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BOUNTY: unlock bootloader for CDMA Moto G at [$250]

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By motrinHD, Senior Member on 4th March 2014, 06:25 AM
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23rd September 2014, 02:10 AM |#411  
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The problem with setting it to "donations" is that people are cheap and forgetful. I've seen people throw money at copy/paste kernel devs to get them a new phone year after year only to abandon it for the newest phone because they got that donated to them. Rarely think about the people that brought them the stock files they use when they mess up their phone and save their investment, or the people who port recovery and the teams behind the recoveries, the folks who make it possible to flash all your roms/mods/kernels etc.

Obviously the way things were, weren't working out, otherwise they wouldn't have switched to it. Bounties go unpaid by almost half of the people who say they will pay, add into that this was done by a team means that money has to be split. so lets say this $250 dollar bounty, every one was perfect and paid it and it was split 3? 4? ways? that means that to each of the devs who poured countless hours into it would get about the cost of the cdma phone to provide an entire community freedom and ensure their devices can last even longer than what official updates will provide.

The android community is growing and the number of people who donate is IMO staying the same or growing smaller. Ive ported recovery to 7+ devices this year, ported Cyanogenmod to one, and rooted two more. I had to purchase one of the phones i rooted but it wasnt in danger of bricking or actual risk. these guys have put some serious time and effort into it, and btw anyone who is trying to pirate it id seriously reconsider unless you dont value your device.

Yea to be completely honest I did hint at people being stingy and not paying and thats cool that you have ported recoveries and I guess source built or zip pushed a cyano rom

I really dont care about this phone being rooted anyways since I store a few grand in cryto on my moto g, and dont want that stolen xD. If I want an unlockable phone it looks like ill be headed for a GPe device or something so I would have to go through the hassle to be paying someone
 
 
23rd September 2014, 02:12 AM |#412  
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Yea to be completely honest I did hint at people being stingy and not paying and thats cool that you have ported recoveries and I guess source built or zip pushed a cyano rom

I really dont care about this phone being rooted anyways since I store a few grand in cryto on my moto g, and dont want that stolen xD. If I want an unlockable phone it looks like ill be headed for a GPe device or something so I would have to go through the hassle to be paying someone

there is only one way to build aosp and thats by source :P

@Somcom3X has taken over and is now the official CM maintainer for the moto g 4g
2nd January 2015, 03:39 AM |#413  
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Its been awhile so has anyone found a way to unlock the bootloader and root the moto g 4.4.4 2014 without a middleman? Just received this phone on black friday for 29 bucks if i knew it wasnt unlockable i woulda spent an extra 20 and got the other one through straight talk :/
23rd August 2015, 09:14 PM |#414  
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Its been awhile so has anyone found a way to unlock the bootloader and root the moto g 4.4.4 2014 without a middleman? Just received this phone on black friday for 29 bucks if i knew it wasnt unlockable i woulda spent an extra 20 and got the other one through straight talk :/

FOUND! The particular Moto G XT-1028 I had could not be rooted by any method I tried (that included about everything) until a couple days ago I found a version of the Kingroot App and it rooted SUCCESSFULLY! If I don't see any other successes here I'll start a thread on it and post the app to root it. This is Kingroot_V4.5.0.803 that worked. Older versions I had tried did not work. I started a thread here and have attached the Kingroot version that worked in that thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...-root-t3185109

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Will this qualify for the Root bounty? I will be trying to determine if the bootloader is also unlocked. Working on that right now since the Kingroot is rather automatic and I actually did not expect it would work so I wasn't even watching it close until it was done.
I know idone's great Galaxy Tools app may be for Samsungs but it also works on the Moto G and as you can see in the attached pic it shows the model of this phone - XT-1028, Baseband and so on AND that it has ROOT !
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