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From the description I see that the script will flash a 760MB file, the KK 4.4.2 (KDA20.62-10.1). So I won't be afaid that when I wait for some months even if Moto patched their OTA for this bootloader exploit, the unpatched bootloader is still in (KDA20.62-10.1), which I assume is build 183, so I will still be able to use this exploit, as long as my phone is in JB (4.2) state?
There's two things to be aware of. First, it's not the bootloader you should be concerned with. It's the TZ (trusted zone) partition. That's where the unlock exploit lives. Second, however, is that the phone must be rooted to unlock. So let's say the next OTA by some miracle doesn't patch the TZ but does patch root. You'd be unable to unlock as a result of no root. So, you want to stay on KDA20.62-10.1 build 183 until you unlock. That is the version that can be rooted and will allow the unlock. Any OTA update will update the TZ partition, after which, it's likely game over again.


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there is no jb 4.2 i think you mean 4.1..2 . but you will not be able to use it on jelly bean you need to update to kitkat root then unlock.
Sorry I said it wrong about the version.

But yes, I mean of course after using your script to flash my JB to KK, which only uses the ROM you provided. This will not be affected by whatever Moto does to their future OTA and I will always be able to unlock my XT926 with the method above (1-4). Have I understood it correctly?

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There's two things to be aware of. First, it's not the bootloader you should be concerned with. It's the TZ (trusted zone) partition. That's where the unlock exploit lives. Second, however, is that the phone must be rooted to unlock. So let's say the next OTA by some miracle doesn't patch the TZ but does patch root. You'd be unable to unlock as a result of no root. So, you want to stay on KDA20.62-10.1 build 183 until you unlock. That is the version that can be rooted and will allow the unlock. Any OTA update will update the TZ partition, after which, it's likely game over again.
Thanks for the detailed explaination SamuriHL. My concern is that when I get hand on my phone again after like 2 months, I will not be able to unlock it anymore if Moto brings out some OTA which fix the exploit again. But from the discussion above, I think as long as the phone stays as it is (9.18.96), after 2 months, I will still be able to unlock it using KDA20.62-10.1 build 183 with your method. Is that right?
 
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Right, if it stays as is and no OTA is installed from here until you get your hands on it, then you use the 183 FXZ with my KEEP DATA script (NOT UNIVERSAL) to upgrade it to KK, root it with tr apk (grab a copy of that now as well just so you have it), unlock with motoapocalypse apk and you're done. At that point unlocked and can FXZ to the latest version without worry.


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Rooted and unlocked using the apk's. Doesn't get any easier than that. Now what is the preferred custom recovery for most of you?

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Sorry I said it wrong about the version.

But yes, I mean of course after using your script to flash my JB to KK, which only uses the ROM you provided. This will not be affected by whatever Moto does to their future OTA and I will always be able to unlock my XT926 with the method above (1-4). Have I understood it correctly?

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Thanks for the detailed explaination SamuriHL. My concern is that when I get hand on my phone again after like 2 months, I will not be able to unlock it anymore if Moto brings out some OTA which fix the exploit again. But from the discussion above, I think as long as the phone stays as it is (9.18.96), after 2 months, I will still be able to unlock it using KDA20.62-10.1 build 183 with your method. Is that right?
Personally I would do this ASAP and go as far as you can BEFORE the new software is pushed out. Right now you can go as far as updating will let you. After the new update is released it becomes trickier (where do I stop, what update is the one to root and unlock on, etc.)

Just do it now before the update (and likely the patch) are released and you're screwed because of an accidental update too far or something.
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Right, if it stays as is and no OTA is installed from here until you get your hands on it, then you use the 183 FXZ with my KEEP DATA script (NOT UNIVERSAL) to upgrade it to KK, root it with tr apk (grab a copy of that now as well just so you have it), unlock with motoapocalypse apk and you're done. At that point unlocked and can FXZ to the latest version without worry.
Fine, I will make the preparation and after 2 month, vola! I can't let my father do it, too complicate for him to make all things right.

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Personally I would do this ASAP and go as far as you can BEFORE the new software is pushed out. Right now you can go as far as updating will let you. After the new update is released it becomes trickier (where do I stop, what update is the one to root and unlock on, etc.)

Just do it now before the update (and likely the patch) are released and you're screwed because of an accidental update too far or something.
That would I do if I have it at my hand.
 
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There already is a thread about this here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783912

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