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I have the Verizon Dev Edition Moto X. Understanding that I won't void my warranty if I unlock the bootloader, it has been stated in many threads that even if you re-lock the bootloader it still will give you a warning boot screen (unlocked BL) because there are flags that are permanently changed on the phone once you unlock it.

That being said, I am very non-committal, so I first want to just root the phone and install safestrap. I have seen a ton of tools out there that root your device, however I am confused as to which one I should run (e.g. slapmymoto, pwnmymoto, etc). I am on the latest firmware (4.4), so I think it requires you to downgrade? Any words of sage advice is appreciated...

Also, any changes I make to my phone, I can always RSDLite my way back to 100% stock correct?
 
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I have the Verizon Dev Edition Moto X. Understanding that I won't void my warranty if I unlock the bootloader, it has been stated in many threads that even if you re-lock the bootloader it still will give you a warning boot screen (unlocked BL) because there are flags that are permanently changed on the phone once you unlock it.

That being said, I am very non-committal, so I first want to just root the phone and install safestrap. I have seen a ton of tools out there that root your device, however I am confused as to which one I should run (e.g. slapmymoto, pwnmymoto, etc). I am on the latest firmware (4.4), so I think it requires you to downgrade? Any words of sage advice is appreciated...

Also, any changes I make to my phone, I can always RSDLite my way back to 100% stock correct?
I would start here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2536200

I don't know why the unlocked bootloader warning screen would stay set if you relocked it, but you can change that screen to display whatever you want. See here for details:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2417961

Since you have the dev edition, you should be able to unlock, install TWRP, and root without slapmymoto or pwnmymoto. I did it all AFTER installing the latest OTA, and I had no trouble.

I have not used RSDLite, but that is the way I understand it.
 
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I have the Verizon Dev Edition Moto X. Understanding that I won't void my warranty if I unlock the bootloader, it has been stated in many threads that even if you re-lock the bootloader it still will give you a warning boot screen (unlocked BL) because there are flags that are permanently changed on the phone once you unlock it.

That being said, I am very non-committal, so I first want to just root the phone and install safestrap. I have seen a ton of tools out there that root your device, however I am confused as to which one I should run (e.g. slapmymoto, pwnmymoto, etc). I am on the latest firmware (4.4), so I think it requires you to downgrade? Any words of sage advice is appreciated...

Also, any changes I make to my phone, I can always RSDLite my way back to 100% stock correct?
Sell or trade your dev edition. Installing SafeStrap on that phone is such a waste of time and energy.

Or read more. There are ways to remove the boot logo screen.
 
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Can anyone confirm whether or not unlocking the boot loader sets a permanent flag?
 
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Can anyone confirm whether or not unlocking the boot loader sets a permanent flag?
It appears to. And the statement about still receiving the unlocked bootloader warning after re-locking the bootloader is correct.

However, since the warranty of the Dev Edition is not voided, just unlock the bootloader, root, and then get rid of the message by replacing the logo.bin
 
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Can anyone confirm whether or not unlocking the boot loader sets a permanent flag?
You bought a dev edition, it doesn't matter if the flag is set or not.
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