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[TFQ][ROOT]Root Method[4.3][4.4]COOPTX

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Okay, so I have tested many different root methods on my Moto G. Somehow I managed to screw them all up! So here is how I got my root working. This method should work on Jelly Bean AND KitKat. This is my first guide, so if anything is missing, please notify me. DON'T GUESS! ask others for clarification. So far this is a Windows guide, I am unsure if this will work on Mac or Linux... 
 
#include 
/*
 * Your warranty is now void.
 *
 * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
 * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
 * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
 * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
 */
 
Notice: None of these files are my own, not even the method. I just took different files and methods and messed with them until I was able to get root.
 
Okay, so here we go.
 
Files Needed:
ADB Tools - make sure to add to your Window's Path (step 4 and on)
 
Be sure to place "supersu.motog.zip" on the root of your device
 
 
Directions:
1)Unlock your bootloader
2)Reboot into Bootloader
3)Flash Logo Fix
4)Flash TWRP or CWM
5)Reboot into Recovery
6)Flash "supersu.motog.zip"
7)Reboot
 
Indepth Look:
UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER
Follow this guide from Motorola 
 
REBOOT INTO BOOTLOADER
1) Type mfastboot reboot-bootloader into Command Prompt and hit enter
 
FLASH LOGO FIX
1) Type fastboot flash logo logo.bin into Command Prompt and hit enter
 
FLASH RECOVERY
 
If on JB 4.3
TWRP
1) Type mfastboot flash recovery trecovery.img into Command Prompt and hit enter
 
or
 
CWM
1) Type mfastboot flash recovery crecovery.img into Command Prompt and hit enter
 
If on KK 4.4
TWRP
1) Type fastboot boot 44trecovery.img into Command Prompt and hit enter
 
or
 
CWM
1) Type mfastboot flash recovery 44crecovery.img into Commander Prompt and hit enter
 
REBOOT INTO RECOVERY
1) Press the volume down button
2) Press the volume up button
 
FLASH "SUPERSU.MOTOG.ZIP"
1) Wait for screen to time out
2) Awaken device with the power button
3) Tap "Install"
4) Select "supersu.motog.zip"
5) Swipe to install
WARNING! The touch screen will be buggy. Just try the best you can. It is possible to install the zip, I have done it. Good luck!
 
REBOOT
1) Reboot your phone
 
 
 
[CREDITS]
Motorola - for Moto G
Google - for Android
Redmond Pie - for ADB setup guide
 
lost101 - for Moto G USB Drivers
oasoas014 - for 4.3 Bootloader
paulobrien - for "supersu.motog.zip"
a1Pha - for TWRP & CWM
ffosilva - for Logo Clean Up
danger2u - for trying with CWM 
Paulskiii - for skipping JB Bootloader flash first :P Brave man right here.
daothanhduy1996 - for getting me into Android! 
lokeshsaini94 & Lifehacker7 - for reminding me that who cares about warranties? Root that phone! :P
Message me if I used your work and forgot to credit you!
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Thanks for your work! Still thinking about unlock or not the BL... When I make the decision, I will test your root method!  :)

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Thanks, but no need to test :P it has been proven to work by hundreds of users on XDA

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I know! I follow Moto G forums there too! With test I meant "use"...  :P

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Hi! I tried the above described procedure but I get the following error: when I type mfastboot I get the message of invalid command.

If instead I launch the script from the unzipped folder I get the message <waiting for device> but nothing happens...

 

what can be the problem?

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Hi! I tried the above described procedure but I get the following error: when I type mfastboot I get the message of invalid command.

If instead I launch the script from the unzipped folder I get the message but nothing happens...

what can be the problem?

Are you in bootloader?

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Hi! Sorry for getting back to you so late. I've solved the problem, but I had to use a different procedure (which I believe it's even easier):

 

1) Copy the latest Supersu (1.91) in the phone

2) Reboot to bootloader

3) fastboot flash recovery recoveryname.img [i had to use CWM recovery because TWRP was not working properrly (it was'n peforming the backup)]

4) enter Recovery, take a nandroid backup (just in case) and flash supersu

 

and done! 

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Same procedure than exposed in OP, just explained different :)

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He skipped the logo flash, so he probably sees the Bootloader Unlocked warning.

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Any news about rooting with blocked bootloader ?

I am looking at the Moto X, and seeing if something like what they are doing can be done for us. Not actively though. It is not a priority for me right now.

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I am looking at the Moto X, and seeing if something like what they are doing can be done for us. Not actively though. It is not a priority for me right now.

Thanks i hope in you.
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Thanks i hope in you.

Give this application a look. http://www.kingoapp.com/ I have no idea how it works and what it will do to your computer or phone, but it has worked for many others and is well worth the look. I would try it on my phone, but I am already rooted an have no interest in losing all of my data just for a quick test. It did not work on a Moto X, but it might work for the Moto G. Worth a shot. 

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Going to test and report... Thanks!

 

Edit: It doesn't work :(

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Going to test and report... Thanks!

 

Edit: It doesn't work :(

 

 

Try this guide. I don't think it will work, but worth a shot.

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