How to root Motorola Moto X (2014)

Updated on January 1, 2020

These are the instructions 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)

Step 1: Follow the step-by-step instructions to unlock bootloader on your Motorola Device.

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: Download SuperSU (latest) and move it to the root of the Phone SD memory.

Step 4: Download and install the Minimal ADB and fastboot Tools on your computer.

Step 5: Download TWRP recovery (v2.8.3.0 tested working) on your computer and rename it to recovery.img.

Step 6: Now, move the TWRP recovery file to the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (i.e C:Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot).

twrp recovery moved minimal fastboot

Step 7: Now, Open MAF32.exe or py_cmd.exe from the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder.

open maf32 command minimal fastboot

Step 8: Give the Following Command: adb devices

Motorola ADB Devices

The above command helps to know the list of attached devices to the computer.

Step 9: Now, Give another command: adb reboot bootloader

motorola reboot bootloader

The above command helps you to boot into the adb mode.

Step 10: Now, give another command: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

flash recovery on Motorola Moto X (2014)

Step 11: Now, TWRP recovery will be installed on your phone and you will be able to see some process on your Device screen.

Step 12: 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.

Step 13: Once you have booted into the ADB mode, Select Recovery (use volume down for scrolling and Volume Up to select).

Step 14: 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.

install supersu twrp

Step 15: Now, reboot your Device from the TWRP recovery.

twrp install success

Step 16: 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).

SuperSU Installed on Stock-5.0

Optional: You can also verify the root status of your device by using the Root Checker Application.

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[*] No data loss process: Your Personal Data including contacts, pictures, videos, music won’t 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 for all devices page.

[*] Motorola USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device then head over to Download Motorola USB Driver for all devices page.

[*] Big thanks to Chainfire for their SuperSU file for Motorola Moto X (2014), without this tool the above tutorial was not possible.

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