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I plan on buying a Verizon moto x NON developer edition. Is the boot loader still unlockable, from xda resources?

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I plan on buying a Verizon moto x NON developer edition. Is the boot loader still unlockable, from xda resources?

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The non-developer Moto X on VZW has never been unlockable.

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Picture of it with 4.4.2.

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More than likely 4.4, we are all awaiting the arrival of 4.4.2 and a better camera though.

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The non-developer Moto X on VZW has never been unlockable.

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Is that expected to change any time soon? I know in the past the dev community has had these things hacked apart like 24 hours after launch. We're now months into the launch of the Moto X and we only recently even got root. So I guess my question is twofold:

1. Is there a reason that the Moto X has proven so darned hard to unlock?

2. What are the limitations of having a locked (but rooted) device as far as custom ROMs, kernels, bootloaders, recoveries, etc.? Coming from a Galaxy Nexus that I was able to fully unlock and root on day one, I have no idea what's accessible via rooting vs. via unlocking. It all just kind of felt the same to me.

N00b questions I know, but I'd really like to know what I can and can't do with this VZW Moto X of mine.
 
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Is that expected to change any time soon? I know in the past the dev community has had these things hacked apart like 24 hours after launch. We're now months into the launch of the Moto X and we only recently even got root. So I guess my question is twofold:

1. Is there a reason that the Moto X has proven so darned hard to unlock?

2. What are the limitations of having a locked (but rooted) device as far as custom ROMs, kernels, bootloaders, recoveries, etc.? Coming from a Galaxy Nexus that I was able to fully unlock and root on day one, I have no idea what's accessible via rooting vs. via unlocking. It all just kind of felt the same to me.

N00b questions I know, but I'd really like to know what I can and can't do with this VZW Moto X of mine.
All I can say is the Bionic and Galaxy S4 both on VZW have not been unlocked and never will be.
Either buy the overpriced Dev edition or the unlockable gsm version... when it is discounted again.

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