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[Q] Root the Developer Edition Moto X

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By x0054, Junior Member on 18th May 2014, 08:29 PM
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19th May 2014, 06:27 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by kj2112

I'm sure Mac is fine. Just if there's any problems, it'll be harder to find help here with Mac stuff.

Its pretty much the same as Linux. Windows might actually be the odd ball in the process.
22nd May 2014, 10:25 PM |#12  
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Originally Posted by x0054

Hi guys,

I recently purchased the Developer Edition of Moto X. To be honest, I am not a developer for Android, and I am very new all together to Android, coming from iOS. All of my iPhones have always been jailbroken, and I would like to root my new Android as well. My Moto X has an unlocked boot loader. If I understand it correctly, this should allow me to root the phone in a permanent way. I would like to stick with the stock Moto X room, but I want to have root for some of the apps that need it.

I have googled it and found a bunch of different guides on how to do this, but is there a better way to do it on a device with an unlocked boot loader? Something what works with 4.4.2. If you point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it.


- Bogdan

You can unlock though Motorola. Then install super su from the play store. If you're not interested in flashing a custom ROM you should be good to go, however I'd advise flashing a custom recovery and making a back up. Not needed but makes things a lot easier.

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23rd May 2014, 12:59 AM |#13  
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Originally Posted by aviwdoowks

There is a Mac toolkit in our dev section. I think all you need is fastboot not m....

FYI: I used the Mac toolkit to get my new DE going.
Also be aware the up code goes to the email Moto has tied to the phone not the user account (email) you need to create the unlock.
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