Nov 27 AT 4:03 PM Dima Aryeh 5 Comments

Moto G becomes even more useful, able to be rooted using any computer

Motorola Moto G leak

The Moto G, a phone that packs some nice specs for only $180, has gotten a whole lot better with this new development. The device is easily able to be rooted, and unlike with many other devices, any computer can be used, whether it’s Windows, OSX, or even Linux. It’s dead easy and super quick, so if you have a Moto G and are feeling the itch to root, this is the perfect way to do it.

Of course, keep in mind that rooting will void your warranty. You’ll also need your bootloader unlocked, which can be done with fastboot but will wipe your device. But if your bootloader is already unlocked, there is no wipe necessary. Just be careful and don’t break anything.

For Windows users, all you have to do is open a .bat file while the device is connected in bootloader mode. Mac and Linux users will have to run some terminal commands, but it’s quite easy. The root method will simply install su and the Superuser app, and you’ll be good to go after it. To get started, hit the source link.

It’s great to see developers focusing on this budget device, because we feel that it will have a big impact on the phone market in the long run. If you’re planning to pick one up, here’s more incentive. Does a rooted Moto G sound good to you?

Via: Android Community

Source: MoDaCo

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • DragonPhyre

    I am thinking about picking this up just to have an emergency ‘burner’ phone laying around for when I need to go someplace I am worried about my phone being stolen or when I need to be extra sneaky with what I am doing.

  • 573W1E

    Really think this has the potential to be the next “HD2″ in terms of development. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the G.

  • yurma415

    anyone notice that motorola’s spec page for the moto g notes a cdma model?

    • Blanco

      Verizon has sad they will carry the phone (i think in 2014) on their prepaid network.

  • donger

    Happy rooting.