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    Default [ROOT] Method 1: Superboot

    What is this?

    Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing SU and the Superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

    What are the pre-requisites?

    YOU NEED YOUR BOOTLOADER UNLOCKED TO CARRY OUT THIS PROCESS. It's easy using fastboot, which is included in the download below. The instructions on the Motorola site are very straightforward - visit this page to get started. Unlocking the Bootloader will wipe your device.

    Any caveats?

    Aside from the Bootloader unlock wiping your device and invalidating your warranty, you should note that while rooting may affect your ability to receive future OTAs, reverting back to stock is easy enough. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

    Download

    APPLY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
    Superboot r2 - In Attachments - MD5: a4ca11f526f57f643a0a552ec234ad6f

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    Credits
    PaulOBrien
    ADB (Android Debug Bridge)
    Fastboot

    How to use Superboot - Windows, Linux and OSX

    Download the Superboot zip file from the attachments and extract to a directory
    Put your device in bootloader mode - Turn off the phone then turn on with the 'volume down' button pressed to enter the bootloader.
    WINDOWS - run 'superboot-windows.bat' as Administrator
    MAC - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type
    Code:
    chmod +x superboot-mac.sh
    followed by
    Code:
    sudo ./superboot-mac.sh
    LINUX - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type
    Code:
    chmod +x superboot-linux.sh
    followed by
    Code:
    sudo ./superboot-linux.sh
    Enjoy!
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    Default Re: [ROOT] Method 1: Superboot

    Tried this method as well as the other (Modified Recovery). Both to no avail. I have a US GSM unlocked XT1034 with KitKat 4.4.2 with an unlocked bootloader. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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