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11th May 2014, 03:27 PM   |  #11  
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Chances are that either phone you get, it might be on 4.4.2 already. So if the boot loaders can't be unlocked, you won't have root for now. And if they are 4.2.2 or 4.4, you might be able to root.

Its gonna be luck of the draw.

I'd take the maxx for sure personally. Its the same phone, with a bigger screen and battery. Win win.
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11th May 2014, 03:35 PM   |  #12  
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After some research?

This update.zip is a moto signed ota!
How can you jump from it to a fake signed user created one?
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This update.zip is a moto signed ota!
How can you jump from it to a fake signed user created one?

You can't, this is a classic example of someone stating what works for another device and assuming it works for every device.

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Chances are that either phone you get, it might be on 4.4.2 already. So if the boot loaders can't be unlocked, you won't have root for now. And if they are 4.2.2 or 4.4, you might be able to root.

Its gonna be luck of the draw.

I'd take the maxx for sure personally. Its the same phone, with a bigger screen and battery. Win win.

But Vzw has to mess with 4.4 & they may mess with 4.4.2 as well.
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But Vzw has to mess with 4.4 & they may mess with 4.4.2 as well.

You can roll the dice and hope for an X that isn't on 4.4.2.....or get the better phone.

You may end up with root on either or no root....I'd go for the phone I prefer.

Root is not essential on either.
12th May 2014, 04:54 PM   |  #16  
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RAZR Maxx has definitely got its niche: battery. You can also root the Maxx, I have no idea what the other guy is talking about, Google it there are tons of root methods (PC, one-click etc)

There might be tons of root method available for RAZR Maxx, but this is a forum for Droid MAXX - not RAZR - and unless you are on 4.2.2 there is no root method available for the MAXX

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You can't, this is a classic example of someone stating what works for another device and assuming it works for every device.

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Moto has offered a warranty replacement of a Maxx for my X. I know the boot sound will bother me a lot. But I thought I would ask If others may have made the same swap. I do wear an xl glove so the size increase is OK.

If you are about timely updates to Android, I'd stick with the X. Otherwise, the Maxx is a great phone, especially the battery life. It'll be hard to tell the difference between the X and the Maxx from a usability point of view.

The Droid sounds are so amazingly annoying, though it's good that you don't have to restart the phone all that often. It's pretty stable.

As others have said, if root is important to you, it'll probably not happen with the Maxx unless you're lucky to get it with 4.2.2 still installed. I don't care about root myself (in fact, I really don't want the phone rooted.)

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Are slip-proof rubber cases & screen protectors hard to get?

Sure. If you like Zagg-style, Zagg and Skinomi make them, and Verizon sells the non-wet apply versions. I think that there are enough TPU cases that you should find something.

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