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

moto-x-press-shot-leak-blackHave the beautiful Motorola Moto X running on Android 4.4 KitKat? If you had updated to KitKat from Jelly Bean, 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
  • Reboot your device and boot into the Android OS.
  • Install SuperSU by Chainfire from the Play Store.
  • Congrats! Your phone is now rooted!


Enjoy your rooted Moto X on KitKat!

[via XDA]

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