[How To] Root Motorola Moto X running on Android 4.2.2

Motorola recently launched the much awaited Moto X smartphone. It is one of the few devices to use nano SIM card format and allows users to customize their own smartphone by offering the options to select the back cover and their own personalized text. This article aims at achieving root access to your Moto X. We have already seen what is rooting and the purpose behind it.

The Moto X comes equipped with Android 4.2.2 which will be distributed by America’s “big four” carriers. The developers at XDA have been busy and have already come out with the necessary tools to root the AT&T and Rogers versions of the Moto X. The rooting process requires that your device be already bootloader unlocked. If you haven’t yet unlocked your device’s bootloader, you can go to Motorola’s website and have it unlocked from there. However, once you have unlocked the phone’s bootloader, your phone’s warranty is void so choose wisely whether you wish to proceed or not.

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