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Default Who will stay with Moto after the Ultra/Maxx/Mini?

My last two phones have been Motorola. Functionally speaking they are pretty good and my Maxx has been the most solid phone I have owned. There is a fly in the ointment though. The back cover on multiple phones which have been replaced all creak and squeak after a few months of ownership.

For this reason I am sitting tight until the next ultimate handset comes out that can functionally one-up this phone. One that is built solid but light and has the big battery or super efficient tech to go for days like the Maxx does.

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I too have a "creaking" back cover...specifically up by the power button/volume rocker...

That being said...I was always a big Moto fan..and then switched because I HAD to have the Galaxy S3 when it dropped...and that was the WORST cell phone related mistake of my life..

I couldn't wait to dump that thing and get back to Moto...I just hope that they decide to continue the Droid line along with the X line...

I am almost 100% sure that my next phone will be a Motorola...

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Droid 2, Droid 4, Droid MAXX. They've all been tanks. I had two Droid 4s that both got wet and they both pulled through until months later... Hardware wise and build quality wise I have no complaints.

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I have had several Motorolas: the droid 1 a855, Droid Razr Maxx, and now the Droid Maxx. I loved the root-ability of the first two, although the Droid Razr Maxx was a beeatch. Now that I'm on the latest droid Maxx, it really sucks that it can't be rooted, at least since that chinese guy got caught, and I'm stuck with a slower-than-it-should-be device, which I cannot customize. I will only stick with Motorola if they don't lock the bootloader on the next one, but I doubt that will happen. Looks like I will get a nexus next.

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Moto for life...
 
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It's way too early for me to tell. I'll see what's available at upgrade time and decide then. This phone will be great until then.
 
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Moto for life...
They lost my business when they made their phones hard to root (Original Atrix owner here). My Note3 will most likely be my last Samsung as well for the same reason.

I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to disable updates so that I can keep my root (and associated tools that require root)
 
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They lost my business when they made their phones hard to root (Original Atrix owner here). My Note3 will most likely be my last Samsung as well for the same reason.

I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to disable updates so that I can keep my root (and associated tools that require root)
Thing you have to remember is that generally speaking both the carriers and the phone manufacturers don't care if you can root and for the most part don't want you to. Other than phones specifically sold as Developer editions I think we can pretty much expect that rooting is a thing of the past and if you manage to do it, its a matter of luck. dumping a particular manufacturer or carrier isn't going to do any good.
 
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Thing you have to remember is that generally speaking both the carriers and the phone manufacturers don't care if you can root and for the most part don't want you to. Other than phones specifically sold as Developer editions I think we can pretty much expect that rooting is a thing of the past and if you manage to do it, its a matter of luck. dumping a particular manufacturer or carrier isn't going to do any good.
I wonder exactly how many people root their phones. Like a percentage by carrier.

And what their reasons for rooting are.

Mine are to get the data I pay for and improve my device.

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I've had over a dozen Moto phones starting with the original brick and almost every flagship phone since then. I've strayed a couple times in the last 20 years and quickly came back.

I'll stay with my flagship Moto Dev's unless Lenovo messes with the built like a tank phones that we have enjoyed. If I can't drop it in a pool or river(true stories), dry it out and use it the next day, I don't want it lol.

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