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4.4.2 root method?

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9th April 2014, 08:33 PM   |  #1  
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Youmobile shared this article in G+ today stating this root method works for 4.4.2 users. I thought one didn't exist yet?

http://www.youmobile.org/blogs/entry/Root-Moto-X-KitKat

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9th April 2014, 08:46 PM   |  #2  
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I think he meant 4.2.2...itd the same as the 4.4 root steps

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9th April 2014, 09:34 PM   |  #3  
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Discussed here -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...x-qa/-t2710834

Step 11 tells you to downgrade the Bootloader (MOTOBOOT.IMG) and GPT.BIN which is part of the security stuff. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those the main components involved with bricking when trying to downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.4 and lower?

And you'd still have Write Protection Enabled if you have a locked bootloader (so changes will be lost when you power off/on)

EDIT: And step 15 of that web page points you to the SlapMyMoto thread here on XDA... and we know that SlapMyMoto doesn't work on 4.4.2.
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Discussed here -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...x-qa/-t2710834

Step 11 tells you to downgrade the Bootloader (MOTOBOOT.IMG) and GPT.BIN which is part of the security stuff. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those the main components involved with bricking when trying to downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.4 and lower?

And you'd still have Write Protection Enabled if you have a locked bootloader (so changes will be lost when you power off/on)

Oh... Didn't see that post.

Yeah I noticed that when reading through the steps.

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Oh... Didn't see that post.

its ok.. that thread title isn't the most descriptive.
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9th April 2014, 10:37 PM   |  #6  
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Oh... Didn't see that post.

Yeah I noticed that when reading through the steps.

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There is an aio utility in the original dev section.

Also could ss be installed with this limited yet to be published, root? Or this impactor? On 442 that is.
10th April 2014, 06:19 PM   |  #7  
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There is an aio utility in the original dev section.

the AIO untilities and root processes for 4.4 don't work on 4.4.2.

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Also could ss be installed with this limited yet to be published, root? Or this impactor? On 442 that is.

Yes, rooted 4.4, and use safestrap for 4.4.2 is about the only option if you can't unlock your bootloader.
10th April 2014, 07:07 PM   |  #8  
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the AIO untilities and root processes for 4.4 don't work on 4.4.2.


Yes, rooted 4.4, and use safestrap for 4.4.2 is about the only option if you can't unlock your bootloader.

I meant: to go from 442 to the limited yet to be revealed root & install ss w/o write access.
11th April 2014, 04:48 AM   |  #9  
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In case anyone is wondering, I still tried it, and it doesn't work. Telnet doesn't work on 4.4.2.

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