Chainfire releases Android 5.0 Root for Moto G and Moto X 2013 and 2014 Editions

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:

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


  1. Boot into bootloader mode via adb or hardware buttons.
  2. Connect your Moto device to your computer with a USB cable.
  3. Unzip the file on your computer.
  4. Run the root-windows.bat file.


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  • Nathan Hulse

    “that isn’t actually flashed on your device but is temporarily booted to inject root and SuperSU app”


    • /embarrassed

      post updated.

      • Tăŋžĕęm Ǻĥmęd

        not working on my motg g xt1033 please help & i have downloded the correct verson of the file…thanks

  • Austin

    So when is my moto x 2013 getting android l!??!??

  • Austin

    So when is my moto x 2013 getting android l!??!??

  • Austin

    So when is my moto x 2013 getting android l!??!??

  • Austin

    So when is my moto x 2013 getting android l!??!??

    • This coming week, I guess.

  • Aaron White

    Any news on Verizon variant?

    • CF Auto Root doesn’t support bootloader locked devices. As for other root methods, no there isn’t any news yet.

  • alan

    No working moto g 2014 xt1064. Frezee logo. 🙁

  • alan

    No working moto g 2014 xt1064. Frezee logo. 🙁

    • Andro Max

      there is no method yet for your model

  • EDA1

    After Root Success, cant flash again stock boot.img?

  • Matheus Albuquerque

    Working nice. becareful! if you variant isnt above just wait or try to find out on another sites ive got the brazilian variant so its easy to found. hope you get it.

  • Juliana B

    Is it needed to have unlocked bootloader?

  • Siaulehii

    N00b question. In Fastboot can we use abd commands? I type fastboot devices I can find my device when I type adb devices nothing turns up. I am asking cause I am a dumbass tried to run this root at fastboot mode. Just worried might screwed something up.

  • Gowrish

    I am using moto g1.
    I have rooted my mob when it was running in KitKat and then i have unrooted again to get lollipop updates .. Received updates now trying to root again with auto root but showing message device is already unlocked..
    Pls help .

  • Kuba Jastrzębski

    Working for XT1032!
    Thank you 🙂

  • Filippo Dardi

    You need to unlock the bootleader first, isn’t it?

  • Swapnil Patel

    i m having moto g xt1033and follow your way but it is unable to start it only shows that bootloder unlock warning then vibrate and again show warning
    please guide me my email id is

  • AB

    i have motoG xt1033& bootleader not unlocked & its not working please help

    • Ashwin

      u need to unlock bootloader first

      • abhishek

        You dont need to unlock bootloader for using cf autoroot

  • Filippo Dardi

    I own a XT1068 (titan_retaildsds) with no unlocked bootloader and the stock 5.0.2. This metod doesn’t work.

  • Danish

    is it working for XT1033.. Reply soon

  • sasa

    work xt1040??

  • Gabriel Carvalho Guglielmeli

    works on moto g xt1069?

  • VatsalRaj Dhakan

    Do I need to unlock bootloader before doing this?

    • Andrea


    • yashwanth


  • ethan76

    No working AT&T moto x 2014 xt1097

  • Ronny Wölbling

    i have an new xt1063 with android 5.0.2. will this work with this android version?

    • Ronny Wölbling

      i have a xt1068 and not the xt1063 !!! no it wont: flashfail. i have a german android and i downloaded the XT1068 (titan_retde) and it was not working with “flashfail” error.
      my current version is 22.41.16.titan_retde.retdeall.en.DE

      what can i do to become root?

  • Hiren Chhatbar


    I tried with Mogo G 1st Gen XT 1033 but it gives me error of “remote failure” in 3rd step after copying .img file. Can you please give some hint about what should I do? I checked free space and it has more than 1 GB of it so I guess that should not be the issue.

    Please let me know.

    Many thanks,

  • shaan mehrath

    which of the download-links is the right one to root XT1072 Moto G 2nd Gen 4G (Motorola, XT1072, DE, RETAIL, BLK, 8GB)?

  • Aakash Sonawane

    this error comes while i m doing to root my phone plz help me
    whatsapp number 9422347822
    plz help me

  • Lucas Honorio

    tem alguma pro moto x play ???

  • Romain

    He lost my files or no with this method (my english is so bad , i’m french )

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