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Potential Bootloader Unlock for Non-Dev Edition

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12th March 2014, 03:06 PM   |  #1  
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****OK FIRST OFF BY NO MEANS IS THIS METHOD A BRUTE FORCE METHOD OR A HACK OF SORTS****
***THIS METHOD INVOLVES PURCHASING A SERVICE AND PROVIDING YOUR DEVICES IMEI NUMBER****
***I, NOR ANYONE ELSE, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU USE THIS AND SOMETHING DOES NOT WORK***

***IF SUCCESSFUL, YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT YOUR WARRANTY IS NOW VOIDED, BUT HEY YOUR HAVE AN UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER RIGHT?***

**SEE HERE FOR TWRP AND ROOT INT HIS THREAD INFO ONCE YOU ARE UNLOCKED**
UPDATE: See this post on pg 30 for TWRP and ROOT INSTALL
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=294


Ok so as some know there has been a somewhat confirmed and discovered way to unlock the bootloader on carrier purchased Moto X/Droid Ultra/Maxx/Mini Devices. I will explain in brief detail what is needed to do. Please understand that I will be providing no links, just a brief explanation of what you can do to attempt this. There are 2 methods.
1 - doing it directly yourself and purchasing the service. (website)
2 - using the service through a 3rd Party (eBay)

The service I found is on a website if you have not heard about it, PM someone here willing to help. Now in order to use the site you need to sign up etc etc and its not in English. Here is where your good ol friend Goggle Translate comes into play.

Now for Method 1
Sign up on the website. The website is called taobao.com. you will need to use chrome and google translate to navigate through the site. you will need to set up and account and payment info etc etc.
Search for a seller selling the unlock codes (Price will no be in USD). Search for xt1080 unlock or something like that. There are many purchase options. Just amke sure it is for your device and read the listing.
Purchase using the sites standard payment method (similar to paypal here) or through credit card elligble for purchases in the country of origin.
*Provide IMEI to seller and receive unlock code.
Usually within 24-48 hours you have an unlock code.


*NOTE - If you do not feel comfortable providing this, then i suggest you stop right away. Always know what you are doing and the risks involved.

Method 2
Certain sellers on eBay will provide a service to do all the purchasing for you and all you need to do it pay the small auction price, and then paypal or transfer them the funds for the sale. They will purchase for you etc etc. You will need to search for taobao on eBay and find a seller. Once this is done then you can work with the seller, provide the link to the item you want and go from there. Please be aware of what you are doing. IN this method you now give your IMEI to not only the person giving the unlock code, but also a person through eBay.

**AGAIN PLEASE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING**

I myself went ahead with method 1 and was successful (see images). Some people have had success and will contest to it. As with any boot loader unlock, please know your warranty is now void and neither XDA, its members, or anyone else including myself is responsible for what you do.

Please use this thread to talk about success or failure using this process if you do. Do not post links to anything or anything that would be frowned upon through XDA. If you want to you can always PM people for more details about things. Not saying everyone bombard me with PM's. I will answer but i also have a normal life and don't want people upset if i don't respond.

Please also note that unlocking the bootloader will wipe your device clean. This includes storage.

If you want more detailed instructions - Go here http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...nlock-t2680651

Good Luck

UPDATE: IMAGES ATTACHED, I HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED. Sorry for the blurry cam pics, only had a work iPod touch that i could snap quick pictures with
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12th March 2014, 03:21 PM   |  #2  
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As tempting as this is, I'll likely not opt for it. This phone is not a lifelong device, which, coincidentally, also temps me to, and not to do it. Naw, too risky.

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12th March 2014, 03:49 PM   |  #3  
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My concern is what will be done with all these imei numbers that are collected. It's not like they can't be stolen by company employees before the phone is ever bought... I think the big question would be what is the WORST that could happen by providing your imei if you can prove you legally purchased the device

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I did option 2 yesterday. Just waiting on the codes now. I will update once I get the file and have the BL unlocked.
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Originally Posted by rmjones2006

My concern is what will be done with all these imei numbers that are collected. It's not like they can't be stolen by company employees before the phone is ever bought... I think the big question would be what is the WORST that could happen by providing your imei if you can prove you legally purchased the device

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Yea thats the big risk. the other thing to think about to is that at any given time any employee has access to all the IMEI stickers on the boxes. all it takes is 1 person to screw around and thats that. im willing to take the risk for right now. if it works YAY...if not then well i'll get a refund and then probably dump the phone for a new one when something else comes out.
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12th March 2014, 04:05 PM   |  #6  
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And this thread is the reason this method will not last very long.

People don't seem to understand, talking and making threads about such things in the open cuts down the time things like this are available.

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12th March 2014, 04:52 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by Franzie3

***THIS METHOD INVOLVES PURCHASING A SERVICE AND PROVIDING YOUR DEVICES IMEI NUMBER****

May I make a suggestion that you remove the service details - name, origin. Etc. For both methods And request people PM you instead? Pretty please??

The more we keep private the longer this will last.

I am happy that, hopefully, this will no longer consume other threads anymore.


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Cmon, IMEI is not a secret code you can use to get full access to your phone or something else. It is written on the label of the box of very droid. This way any janitor in Verizon store has an access to the vital information. Seriously? You can generate all droids IMEI on your own, rules are known:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...pment_Identity
12th March 2014, 05:05 PM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Topsnake

And this thread is the reason this method will not last very long.

People don't seem to understand, talking and making threads about such things in the open cuts down the time things like this are available.

Droid Maxx "Developer Edition"

It was done to unclog the clutter in the root bounty thread. I tried to be very bland with explaining it.

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12th March 2014, 05:06 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by CarnivoreMatt

May I make a suggestion that you remove the service details - name, origin. Etc. For both methods And request people PM you instead? Pretty please??

The more we keep private the longer this will last.

I am happy that, hopefully, this will no longer consume other threads anymore.


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Made some edits.... On mobile now so if you want pm me your thoughts and I'll edit when I get back to work

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