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    Default Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    I know unlocking it would, but what about rooting without unlocking it?
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    SIM unlock a phone does not void warranty (but maybe illegal in US if you didn't get the permission from carrier).

    Rooting any phone voids warranty but in most cases, warranty service center may not care or know how to check.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by foxbat121 View Post
    SIM unlock a phone does not void warranty (but maybe illegal in US if you didn't get the permission from carrier).
    I meant unlocking the bootloader.

    Quote Originally Posted by foxbat121 View Post
    Rooting any phone voids warranty but in most cases, warranty service center may not care or know how to check.
    I don't think that is true for the Moto X developer editions. I am asking if it is true for the Moto Maker Moto X's.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    I know unlocking it would, but what about rooting without unlocking it?
    You can always flash the stock firmware and take it back to 100 percent stock.

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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by benhmadison View Post
    You can always flash the stock firmware and take it back to 100 percent stock.
    but it does void the warranty to root unless it is a dev ed?
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    but it does void the warranty to root unless it is a dev ed?
    I don't think there is a definite answer. I personally assume it does void the warranty because Moto has gone out of its way to make clear it does not void dev ed warranty but has said nothing about the tmobile version, so I'm assuming unlocked boot loader = void.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by phositadc View Post
    I'm assuming unlocked boot loader = void.
    Rooting and unlocking the bootloader are two different things.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    The phone will keep track of rooting even if you flash stock. In recovery, the qe x/1 tells the story

    -Moto X-
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    Rooting and unlocking the bootloader are two different things.
    When you unlock your bootloader Moto expressly tells you that your warranty is void. You have to put in an unlock code specific to your phone. I'm guessing Moto keeps track of this.

    I agree completely that merely unlocking a bootloader should not void warranty. But Motorola has expressly stated that it disagrees, unless you have a dev edition.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketsaucev2 View Post
    The phone will keep track of rooting even if you flash stock. In recovery, the qe x/1 tells the story
    I don't know what the qe x/1 means.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketsaucev2 View Post
    The phone will keep track of rooting even if you flash stock. In recovery, the qe x/1 tells the story
    It's possible to change or edit the qe status. Instructions for that are at XDA.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    I don't know what the qe x/1 means.

    It's a root counter. I could be wrong but I believe 0/0 is never rooted, 1/1 is rooted and 0/1 is not rooted but has been before. Something like that

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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketsaucev2 View Post
    It's a root counter. I could be wrong but I believe 0/0 is never rooted, 1/1 is rooted and 0/1 is not rooted but has been before. Something like that
    Thanks, can I access the root counter if I am rooted but locked bootloader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    It's possible to change or edit the qe status. Instructions for that are at XDA.
    do you have to have an unlocked bootloader to do that?
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    Thanks, can I access the root counter if I am rooted but locked bootloader?
    Yes, but you have to be familiar with adb.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    Yes, but you have to be familiar with adb.
    I have used it with my GNex. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    but it does void the warranty to root unless it is a dev ed?
    Officially yes. It absolutely voids the warranty but I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone who has actually had a warranty denied by any manufacturer because they where rooted. Moto provides stock recoveries for all their phones now so it shouldn't matter anyways. If you break it so bad thay you can't flash a recovery their not going to know it anyways. If you want root why didn't you just buy a developer edition. The steps for rooting the maker phones is not for the faint of heart. People are already selling replacement backs and buttons/bezels so its pretty easy to customize it yourself and a lot less risky than the instructions for getting root.

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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by techitrucker View Post
    If you want root why didn't you just buy a developer edition.
    I did and I have an unlocked and rooted GNex. I was asking for general information for when people ask me about rooting.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    It's possible to change or edit the qe status. Instructions for that are at XDA.
    Is there a link? I'm having a hard time finding this.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by benhmadison View Post
    You can always flash the stock firmware and take it back to 100 percent stock.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    In order to unlock the bootloader you have to go through Motorola, so flashing back to stock doesn't matter, they already know.

    As for rooting, the devs who made root on XDA also state you will lose warranty. I guess if you haven't unlock the bootloader and can somehow unroot the phone without leaving a trace, then maybe it's okay.

    I am not sure about able to flash a factory image to the MotoX without having to unlock the bootloader. I have more experience with Nexus device, you have to unlock the bootloader first, since Moto X use fastboot method to flash as well, I'm assuming it's the same.

    The safest bet is to only root with dev version, unless you want to lose your warranty.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by phositadc View Post
    I don't think there is a definite answer.
    Umm, yup there is. On the Motorola website forums, there is a discussion on right now about this.

    Only the Dev version can be unlocked without voiding the warranty. I seriously doubt that the phone can be rooted without unlocking it so that pretty much ensures the warranty is over unless it is the Dev version. Which, not tying to sound too smug, I have ordered and is "out for delivery!" today
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by PiggyMiddle View Post
    Umm, yup there is. On the Motorola website forums, there is a discussion on right now about this.
    You do realize the post from me that you quoted is almost 2 months old? At the time, there was no definite answer.

    Good to know there is now.

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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Yup, did not mean any offense or direct contradiction, just intending it as an informational thing before someone read it and then found they had no warranty left.
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by PiggyMiddle View Post
    Only the Dev version can be unlocked without voiding the warranty. I seriously doubt that the phone can be rooted without unlocking it so that pretty much ensures the warranty is over unless it is the Dev version. Which, not tying to sound too smug, I have ordered and is "out for delivery!" today
    While the conversation is here, the T-Mobile version comes with the bootloader unlocked...right? Or is it just the SIM?
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    Default Re: Does Rooting a Moto Maker Moto X Void the Warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by clborden View Post
    While the conversation is here, the T-Mobile version comes with the bootloader unlocked...right? Or is it just the SIM?
    I don't think any of the models come with the bootloader unlocked. Some models (including all the Dev editions and the T-Mobile version) are unlockable, but for the non-Dev edition versions you are voiding your warranty by requesting the unlock code from Motorola.

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