Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech 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.
Don’t forget that rooting your device will void your warranty.
You’ll need to unlock your Moto G 4G LTE’s bootloader to root it. You can unlock the bootloader here.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the necessary drivers for your device here.
- Download ‘UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip‘.
- Download ‘openrecovery-twrp-126.96.36.199-xt1032.img’, which can be found here.
- Download ‘adb-fastboot.zip‘.
HOW TO ROOT THE MOTO G 4G LTE
To root the Moto G 4G LTE, follow the steps below:
- Connect your device to your PC.
- Copy the ‘UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip’ that you downloaded in the previous section to your device’s internal memory root folder.
- Disconnect your device from your PC.
- Rename ‘openrecovery-twrp-188.8.131.52-xt1032.img’ to ‘recovery.img’
- Extract the files from ‘adb-fastboot.zip’ to a folder on your desktop.
- Place the ‘recovery.img’ in the same folder as Step 5.
- Boot your device into fastboot mode by switching it off then holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons together.
- Connect your device to your PC via USB.
- Shift + Right Click on an empty space within the folder you created in Step 5 and select ‘Open command window here’.
- Run the following command to verify that your device is being recognized properly: fastboot devices
- Run this next command to boot into TWRP Touch Recovery: fastboot boot recovery.img
- When the custom recovery flashing process is complete, tap on the Install button.
- Find the ‘UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip’ that you copied in Step 2 and add it to the flash queue.
- Then swipe on the ‘Swipe to confirm flash’ button.
- When it’s done flashing, head over to the main menu again and tap on Reboot System.
- Your device has successfully been rooted, congrats!
To verify that you’ve successfully rooted the Moto G 4G LTE, you can download Root Checker from the Play Store to verify it. Enjoy your rooted Moto G 4G LTE!