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[UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER] Possible 4.4 Root (NOT MY WORK)

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i.Design

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Aug 19, 2012
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This is not my work, and I can not vouch if it works or not as I am a US Cellular customer and don't have a working version of 4.4 on my device. This was posted on Reddit. Link and entire post to follow:

Video "proof":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP9WXLIzhTY&feature=youtu.be

http://www.reddit.com/r/MotoX/comments/1r3y30/root_achieved_for_44_kitkat_on_my_dev_edition/


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[–]8bitremixguy 1 point 33 minutes ago*
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/SuperSU/BETA-SuperSU-v1.72B.zip
2) New TWRP for 4.4 KitKat (from Hashcode)-> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2534850
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!
If you do this correctly you will regain root.

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Again, don't kill the messenger! I figured I would pass this information along.
 
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beelzebu

Senior Member
Nov 29, 2012
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This is not my work, and I can not vouch if it works or not as I am a US Cellular customer and don't have a working version of 4.4 on my device. This was posted on Reddit. Link and entire post to follow:

Video "proof":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP9WXLIzhTY&feature=youtu.be

http://www.reddit.com/r/MotoX/comments/1r3y30/root_achieved_for_44_kitkat_on_my_dev_edition/


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[–]8bitremixguy 1 point 33 minutes ago*
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/SuperSU/BETA-SuperSU-v1.72B.zip
2) New TWRP for 4.4 KitKat (from Hashcode)-> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2534850
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!
If you do this correctly you will regain root.

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Again, don't kill the messenger! I figured I would pass this information along.


I tried yesterday and it works flawlesly, just to remenber that you need an unlocked BL :), basically you will gain root on any unlocked boatloader as you can install TWRP or CWM
 

i.Design

Senior Member
Aug 19, 2012
82
41
I wasn't aware that this was the case with unlocked bootloaders. I just came from my S3 where an unlock method was readily available when I purchased the phone. In either case, I think this information is useful for noobs (such as myself) if unlocking the bootloader is an option (like myself).

Also, I hope you're having luck with the new root method for non-dev variants, jcase.