The new Motorola flagship phone – Moto X has been officially available this month, although it new released device, but root access has been successfully obtained on this device. This smartphone can be easily rooted as the boot loader is unlockable, Motorola allows some variant of Moto X to get unlocked via their official unlock website, until today only Rogers branded devices is supported, as usual AT&T or Verizon devices likely won’t be supported by Motorola Unlock Tool.
Root privileges for most users is very important because we can get the most out of our Moto X, considering that the majority of the very useful apps like Titanium Backup that helpful to perform a backup and get rid of the bloatware, requires root access to work.
For users who want their Rogers Moto X has root privileges, we can get it done by flashing rooted custom images developed by senior members from xda – rob43. He has managed to modify the stock image by adding SuperSU app and su binaries, which needed to obtain root. Below are the steps you need to do.
- Make sure your Moto X recognized by the PC by installing the Motorola Device Manager.
- Unlock your device via Motorola’s official bootloader unlock program, general guide can be found here.
- Make sure adb and fastboot are working on your desktop, read the guidelines here.
- Download the rooted image file from rob43’s thread on xda then move it to the folder where you extract the adb/fastboot package.
- Then run the following command:
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash boot boot-ghost-new.img
After the reboot you will notice on the app drawer a new app installed called SuperSU, now try to install the Titanium Backup to verify root access on Rogers Moto X.