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    Default How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    I have 2 - a Verzion Dev Ed and a Verizon Moto Maker - and I want to unlock the bootloaders on both.

    Do I request an unlock code from Motorola? Or is there some other way?
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    I have 2 - a Verzion Dev Ed and a Verizon Moto Maker - and I want to unlock the bootloaders on both.

    Do I request an unlock code from Motorola? Or is there some other way?
    Yes. On Moto's website is the unlock code and steps for unlocking.

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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Yes. On Moto's website is the unlock code and steps for unlocking.
    will verizon know I did this?
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    will verizon know I did this?
    I don't think they would know unless you took the phone in and if you need service then you should go to motorola anyway.

    I am not sure what the concern is though. Is there a reason you are concerned about verizon knowing?

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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwbcpa View Post
    I am not sure what the concern is though. Is there a reason you are concerned about verizon knowing?
    It voids the warranty on the moto maker Moto X.
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    It voids the warranty on the moto maker Moto X.
    Yes it does. The original poster was inquiring about the DE Moto X so I was confused. If you have the Moto maker version then you are correct.

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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Sorry just realized that you are the OP. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwbcpa View Post
    Yes it does. The original poster was inquiring about the DE Moto X so I was confused. If you have the Moto maker version then you are correct.
    I have both and I want to root the moto maker moto x but not sure if I want to unlock bootloader if it will void the warranty.
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    I have both and I want to root the moto maker moto x but not sure if I want to unlock bootloader if it will void the warranty.
    That is understandable. Sorry I misread your post. I would root the Moto X DE and leave the Moto maker if I were in that situation. I have not felt a need to root this phone yet. I normally do but not with this phone.

    What are you looking to do when you root? Maybe I just need a reason. Lol.

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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwbcpa View Post
    What are you looking to do when you root? Maybe I just need a reason. Lol.
    I want to be able to WiFi tether for free on Verizon with unlimited data plan. The KitKat update patched the exploit that FoxFi was using to allow it. They may find another, but for sure you can do it with root.

    I can root without unlocking the bootloader, though. Just trying to decide whether or not to unlock the bootloader, too, because I would hate to go through all of the trouble of rooting only to later decide to unlock the bootloader and then have to reroot. Unlocking the bootloader wipes the device.
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    Do I request an unlock code from Motorola? Or is there some other way?
    DayThyme,
    Unfortunately people on this site are not as knowledgeable about this kind of stuff. Depending on what you want to do you may not need to unlock your bootloader because there are "other ways" and this is good site to go to for this stuff:

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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    I want to be able to WiFi tether for free on Verizon with unlimited data plan. The KitKat update patched the exploit that FoxFi was using to allow it. They may find another, but for sure you can do it with root.

    I can root without unlocking the bootloader, though. Just trying to decide whether or not to unlock the bootloader, too, because I would hate to go through all of the trouble of rooting only to later decide to unlock the bootloader and then have to reroot. Unlocking the bootloader wipes the device.
    Since you are on KitKat you will have to wipe the device no matter what. Root requires a downgrade in OS in order to use the exploit.
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    To the OP, just so you know, once you unlock the boot loader, there currently is no way to relock it.

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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    To the OP, just so you know, once you unlock the boot loader, there currently is no way to relock it.
    Ah, very important to know! I think I will pass than on unlocking the Moto Maker Moto X until the warranty expires.
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    To the OP, just so you know, once you unlock the boot loader, there currently is no way to relock it.

    Not necessarily true especially with the DE Moto X. Again, don't rely on this site for that kind of information:
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Unless something has changed and I'm out of the loop, you aren't going to be able to unlock the bootloader on your non-Developer Edition MX.

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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    I want to be able to WiFi tether for free on Verizon with unlimited data plan. The KitKat update patched the exploit that FoxFi was using to allow it.
    I created a separate thread on how to tether on a stock non-rooted Moto X here.
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by KWKSLVR View Post
    Unless something has changed and I'm out of the loop, you aren't going to be able to unlock the bootloader on your non-Developer Edition MX.
    I think Motorola will give you an unlock code for the non-Dev Eds, but it voids your warranty.
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    I think Motorola will give you an unlock code for the non-Dev Eds, but it voids your warranty.
    Unlocking the bootloader on your Dev Edition will void the warranty. The reason why AT&T and Verizon offer the Dev Edition is because the standard X's will not be unlocked... unless this has changed:

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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by KWKSLVR View Post
    Unlocking the bootloader on your Dev Edition will void the warranty. The reason why AT&T and Verizon offer the Dev Edition is because the standard X's will not be unlocked... unless this has changed:
    It's definitely changed from what I have read - Motorola reversed itself and is not voiding the warranty on the Dev Eds and will give you an unlock code for the non-Dev Eds, but that will void the warranty on those.

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    I'm pretty sure that's a decision up to carriers, not manufacturers. Verizon has always been locked down, with the exception of the Galaxy Nexus.

    Edit: Only the Dev Edition is listed for Verizon.

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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by KWKSLVR View Post
    Edit: Only the Dev Edition is listed for Verizon.
    OK, thanks!
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    Default Re: How Do I Unlock My Moto X Bootloader?

    Quote Originally Posted by KWKSLVR View Post
    Unlocking the bootloader on your Dev Edition will void the warranty. The reason why AT&T and Verizon offer the Dev Edition is because the standard X's will not be unlocked... unless this has changed:

    Posted via Android Central App
    Nope. they recently changed the policy. unlocking dev edition won't void your warranty.. it was on AC front page Motorola to offer factory images for Developer Editions, no longer void warranties | Android Central
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