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why is it impossible(almost) to root the VZW Moto G?

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9th June 2014, 04:14 AM   |  #1  
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why is it impossible(almost) to root the VZW Moto G?

all the XDA threads that I read seemed to suggest that the reason is the locked bootloader. Motorola does not provide unlocking of the bootloader on the VZW Moto G.

however, is a locked bootloader really the reason?

I have easily rooted my current Samsung phones(Galaxy Note 2, S5, and Note 3) without touching the bootloader. Saferoot worked like a charm and each phone takes less than 2 minutes to root.

Why is it that Motorola phones need to have the bootloader unlocked in order to root?

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9th June 2014, 10:25 AM   |  #2  
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I think Verizon is to be blamed here not Motorola Anyway if you stay on 4.4.2 there is a Nice and easy root exploit
No write access in system partition and has to be rerooted at every reboot but it something of a start
try it

And about using boot loader Well there excuse is security of laymen so that they can't be exploited
For advanced user who want root boot loader can be unlocked in 1 min

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9th June 2014, 06:23 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by youphone

why is it impossible(almost) to root the VZW Moto G?

all the XDA threads that I read seemed to suggest that the reason is the locked bootloader. Motorola does not provide unlocking of the bootloader on the VZW Moto G.

however, is a locked bootloader really the reason?

I have easily rooted my current Samsung phones(Galaxy Note 2, S5, and Note 3) without touching the bootloader. Saferoot worked like a charm and each phone takes less than 2 minutes to root.

Why is it that Motorola phones need to have the bootloader unlocked in order to root?

Thanks!

Android is getting much more secure for one thing.

And since it is much closer to stock, without all the crappy add on apps, there is much less to attack.

And yes, Moto's bootloaders are very resilient.
10th June 2014, 04:19 AM   |  #4  
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Android is getting much more secure for one thing.

And since it is much closer to stock, without all the crappy add on apps, there is much less to attack.

And yes, Moto's bootloaders are very resilient.


sometimes I wonder why I ditched iPhones and moved to Android phones.....
Google seems to be more and more anal these days, just like Apple, Inc.
10th June 2014, 04:46 AM   |  #5  
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sometimes I wonder why I ditched iPhones and moved to Android phones.....
Google seems to be more and more anal these days, just like Apple, Inc.

Haha Well Google has to protect the non advanced users from Data theft and stuff
if root was so easy Imagine charging your phone in a Airport outlet and all your data Gets stolen immediately
or Content gets uploaded in ur name and your passwords compromised
Advanced users can handle it but they are like only 10% of the android buying demograph Google has to think about the other 90%

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sometimes I wonder why I ditched iPhones and moved to Android phones.....
Google seems to be more and more anal these days, just like Apple, Inc.

Android is damned either way.

Stupid Tim Cook quoted an idiot about android being a toxic hell stew. Even though that is far from the truth, let's not give idiots at apple any more ammunition than they have.

Just remember that Google with their nexus devices has always given you the ability to unlock. Apple and IIRC all windows phones will never let you do that.
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