Originally Posted by brian_199
I've heard rumors that we will be receiving 4.4.2. I was wondering if there's any chance that we'll be rootable after this update.
Moto X DE here
when we got the update, some who were rooted with slapmymoto were able to keep "root" when taking the OTA, however the update re-enabled write-protection
which means most of what root is good for is lost.
Some people report that they can use xposed modules with soft-reboots, but if you do a hard reboot you will have to re-install the framework and soft-reboot to get it back working.
If you want root and currently have it, block the update. (unless you have unlocked the boot-loader when it was previously available from 3rd parties, then you can ignore this post)