Despite being available only in some markets, the affordable Moto G has already been rooted, allowing users to further customize their Android experience on Motorola’s newest handset.
The Moto G root has been made available by MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien, and the procedure is available to anybody interested in rooting their device – we’ll remind you that we don’t encourage you to root your devices, and that you’ll be the only person responsible for whatever happens during such procedures.
In order to root your handset, you’re first going to have to head over to Motorola’s website in order to unlock Moto G’s bootloader. The process will wipe your phone’s data, so make sure backup your data before going forward. Also worth remembering is that unlocking the bootloader of the Moto G, even if done directly via Motorola’s website, will also void the warranty of your handset.
The Moto G root works on the off-contract Moto G sold by various retailers, but it’s unclear whether it will work on carrier versions of the handset. In order to go further with the process, make sure you follow the available instructions posted on MoDaCo forums (see Source link below).
In order to see the Moto G in action, check out our hands-on video with the handset.