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  1. alfick3

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    Oh, and some ROM's:

    Well, since no one has posted this in one place yet, here are some threads on XDA forums that are pertinent to the boot loader, rooting, recoveries and some ROM's:

    How to unlock the boot loader:
    xda-developers - View Single Post - [RC-FAQ] >> Frequently Asked Questions for Motorola Moto G [Updated : 2013/12/13]

    Rooting:
    [TFQ][ROOT]Alternative Root Method[4.3][4.4][COOPTX] Windows - xda-developers

    Also, Saptec here on Android Forums post this thread linking to a root method: http://androidforums.com/international-moto-g-all-things-root/800709-can-root-any-computer.html

    There was a couple of other posts, but I couldn't find 'em.

    Recoveries:

    ClockworkMod:
    [DEV][RECOVERY] CWM 6.0.4.5 for Moto G - xda-developers

    TWRP:
    [DEV][RECOVERY] TWRP 2.6.3.0 for Moto G - xda-developers

    ROM's:

    [ROM]Nexus G[4.4.2][10/01/2014] - xda-developers

    [ROM]KitKat+ 1.0[4.4.2][10/1/2014] - xda-developers

    [ROM] Infusion B2 for Motorola Moto G - Kitkat [02/01/14] - xda-developers

    All credit is due to the folks that started the threads and or did the development work.

    Update: 6/14/2014

    Here's a good source of information for tips and tricks and also a good list of ROMs:

    [REF][INFO][INDEX] ★ ★ Motorola Moto G - Tips and Tricks ★ ★ (Updated - 13/06/2014) - xda-developers
     

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    Just a heads up. My root guide no longer requires windows. Also there are a bunch more ROMs now available on XDA!

    I just posted my root guide on to this forum.
     
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    Saw you on other forum...Did you get your Moto G yet?
    I have one ordered to deliver Monday.
    I really want to play with this.
     
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    Has the recoveries been fixed. I've read about problems.
     
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    If you're talking to me, no I haven't gotten it yet. Still waiting on all my info so I can finish my taxes. Grrr the slowness of it all.

    I think that the recoveries (CWM and TWRP) are mostly ironed out but not 100% sure. It seems as a lot of people are using them though.

     
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    Well I am patiently waiting on Motorola.
    Havent even got a tracking # yet.

    Hope we are happy with this little buger.
     
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    I think I will be happy with it. Everything I've read about it, the owners are very happy and satisfied with it.
     
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    Is there a way to rid of Bootloader Unlock screen?
     
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    Yeah I found something like this and flashed .bin file through fastboot
    Worked like a charm.
     
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    I have the prepaid one is there a recovery for that?
     
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    Verizon pre-paid? No, sorry. That boot loader is locked down tight. Now, the Boost Mobile one can be unlocked. If yours is Boost, head over to the CDMA all things root Moto G sub forum and they can help you with it. I think though, that the boot loader unlock is the same method as the GSM version. I also think the root method works the same.
     
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    Yes I got the boost Mobile one.. Thanks for your help I was gonna get the Verizon one but I need an unlocked boot loader hopefully it's pretty easy to unlock
     
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    Thanks for the reminder.
     
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    i did not know i got the verizon one because boost sprint att tmobile nothing work were i live just verizon work i think even do is not rooted im ok pretty fast no lags like motorola razr or any other motorola phone
     
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    Hey my motorola atrix hd was great :p which was basically a razr hd
     
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    never try the atrix all other i use lags real bad but this on ok
     
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    I read today that clockworkmod recovery is now available officially through ROM Manager. I even went to the site and saw it there, listed under Motorola G. If any of you are using ROM Manager, can you go into it and check for me? I still don't have the G, so can't check.
     
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    Never used ROM manger, do I need the paid version of it for that?
     
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    No you can use the free version. At the top is where you flash the recovery.

    Edit: you do need to be rooted to use RM.
     
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    Check ur Google account under promotions that's where it was for me got mine same second I hit that button
     
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    Oh buddy I am always rooted [citation need] but its there just has to show all devices to see it . Also works. makes it easy tho. [​IMG]
    But I prefer fastboot flash recovery recovery.img since I am getting used to adb and. Fastboot
     
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    Thanks for checking on that. I am planning on using the command line to flash mine as well. It's just nice to know that things are becoming official.
     

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