The Motorola company now owned by Lenovo is well looked after for Android software updates since the alliance it once had as being a Google company as soon as last year. That’s undoubtedly lead to Moto being the first company inline after Google’s own Nexus for the creative Android 5.0 Lollipop software. Anyway, if you are up and running on the latest Android has to offer on your Moto G’s screen it’s time to unlock the system internals and break away from the default factory restrictions. The “G” is one of the cheapest smartphones out there that’s worth owning. That means it a great candidate for unchaining the internal hardware with root access.

Giving yourself full administrative rights over the OS and using the smartphone on full power surely enhances the user experience thanks to some custom operations. That’s what we are achieving by completing this CF-Root operation. Motorola and Google don’t allow what we are partaking in here today. That’s why the manufacturers warranty is void once you finish the steps by flashing the files. You can flash a stock firmware version and unroot the device. Doing so has the warranty working again. However, there’s no way to gain root access without tripping the flash counter away from zero. That’s how the workers know you’ve tinkered with the operating system.

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Furthermore, on a rooted Moto G 2014 you are capable of installing a custom ROM of your choice and change the way your phone looks with themes and other ideas. Moreover, you have access to plenty of other apps from the Google Play Store that wouldn’t work on your device until now. I promise to run you through a few of my favorite apps once the guides finished.

Drop everything and start by taking a full backup of the data. You ought to store the contacts, SMS texts, pictures, music, video, EFS folder on the internal memory. You see, the internal memory is safe from being wiped if we do a factory reset. The ROM itself is not. that’s why we can use the internal storage space for backing up. You can use the SD card if your phone has the slot for that option and if you have bought one from the shops. Those with a custom smartphone already can use Titanium backup for the data and take a Nandroid backup of the ROM so you don’t lose the current data. Others who sit on stock firmware want to download Helium from the Google Play Store and make copies of the data that way. SMS backup+ is great for backing up those messages you never want to lose. Likewise, Google Drive offer a limited amount of free space of you prefer storing your data in the cloud and keeping the internal memory free for your photos apps and games.

You can only follow the steps using a Windows PC ranging from XP through to Windows 10. Do not attempt to follow the steps from a Mac or Linux machine. In fact, if you love Android and don’t have Windows we recommend making the switch next time you are shopping since most guides we make are catered for Microsoft Windows. That’s nothing on our end, but rather the OS all the developers seemingly prefer to target. You can use a computer, notebook or laptop. It doesn’t have to be a desktop PC. however, you want a machine with the USB slot mounted in the side since we must connect using the USB wire.

You must have the Motorola USB drivers before starting the steps. You can get these from a third-party file source or by visiting the official website. A great deal of you will have the drivers up-to-date already, therefore you won’t need to bother. You can verify where you stand by plugging the phone into the computer with the USB cable and trying to get access to the phones data from the drive. If you can the drivers are working.

We are rating this guide as suitable for an intermediate level of experience. If it’s your first time and you’re thinking about tinkering with the OS we suggest finding a friend to help who does have some experience. Otherwise, if you have no other options read through the steps carefully and then go ahead. You don’t need to be an advanced Android users to follow this through.

You ought to have enabled USB Debugging Mode from the Developer Options menu. You find it from the Settings app after turning the phone on and unlocking the pass code.

The guide is for the XT1063 model Moto G smartphone from the year 2014 and is not made for any other. Each guide is specifically made for each device. you can check your model number by turning the mobile on and tapping the Settings app followed by About Device. Now look at the model number.

How to root the Motorola Moto G XT1063 running Android 5.0 Lollipop

  1. Start by logging into your user account on the computer.
  2. Download the CF-Root file here to the computer desktop
  3. Find the phone.
  4. Boot it up in bootloader mode.
    – hold Power and the Volume Down keys at the same time.
  5. Find the USB cable.
    – check the phone charger.
  6. Connect the computer and Moto G using the USB wire.
  7. Check the bottom right side of the system tray that the device is recognized and the drivers are working.
  8. Extract the rooting file on the desktop and find the root-windows.bat file.
  9. Run the file on the computer.
  10. Read the set of on-screen instructions and follow them through.
  11. Stopover at the Google Play Store and install the root checker app for verification.

You can install Philz Touch recovery along with Fastboot if you wish to add a custom recovery from here. Remember what I said about the apps? Well, you can test out Market Enabler, Samba Filesharing, SD Maid, LCD Density, Keyboard Manager, Virtual Button Bar, LBE privacy Guard and Dual Mount SD Widget just to name a few.