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    Default [ROOT] Method 2: Modified Recovery

    What is this?

    This is an alternate root option for the Moto G. It is a customised recovery (stock recovery with test keys) and a SuperSU 1.80 install zip modified to work on the G.

    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!
    Modified recovery root r1 - Dropbox (Too large to add to attachments) - MD5: 7b7ad899480ab5a1b6b00e128256e136

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    Credits
    PaulOBrien
    ADB (Android Debug Bridge)
    Fastboot

    How to root - Windows

    Download the 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. Connect the phone to your computer.
    Open a command window as administrator and navigate to the directory where you unzipped the files
    Run the command
    Code:
    fastboot-moto-windows flash recovery recovery.testkeys.img
    Use the volume keys on your phone as instructed to navigate to and select the 'Recovery' option
    When recovery loads, select the 'Apply update from SD' option. That's not actually what the option does, Motorola have screwed up the image, that really enables ADB sideloading.
    Run the command
    Code:
    adb-windows sideload supersu.motog.zip
    You'll notice the installation complete on your phone.
    Select the 'reboot' option on your phone using the power button. You're now rooted!

    How to root - Mac

    Download the zip file above 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. Connect the phone to your computer.
    Open a terminal window and navigate to the directory where you unzipped the files
    Run the command
    Code:
    chmod +x ./fastboot-moto-mac && chmod +x ./adb-mac
    Run the command
    Code:
    ./fastboot-moto-mac flash recovery recovery.testkeys.img
    Use the volume keys on your phone as instructed to navigate to and select the 'Recovery' option
    When recovery loads, select the 'Install update from SD' option. That's not actually what the option does, Motorola have screwed up the image, that really enables ADB sideloading.
    Run the command
    Code:
    ./adb-mac sideload supersu.motog.zip
    You'll notice the installation complete on your phone.
    Select the 'reboot' option on your phone using the power button. You're now rooted!

    How to root - Linux

    Download the zip file above 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. Connect the phone to your computer.
    Open a terminal window and navigate to the directory where you unzipped the files
    Run the command
    Code:
     chmod +x ./fastboot-moto-linux && chmod +x ./adb-linux
    Run the command
    Code:
    ./fastboot-moto-linux flash recovery recovery.testkeys.img
    Use the volume keys on your phone as instructed to navigate to and select the 'Recovery' option
    When recovery loads, select the 'Install update from SD' option. That's not actually what the option does, Motorola have screwed up the image, that really enables ADB sideloading.
    Run the command
    Code:
    ./adb-linux sideload supersu.motog.zip
    You'll notice the installation complete on your phone.
    Select the 'reboot' option on your phone using the power button. You're now rooted!
    Enjoy!
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    Default Re: [ROOT] Method 2: Modified Recovery

    Tried this method as well as the other (Superboot). 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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