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Originally Posted by Quantumstate
I have a TMobile Moto X, which came unlocked from the factory. No TMo branding on the phone or in the OS, all Moto. In Phone Info | System Info it says, "Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System".
Does this mean I have an actual developer edition? Is there a way to query the phone and find out? Would this phone be a XT1053?
The "Unlocked, comes with T-Mobile SIM" version available via Motorola's web site is Sim Unlocked, has no branding, and comes with a T-Mobile SIM. It is an XT1053.
The GSM Developer Edition is also the XT1053.
GSM Dev comes as black face, woven white back, silver accents (buttons and camera ring), says Developer Edition on the back, and can have its bootloader unlocked without voiding the warranty.
TMobile or "unlocked, comes with T-Mobile SIM' edition can be obtained via MotoMaker and fully customized. While you can unlock its bootloader, doing so will void the warranty.
Once software, hardware, and functionality wise they are the same.
Yes, you can root both via the "developer edition" type process (unlock bootloader, flash custom recovery, and install SuperSU)
As for Philz vs TWRP for recovery, I've only used TWRP.
Yes, if you install a custom/3rd party rom, you should expect to lose any of the Moto Specific features.
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