1. JJ Jones's Avatar
    Shifty's shot at root on LP - Post #473 - XDA Forums

    Now we just wait for it to be public, then we can finally unleash the full potential of the Turbo!

    I for one now have no reason to part with the Turbo.

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    11-21-2015 11:22 PM
  2. quantum tao's Avatar
    The turbo is awesome now, what will be the benefits of root?

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    11-22-2015 09:29 AM
  3. RJ_Butler's Avatar
    Wait, is it bootloader unlocked or rooted? Or both?

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    11-22-2015 09:33 AM
  4. JJ Jones's Avatar
    With root, all bloat can be eliminated, not just disabled. It also allows for the running of custom ROMs, such as CM or Blisspop, which can lead to battery battery life.
    As an example, my old G2 was rooted and Rom'd and I could get 9 hours screen time out of its "puny" 3000 mah battery.
    Also, there will likely be custom Marshmallow roms for the Turbo before it's ever made official for us.

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    11-22-2015 10:57 AM
  5. rudytoots's Avatar
    Awesome! Verizon needs to stop locking our phones, though :/ Wish the DROID line wasn't only on the big red

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    11-23-2015 12:24 PM
  6. CraesheTurbo's Avatar
    It's not really. I am using the Turbo on ATT right now. The phones are unlocked now. The big V just wants you to think its not.

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    11-23-2015 01:09 PM
  7. tmcmack's Avatar
    Great! Looking forward to some straightforward instructions on how to get root on the Turbo. I've had the Turbo nearly since it came out and I've forgotten all about how to deal with bootloader unlocks and TWRP and all that stuff. :-)
    11-23-2015 02:15 PM
  8. asbarrett's Avatar
    The turbo is awesome now, what will be the benefits of root?

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    You can break your phone by putting horrible ROM's in that are all generally crap. When you do this, make sure you complain about features that used to work fantastic now don't work for crap.
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    11-23-2015 10:42 PM
  9. JJ Jones's Avatar
    You can break your phone by putting horrible ROM's in that are all generally crap. When you do this, make sure you complain about features that used to work fantastic now don't work for crap.
    To counter that point, Negative Nancy, removing a problem ROM and going back to a working one is as simple as a few taps with TWRP.

    Root is not for everyone. It allows access to parts of the system that are normally restricted. If one doesn't know what they are doing, it's possible to brick the phone. However, a little knowledge and common sense goes a long way in making a rooted phone much more enjoyable than stock.

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    11-24-2015 11:04 AM
  10. Phoenix212's Avatar
    You can have good experiences and bad experiences rooting. Most people realize this coming into it. Rooting my old Droid Incredible led to a host of issues. So when my S3 starting acting up, instead of rooting it I just started using a new launcher. That gave me what I needed.

    I fully recognize that a launcher and root are two very separate things, but for those people who may only want some slight "tweaks" to their phone, a launcher (no root required) might be the better way to go. I use Nova Launcher on my Turbo and love the versatility of it.
    11-25-2015 12:49 PM
  11. jimcapraro's Avatar
    This has been live since last Friday. $25 will get your bootloader unlocked. Although there is a little bit to the process. Full Directions are here: [Android][Unlock/S-OFF] SunShine for modern Motorola & HTC devices - Post #4064

    And Sunshine is here: http://theroot.ninja/download.html

    Here's a short outline of the the steps, although you should read the full instructions.

    1. WIFI must be on for the whole process
    2. You must gain temporary root with KingRoot (Free)
    3. Once you have temporary root you need to go into the KingRoot settings and deselect and then reselect authorizing root
    4. Next you run Sunshine and if it works you pay $25 over the air and your phone's bootloader is unlocked.

    At this point your DROID Turbo is just like a "developer edition" or "pure edition".

    After you are unlocked you can uninstall king root, and then flash TWRP recovery and use it to install superusersu. And you now have an unlocked and rooted device.

    Lots of folks have gotten stymied and the advice is keep trying. I had to do a total backup of my phone using Wondershare's MobileGo and back up my phone's home screens (I use Nova Launcher, so it's easy to do) and then factory default reset my phone before unlocking was successful.

    Obvious warning, you should know what you are doing, as this give you the ability to screw up your device.

    My only affiliation with the folks who developed this is that of a (happy) customer.
    12-03-2015 05:02 PM
  12. quantum tao's Avatar
    You can break your phone by putting horrible ROM's in that are all generally crap. When you do this, make sure you complain about features that used to work fantastic now don't work for crap.
    glad i didn't listen to you.
    my phone is awesome, rooted with sunshine, computerfreek's rom, xposed framework with gravitybox, adaway, and volumeboost.
    bigmatt503 likes this.
    12-03-2015 05:58 PM
  13. nickjy12a's Avatar
    I rooted my turbo but have done nothing but delete some bloatware, could you point me in the right direction for doing what you did? (rom, xposed framework etc...)
    12-04-2015 03:45 PM
  14. jimcapraro's Avatar
    I rooted my turbo but have done nothing but delete some bloatware, could you point me in the right direction for doing what you did? (rom, xposed framework etc...)
    I don't think that ROMs are available yet because rooting the Lollipop Turbo was impossible until one week ago. Now the developer community has to get to work. You can follow what's up on xda-developers.com.

    The main reason I rooted my Turbo was to install an apk called Android Native SBS, which makes your whole android OS and Apps view in Side By Side mode for use with Virtual Reality headsets like Google Cardboard, Oculus, etc. I have a Homidi headset that I picked up for a 30% discount at droid-life.com. The Android Native SBS apk would allow the viewing of standard apps like Netflix and Slingplay (I have a slingbox) in the headset.

    The Android Native SBS app only works on rooted devices. But so far I'm stymied because while it does work with Lollipop 5.0, it doesn't work with Lollipop 5.1. So I'm waiting until it is improved so it does work. I love watching movies in the headset - it's like being in a cinema with a huge screen.

    Other than that I have been having some fun with tasker and it's Secure Settings + plug in (pro version is either $1.50 or 1.99 - can't remember) which makes tasker way more powerful.

    I like the fact that in a year or so, when the 2014 Turbo is "ancient" hopefully there will a great ROM to keep the device moving forward.

    And nickjy12a, if you find something great in xposed framework or the like could you please report it back here.
    12-04-2015 08:44 PM
  15. quantum tao's Avatar
    I rooted my turbo but have done nothing but delete some bloatware, could you point me in the right direction for doing what you did? (rom, xposed framework etc...)
    near stock rom, good to use if you are on verizon. ROM Computerfreek274_Unlocked_1.2 11/29/2015… | Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo
    also greenify for the back to kitkat battery life.
    i cant say its all fast and easy, i spent a whole day setting stuff up and wiped it the next day and did it over. i have it all mostly tweaked to my liking now.
    12-04-2015 09:12 PM
  16. quantum tao's Avatar
    I don't think that ROMs are available yet because rooting the Lollipop Turbo was impossible until one week ago. Now the developer community has to get to work. You can follow what's up on xda-developers.com.

    And nickjy12a, if you find something great in xposed framework or the like could you please report it back here.
    roms were already available because the turbo had root with mofo on kitkat, was blocked on LP until now. and moto maxx is the exact same phone.
    the xposeded modules i have installed are gravitybox, greenify, and one++. also openconnect, but that is for a specific need.
    12-04-2015 09:19 PM
  17. StarjackerSeth's Avatar
    I rooted my Droid RAZR Maxx but never did anything with it. Only benefit of me having root would be to use greenify or some super-indepth battery monitor. I know some people love third party ROMs, but there is a reason why I chose Motorola over Nexus-brand.
    12-08-2015 01:37 PM

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