1. Leon Ross's Avatar
    Hey Guys,
    I spent 7 hours (could do some on my mac, then had to borrow a PC, etc) rooting my non-dev versions of my Verizon Moto-X in order to get the hotspot unlocked. I am grandfathered in to unlimited data.

    I am currently running 4.4 and would like to update to the vanilla'est 4.4.2 there is. I am however afraid I will lose root and/or hotspot capabilities.

    Can you guys give me some help? I am a noob and I really don't have 7 hours to spend rooting this phone again

    05-01-2014 08:42 PM
  2. Nicholas Parisi's Avatar
    I am currently seeing you can't but will keep you updated.
    05-13-2014 09:01 PM
  3. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    For Android 4.4 or lower on an X with a Locked Bootloader, Root is done via SlapMyMoto exploit/process, and write protection is disabled via the MotoWpNoMo process. They rely on downgrading and taking advantage of vulnerabilities which existed in the 4.2.2 ROM. If you've used these processes, and then take the 4.4.2 OTA update, you'll usually keep root, but will lose Write Protection Disable which MotoWpNoMo gave us.

    If your X already has 4.4.2, you can't root it or disable write protection. The 4.4.2 ROM and update patches the exploits used by SlapMyMoto and MotoWpNoMo.

    And that won't change anytime soon, if ever.

    On XDA there is a thread about the bootloader unlock being available again from the Chinese website/middleman. You could try that.
    05-21-2014 05:17 PM

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