The best budget Android smartphone Motorola Moto G offers some extremely tempting features for a handset that costs less than $200. It has a higher specification than you would expect from a phone that costs this little. It features a sharp 4.5in display with a 720p resolution and pixel density of 326ppi (same as that of the iPhone 5s), 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB/16GB storage, and colorful backs to customize the phone.
If you own Moto G and want to get started with hacking it, then the MotoTool might be a great starting point. This easy to use Windows application lets you do various things on your Moto G such as, flash CWM or TWRP recovery, flash stock recovery, reboot to recovery, reboot to fastboot, install required drivers, and revert back to the stock ROM.
To use this tool with your Moto G, the only requirement is an unlocked bootloader. You can do this easily by going to official Motorola website and following the instruction.
MotoTool offers below functions right from from your Windows:
- Flash Stock Recovery: This will flash the stock recovery (Android 4.4.2).
- Flash CWM Recovery: This will flash CWM recovery in your device.
- Flash TWRP Recovery: This will flash TWRP recovery in your device.
- Reboot Recovery: This will reboot your device into recovery.
- Reboot Fastboot: Will reboot the device to fastboot.
- Install drivers: This will install the drivers of the Moto G
- Push SuperSu 2SD: This will push supersu to your SD.
- Restore: This will revert to fully stock your device, will wipe everything, flash the image XT1032.
MotoTool is available in two variants – one with the restore functionality (need to download 530 MB file), and the other without restore function (only 60 MB to download). You’ll get more details and free download at XDA here.