Most phone devices nowadays are restricted by their respective manufacturers when it comes to the download and installation of third party software applications. These restrictions are part of the security system that is put up by the manufacturer in order to protect the security of the user. In this case, the user is limited to the kinds of applications that he can download and install in his phone. The same idea applies to users of a Motorola Moto X device.
However, there is a process to break such restrictions. Rooting a mobile device allows the user to freely download any application that he wants to use, whether it may be developed by the same manufacturer of the phone, an affiliate of the manufacturing company, or a third party developer. However, the warranty provided by the manufacturer of your phone will be voided. They will not be held liable for any damage that your phone might incur during the rooting process. If you decide to continue rooting your Motorola Moto X, you should be following these steps.
Step 1 You should first make sure that you will be unlocking the bootloader of your device. To do so, you will just need to download some files on the website of a specific developer and install them accordingly. If the bootloader has been unlocked, it will be saying “Device is UNLOCKED” once you go to Fastboot mode. After unlocking the bootloader, you should turn your phone into the Fastboot mode by holding the Power button as well as the Volume Down key together for at least two to three seconds. After that, you should be letting go of the Power button first and then let go of the Volume Down key next. In this manner, you can enter the Fastboot mode.
Step 2 Afterwards, you need to connect this phone to a computer using a USB cable. It does not matter what operating device you currently have on your computer, though. You should be leaving the screen into the Fastboot mode.
Step 3 After plugging the phone into the computer, you need to go back to your computer. If you are using Windows, you will be needing the Motorola drivers for this process. If you are using Linux or Ubuntu, drivers are not needed. For Windows, you should open up the Device Manager. You should be seeing the Motorola ADB Interface listed as one of the devices. It could also be named as Andriod ADB or the like. However, if you are unable to see it, you will have to download the Motorola drivers from a specific website and run them.
Step 4 Part of the files that should have been downloaded would be the fastboot.zip file. You should be extracting the files from this zip folder. When the files have been extracted, a folder named “fastboot” should be included. Afterwards, you should go to a website such as MotoXRoot.com and select the CWM/TWRP Recovery for Moto X link so that you can download the Recovery file that you will also be needing for this rooting process.
Step 5 You will be getting an .img file after downloading the recovery for Moto X. You should be copying this .img file to the fastboot folder that you had earlier so that you can easily navigate through the files. You should also be taking note of the .img file name since it will be used later on in the process. For this example, the file name is XT1095recovery.img.
Step 6 Afterwards, you will need to open up the Command Prompt. To do so, you can type “cmd” on the Search box after clicking on the Start Menu or you can push the Windows key together with the R key and type in “cmd” inside the Run box.
Step 7 Next, you should be typing the command “cd Downloads” and then press Enter. The next command should be “cd Fastboot” and press Enter.
Step 8 Then, you should be typing “fastboot flash recovery XT1095recovery.img”. You might have noticed that the last part of the command is the file name of the .img file that you have downloaded earlier. Whatever is the file name of the .img file that was downloaded earlier, that will be the file name that you will be typing. Afterwards, you should press Enter to flash the recovery.
Step 9 Afterwards, you need to go back to your phone and disconnect it from the computer. You should turn it off completely. After a few seconds, turn it back on. Once it has booted back on, then, you should reconnect the phone back to the computer again. After that, you should be downloading the latest SuperSU file either through your computer or through the browser on your phone.
Step 10 Once the download of the SuperSU file has been completed, you need to turn the phone back off and go back to the Recovery mode. The same action of holding the Power button and Volume Down key together should be done. You should choose the Recovery option.
Step 11 Once you are on the next screen, which is the ClockWorkMOD screen, you will have to install the SuperSU file that you have downloaded to your phone. In doing so, you should select “install zip” and then choose “install update from zip file”. Afterwards, select “choose zip from /sdcard”. You have to look for the folder where the SuperSU has been saved. You just click on “Yes – Install...” to start the installation.
Step 12 You will be notified when the installation has been completed. Then, you will need to choose “reboot system now”. If it will ask you to fix root, always click on “No”.
Step 13 Once the phone boots back up, you should be checking on your phone applications and look for the SuperSU app. If you can see it, then, that means that the rooting process has been successful. You can now enjoy your rooted Moto X phone.
One other way of rooting your phone is through the one-click rooting process that is made possible by TunesGo. This is surely ideal for a beginner to the rooting process. Here are the steps that you can follow.
Step 1 Launch Wondershare TunesGo root software and connect Moto X phone to PC.
Step 2 Click ToolBox tab,select One-click Root section.
Step 3 Read the warning message and click Root to start the process.Take fulle control of you Motorola phone