View Poll Results: Will you unlock and root your Moto X Pure Edition/Style?

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  • No unlock or root

    13 50.00%
  • I'll unlock and root

    9 34.62%
  • I'll unlock it but not root

    0 0%
  • Undecided

    4 15.38%
09-20-2015 04:59 PM
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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    I voted - "No unlock or root".

    I don't even root my other devices so I think trying stock android for the first time will be more than enough . I wouldn't use root for anything.
    09-09-2015 11:25 AM
  2. Valeriev87's Avatar
    Keep your phone as is from the store or never use the device to make payments or other important stuff once you root it.
    09-09-2015 08:24 PM
  3. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Uh...am I missing something? The Moto X Pure Edition is an unlocked device.
    09-09-2015 09:03 PM
  4. bholt6's Avatar
    Uh...am I missing something? The Moto X Pure Edition is an unlocked device.
    The phone comes sim/carrier unlocked...the bootloader comes locked but can easily be unlocked. That's what they're talking about.
    09-09-2015 09:18 PM
  5. reno55's Avatar
    Its up on xda in the pure/style forum
    Not yet it isn't
    diesteldorf likes this.
    09-10-2015 08:40 PM
  6. NoYankees44's Avatar
    If I end up getting the phone for myself as well as my wife, I will definitely unlock and root. However, I don't even know what to do with it these days lol. My rezound and s3 were molested religiously with custom software, but I never have messed with it with my 2014 X. I would probably only use a custom recovery for full backups, etc. Maybe a couple of root tweaks. O and titanium backup of course. No roms unless there was a must have feature.

    I do miss flashing though...

    Sent from my XT1096
    diesteldorf likes this.
    09-10-2015 10:10 PM
  7. diesteldorf's Avatar
    Not yet it isn't
    Thanks for this affirmation. I saw the bootloader unlock process--already knew how anyway, but nothing yet about root.

    Thought I was just being dense.... Lol
    09-10-2015 10:22 PM
  8. linuxmel's Avatar
    Personally, having root is more appealing to me to use apps that require it rather than flashing roms

    XT1060
    This would be my choice. Most people who buy this phone, are buying for the stock out of box experience. Don't expect there would be a need to install custom roms. I would like to have root for all the other reasons 😁

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Rocketsaucev2 likes this.
    09-10-2015 10:33 PM
  9. bigbuc's Avatar
    tibu is kind of pointless. everyone says not to restore the data after romming the phone. so I can just backup the apk.
    I'll have to see what I'm missing from Xposed.
    if I do it'll probably be best to wait for marshmallow


    --sent from neglected rural America
    09-11-2015 01:04 PM
  10. jamesbrack's Avatar
    i WILL UPADAT AND ROOT
    09-13-2015 10:20 PM
  11. YeahMon360's Avatar
    First thing I did was turn it on, look at it, shut it off and unlocked and rooted it.

    Then I set it up.
    09-19-2015 07:07 PM
  12. Tristan944's Avatar
    What's the purpose of rooting?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-19-2015 07:23 PM
  13. bigbuc's Avatar
    What's the purpose of rooting?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    getting to be a good question. IF Xposed worked on an unrooted device there would be very little.

    --sent from broadbandless rural America
    09-20-2015 11:25 AM
  14. Ryaan Johnson's Avatar
    Same here on apps over flashing roms. If I were to root it would be to run an ad blocker. I buy the paid versions of apps that have that option available but some mobile websites are darn near unusable with all the annoying ads (and I work in the digital advertising industry).
    What's the best ad blocker ?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-20-2015 02:20 PM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What's the best ad blocker ?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    AdAway. It blocks ads at the hosts file.

    Sent from my rooted Nexus 7 (2013) using Tapatalk
    09-20-2015 02:27 PM
  16. rushmore's Avatar
    I believe they do, but it sometimes takes several weeks IIRC. Therefore if you're doing anything crazy you might want to wait until the stock images are available.
    This is not a dev device though. Per Moto it is "Pure" since straight Android and no carrier stuff (they worded more professionally).
    09-20-2015 02:32 PM
  17. RHChan84's Avatar
    Over the years, I find rooting less useful. In the early Android days, root was needed for backup/restore, screen shots, over/under clocking, ROMs, disabling useless apps and installing modules for xposed.

    Screenshot is built into the OS so no need for that.

    Backup/restore, most phones have their own built in backup/restore.

    Over/underclocking isn't useful and more issues then anything now.

    Stocks ROMs now as just as good as modified ROMs and gain is little.

    Disabling useless apps is possible in Android KK and higher.

    Installing modules is not needed unless you are just messing around now.

    Root is to gain Superuser access.
    Unlocking the bootloader pretty much sets your phone free and you can do anything you want like ROMs, root, nandroid backups and so on.
    Unlocking the phone is pretty much carrier unrestricted.
    09-20-2015 04:59 PM
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