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By blueice5249, Member on 21st February 2014, 04:46 PM
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I got the Moto X a couple weeks ago for VZW. I'd like to root the Moto X, because..tether . Witht he 4.4.2 update around the corner, should I root now or wait? I don't on putting any custom ROMS on there, so I'd like the most updated Stock ROM. But I'm sure that's not rooted yet. Also, how hard is it to root the X? If it's that hard and easy to brick the phone, I may just hold off. Thanks guys.
 
 
21st February 2014, 05:10 PM |#2  
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As far as we know of, it's impossible to root the latest OTA. 4.4.2 changed bootloaders. It's going to require a whole new exploit... Which we might not have.
21st February 2014, 05:11 PM |#3  
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As far as we know of, it's impossible to root the latest OTA. 4.4.2 changed bootloaders. It's going to require a whole new exploit... Which we might not have.

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I didn't think it was that bad. Perhaps I should root now?
21st February 2014, 05:25 PM |#4  
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I didn't think it was that bad. Perhaps I should root now?

If you root 4.4, you can't accept the OTA, you'll brick it. If you're already on 4.4.2, you're out of luck for now.
21st February 2014, 05:31 PM |#5  
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If you root 4.4, you can't accept the OTA, you'll brick it. If you're already on 4.4.2, you're out of luck for now.

Thanks. Is this easy to brick in the root process?
21st February 2014, 07:56 PM |#6  
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If you root 4.4, you can't accept the OTA, you'll brick it. If you're already on 4.4.2, you're out of luck for now.

How do you block the OTA? I have a rooted VZ moto x with a locked bootloader.
21st February 2014, 08:12 PM |#7  
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How do you block the OTA? I have a rooted VZ moto x with a locked bootloader.

Freeze MotorolaOTA and delete the OTA from your /cache folder. To freeze MotorolaOTA, you need an app that can do it. I went ahead and paid the $6.50 for Titanium B/U Pro, which can freeze and is a well regarded app. There are probably free ones you can use.

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I got the Moto X a couple weeks ago for VZW. I'd like to root the Moto X, because..tether . Witht he 4.4.2 update around the corner, should I root now or wait? I don't on putting any custom ROMS on there, so I'd like the most updated Stock ROM. But I'm sure that's not rooted yet. Also, how hard is it to root the X? If it's that hard and easy to brick the phone, I may just hold off. Thanks guys.

Do you have a Dev Ed or did you get a Moto Maker/retail Moto X? Totally different processes depending on which you have.

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Thanks. Is this easy to brick in the root process?

Not if you have the Verizon Dev Ed.
21st February 2014, 08:48 PM |#8  
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Freeze MotorolaOTA and delete the OTA from your /cache folder. To freeze MotorolaOTA, you need an app that can do it. I went ahead and paid the $6.50 for Titanium B/U Pro, which can freeze and is a well regarded app. There are probably free ones you can use.

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Do you have a Dev Ed or did you get a Moto Maker/retail Moto X? Totally different processes depending on which you have.

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Not if you have the Verizon Dev Ed.

I do not have the Dev Ed.
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I do not have the Dev Ed.

You have to use Slap My Moto then if you are on 4.4.

Slap My Moto
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You have to use Slap My Moto then if you are on 4.4.

Slap My Moto

Wow. That looks really involved and easy to screw up. Perhaps I may stay away for now.

Is there anyway to tether without root?
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Wow. That looks really involved and easy to screw up. Perhaps I may stay away for now.

Is there anyway to tether without root?

No there is no way to WiFi tether for free if you have unlimited data or a capped data plan without root. You can USB and Bluetooth tether using PDAnet if you run Kit Kat 4.4 and are unrooted. Or if you have a Verizon Share Everything plan you WiFi tether for free.

I am going to root a locked bootloader Moto X here soon and post Step-By-Step Instructions after I do. Don't take the 4.4.2 update if you want root.

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