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Again, no. His problem was from running 4.2.2.

I don't feel like finding the posts, but others have reported success being on 4.4.2, reflashing 4.4 system + recovery, and taking the 4.4->4.4.2 OTA without problems
And I have seen more than a few who are on the new boot loader and gone back to 4.4 and ended up hard bricked, so for the safety of most user I will continue to hold my ground on this one, happened also on 4.2.2 to 4.4 also

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Okay, what about running 4.4.2 system on 4.4 boot loader? When 4.4.2 hits BMW I plan on flashing system and modem files only. I figure worst case I'll bout loop and will have to reinstall 4.4 then decide if it's worth moving forward. I have a custom recovery so I can't accept an ota.

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Curious what the answer to the question is. I, like the above poster see no reason to update my bootloader if it means I can't go back. If Verizon ever comes out with this update I would like to flash everything but the bootloader...any issue with this?
 
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Curious what the answer to the question is. I, like the above poster see no reason to update my bootloader if it means I can't go back. If Verizon ever comes out with this update I would like to flash everything but the bootloader...any issue with this?
Moto changes the game with every update , so I can't say you can do that or not. See the 4.2.2 post camera update came out , you couldn't run a kitkat ROM without some security issues and the settings menu fc'ing. It required the kitkat modem. So who knows. Worst case you'll need to update eventually
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I am also looking at the difference between Developer Version and Non-Developer Version.

If just talking about the locked or unlocked bootloader, I think we can unlock the bootloader of Non-Developer Version. (I am outside US so warranty doesn't matter to me)

If also consider factory image, look like Motorola only provide factory image for Developer Edition, am I right?

So, for me, if I am going to flash ROM and kernel, am I more suitable to go for Developer Edition?
 
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So there's no way to unlock AT&T bootloader? And can you buy the Dev Edition from a carrier? The Moto X is really tempting, but I kinda want some custom ROMs.

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