The Moto G, Motorola’s groudbreaking “mid-range specs on a low-end price” phone, can now be rooted, thanks to a hack released by popular Android developer and enthusiast PaulOBrien. Called Superboot, it’s a root method that has been used on plenty of devices before, and now it has been custom-fitted to work on the Moto G.
The rooting process is extremely simple, requiring a user to only put the phone in bootloader mode and then execute an automated script from a computer, though you’ll need to unlock the bootloader on your Moto G through Motorola’s official website beforehand. That, as always, will wipe all your data (including the content on your internal storage), so you’ll have to make the necessary backups before venturing into the promising land of root access.
It’s unclear if Superboot will work on carrier variants of the device, as those might come with unlockable bootloaders, but for those with the standard off-contract variant of the device (let’s face it: at a starting price of $179, there’s no reason you’d want one on contract from those evil carriers anyway, instead of just popping in a SIM of your choosing), the source link has all the details on how you can go about gaining root access.