I ended spending a fair amount of time chasing down a working root method, in the interest of saving time for anyone else who is looking I wanted to post the steps I took.
1.) Settings > Factory Settings > Enter Password: *#hct#root#
First, some context since I find that product reviews, especially mobile products generally miss the mark on framing the thoughts they're about to lay out for you.
I spend an unhealthy amount of time on my phone, not gaming, or YouTube so much bu...
Such a huge improvement.
Cliffs: I was suspicious of how little free internal storage I had on my Z Play so I started looking into where it had all gone. I found Motorola to be reserving space for OTA updates and enforcing the reservation actively -- I worked around it a...
Early read: performance seems on par with stock -- battery life isn't as solid as unmodified, but does appear to be much improved