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By Danzoman, Senior Member on 26th March 2014, 06:15 PM
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Two days ago I switched back to my Verizon Moto X from my nexus 5 after figuring out that Sprint and T-Mobile are unbearable in my area. I'm rooted on 4.4 and am getting the update push. So I was thinking is it even worth unlocking the boot loader if I am perfectly happy with stock Moto ROM and kernel and just use safestrap so I don't lose system write?

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26th March 2014, 06:16 PM |#2  
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I guess what I was getting at is the $40 worth it if I don't care about Cyanogenmod etc.

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26th March 2014, 07:10 PM |#3  
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If you want to be able to root no matter what, yes. If not no.

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26th March 2014, 07:21 PM |#4  
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I already rooted and got write protection nuked I'm just sitting on 4.4 planning my next move. Right now I'm using gravity box but if I'm going to use safestrap I might as well flash Eclipse it looks perfect.I can avoid xposed as well.

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26th March 2014, 07:52 PM |#5  
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honestly I had the same question a few days ago and I went ahead and simply had my bootloader unlocked by that Chinese guy.

I'd rather have the peace of mind knowing anything is absolutely stable system wise when switching to 4.4.2 instead of "maybe" everything working alright.

This way too, if going forward android is updated again, it will be easy to side-load or even take an OTA; versus safestrap and/or 4.2.2 root method may not work at all or cause more issues in the future.

I guess what i'm getting at is, the unlocked bootloader will guarantee the longevity of my moto X

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26th March 2014, 07:56 PM |#6  
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You may be stuck on 4.4 forever if you want proper root.

And when official updates end for the X, roms will keep it updated....losing Moto features maybe, but without root....you'll still be stuck.

Doesn't seem like a lot of money to avoid all that.

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26th March 2014, 08:07 PM |#7  
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OK thanks guys /going to PayPal Chinese guy brb

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