Moto G Second Generation, the successor of Moto G First Generation is one of the most Successful Smartphones to rock the Market. Moto G Second Generation (Code named – Titan) is one of the devices to get Android 5.x.x update from Google. If someone wants to unlock Boot loader, gain root access , flash Recovery & want to use different custom ROMs in their MOTO G Second Generation follow this guide
[I am not responsible for any Bricked devices,dead SD card or thermonuclear war ,later don’t cry here or blame. If you have no idea what you are reading Dont try the below process and press back button] 😛
- 1. A PC With INTERNET Connection ( Without this, you can’t go ahead)
- Download minimal ADB & fastboot from here
- Install the latest Motorola usb drivers in your PC. Download here
- Custom recovery [TWRP] from here
- SuperSU zip from here
First Step – UNLOCK BOOT LOADER
Unlocking your bootloader will VOID Your Warranty & it will format your phone, so make a backup of your personal things.
Go to Phone settings and scroll down to the last option ‘ About Phone’ & tap on the ‘Build Number’ option until it shows you ‘ You are now a Developer’. Now press back button and you can See the ‘Developer Option’ listed there
Go inside the DEVELOPER OPTION & enable USB debugging or ANDROID debugging option ( Don’t forget this or you will screw up)
Now, Turn your PC on & put phone your phone in fastboot mode (power off, then press the power and volume down buttons together for 10-11 seconds).
Connect ur Phone to PC by USB cable & Click Right button + Shift in the minimal adb folder where you have extracted the zip file to open COMMAND PROMPT
Now type – fastboot oem get_unlock_data
You will get a return string. Copy it. [Right Click-Mark- Mark the text by pressing the shift key-Now press Ctrl+C]
Now paste the whole string in the notepad & remove the spaces from middle
Go to Motorola site here
Now Sign in using your Google account or Motorola ID. Scroll down the page and paste the copied string in the field.Then click on ‘Can my device be unlocked?’, after which a “REQUEST UNLOCK KEY” button will appear at the bottom of page.
To get your unlock key, select the ‘I Agree’ option.
Note: You will receive an email with your Unlock Key at the email address you used to log in there.
Now, Copy the 20 digit number that Motorola have send you in your gmail and type in cmd ‘fastboot devices’ to check if the phone is still connected to PC
Now type fastboot oem unlock CODE
NOTE : Replace the CODE with the 20 digit Unique number you got from Motorola & press Enter
The unlocking process will begin & soon you will see ‘Bootloader Unlocked’ warning on your Moto G(2nd Gen).
SECOND STEP – FLASH CUSTOM RECOVERY
Again connect your phone to PC & Reboot to Fastboot Mode by pressing volume Down + Power Button for about 10-11 seconds
NOTE : PLACE THE TWRP RECOVERY IN THE MINIMAL ADB FOLDER & RENAME IT TO ‘ RECOVERY ‘
NOW, Click Right button + Shift in the minimal adb folder where you have placed the RECOVERY ,Open CMD & Type ‘ fastboot flash recovery recovery.img ‘ & hit ENTER
You will see some activities in the bootloader menu in PINK COLOUR
And the CUSTOM RECOVERY WILL BE FLASHED IN YOUR MOTO G 2014 ( 2ND GENERATION)
LAST STEP – FLASH SUPERSU & ROOT YOUR PHONE
After Putting the SuperSu zip file in the internal memory of the phone, go to TWRP RECOVERY & hit on INSTALL option. Choose the SuperSu zip file and CONFIRM TO SWIPE to flash the SuperSu. Wait for sometime,the zip will be flashed , Hit on REBOOT & the phone will Boot up 😀
CONGRATULATION!! You have succesfully ROOTED your MOTO G 2014 (2ND GENERATION) 🙂
NOTE : Now, Download different custom ROMS for your device and flash via TWRP Recovery 🙂
Themes used in the above screen shots are RUSTIC THEME CM12.1 & COLOURS DARK CM12.1 😀