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By DarthSudo, Senior Member on 17th October 2013, 03:28 AM
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So, for kicks, I wondered on to the Moto X bootloader unlock page and noticed that VZW was listed as a supported device for unlocking... is that true? Did I miss something? Is it only us poor saps on AT&T that can't unlock???

https://motorola-global-portal.custh...ail/a_id/87215
 
 
17th October 2013, 03:42 AM |#2  
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So, for kicks, I wondered on to the Moto X bootloader unlock page and noticed that VZW was listed as a supported device for unlocking... is that true? Did I miss something? Is it only us poor saps on AT&T that can't unlock???

https://motorola-global-portal.custh...ail/a_id/87215

That is only the Dev Edition for Verizon. The Dev Edition isn't listed as AT&T because it is a GSM version that can be used on any network the uses GSM and the Verizon is CDMA and is used only on the Verizon network.
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17th October 2013, 05:43 AM |#3  
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That is only the Dev Edition for Verizon. The Dev Edition isn't listed as AT&T because it is a GSM version that can be used on any network the uses GSM and the Verizon is CDMA and is used only on the Verizon network.

heh. Figures. I was hoping this was an indication of the networks softening their stance... oh well.
17th October 2013, 03:35 PM |#4  
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That is only the Dev Edition for Verizon. The Dev Edition isn't listed as AT&T because it is a GSM version that can be used on any network the uses GSM and the Verizon is CDMA and is used only on the Verizon network.

I believe you. However, there is no * or footnote, notating that unlock works only on the VZW Dev Edition. I am at work and cannot install all those goodies on my work puter, or else I'd be trying just to be trying...

Maybe what I'm saying - can you show the source that says Dev Edition only?

Again, not trolling here, just want to be sure.
17th October 2013, 04:05 PM |#5  
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I believe you. However, there is no * or footnote, notating that unlock works only on the VZW Dev Edition. I am at work and cannot install all those goodies on my work puter, or else I'd be trying just to be trying...

Maybe what I'm saying - can you show the source that says Dev Edition only?

Again, not trolling here, just want to be sure.

Try it. It does not work
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17th October 2013, 04:30 PM |#6  
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I believe you. However, there is no * or footnote, notating that unlock works only on the VZW Dev Edition. I am at work and cannot install all those goodies on my work puter, or else I'd be trying just to be trying...

Maybe what I'm saying - can you show the source that says Dev Edition only?

Again, not trolling here, just want to be sure.

A simple Google search would yield the proof you are looking for, but here are several links stating that AT&T and Verizon will not be unlocking the bootloaders for their Moto X variants, but will be offering Dev Editions instead.

https://plus.google.com/+PunitSoni/posts/e6oQdFnLGiv (Punit Soni's G+ post)
http://www.androidcentral.com/motoro...nt-us-cellular
http://blogs.computerworld.com/smart...eloper-edition
http://www.androidcentral.com/moto-x...eloper-edition
http://www.droid-life.com/2013/08/02...loper-edition/
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08...t-and-verizon/
http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/to...ck-bootloader/

It has been stated dozens of times and the first link is from the VP of Product Management at Motorola stating this, but give it a try and see for yourself.
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17th October 2013, 04:34 PM |#7  
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A simple Google search would yield the proof you are looking for, but here are several links stating that AT&T and Verizon will not be unlocking the bootloaders for their Moto X variants, but will be offering Dev Editions instead.

https://plus.google.com/+PunitSoni/posts/e6oQdFnLGiv (Punit Soni's G+ post)
http://www.androidcentral.com/motoro...nt-us-cellular
http://blogs.computerworld.com/smart...eloper-edition
http://www.androidcentral.com/moto-x...eloper-edition
http://www.droid-life.com/2013/08/02...loper-edition/
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08...t-and-verizon/
http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/to...ck-bootloader/

It has been stated dozens of times and the first link is from the VP of Product Management at Motorola stating this, but give it a try and see for yourself.

Not just their Moto X but all phones. I don't get why people are still surprised or still complain when AT&T or Verizon branded phones don't allow bootloader unlocking, they have made their stance on the issue abundantly clear.
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