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  1. matt.eskes's Avatar
    You have a Motorola Droid Turbo with Verizon and are on Android 5.1.1 and you do not have a locked bootloader?

    Is there any possibilities for rooting turbo's lollipop?
    Yeah. Ol Justin Case managed to unlock it.
    12-15-2015 08:41 PM
  2. matt.eskes's Avatar
    Why is this guy having problems...

    Is there any possibilities for rooting turbo's lollipop?

    From post #2 of the above thread...

    "1: Yes mofo, in its current state will not get you root on LP, and yes, AFAIK, the mofo exploit was patched.

    2: Yes verizon has no desire to give you bootloader access.. I cant source that but if you find me something opposing it... I will be grateful.

    3: The rumors were false. There was no verizon unlock in any capacity.
    "

    Perhaps, like some Verizon S5 users, you were rooted prior to the update.
    We're using kingroot to gain a temp root long enough to spin TWRP on, then uninstalling it, and replacing it with supersu. Fortunately, this isn't the only quark device, and shamu has the same hardware, so porting is pretty straight forward. Kingroot on this device is a pretty picky *****, till you relax SELinux.
    12-15-2015 08:45 PM
  3. matt.eskes's Avatar
    We're using kingroot to gain a temp root long enough to spin TWRP on, then uninstalling it, and replacing it with supersu. Fortunately, this isn't the only quark device, and shamu has the same hardware, so porting is pretty straight forward. Kingroot on this device is a pretty picky *****, till you relax SELinux.
    So yeah, mosy on over to the Turbo's XDA page, and you'll see what I'm saying is legit, instead of being dismissive.
    12-15-2015 08:47 PM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    If that is the case, I am pleased for Motorola Droid Turbo users that rooting is now finally possible. However, my post #5 was originally written back in July and at that time it was correct, I think you will agree. The point is that Verizon appear to have declared war on rooting and if, as you say, an exploit has been found, Verizon will surely close it off in a future firmware release, perhaps Marshmallow, as they did with the Verizon Galaxy S5 downgrade exploit.
    12-16-2015 03:57 AM
  5. matt.eskes's Avatar
    If that is the case, I am pleased for Motorola Droid Turbo users that rooting is now finally possible. However, my post #5 was originally written back in July and at that time it was correct, I think you will agree. The point is that Verizon appear to have declared war on rooting and if, as you say, an exploit has been found, Verizon will surely close it off in a future firmware release, perhaps Marshmallow, as they did with the Verizon Galaxy S5 downgrade exploit.
    Not if. Is. And that's exactly what I said in my first reply to you. I even said that at the *moment* it's safe, but they're looking to put the new bootloader in with M.

    Regardless of when you initially posted, my reply was, and should have been, taken as an update on the status of the device, not a point for someone to argue whether or not the device is unlocked. It clearly is. I have nothing to gain from photoshopping something, and besides, a simple Google search of "Motorola Droid Turbo unlocked bootloader xda" would take you to the proper thread.

    Clearly, you're intelligent enough too root and ROM, which to me, would mean you'd know to do that, as well. So that indicates that, for whatever the reason, you're trying to save face and not have to apologize for for a misunderstanding.

    To be honest, I've tired of trying to insist that what I'm saying is legit, when you could have easily verified this on your own, when all was doing in the first place, was interjecting a correction to an incorrect assumption that my device was "unlockable and unrootable due to Verizon's Titanic of a bootloader. Remember, given enough time, energy, talent and resources, nothing is impossible.
    12-17-2015 08:36 PM
  6. ironass's Avatar
    Not if. Is. And that's exactly what I said in my first reply to you. I even said that at the *moment* it's safe, but they're looking to put the new bootloader in with M.

    Regardless of when you initially posted, my reply was, and should have been, taken as an update on the status of the device, not a point for someone to argue whether or not the device is unlocked. It clearly is. I have nothing to gain from photoshopping something, and besides, a simple Google search of "Motorola Droid Turbo unlocked bootloader xda" would take you to the proper thread.

    Clearly, you're intelligent enough too root and ROM, which to me, would mean you'd know to do that, as well. So that indicates that, for whatever the reason, you're trying to save face and not have to apologize for for a misunderstanding.

    To be honest, I've tired of trying to insist that what I'm saying is legit, when you could have easily verified this on your own, when all was doing in the first place, was interjecting a correction to an incorrect assumption that my device was "unlockable and unrootable due to Verizon's Titanic of a bootloader. Remember, given enough time, energy, talent and resources, nothing is impossible.
    This is the Galaxy S5 forum and I have no in depth knowledge of the Motorola Turbo Droid. Perhaps a simple link in your initial post would have sufficed.

    Right, back on topic.
    12-17-2015 09:01 PM
  7. Feldon's Avatar
    I think the best advice is, buy the phone you want, just DO NOT BUY the carrier branded/controlled one. I think the Galaxy S5 (and S6, etc.) are fine phones, IF you make sure not to buy the AT&T/Verizon/whatever controlled one.

    And remember, AT&T, Verizon, etc. no longer subsidize (eat the cost) of phones. They spread the cost over your 12, 18, or 24 month Next/contract/whatever. You're gonna pay the cost of the phone one way or another, might as well pay it up front and get a phone YOU control. Put it on a credit card with a low rate.
    12-17-2015 09:29 PM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    Some good news for Verizon Galaxy S5 owners...

    NEW Verizon S5 Root for latest firmwares OE1, OG5, OK3
    02-12-2016 05:03 PM
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