How To Root And Install Custom Recovery On Moto X 1st Gen : Easiest Method

How To Root And Install Custom Recovery On Moto X 1st Gen : Easiest Method :Moto X 1st Gen was once a device that everybody wanted to own , the fabulous design ,the unique wooden back and that voice command with which you can do almost everything. Moto X 1st Gen changed the then condition of Motorola and brought back its respect that it once had.

Moto X 1st Gen comes with 4.7 inch Super Amoled HD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection and a Nano Coating to protect the Device from splash of water. Under the hood , it has got Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB RAM and comes with 16 / 32 GB variant with no external SD-Card support. It carries 2200 mAH Battery which will last through a day with the optimal use. It carries 2 MP Camera on front and 10 MP camera on the rear to take awesome images on the go.

Root And Install Custom Recovery On Moto X 1st Gen

To Root and Install custom recovery on Moto X 1st gen device you will have to unlock the bootloader. After  unlocking your device bootloader, you will then be needed to flash up the root file zip and custom recovery zip as well. The detail procedure on how to unlock the bootloader and how to root and install custom recovery on Moto X 1st gen is below.

Root And Install Custom Recovery On Moto X 1st Gen

Prerequisite ( How To Root And Install Custom Recovery On Moto X 1st Gen )

  • Install USB Drivers for windows.
  • Download Android SDK FILES for windows , extract it and rename it to “adt”.
  • SuperSu.zip file from here.
  • Twrp Custom Recovery file from here.
  • USB DEBUGGING ON on your device to do that Go to SETTINGS>> ABOUT PHONE>> TAP ON BUILD NUMBER 7 TIMES>> GO BACK TO SETTINGS>> DEVELOPER OPTION>> CHECK ON THE USB DEBUGGING. 

Unlock The Bootloader ( How To Root And Install Custom Recovery On Moto X 1st Gen )

  • Turn off your Moto X 1st Gen.
  • Make sure your device has USB DEBUGGING turned on.
  • Boot into Bootloader by pressing Volume Down + Power Button Simultaneously.
  • Connect your Moto X 1st Gen to your Desktop / Laptop.
  • Once your device is connected and recognized OPEN CMD and type the following command.
    • cd/
    • cd adt/sdk/platform-tools
    • fastboot oem get_unlock_data
  • You will now get various strings of characters,  simply copy those characters and Paste in a notepad without any space in between.
  • Now head over to the Motorola Developer Website.
  • Sign In with your Google Account with the same Google Account as that on your Moto X 1st Gen.
  • Read on the on screen instructions.
  • You will be asked to enter the string of characters , simply paste the characters you just pasted on Notepad without any space.
  • Now click on “Can my device be unlocked?”
  • Finally Request for the Unlock Key.
  • The Unlock Key will be sent to your e-mail.
  • Again open CMD and type
    • cd/
    • cd adt/sdk/platform-tools
    • fastboot oem unlock xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • In place of these X’s put your unique code.
  • You now have a Moto X 1st Gen with unlocked Bootloader . Now head over to Rooting Moto X 1st Gen.

How To Root And Install Custom Recovery On Moto X 1st Gen : Running On Android 4.4.4

  • Transfer SuperSu .zip file to your root of your device Sdcard.
  • Extract the Twrp Custom Recovery downloaded file image.
  • Place the extracted file image in the same folder as that of Fastboot.
  • Reboot your Moto X 1st Gen in the Bootloader and connect it to your Desktop / Laptop.
  • Open CMD and the following command.
    • cd/
    • cd adt/sdk/platform-tools
    • fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.6.3.1-ghost-4.4.img
  • Once flashing gets complete then disconnect your device from Laptop/Desktop, and enter into the recovery by pressing volume down key along with volume up key and power key simultaneously and then navigate to Recovery by volume down key.
  •  You will now be in TWRP custom recovery, tap on Install and then navigate to SuperSu.zip file to flash it .
  • Once flashing your device will be Rooted with custom recovery installed on it.

How To Root And Install Custom Recovery On Moto X 1st Gen : Running On Android 5.0+

  • Download and extract Cf-Root file for Moto X 1st Gen from here.
  • Now switch off your device and enter Bootloader to do so hold down volume down key along with volume up key and power key simultaneously .
  • Now connect your device to Desktop/Laptop.
  • Now double click on root-windows.bat file .
  • Once the process completes, your device will be Rooted.

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