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Moto X Developer Edition GSM Version

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10th June 2014, 04:18 PM   |  #1  
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Hello,

I'm pretty new to this but I would like to know if the root method is still the same after the 4.4.3 OTA. Also, does this phone (Moto X DE) already come with an unlocked bootloader? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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10th June 2014, 04:26 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by joelo661

Hello,

I'm pretty new to this but I would like to know if the root method is still the same after the 4.4.3 OTA. Also, does this phone (Moto X DE) already come with an unlocked bootloader? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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The developer editions come with an unlockABLE bootloader. You can unlock free from Moto's website, and it does not void your warranty (Developer edition only).

Assuming you unlocked your bootloader, the root method (for unlocked users) is SIMILAR on 4.4.3. You will need new versions of TWRP and SuperSU. See the first post here for TWRP / SuperSU versions that work on 4.4.3: http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...2534850/page48

If you are talking about using a root 'exploit', this is not possible. The exploit was patched in 4.4.3. If you want root on 4.4.3 or later, you MUST unlock your bootloader, and not try to use an 'exploit' to root it.

This clear it all up?
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10th June 2014, 05:41 PM   |  #3  
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Yes and thank you for the prompt response. So as long as I unlock the bootloader first and use the files that you provided links for. I should be good rooting my Developer Edition Moto X? Also, anyway you can provide a link with the info I need to unlock the bootloader?

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Hey OP
what color is the back of your phone? Your signature suggests you have the t-mobile variant which if you unlock the bootloader youll end the warranty.
10th June 2014, 07:38 PM   |  #5  
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what color is the back of your phone? Your signature suggests you have the t-mobile variant which if you unlock the bootloader youll end the warranty.

XT1053 is the model number for the GSM Dev Edition, AND The GSM Unlocked (ships with T-Mobile SIM) Moto Maker edition, aka T-Mobile varient.

The only difference is the Dev Edition being the standard black face, woven white back, silver accents (buttons and camera ring), only comes as 32Gig and says Dev Edition on the back.

You are correct, while the bootloader unlock code is available from Moto's web site for the XT1053, completing the request for the code voids the warranty unless you have a Developer Edition.

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...anyway you can provide a link with the info I need to unlock the bootloader?

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Link to get bootloader unlock code from Moto -> https://motorola-global-portal.custh...-your-device-a but but if yours is NOT the Dev Edition, it will void your warranty.


Yes, unlock the bootloader, flash TWRP, boot to TWRP and install SuperSU.

I suggest these instructions for ADB and MFastboot setup -> http://mark.cdmaforums.com/ADB.htm

For Rooting the X with unlocked bootloader I usually point to -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...ev-ed-t2649738 However, while the process is correct, there is a newer TWRP (which @samwathegreat has pointed you to http://androidhosting.org/Devs/Dhack..._msm8960dt.img ), and there is a newer SuperSU (see -> http://download.chainfire.eu/447/Sup...SU-v1.99r4.zip )

EDIT: Official TWRP -> http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/ghost
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[QUOTE=KidJoe;53303309]XT1053 is the model number for the GSM Dev Edition, AND The GSM Unlocked (ships with T-Mobile SIM) Moto Maker edition, aka T-Mobile varient.

The only difference is the Dev Edition being the standard black face, woven white back, silver accents (buttons and camera ring), only comes as 32Gig and says Dev Edition on the back.

You are correct, while the bootloader unlock code is available from Moto's web site for the XT1053, completing the request for the code voids the warranty unless you have a Developer Edition.[COLOR="Silver"]

Thats why i asked the OP what color the back of the phone was...
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