Using your Android device on full power without dealing with factory or default restrictions implies in performing some custom operations. On that matter gaining root access is a must as by completing this operation you will basically begin the unlock process. Therefore, if you want to root your 4G LTE version of Motorola Moto G you should check the guidelines from below; there I will teach you more about root access and then I will also teach you how to easily root your Moto G by using TWRP recovery custom recovery image.
So, basically by gaining root access on your Moto G 4G you will manage to unlock the internal system of your device; thus all the restrictions will be removed and you will be able to access the Android OS for changing all the default settings. That’s why, after ensuring root access, you will be able to install apps that are requiring root access in order to run properly, remove in built programs or processes or add new features for customizing the looks or optimizing the performances. The advantages that come along with a rooted Motorola Moto G are quite numerous, though all can be achieved only by applying this unofficial operation.
Since you are dealing with an unofficial operation (the root access has nothing to do with Google or in our case with Motorola – the root exploit is being provided by those of xda-developers so we have to thanks them for this tutorial) by applying the steps from below you will lose the Moto G warranty. That means if something wrong happens and you end up in bricking your device, returning your device to service will imply in paying for the technical assistance – basically you will be by yourself and you will eventually have to unbrick your Android device by using compatible tutorials. So, this is the negative aspect that is related to the root operation.
Now, on a rooted Motorola Moto G LTE you will be capable to install a custom ROM firmware (you can flash CM11, AOKP or Paranoid Android in that matter), remove bloatware, make Nandroid backups, install a custom kernel, overclock the CPU, upgrade the battery life, power up the speeds and customize the Android KitKat OS. Your device will become your new playground and you will be able to tweak it in order to personalize its looks or to power up its performances.
But before starting the root process, you first have to prepare your Moto G 4G LTE for the operation that will shortly follow. Also, you will have to take care of some other aspects, all being detailed during the guidelines from below.
Begin with a backup because while trying to root your Moto G your data might get corrupted or even wiped out. Since you might have important data saved on your internal storage memory, the best will be to complete a full backup in order to be safe. In that matter you can anytime use a cloud service or various apps from Google Play in order to backup your personal data, info and accounts such as contacts list, text messages, call logs, internet settings, market apps, images, videos or audio files. A good idea will also be to save the current ROM by applying a Nandroid backup – in this way you can be sure that nothing bad happens during the root process.
It is necessarily to install a custom recovery image on your LTE Moto G. In that matter you can anytime learn how to install TWRP recovery, a great and stable app to use on your Android device. Why you need to do that? Well basically because the root file will be flashed by using a custom recovery image so this pre requisite is a must.
This is a manual method so it is necessarily to use a computer, your phone and its USB cable. In order to make things right and for avoiding unpleasant situations from taking place you need to: enable the USB debugging option on your handset (from path “menu – settings – developer options”); temporarily deactivate the security tools that are running on your computer (these tools might interfere with the root operation); plug in the charger if on your Moto G the battery status displays less than 50% power left.
Moreover, you should complete this step by step guide only if you have to 4G LTE version of the Motorola Moto G – the root file from below is being compatible only with the mentioned Android based device (try not to mess things up as you can damage your smartphone or soft brick it).
How to Root Moto G 4G LTE using TWRP Recovery
- The first thing to do is to download the root file on your computer. So, get the package from here, place it on your desktop and don’t unzip the same.
- Now, connect your Moto G with your computer by plugging in your phone’s USB cord.
- Transfer the root package from desktop to your phone’s SD card.
- Then unplug the USB cable and turn off your device (press power button and select “power off” or press and hold power key for 5 or 6 seconds).
- Enter recovery mode on your Android device.
- From recovery select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
- Pick the root file and flash the same.
- In the end go back to main menu of recovery and select “reboot system now”.
If a boot loop error will be issued, return to recovery mode. Then from there select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”. Next, go back to recovery mode menu and choose “reboot system now”. You should be able to use your Moto G now.
Good job; that was all for now which means that you have successfully rooted your Motorola Moto G 4G LTE. Stay close for further step by step guides and use the comments field from below in case you have problems or if you want to share something with our team or with our readers.