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By petarmarinov37, Junior Member on 6th January 2014, 07:34 AM
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6th August 2015, 09:34 PM |#31  
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Can the XT1028 bootloader (running v4.4.2) be unlocked?
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Page Plus, yes. No idea about Boost Mobile. I bought a pair of Moto G XT1028 (Verizon prepaid) off Ebay, brand new old stock (plastic still on screens) with 4.4.2 Kit Kat. His auction stated good for Page Plus. Activated just fine on Red Pocket (another Verizon MVNO) - if they activate on one MVNO they will activate on any if its a 3G device.

I'm curious about when you made this purchase and if you tried to unlock the bootloader on these phones? I'm assuming the one I ordered will have v4.4.4 installed and be tightly locked down... Oh well.
 
 
7th August 2015, 06:38 PM |#32  
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I'm curious about when you made this purchase and if you tried to unlock the bootloader on these phones? I'm assuming the one I ordered will have v4.4.4 installed and be tightly locked down... Oh well.

I purchased two Moto G XT1028s off of Ebay end of July and activated them on Red Pocket beginning of this month. They were old stock but brand new phones and had 4.4.2 installed. I was able to unlock the bootloader with no issues using the Sunshine apk (it is $25 per phone to unlock) and then side loaded custom recovery as usual. You have to get temporary root to do this, I flashed pieroot using jcase's instructions:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...vices-t2771623

After the pieroot flash I ran Sunshine apk and it worked fine to unlock the bootloader. I also flashed Lost101's "optimized" stock rom 4.4.4 available here on XDA:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...ction-t2854688

The dealer on Ebay sold at least 150 XT1028s in the auction I purchased from and restarted it when the time ended. It is currently still running. Can't guarantee they all come with 4.4.2 but both of mine did.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/361337045642...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Good luck!
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7th August 2015, 08:47 PM |#33  
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I purchased two Moto G XT1028s off of Ebay end of July and activated them on Red Pocket beginning of this month. They were old stock but brand new phones and had 4.4.2 installed. I was able to unlock the bootloader with no issues using the Sunshine apk (it is $25 per phone to unlock) and then side loaded custom recovery as usual. You have to get temporary root to do this, I flashed pieroot using jcase's instructions:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...vices-t2771623

After the pieroot flash I ran Sunshine apk and it worked fine to unlock the bootloader. I also flashed Lost101's "optimized" stock rom 4.4.4 available here on XDA:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...ction-t2854688

The dealer on Ebay sold at least 150 XT1028s in the auction I purchased from and restarted it when the time ended. It is currently still running. Can't guarantee they all come with 4.4.2 but both of mine did.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/361337045642...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Good luck!

Thanks. I ordered from a similar bulk dealer elsewhere in New York offering factory refurbished "post-paid" xt1028 phones for $10 less ( http://m.ebay.com/itm/Verizon-PagePl...-/231609412078 ).

We'll see. I would have cheerfully spent another $10 if I knew I could get what you did.

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7th August 2015, 10:20 PM |#34  
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Thanks. I ordered from a similar bulk dealer elsewhere

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!
10th August 2015, 04:34 PM |#35  
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The $34 "refurbished" XT1028 was still on v4.4.2 too!
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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!
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