Maybe you’re facing issues on your Motorola Moto X (2014)? Maybe you want to send in your device for warranty reasons? Either way, this guide should help you. It’ll teach you how you can unroot your Moto X (2014) and get it back to the stock firmware. This way, you’ll have all of the system apps as well as factory settings back on your device, that you may have modified after rooting your device. Here you go:
Unrooting is the process of removing root access, a custom recovery (if you have one), and just trying to get the device back to as close to stock as possible.
Some of the reasons for unrooting your Motorola Moto X (2014) are:
- Sending in the device for warranty (most, but not all unrooting procedures reinstate the manufacturer warranty if you had one before rooting).
- Starting over (simply undoing everything you did while rooted so you can have a clean slate to start over).
- Fix any issues (Maybe rooting messed something up? No problem, unrooting will take care of it for you).
Ready to get started? Here’s how to unroot the Motorola Moto X (2014):
I. Before You Begin
1. You should’ve rooted your device using the procedure given here.
2. This only works for the XT1092 and XT1097 variants of the device.
3. This should flash the stock firmware on your device.
II. Downloading Required Files
1. Download RSD Lite and save it to your desktop.
RSD Lite (Download link’s given in the first post)
2. Download Stock Firmware and save it to your desktop.
III. Unrooting the Motorola Moto X (2014)
1. Extract files from RSD Lite to your desktop by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract here.
2. Turn OFF your device.
3. Turn it back on by holding down Volume UP, Volume DOWN, and Power buttons together.
4. Select AP Fastboot from the options and your device should reboot into the fastboot mode.
5. Plug in your device to your PC using the USB cable.
6. Double-click on RSD Lite executable and it’ll launch.
7. Click on “…” in the tool and navigate to your desktop and double-click on stock firmware .zip file.
8. Select uncompress and start flashing from the menu that appears on your screen.
9. It should begin flashing the selected stock firmware on your device.
10. When it’s done, reboot your device.
11. You’re all set!
Wonderful! Your Moto X (2014) is now unrooted and is running the official Motorola stock firmware. All of the customizations that you may have done on your device are now lost. You can begin tinkering around with your device from scratch.
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