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Should I return my XT1028 (Verizon) model for the XT1031 (Boost)?

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By Kwipper, Member on 13th June 2014, 06:36 AM
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It seems that it is virtually impossible to get perm root on the Verizon due to locked bootloader. I bought my Moto G XT1028 for $49.99 from Best Buy about a week ago and the Boost version currently costs $99.99. Should I do this. Will the XT1031 (Boost) version be a better experience for modding purposes?
 
 
13th June 2014, 12:23 PM |#2  
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It seems that it is virtually impossible to get perm root on the Verizon due to locked bootloader. I bought my Moto G XT1028 for $49.99 from Best Buy about a week ago and the Boost version currently costs $99.99. Should I do this. Will the XT1031 (Boost) version be a better experience for modding purposes?

Yes, the bootloader on the boost version can be unlocked via motorola just like the gsm models. Currently the only way to get this done on the verizon model is to pay some random guy in china $45, and thats only if he can get an unlock code for your specific device, which brings the total cost of the phone to nearly the same amount as the boost version.
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Yes, the bootloader on the boost version can be unlocked via motorola just like the gsm models. Currently the only way to get this done on the verizon model is to pay some random guy in china $45, and thats only if he can get an unlock code for your specific device, which brings the total cost of the phone to nearly the same amount as the boost version.

Alrighty then, I'll be returning this as soon as Best Buy opens.
13th June 2014, 03:43 PM |#4  
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Boost is running a deal right now where you can get upto a $100 phone for free in boost stores. Check the boostmobile.com site for full details, but I think if you go into the store and get a monthly unlimited plan you can get the moto g for free. If they still do the number porting deal they will also give you $50 in credit for porting your verizon number to them, and on top of that PM me the email address you will use for boost and I will send you a referral and get us both a $25 credit (takes about 2 weeks to get the credit) . If you dont trust me knowing your email address just get a friend to send you the referral and you can both have a $25 credit.
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Wow. What a difference the XT1031 made. I was able to unlock the bootloader and root it easily. I now currently have Cyanogenmod 11 installed on this.
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