Steps to root and unlock Moto X (2nd Gen) boot loader.
Step 1 - Unlock boot loader
Note: This will reset your phone completely. Make backup.
Boot loader can be unlocked following this link from Motorola itself
Step 2 - Install TWRP Recovery
After successful unlock, Install the TWRP Recovery. This will replace the default recovery screen in Moto X 2014 and replace it with much better touch supported recovery screen by TWRP.
Detailed and other optional steps can be found here https://twrp.me/motorola/motorolamotox2014.html
Download image from https://dl.twrp.me/victara/ and rename to twrp.img (or don’t rename)
platform-tools directory in your Android SDK installation folder and ensure that there is
adb.exe. Run the following commands in this directory
adb reboot bootloader fastboot flash recovery twrp.img fastboot reboot
Step 3 - Install SuperSU
- Download SuperSU zip for TWRP from https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/supersu/stable-2016-09-01supersu-v2-78-release-t3452703 and place it in your phone
- Reboot into recovery mode and wait for TWRP recovery screen to open
- Press ‘install’ and select the SuperSU.zip file that you downloaded and copied to your phone
Enjoy the rooted Moto X>> Home