Today, we have an important tutorial on how to root Moto G (2014) second generation device. However let’s just go back in time and see what Motorola did last year. The company took smartphone industry by storm when it launched KitKat OS based smartphone Moto G at an amazingly affordable price point. With support of Google company made a strong comeback in Indian mobile market. But smartphone industry changes from a rapid pace, and needless to say that the pace of change didn’t decelerate even after the launch of Moto G. In 2013 it was the only device offering awesome experience of latest KitKat OS with premium build quality at an affordable price point. Today there are several other devices offering the same. So launching an upgraded version of Moto G had become crucial for Motorola to hold the success. And that’s what it has tried to offer with Moto G second generation.
The idea behind this upgraded version of Moto G might have been to fix some of the shortcomings which were visible in its predecessor. It comes with a bigger 5-inch screen, thinner form factor at 0.6mm, 8mp rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz with Adreno 305 GPU.
If you’ve got this awesome device and are thinking of rooting it then you’ve arrived at right place. In this tutorial we’ll root this smartphone and will also install custom recovery on it. So let’s get started:
- Install all the Motorola drivers related to your phone on your PC if you’ve not done that. You can download the drivers from here.
- Ensure that fastboot is also installed on your PC. If not then download it and install it before doing anything.
- Download SuperSu zip file on your PC.
- Download TWRP custom recovery for Moto G 2nd Gen.
- Charge your phone at least 80% for smooth execution of process.
- And as usually, don’t forget backing up your important files and data. This is mandatory because if you proceed without backing up you may permanently lose your important files and data by the end of this rooting process.
How to root Moto G 2014 Second Generation
- First of all unlock your phone’s Bootloader by going here.
- Now move the downloaded SuperSu file to your phone’s internal SD card from the PC.
- Turn your device off and turn it on in Bootloader mode by holding the power and volume down keys together for a few seconds.
- Now connect the phone to PC via data cable.
- Navigate to adb+fastboot folder and fire the following command in command prompt without quotes:
“fastboot flash recovery TWRP18.104.22.168-titan-motog-2014.img”
- By the end of this process TWRP custom recovery will be installed on your device. Once the process ends you can disconnect your phone from PC.
- Now boot your device again in recovery mode by pressing and holding the power and volume down keys together.
- Navigate to the SuperSu zip file that you placed in your phone’s internal SD card using TWRP custom recovery and flash it on your device.
- After the process is complete, reboot your phone.
That’s it! Your Moto G 2nd Gen is now rooted. To verify whether it’s rooted or not you can go to the app drawer of your device – if you find the SuperSu app icon there then congratulations, otherwise you need to do the hard work again. If your device is rooted successfully then you’re ready to explore a whole new world of root only apps and themes available in the Play Store. Go and check them out!