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Is XT1053 a developer version?

4th June 2014, 05:28 AM   |  #1  
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I searched the forum but still can't figure it out. Could someone please give me a straight answer and thanks.

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4th June 2014, 05:39 AM   |  #2  
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I assume so, that's what I got. GSM Developer Edition.

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4th June 2014, 05:53 AM   |  #3  
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Not necessarily. I have a 1053 and it's NOT a developer device. I think all t mobile variants are 1053.
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4th June 2014, 06:49 AM   |  #4  
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Not necessarily. I have a 1053 and it's NOT a developer device. I think all t mobile variants are 1053.

Actually, the T-Mobile variant IS considered the GSM developer edition. It is SIM-Unlocked, and Bootloader-Unlockable

There are 2 developer editions:

GSM: T-mobile Variant XT1053

CDMA: Verizon Developer edition XT1060 (interestingly, the non-Dev edition is also XT1060)

See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moto_X
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4th June 2014, 06:54 AM   |  #5  
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Only difference between T-Mobile and Developer edition is that the Dev edition can be bootloader unlocked and rooted without losing the warranty. Hardware-wise it's the same.
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4th June 2014, 01:12 PM   |  #6  
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As stated (although I don't trust the Wikipedia link as they get the supported frequencies wrong... and link to the wrong FCC docs for the wrong carriers as their references)..

The XT1053 describes two models... which are the same internally... (At least in the USA, I'm not sure about the rest of the world!)

GSM Developer Edition and the "GSM Unlocked (with T-Mobile SIM)"

The differences...

Developer Edition comes only as 32gig, black face, woven white back and silver accents (buttons and ring around camera), and says Developer Edition on the back. Moto's web site gives out the bootloader unlock code, and it does NOT void the warranty.

The "GSM Unlocked" (as described on Moto Maker web site) can be fully customized via Moto Maker as 16 or 32gig and all the front, back and accent colors that are offered. While Moto's web site gives out the bootloader unlock code, requesting the code *DOES* void the warranty.

The bands, features, functions, installed software, modems, ROMs, are exactly the same on both varients of the XT1053. When requesting the Dev Edition Rom from Motorola, the file name starts with TMO_RETAIL_XT1053....

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Actually, the T-Mobile variant IS considered the GSM developer edition. It is SIM-Unlocked, and Bootloader-Unlockable

Technically that is not correct.

The T-Mobile variant is actually the "GSM Unlocked (ships with T-Mobile SIM)" as described on the Moto Maker Website. Yes, it too is an XT053, and the internal hardware/specs are the same, but unlike the Dev Edition, you can customize its front/back/accent colors, get it as 16/32gb, and requesting the unlock code for the bootloader voids the warranty.

(Dev Edition XT1053 is not customize-able, comes only as 32gig, and requesting the unlock code for the bootloader *does not" void the warranty)

And the Dev Edition says "Developer Edition" on its back, where as the Non-Dev Editions do not.

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...CDMA: Verizon Developer edition XT1060 (interestingly, the non-Dev edition is also XT1060)

Correct.

Just as with the XT1053 Dev vs Non-Dev, the Dev and Non-Dev XT1060 models are the same internal hardware, use the same roms, radios, etc. However, requesting the Dev Ed XT1060 rom from Moto, the file name does not have VZW or Retail in it.

The differences being...

Non-Dev Edition, you can customize its front/back/accent colors, get it as 16/32gb, and Moto does NOT supply the bootloader unlock code.

Dev Edition for Verizon XT1060 is not customize-able (same black face, woven white back, silver accents), comes only as 32gig, and Moto DOES give out the bootloader unlock code for free on their web site, and requesting the unlock code for the bootloader *does not" void the warranty. The Dev Edition XT1060 says "Developer Edition" on its back, where as the Retail and Moto Maker X for Verizon do not.
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4th June 2014, 01:19 PM   |  #7  
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Thanks for all the quick answers. It is clear to me now.

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