root-motox-2014-pure-edition-with-superboot/

Prerequisites
A Moto X 2014 with unlocked bootloader. You can unlock the bootloader by following the instructions given at Motorola official page.
Set up ADB and Fastboot on your computer or download the minimal ADB and fastboot tool from here (unzip it).
Install Motorola USB Drivers on your computer.
Download the modified boot image by jcase: pure2014sb.zip
Open Settings> Developer options and enable USB Debugging on your device.

Root MotoX 2014 Pure Edition with Superboot
Having taken care of the prerequisites mentioned above, you can now proceed to root your Moto X 2014. Just follow the steps given below.

1. Extract the pure2014sb.zip file and copy the pure2014sb.img file into the platform-tools folder (in case you have Android SDK installed) or copy the files into the mfastboot v2 folder.

2. While the folder with ADB and fastboot files is open, right-click on an empty space and select “Open command window here” option to launch a cmd.

3. Connect your Moto X 2014 to computer using a USB cable.

4. Now type the following command in the cmd window and press the Enter key:
adb reboot bootloader

5. Your phone will reboot into the Fastboot mode.

6. Then issue the following command:
fastboot boot pure2014sb.img

7. When the phone boots up, install su and quickly reboot it.

8. When the device boots up again, go to Google Play store and install the SuperUser app.
what mean's :
7. When the phone boots up, install su and quickly reboot it
install su = superSU apk ?
thanks for help