Thanks Meter 359
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Thorndale/Romansville, PA
Originally Posted by illone
I am really shooting for getting the MotoX on Monday with the $150 discount, but I cannot lose my wifi Tethering that I have on my rooted HTC DNA. Can someone ensure that I'll be able to tether free on a MotoX updated to KitKat?
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While you don't say your carrier directly, since you mention HTC DNA, it appears you are on Verizon.
Currently there is a method to root KK 4.4 on the "carrier" or "motomaker" editions of the X for Verizon. Once doing so, there is a thread on how to replace the VZEntitlment check apk with a hacked one and tether. I'm using the experimental beta of Wifi tehther for root with my rooted Dev Edtion X for Verizon.
As jeffreycentex said, we don't know what the future holds for ROOTing the "carrier" or "motomaker" edition X with its locked bootloader. So if/when the next OTA update comes to the Verizon X, you may or may not see it rooted, and might be stuck on the current 4.4 if you want to keep root/tether. The Developer Edition X is a different matter, and can be rooted thanks to its unlockable boot loader.