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How to root Moto X on Android 4.4 KitKat and flash TWRP recovery [Guide]

Posted By Godwin On February 18, 2014 @ 4:06 PM In Android Root Guides | 2 Comments

moto-x-press-shot-leak-black [1]Have the beautiful Motorola Moto X running on Android 4.4 KitKat? If you had updated to KitKat from Jelly Bean [2], the previous root methods for Moto X might not work on your device. Read on to get your Moto X on KitKat rooted.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.


This guide will help you to root Motorola Moto X on Android 4.4 KitKat. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

How To Root Motorola Moto X

  • Make sure that your phone is running on the Android 4.4 KitKat OTA.
  • Reboot your phone after the update.
  • Power off your device again.
  • Now, connect the device to your computer while holding the Volume Down and Power buttons to enter the bootloader mode.
  • Browse to the folder where you had placed the file mfastboot.exe, which you had downloaded earlier.
  • Right-click on a free space in the window while holding the Shift button (Shift + Right-click).
  • Select “Open command windows here“.
  • Install the TWRP recovery on your device by entering the following command in the command window:

mfastboot flash recovery twrp-

  • Reboot the device into TWRP recovery (DO NOT boot into the Android OS before this).
  • Now, got to install and select the file BETA-SuperSU-v1.72B.zip.
  • Reboot your device and boot into the Android OS.
  • Install SuperSU [9] by Chainfire from the Play Store.
  • Congrats! Your phone is now rooted!


Enjoy your rooted Moto X on KitKat!

[via XDA [10]]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://dottech.org/131576/researchers-say-moto-x-innovative-iphone-5s-5c/moto-x-press-shot-leak-black/

[2] Jelly Bean: http://dottech.org/126773/how-to-root-moto-x-android-guide/

[3] Unlock the bootloader: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/unlock-your-device-a

[4] BETA-SuperSU-v1.72B.zip: http://download.chainfire.eu/366/SuperSU/BETA-SuperSU-v1.72B.zip

[5] latest TWRP recovery: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2534850

[6] twrp- http://goo.im/devs/Hashcode/motox/unlocked/twrp-

[7] mfastboot.exe: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1953948

[8] USB drivers: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/94931/p/30,6720,8696

[9] SuperSU: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.supersu&hl=en

[10] XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2536200

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