How To Root Motorola Moto G On Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Find out How To Root Motorola Moto G  after Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update with easy method and step by step instructions. Moto G is the best smartphone from Motorola till now. Moto G come with awesome combination of hardware and software. The Moto G is very well optimized and will give you smooth performance. We already wrote many articles related to Moto G  rooting and custom recovery. Moto G got Android 4.4.2 update few days back and previous method doesn’t work with this update. So, In this article we’ll share a new method to root your Moto G running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.



Below are some warning statements that you must be knowing before preparing to Root or Install Custom Rom in your Android Smartphone/Tablet:

  • Rooting/Installing Custom ROM is not an authorized process hence you’ll be losing all your warranty benefits over your Android Smartphone  after Rooting/Installing it.
  • There are certain risks of damaging your Android Smartphone/Tablets while Rooting/Installing Custom ROM in it. Hence, it is recommended that you proceed at your own risk and we are not to be held responsible even if your Smartphone gets damaged during or after completing the Rooting/Custom ROM installation process.
  • You might not receive any future official software or firmware updates after rooting and installing Custom ROM in your Android Smartphone.

Before You Begin:

  • You need a Windows based PC or Laptop.
  • This method is working and tested on Motorola Moto G.
  • Download and Install Moto G  USB Drivers.
  • Enable USB Debugging in your Motorola Moto G.Click Here if you don’t know how to enable.
  • Your device must be charged 50% minimum.
  • Make backup of device data for safety.
  • Install and setup Android SDK in your PC. Click Here for SDK setup guide.

Download Required Files:

How To Root Moto G On Android 4.4.2. Kitkat:

  • Follow all the instructions given above carefully.
  • Download and extract Pie Exploit in a suitable folder of your PC.
  • Connect your Moto G to PC with USB cable.
  • Open the folder where the exploit files were extracted. Now, inside an empty space within that folder, press SHIFT key and Right-click. A pop-up will appear, select Open command window here.
  • Its time to execute the exploit, enter the following commands one after the other to push the exploit to the device:
    adb push pie.jar /data/local/atvc
    adb push /data/local/atvc
  • Enter the following commands to execute the adb shell:
    adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/atvc/
    adb shell /data/local/atvc/
  • The expected output should be similar to the one below:
    Retina:package jcase$ adb push pie.jar /data/local/atvc
    5288 KB/s (1538203 bytes in 0.284s)
    Retina:package jcase$ adb push /data/local/atvc
    81 KB/s (137 bytes in 0.001s)
    Retina:package jcase$ adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/atvc/
    Retina:package jcase$ adb shell /data/local/atvc/
    pie by jcase
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    Retina:package jcase$ adb shell
    shell@ghost:/ $ su
    root@ghost:/ # id
    uid=0(root) gid=0(root) context=u:r:kernel:s0

That’s it!! You device is rooted now. But keep in mind that after every reboot you’ll lose root access and you have to run the exploit again to get root access back. This method is not a permanent rooting method for Moto G.

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