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I just ordered a Moto X Verizon, and I will be rooting it and flashing Eclipse rom onto it. Is there any reason not to take all the OTA updates from Verizon, and then root and do safestrap or? Not sure how it works. I


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Default How to root & prepare for custom rom?

Go read Jcase "slap my moto" thread in original development and after your done....read it again. The many posts in that thread have the answers your looking for pertaining to OTAs and what goes along with rooting the moto x on 4.4


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Do you have a dev edition?
 
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No custom rom for you then unless you install SafeStrap.
 
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Yea I know I'd have to use safestrap. But is the latest OTA root able and safestrapable? Just wanted to be sure before I take the ota update from Verizon

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Safestrap is not KK compatible yet AFAIK.
And yes it is rootable. Good amount of work though.

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ok i got the moto x, its on 4.2.2 android, so should I take any OTA updates, or root from where I am?
 
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ok i got the moto x, its on 4.2.2 android, so should I take any OTA updates, or root from where I am?
there is no know root explot for 4.4.. u have to root on 4.2.2.

on that note, I have used jcase's RockMyMoto to root mine and I get threw everything having root access and try to install the 4.4 OTA update and it keeps rebooting.. won't stop (on 5th time now?) ideas?

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