History - bought a Moto X late last year befor the 4.4 rollout. Specifically wanted a non-KitKat model so I asked Motorola sales to verify that they were still shipping with 4.2.2. He said yes so I ordered the phone. Received the phone and it had 4.4 installed. Knew this was going to be an issue
and as suspected ended up not being able to access my Outlook server and / or My Places on the updated 7.0 Google Maps. Called Motorola and they basically said too bad so I sent the phone back.
Spoke with one of their techs and they mentioned that I should order a DE model and just back date the firmware when I receive it. Saw the DE models go on sale so I ordered one. Received the phone with 4.4.2.
Unlocked the bootloader via Motorola.
Downloaded Motorola Firmware 4.2.2 from their developer website
Followed the instructions posted in the XML file and received a
gpt.bin file security error and got a bootloop
Tried everything to get the firmware to load past the gpt.bin error to no avail
reload unlock code
install 4.4.2 without updating gpt.bin
attempt to update via RSDlite ( same error )
Ended up having to reload 4.4.2 which worked
After doing a bunch of research it looks as though the gpt.bin ( bootloader ) is relocked on 4.4.2 and will
fail any attempt to install a previous version. Not sure what advantage there is to buying a Developer Edition
phone if Motorola releases updates that kill the ability to unlock the bootloader.
Is there any way around this...?
Motorola help has been pathetic....
Really need to get stock DE 4.2.2 and root onto this phone.