Originally Posted by SmilingBob
Either way I think you'll really like it. We love ours, I just got lucky and was fully expecting to get updated, locked boot loaders. The main reasons I wanted unlocked/rooted was to have a wifi hotspot and freeze the bloat. I learned the hard way that the native hotspot is locked regardless but I ended up finding a nice one for root that worked perfectly. Keep us updated!
Well my mother's new(ish) xt1028 arrived and it was running v4.4.2 so I rooted & sunshined and I'm now looking for the "latest & greatest" TWRP that's compatible with this device, then I'll flash the most recent radio and the debloated stock ROM you referenced earlier...
My own phones have always had their own Verizon-specific forums with clear references to where I can find the correct and most-current resources. Here, I'm finding a number of things about the XT1032 that doesn't necessarily apply to this XT1028 variant. Anyway, thanks for the help!