Originally Posted by Derbyman32
Looking back I probably should have jumped on the Dev Edition on the 1st Monday Promo that went badly for Motorola. After missing out on that I was to tight to pay the full price for the phone and I really like the looks of the MotoMaker phones you could design. My carrier is T-Mobile so I knew I could unlock the bootloader and void the warranty so that is the route I took. I have unlocked the bootloader and rooted all the android phones and I have never bricked one but I know its possible to do. I was more worried aout a defective phone or something wrong not caused by rooting. I really think that the phones are identical to the Dev edition if you bought the 32gb, which I did. Motorola probably will never include them in the warranty but in a way I think they should considering the only differences is cosmetic. I get the whole idea that people mess up the phones and then use warranty to replace so I guess Motorola does not want more exposure unless you specifically order the Dev Edition. Time will tell if I messed up or not on unlocking the bootloader but for now I am $150 better off and that could be sorry one day because of it.
I agree wholeheartedly and am in line with your assessment as I did the same thing though I did not buy the Dev edition but the T-Mobile version and then unlocked it..
Honestly, this phone is not worth the full retail price, Dev edition or not.
But, it is a solid phone and I would recommend it but I feel it won't age gracefully and will be overshadowed quickly if it already hasn't been.
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OG Droid >>> Droid Bionic >>> Samsung Galaxy S4 Dev Edition/Nexus 5/MOTO X
Nexus 7 2013