The Moto G 2014 is now running on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Anyone wanting to root the device will need to install the new Titan boot image during this guide before they can then go ahead and install the traditional SuperSU file from a custom recovery.
Most custom recoveries should work fine, but we recommend installing the TWRP Recovery. Many people are still searching for CWM Recovery but that recovery is no longer active. TWRP Recovery is by far the best recovery to be running at this time and it will give you all the options you need, plus many unique options you cannot get from other recoveries.
These are the guidelines to root the Motorola Moto G 2014 smartphone running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update using the new Titan boot image and the traditional SuperSU by Chainfire.
Files You Need
- You must have a custom recovery installed on the Motorola Moto G 2014 before you can root the device using the SuperSU and the Titan boot image below.
- Download the SuperSU you need from Chainfire here.
- Download the Titan boot image from here.
- Install ADB on your computer that comes complete with fastboot. Here is ADB for Windows, ADB for Mac and ADB for Linux.
- Note that our guide follows the ADB for Windows commands and the other two operating systems will need unique guides.
Rooting the Motorola Moto G 2014 running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode option from your Motorola Moto G 2014 by pointing to the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
- Connect the Motorola Moto G 2014 to the computer with the USB cable.
- Copy the SuperSU over to your internal storage SD card on the Moto G 2014 device.
- Extract the Titan boot image to the same folder that has your ADB so they are both within the same folder.
- Keep the folder open and hold the SHift key and right-click where it has a white background and choose to open a new command window from the menu.
- Type your first command: “adb reboot bootloader”
- Type your second command: “fastboot flash boot titan-24.11.10-BR-boot.img”.
- Type your last command: “fastboot reboot”
The Motorola Moto G 2014 device will now reboot back in the normal mode and have a new boot image. All you need to do now is enter the recovery mode by pressing the hardware button combination for that and then flash your SuperSU file. For those who don’t already know, you tap the “Install” option from the main recovery menu and then follow the on-screen prompts to flash the SuperSU from the SD card.