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I recently purchased the Developer Edition of Moto X. To be honest, I am not a developer for Android, and I am very new all together to Android, coming from iOS. All of my iPhones have always been jailbroken, and I would like to root my new Android as well. My Moto X has an unlocked boot loader. If I understand it correctly, this should allow me to root the phone in a permanent way. I would like to stick with the stock Moto X room, but I want to have root for some of the apps that need it.

I have googled it and found a bunch of different guides on how to do this, but is there a better way to do it on a device with an unlocked boot loader? Something what works with 4.4.2. If you point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it.

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Hi guys,

I recently purchased the Developer Edition of Moto X. To be honest, I am not a developer for Android, and I am very new all together to Android, coming from iOS. All of my iPhones have always been jailbroken, and I would like to root my new Android as well. My Moto X has an unlocked boot loader. If I understand it correctly, this should allow me to root the phone in a permanent way. I would like to stick with the stock Moto X room, but I want to have root for some of the apps that need it.

I have googled it and found a bunch of different guides on how to do this, but is there a better way to do it on a device with an unlocked boot loader? Something what works with 4.4.2. If you point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks,

- Bogdan
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My opinion, if you can't figure out how to root a device with an unlocked bootloader when non-stock recovery is available, you should just leave your phone stock. It doesn't get any easier unless it would come pre-rooted.

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Thanks for the tip. The procedure looks relatively simple. Is the mfastboot the utility that Motorola includes with their SDK, or is it a 3rd party utility? I have a mac, and I would like to do all of this without having to boot into Windows.

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Thanks for the tip. The procedure looks relatively simple. Is the mfastboot the utility that Motorola includes with their SDK, or is it a 3rd party utility? I have a mac, and I would like to do all of this without having to boot into Windows.

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There is a Mac toolkit in our dev section. I think all you need is fastboot not m....
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I don't understand why you need to over complicate unlocking and rooting a Developer Edition. Just go here: https://motorola-global-portal.custh...-your-device-a

Request the unlock code. Follow the instructions to unlock it. You can then install TWRP and root it.
 
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Here's a complete guide here on XDA. Tho, with Mac, you may need that toolkit.

Personally, if you can use windows, I'd use it.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2603358
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Thanks for all the links, I think I figured it out. The mfastboot should come with the Motorola Development bundle, and the rest I have ready. Looks like the process is pretty straight foreword. I'll post a little writeup for doing this on Mac if I am successful.

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Here's a complete guide here on XDA. Tho, with Mac, you may need that toolkit.

Personally, if you can use windows, I'd use it.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2603358
I used a mac without any issues. Uses fastboot instead of mfastboot. And I think I used the SDK. Don't remember now.
 
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I used a mac without any issues. Uses fastboot instead of mfastboot. And I think I used the SDK. Don't remember now.
I'm sure Mac is fine. Just if there's any problems, it'll be harder to find help here with Mac stuff.
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