These are instructions on how to root Motorola Moto X (2014) using the TWRP recovery on Windows Computer.
Requirements: Your smartphone should have at least 20-30 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.
Root Motorola Moto X (2014)
- Follow the step-by-step instructions to unlock bootloader on your Motorola Device.
- Once you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on Motorola Moto X (2014), then you need to install custom recovery (i.e TWRP or CWM recovery). For that you have to connect your device to the computer first then follow the below steps.
- Download SuperSU (latest) and move it to the root of the Phone SD memory.
- Download and install the Minimal ADB and fastboot Tools on your computer.
- Download TWRP recovery (v220.127.116.11 tested working) on your computer and rename it to recovery.img.
- Now, move the TWRP recovery file to the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (i.e C:Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot).
- Now, Open MAF32.exe or py_cmd.exe from the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder.
- Give the Following Command: adb devices
The above command helps to know the list of attached devices to the computer.
- Now, Give another command: adb reboot bootloader
The above command helps you to boot into the adb mode.
- Now, give another command: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
- Now, TWRP recovery will be installed on your phone and you will be able to see some process on your Device screen.
- Now, you need to boot into the ADB mode. To boot into adb mode, Press and hold the Volume Down Key and Power Key (for 4-5 seconds) and release the power key but keep holding the Volume Down key until ADB mode is visible on the screen.
- Once you have booted into the ADB mode, Select Recovery (use volume down for scrolling and Volume Up to select).
- Once you have booted into the TWRP recovery mode, Tap on the Install and select the SuperSU package that you have moved to the Phone SD in Step#3.
- Now, reboot your Device from the TWRP recovery.
- Once your Device is restarted you will be able to see the SuperSU icon in the Menu. Which confirms that you have successfully rooted your Motorola Moto X (2014).
Optional: You can also verify the root status of your device by using the Root Checker Application.
[*] No data loss process: Your data including contacts, pictures, videos, music wont be affected using the above method. In short, no data loss process.
[*] Motorola Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the original firmware for your device, then head over to Download Motorola Stock Firmware page.
[*] Motorola USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device, then head over to Download Motorola USB Driver page.
[*] Big thanks to Chainfire for their SuperSU file for Motorola Moto X (2014), without this tool the above tutorial was not possible.