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[Q] if you can unlock bootloader on motorola.com, why aren't people doing it?

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24th October 2013, 12:47 AM   |  #1  
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How come people aren't talking about this? Would I be able to root if the bootloader is unlocked?
24th October 2013, 01:03 AM   |  #2  
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How come people aren't talking about this? Would I be able to root if the bootloader is unlocked?

The popular carriers like AT&T and VZW don't allow it - so that prevents a large group from doing it.
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24th October 2013, 03:35 AM   |  #3  
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Cause most carrier phones don't have their option to unlock the boot loader. But yes if you do unluck the boot loader you can root. But you can also root without unlocking thanks to jcase's pwnmymoto root method.
24th October 2013, 03:40 AM   |  #4  
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How come people aren't talking about this? Would I be able to root if the bootloader is unlocked?

Most people aren't talking about it because I guess they figure you know whether or not you bought a phone that could be unlocked. If you are bootloader unlocked then yes - you just flash su.zip in cwm or twrp and you are good to go.

So if you are on Sprint or T-mobile, US Cellular or international go for it.
24th October 2013, 05:06 AM   |  #5  
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Unlocking the bootloader voids warranties as well...doing it through the website makes that void permanent whereas if you did it without the website you can still have your phone go through the warranty process as long as you unroot and relock the bootloader. that's what i love about the nexus devices
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Clock Ugh!!!
Glad I ran into this. I was going through the process to unlock my XT1080M on the site...looks like I'm waiting for the non-Chinese path.
11th July 2014, 05:41 AM   |  #7  
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Glad I ran into this. I was going through the process to unlock my XT1080M on the site...looks like I'm waiting for the non-Chinese path.

There's no 'non Chinese' path for Verizon phones. Unless you have a developer edition

Sent from my XT1060
11th July 2014, 05:56 AM   |  #8  
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Unlocking the bootloader voids warranties as well...doing it through the website makes that void permanent whereas if you did it without the website you can still have your phone go through the warranty process as long as you unroot and relock the bootloader. that's what i love about the nexus devices

While this may be true for Nexus devices, it doesn't apply to the Moto X.

The Moto X bootloader has 3 states:

Locked, Unlocked, and Re-Locked

Once you have unlocked, if you subsequently re-lock, the status changes to "Re-Locked". You can NEVER get it back to "Locked". So regardless of whether you get your code from the official Moto Unlock site or the Middleman, they still know that you had unlocked previously. There is no way around this...
11th July 2014, 11:30 AM   |  #9  
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There's no 'non Chinese' path for Verizon phones. Unless you have a developer edition

Sent from my XT1060

Hence the reason I am waiting.
11th July 2014, 02:39 PM   |  #10  
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Hence the reason I am waiting.

Waiting for what?

Sent from my XT1060

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