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Default Tmobile Moto-x 4.2.2->root->4.4

I just received my Moto-X today with Android 4.2.2.

It wanted to do an OTA update to 4.4 which I postponed.

I'd like to get root, then apply 4.4 and keep root. For now I'm not looking to run a custom ROM, I just want to be able to use Titanium Backup, Adblock and things like that.

Please let me know what's the best way to do this.

Thanks!
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Lucky, mine came with 4.4. Seems like a pain to root.
 
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Unlock the bootloader, flash twrp and get superuser. Seems like the easy route to take for you.
 
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Unlock the bootloader, flash twrp and get superuser. Seems like the easy route to take for you.
Thanks very much for your help!

I have rooted my last three phones before so I am not a complete noob. That said, I have done it so infrequently, I really appreciate the help or any detailed instructions so that I don't go and brick it.

Here's what I found out. Please let me know what I've forgotten or misunderstood:

1. Get bootloader unlock from Motorola. Even though I don't have a dev edition, they will provide this to me because I have a paid-for TMobile Phone. https://motorola-global-portal.custh...-your-device-b

2. Moto-X TWRP from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2424110

3. For Superuser, I found http://dottech.org/126773/how-to-roo...android-guide/ this is for CWM but I'm thinking it should still be good for TWRP?

Did I miss anything there?

Can I take the OTA updates included 4.4 or need to do something else manually?

Thanks much!
Mark
 
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Thanks very much for your help!

I have rooted my last three phones before so I am not a complete noob. That said, I have done it so infrequently, I really appreciate the help or any detailed instructions so that I don't go and brick it.

Here's what I found out. Please let me know what I've forgotten or misunderstood:

1. Get bootloader unlock from Motorola. Even though I don't have a dev edition, they will provide this to me because I have a paid-for TMobile Phone. https://motorola-global-portal.custh...-your-device-b

2. Moto-X TWRP from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2424110

3. For Superuser, I found http://dottech.org/126773/how-to-roo...android-guide/ this is for CWM but I'm thinking it should still be good for TWRP?

Did I miss anything there?

Can I take the OTA updates included 4.4 or need to do something else manually?

Thanks much!
Mark
Dev edition and T Mobile are the same. One thing though. It is recommended to use the Motorola Fastboot Utility. Though you won't keep root if you're on 4.2 by doing this method. So unlock the BL then take the OTA update. After that flash TWRP and then install superuser. And you're good to go.
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Thanks very much for your help!

I have rooted my last three phones before so I am not a complete noob. That said, I have done it so infrequently, I really appreciate the help or any detailed instructions so that I don't go and brick it.

Here's what I found out. Please let me know what I've forgotten or misunderstood:

1. Get bootloader unlock from Motorola. Even though I don't have a dev edition, they will provide this to me because I have a paid-for TMobile Phone. https://motorola-global-portal.custh...-your-device-b

2. Moto-X TWRP from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2424110

3. For Superuser, I found http://dottech.org/126773/how-to-roo...android-guide/ this is for CWM but I'm thinking it should still be good for TWRP?

Did I miss anything there?

Can I take the OTA updates included 4.4 or need to do something else manually?

Thanks much!
Mark
Flash this SuperSU on recovery: http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
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