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That is only one way to root, and always works, if you are allowed to unlock the boot
But it is not often the only way or the best way or even possible (as some devices can not unlock the boot)

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I wish I could have rooted my moto e without unlocking boot loader
warranty would have been saved.
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You follow the one of the several guides in the development section.
Unlocking the bootloader is not the only way to root and since a lot of Xperia devices can not unlock the boot there are lots of ways to root with out touching the boot loader

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Yup. I am rooted but my bootloader is still locked. The only other device I had where I was rooted but my bootloader locked down tight was my Motorola Droid X. But still was able to flash custom Roms through Bootstrap recovery.

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1st. device: Sony Xperia Z1S C6916 (I like this waterproof stuff)
Root: Not yet, trying desperately
Bootloader: Locked down tighter than what ever can be locked down tight!!!
2nd device: Moto X Developer Edition
Root: Yes
Bootloader: Unlocked
Recovery: TWRP
ROM: Stock/ Hacked Up and Modded
Past Devices: htc G1/ htc Nexus One/ Moto Droid/ Moto Droid X/ htc Thunderbolt/ Samsung Galaxy Nexus/ Samsung Galaxy Note 2
 
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I wish I could have rooted my moto e without unlocking boot loader
warranty would have been saved.
But its always, to me, nice to have the boot loader unlocked because you can do a lot more in the hacking sense with no worries. All of my other devices that have the BL unlocked are all easy to save if you some how bricked it. No need for rsd lite / sbf your Moto device. Plus all of my devices where I unlocked the BL, I had long after the warranty expired.

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Bill Idol
1st. device: Sony Xperia Z1S C6916 (I like this waterproof stuff)
Root: Not yet, trying desperately
Bootloader: Locked down tighter than what ever can be locked down tight!!!
2nd device: Moto X Developer Edition
Root: Yes
Bootloader: Unlocked
Recovery: TWRP
ROM: Stock/ Hacked Up and Modded
Past Devices: htc G1/ htc Nexus One/ Moto Droid/ Moto Droid X/ htc Thunderbolt/ Samsung Galaxy Nexus/ Samsung Galaxy Note 2
 
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But its always, to me, nice to have the boot loader unlocked because you can do a lot more in the hacking sense with no worries. All of my other devices that have the BL unlocked are all easy to save if you some how bricked it. No need for rsd lite / sbf your Moto device. Plus all of my devices where I unlocked the BL, I had long after the warranty expired.

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ya unlocking gives full access to user.
happy to help you .
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