Chainfire is not waiting for a bit to get root on the Android 5.0 Lollipop firmwares, be it for the Google’s Nexus devices or Motorola’s Moto series. Chainfire has almost rooted all the devices that have received the Android 5.0 update, and he went a step forward today and released Android 5.0 root for Moto G and Moto X 2013 editions, which haven’t even received the Lollipop OTA yet.
Chainfire’s CF Auto Root a.k.a CFAR comes as a fastboot flashable modified boot image, that
isn’t actually flashed on your device but is temporarily booted to injects root and installs SuperSU app into the system folder on your device. And the best part is, you just have to run the one-click batch script to root your device with CFAR.
Also, the Android build shown on the Chainfire’s root page is Android 4.4.4, but you shouldn’t worry about that. Chainfire has tweeted that Android 4.4.4 based CFAR would work just fine on Android 5.0 Lollipop firmwares. Check out his tweet below:
Various Motorola CF-Auto-Root’s added, and all Fastboot based CFAR’s should now be able to root 5.0 firmwares – http://t.co/yWxc0kKYq2
— Chainfire XDA (@ChainfireXDA) November 14, 2014
Below is the list of variants of Moto G and Moto X variants that received CFAR today, along with download links:
- XT1097 (victara_retbr) – Moto X 2nd Gen. | icon-download Download
- XT1052 (ghost_retgb) – Moto X 1st Gen. | Download
- XT1063 (titan_retuglb) – Moto G 2nd Gen. | Download
- XT1068 (titan_retaildsds) – Moto G 2nd Gen. | Download
- XT1068 (titan_retde) – Moto G 2nd Gen. | Download
- XT1031 (falcon_boost) – Moto G 1st Gen. | Download
- XT1032 (falcon_reteu) – Moto G 1st Gen. | Download
- XT1033 (falcon_retbr_ds) – Moto G 1st Gen. | Download
- XT1039 (falcon_retbr_ds) – Moto G LTE | Download
- Boot into bootloader mode via adb or hardware buttons.
- Connect your Moto device to your computer with a USB cable.
- Unzip the CF-Auto-Root-xxx-xxx-xxx.zip file on your computer.
- Run the root-windows.bat file.