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  1. aweber1nj's Avatar
    No, not Motorola. Verizon. Moto's customers are the carriers, not us. Motorola does what the carriers ask them to do. Verizon insists on locked bootloaders and closing the exploits.
    Well, you can buy the "Developer Version" for Verizon, which is unlocked (or virtually so)...maybe Verizon doesn't officially provide support for that phone if you buy that version, and you have to get hardware support directly from Moto -- software support you're on your own? Either way, I probably should've thought of that and spent a few extra bucks for that version. Hindsight is 20/20.
    03-25-2014 12:47 PM
  2. avenged73's Avatar
    Head over to xda and Chek out the moto x general forum. There are ways to unlock your bootloader now. Cost is 42.00.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
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    03-26-2014 03:16 PM
  3. aweber1nj's Avatar
    Head over to xda and Chek out the moto x general forum. There are ways to unlock your bootloader now. Cost is 42.00.
    Great call. Worked!

    Thanks for the heads-up.
    03-27-2014 02:38 PM
  4. avenged73's Avatar
    It's a wonderful feeling being unlocked again! Spread the word.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    03-27-2014 02:41 PM
  5. aweber1nj's Avatar
    It's a wonderful feeling being unlocked again! Spread the word.
    You got that right!
    03-27-2014 02:55 PM
  6. Foosh9's Avatar
    Do you have a link? I can't find it. I have a Verizon Droid Maxx running 4.4 that I want to root.
    03-31-2014 10:34 AM
  7. aweber1nj's Avatar
    03-31-2014 10:47 AM
  8. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    And its over.. the Chinese web site (or middle man) no longer works.
    04-02-2014 04:14 PM
  9. aweber1nj's Avatar
    Bummer for those that didn't jump on it.

    As a related question, anyone know what this Moto update is I just got (and did not download yet) called "Motorola Boot Services"? Should I avoid that and assume it will break my rooted phone (though I highly doubt they have a way of re-locking the phone remotely, permanently)?

    -AJ
    04-02-2014 04:48 PM
  10. 4runnerbrett's Avatar
    As far as I know it just changes the beginning start up animations

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-02-2014 08:15 PM
  11. 4runnerbrett's Avatar
    https://motorola-global-portal.custh...-your-device-a

    Has anyone done this?

    Or is everyone doing it on the downlow?

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-08-2014 02:09 AM
  12. avenged73's Avatar
    That's for the developer edition only. If you have a non developer edition you have to do it on the down low. Unfortunately the codes are no longer available.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    04-08-2014 11:24 AM
  13. jasoraso's Avatar
    https://motorola-global-portal.custh...-your-device-a

    Has anyone done this?

    Or is everyone doing it on the downlow?

    Posted via Android Central App
    That's for the developer edition only. If you have a non developer edition you have to do it on the down low. Unfortunately the codes are no longer available.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    Actually, I think that moto link works for any non AT*T or VZW moto x phone, dev phone or not; albeit with the understanding that Motorola will no longer warranty the phone if you do it, unless you have a "dev" edition; then the warranty still applies.

    The China method (that is now defunct) delivered the code that this website delivers, but for AT&T or VZW non-dev phones, because AT&T & VZW have asked Motorola not to provide the codes for their non-dev phones.
    04-08-2014 12:14 PM
  14. 4runnerbrett's Avatar
    That's for the developer edition only. If you have a non developer edition you have to do it on the down low. Unfortunately the codes are no longer available.

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    Developer comes with a unlocked boot loader so that wouldn't make sense.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-08-2014 02:05 PM
  15. avenged73's Avatar
    Developer comes with a unlocked boot loader so that wouldn't make sense.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Actually the developer edition comes locked, you have to go to that site to get your unlock code to unlock them. A friend of mine picked up a dev edition and I helped him unlock it. I got my unlock code through China middle man.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    04-08-2014 02:36 PM
  16. caanda45's Avatar
    Listen boys the Canadian variant has a unlocked bootloader (or it can be unlocked on Moto) Absolutely no bloat...it is a dream and my favorite phone!!!! Will most likely replace it with the Moto X +1...if Moto does not screw it up.......
    04-27-2014 12:32 AM
  17. benhaube's Avatar
    Same here but blame that on Motorola for making difficult to achieve such things =D
    No it's not Motorola's fault. It's the selfish carriers.

    Sent from my XT1060 using AC Forums mobile app
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    04-27-2014 11:50 PM
  18. Bernardo Olivas's Avatar
    I was on 4.4 with custom recovery and root, flashed the stock recovery and accepted the OTA, after a minutes of agony the phone turns on normally and rooted!

    no soft brick and no lost root
    08-11-2014 03:17 PM
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