How to root Motorola Moto X XT1097 (2014) on Android 6.0.1 [Guide]

motorola_moto_xThose of you who want to swap over the version of Android for another one or make tweaks to the current hardware’s kernel need to have a custom recovery installed to do that. For everyone else who wanted to install the custom recovery so they could flash Chainfire’s SuperSU and begin installing the apps available out there that cannot run unless they sense you are the root user, the guide below gives you everything you need to know to do that.

Here is all you need to know to root Motorola Moto X 2014 smartphones by flashing Chainfrie’s SuperSU app from the custom recovery partition which makes you the root user of the Android operating system:



  • We recommend following this guide in its entirety and not taking any shortcuts with the SuperSU because copying it over from the computer is the recommended method and not doing it directly from the browser on your smartphone.
  • The boot partition needs to be in its untouched and stock state or else the SuperSU installer cannot patch it.
  • The system partition needs to be untouched also—you should be able to uninstall any of the apps that may have changed the system partition, and that will be enough.
  • The Motorola Moto X smartphone should be unrooted. You can tap on the “full unroot” button from inside SuperSU if it is not unrooted already.


  1. Download the systemless root version of Chainfire’s SuperSU which is the version made specifically to root Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  2. Open up the default downloads location for your operating systems which is the Downloads folder if you are using a Windows computer to find the SuperSU file you just downloaded.
  3. Connect the Motorola Moto X smartphone ot the computer with the USB cable and copy the SuperSU file over ot the internal storage SD card folder that is available on the computer for your smartphone every time you plug it into the computer with the USB cable.
  4. Unplug the smartphone from the computer and then reboot the Moto X into the Recovery Mode so that the custom recovery you previously installed boots up.
  5. Tap on the Install button from the main TWRP menu and then follow the guidelines on the display ot browse the SD card and select the SuperSU.
  6. Continue to doing what you need to do to install that SuperSU which is usually swipe at the bottom of the display where it says to do so now.
  7. Tap on the “Reboot”option followed by the “System”option once the SuperSU is installed by the TWRP Recovery and the Moto X reboots back into the normal mode.

In conclusion, that is everything you need to do to root Motorola Moto X XT1097 smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates. The guide makes use of the systemless root version of SuperSU which allows you to install all of the same root applications as the other versions of SuperSU. The main difference—and the reason why he chose to call it “systemless”—is the fact that it no longer goes through the system partition when it has installed and enabled the SuperSU on your device.

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