Rooting is a highly sought after process among the Android device users. After all, there is a plethora of benefits that one can enjoy by rooting the device. Rooting the device means that the Android device user will be able to optimize the phone's internal storage memory as well as increase the types of apps that can be downloaded. The restrictions of the manufacturer will not apply to a rooted device now.
However, there are things that you should be cautious with when you are planning to root Android device, especially if it is a Motorola XT1068. Motorola XT1068 is also known as the Moto G 2nd Gen. For Motorola XT1068, rooting it means that you will be voiding the warranty that the said Android device naturally have. This means you will have to pay for it in case there are damages. You cannot rely on the manufacturers anymore.
In addition, you have to prepare the backup of the important files you have in your Motorola XT1068. Including the phone contacts, everything will be wiped out. Thus, it is highly recommended that you back up your important files before going for the rooting process.
If you are planning to go for the manual method of rooting your device, here are the steps that you will have to take advantage of.
Step 1 The first thing that you have to do is to unlock your bootloader. This is a prerequisite necessary for when you are rooting the device.
Step 2 Enable the USB Debugging option. You can do this by going to SETTINGS, then choosing ABOUT PHONE. Find the BUILD NUMBER, which is usually located at the bottom. Tap on it seven times. You can get a confirmation that “You are now a developer!”. Go one menu back and tap on DEVELOPER OPTIONS. Inside, you will have to turn on the DEVELOPER OPTIONS and then enable the USB Debugging option.
Step 3 Connect the device to your computer. It will show a pop-up on your Motorola XT1068 device that requests to allow the USB Debugging with the RSA key fingerprint. Just put a check mark on the “Always allow from this computer” option and then tap “OK”.
Step 4 Download all the necessary files. You will mostly find the files that you need for rooting the Motorola XT1068 through the following link: http://rootjunkysdl.com/?device=Moto%20G%202nd%20Gen%20XT1064.
You need to download the TWRP file as well as the UPDATE-SUPERSU-V2.02.zip files.
Step 5 Copy and paste the UPDATE-SUPERSU-V2.02.zip file you have downloaded beforehand into the Download folder of your Motorola XT1068.
Step 6 You need to prepare a folder with ADB and fastboot in it. You actually just need the adb.exe and fastboot.exe when it comes to the rooting of your Motorola XT1068.
Step 7 Copy the TWRP file you have downloaded and extracted beforehand. This should be the system image file. After you have copied it, paste the said file into the folder where you have your adb.exe and fastboot.exe.
Step 8 Press down SHIFT on the keyboard and right click on any white space in the folder where the adb.exe, fastboot.exe, and twrp-recovery.img is located at. You have to choose the option “Open command prompt here”. Input the command 'adb devices'.
Step 9 After you that, you will need to input the following command: 'adb reboot bootloader'. The phone should reboot and go into the bootloader mode.
Step 10 Input the command: 'fastboot devices'.
Step 11 Input command: 'fastboot flash recovery recovery.img'. The recovery.img part of the command is basically the filename of your twrp system image. You can avoid making mistakes if you just drag and drop the system image from your folder and into your command prompt. This should send every required files over into the phone. You are now done with using the computer. You can then proceed to working on your device.
Step 12 On your device, scroll down using the volume down button so that you can choose the RECOVERY option. You will go into recovery mode this way. There should be a bootloader unlocked warning showing on the screen after you have chosen the said option.
Step 13 You need to click the INSTALL option among the options that you have in the recovery mode to get root access. Click on Download afterward. You can then see your UPDATE-SUPERSU-V2.02.zip on a list so click on that.
Step 14 Once you have selected it, you can then swipe across to flash the file.
Step 15 Once done, click on the Reboot System option. You can then unplug the device from the computer. The bootloader unlocked warning will show again. Just do not mind it.
Step 16 Check whether you have root access or not. You can just scroll to your App drawer and look for SuperSU. If you click on it and there is no error, then you are good to go. You may also double check by using root checker apps you can download on Google Play.
The steps above are the manual method for rooting. Now, you can choose another simple option for rooting your Motorola XT1068. This method is where you will be required to download a software for rooting. This rooting software is the TunesGo Android Root tool. With just one click of a button, you can initiate and complete the entire rooting process.
If you are planning to use the said software for rooting the device, here are the steps to take full advantage of.
Step 1 Launch Wondershare TunesGo and connect your Motorola XT1068 to PC.
Step 2 Select One-click Root section on the ToolBox tab and take full control of your Motorola mobile phone
Step 3 Reading the warning message and click Root to start the process.
Step 4Please wait while TunesGo is getting root access.
Step 5 After a while, your Motorola XT1068 root success.