FORUMS

Time-Lapse with ChronoSnap – XDA App Review

Some of the most interesting pictures are time-lapse animations that capture the … more

XeroAsh Theme for CM12

This theme by XDA Senior Member balrajs99 features a black and slate gray UI that gives your phone a … more

Samsung Galaxy S6 To Receive Major Camera Update

When the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were launched, they became the prime focus for … more

Tactile: An Addicting Game with Beautiful Material Design

The game industry has been around for decades, catering to a wide … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

Safestrap vs unlocked boot loader thoughts

26th March 2014, 06:15 PM |#1  
Danzoman's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Columbia SC
Thanks Meter: 75
 
More
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?

Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
 
 
26th March 2014, 06:16 PM |#2  
Danzoman's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Columbia SC
Thanks Meter: 75
 
More
I guess what I was getting at is the $40 worth it if I don't care about Cyanogenmod etc.

Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
26th March 2014, 07:10 PM |#3  
SymbioticGenius's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 128
 
More
If you want to be able to root no matter what, yes. If not no.

Moto X developer edition
26th March 2014, 07:21 PM |#4  
Danzoman's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Columbia SC
Thanks Meter: 75
 
More
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.

Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
26th March 2014, 07:52 PM |#5  
Member
Flag Milwaukee
Thanks Meter: 3
 
More
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

my 2 cents
The Following User Says Thank You to roweboat56 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
26th March 2014, 07:56 PM |#6  
Darth's Avatar
Forum Moderator
Flag Big scary planet destroying space station.
Thanks Meter: 7,320
 
More
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.

Sent from my N5, N7, Moto X, G Tab 3 or S2.....
The Following User Says Thank You to Darth For This Useful Post: [ View ]
26th March 2014, 08:07 PM |#7  
Danzoman's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Columbia SC
Thanks Meter: 75
 
More
OK thanks guys /going to PayPal Chinese guy brb

Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes