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memocatcher

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I'm thinking of getting a 30 Ultra the next week, as I'm very disappointed with my OnePlus 10 Pro and the way OnePlus is heading.
I've been an OnePlus user since the 6 and never had a Motorola before, but the 30 Ultra really fascinates me.

Before I buy it I only wanted to ask how the modding community for motorola is.

Is Magisk easily installable with Motorola devices? Anything I should keep in mind with unlocking the bootloader / rooting of a motorola?
Thank's in advance :)
 

_Hinnie_

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I didn't have any problems rooting my edge 30 ultra. I had to wait about 2-3 days for the OEM unlocking option to be activated in the developer options, but other than that it was smooth sailing.

Unlock bootloader, obtain stock boot image by for example using the Lenovo Rescue and Smart Assistant, patch the boot image in the magisk app, and then flash it.
 
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Killuminati91

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You should keep in mind that it's extremely dangerous if not impossible to relock the bootloader again. In theory you have to flash the stock firmware and thoroughly delete all data and custom settings but a lot of people end up with bricked devices.
 
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onken

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You should keep in mind that it's extremely dangerous if not impossible to relock the bootloader again. In theory you have to flash the stock firmware and thoroughly delete all data and custom settings but a lot of people end up with bricked devices.
Yes, it's true.

But i big problem in poland, because customer write to unlock bootlader code = warranty is out.
I this method broken my Moto G82
 

memocatcher

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You should keep in mind that it's extremely dangerous if not impossible to relock the bootloader again. In theory you have to flash the stock firmware and thoroughly delete all data and custom settings but a lot of people end up with bricked devices.
Ok so once I root my Motorola, I can't go back to unrooted, right? Surely not ideal but I rarely unroot my devices once I rooted. But thanks for mentioning!
I'm guessing custom rom/kernel support for this device isn't really a thing right?
 

Killuminati91

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No, you can unroot at any time if you uninstall magisk and flash the stock boot.img. But you can't / shouldn't relock the bootloader. I think times are over when a lot of people developed kernels / Roms / TWRP for specific phones. We need more people to take matters into their own hands, the market is flooded with too many different models.
 
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memocatcher

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I didn't have any problems rooting my edge 30 ultra. I had to wait about 2-3 days for the OEM unlocking option to be activated in the developer options, but other than that it was smooth sailing.

Unlock bootloader, obtain stock boot image by for example using the Lenovo Rescue and Smart Assistant, patch the boot image in the magisk app, and then flash it.
I'd be very thankful if you could share a guide for this
 

_Hinnie_

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Ok so once I root my Motorola, I can't go back to unrooted, right? Surely not ideal but I rarely unroot my devices once I rooted. But thanks for mentioning!
I'm guessing custom rom/kernel support for this device isn't really a thing right?
Custom roms / kernels isn't a thing at the moment. It is confirmed however that Motorola will soon release the kernel source code of the Edge 30 Ultra, which can help with custom rom and kernel development (https://github.com/MotorolaMobilityLLC/kernel-msm/issues/445).
I'd be very thankful if you could share a guide for this
1. Go to Settings -> Developer Options -> Enable OEM Unlocking
2. Reboot the phone to the bootloader, for example using adb reboot bootloader
3. Follow the steps from here: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/unlock-your-device-a

To root your phone:
1. Install the Magisk app from here: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases
2. Download the boot image from the official firmware, make sure the firmware corresponds with your device (or grab your own using the Lenovo Rescue and Assist tool) https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...cn-to-edge-30-ultra-eu.4491699/#post-87424851
3. In Magisk: Home -> Install -> Select and Patch a File ->Select the boot.img -> Click LET'S GO
4. Copy the patched boot image from /storage/emulated/0/Downloaded/magisk_patched-xxxx.img to your computer
5. Boot the phone to the bootloader
6. Flash the patched boot image with fastboot flash boot magisk_patched-xxxx.img, or alternatively, if you want to be sure that the boot image boots before flashing it, use fastboot boot magisk_patched-xxxx.img and if it works fine, repeat from step 5.
7. Reboot
 

memocatcher

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Custom roms / kernels isn't a thing at the moment. It is confirmed however that Motorola will soon release the kernel source code of the Edge 30 Ultra, which can help with custom rom and kernel development (https://github.com/MotorolaMobilityLLC/kernel-msm/issues/445).

1. Go to Settings -> Developer Options -> Enable OEM Unlocking
2. Reboot the phone to the bootloader, for example using adb reboot bootloader
3. Follow the steps from here: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/unlock-your-device-a

To root your phone:
1. Install the Magisk app from here: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases
2. Download the boot image from the official firmware, make sure the firmware corresponds with your device (or grab your own using the Lenovo Rescue and Assist tool) https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...cn-to-edge-30-ultra-eu.4491699/#post-87424851
3. In Magisk: Home -> Install -> Select and Patch a File ->Select the boot.img -> Click LET'S GO
4. Copy the patched boot image from /storage/emulated/0/Downloaded/magisk_patched-xxxx.img to your computer
5. Boot the phone to the bootloader
6. Flash the patched boot image with fastboot flash boot magisk_patched-xxxx.img, or alternatively, if you want to be sure that the boot image boots before flashing it, use fastboot boot magisk_patched-xxxx.img and if it works fine, repeat from step 5.
7. Reboot
Thanks a lot!!
 

arellewen

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@Killuminati91 any news on twrp for this phone yet?
I did a tentative build, here are the results: img / zip


This was built with OrangeFox, using my device tree. Feel free to contribute to the repo, I can rebuilt if it doesn't work out of the box.

A disclaimer: I am a noob, and I don't have the device yet to test it, it is quite unlikely that this recovery works on the first attempt.

The prebuilt kernel I am especially unsure about.
 

_Hinnie_

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Dec 29, 2014
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Moto G 2014
Lenovo P2
I did a tentative build, here are the results: img / zip


This was built with OrangeFox, using my device tree. Feel free to contribute to the repo, I can rebuilt if it doesn't work out of the box.

A disclaimer: I am a noob, and I don't have the device yet to test it, it is quite unlikely that this recovery works on the first attempt.

The prebuilt kernel I am especially unsure about.
I also tried myself to setup a device tree, but haven't been able to extract the prebuilt kernel. That's also why I asked for the kernel source on their github that will hopefully soon be published.

I'll try in a bit and edit this post to see if the recovery boots.

EDIT: Nope, it doesn't boot. After the usual motorola animation the screen goes black, and afterwards boots into system.
 

memocatcher

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sorry for an off-topic question: What did you hate about Oneplus 10 Pro in particular?
I just don't like the way OnePlus is heading, like many users with the 10 Pro. It feels like using an Oppo device honestly and they made it impossible to unbrick your device by encrypting the popular MSM Tool.
After 5 years with OnePlus it's time for me to try something different :)
 

TF1920

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I also tried myself to setup a device tree, but haven't been able to extract the prebuilt kernel. That's also why I asked for the kernel source on their github that will hopefully soon be published.

I'll try in a bit and edit this post to see if the recovery boots.

EDIT: Nope, it doesn't boot. After the usual motorola animation the screen goes black, and afterwards boots into system.
Yes it didn't work for me either
 

logandavid

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I just don't like the way OnePlus is heading, like many users with the 10 Pro. It feels like using an Oppo device honestly and they made it impossible to unbrick your device by encrypting the popular MSM Tool.
After 5 years with OnePlus it's time for me to try something different :)
Wow I didn't expect this from Oneplus, I was thinking to switch to Oneplus 9RT but now I am reconsidering this option.
 

pe280364

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Nope !! , stay where you are, I had One Plus 9 Pro before, the Edge 30 Pro is much better in all aspects, One plus = Oppo, very bad phone.
 

Amd4life

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A few questions;

Do you need to have a sim card installed in the phone during the 7 day wait period until the oem unlock button is available? Can I just connect the phone to wifi and let it sit for a week?,

Do you need some sort of unlock code from Motorola? I read the unlock directions, but to go any further it's asking for an email address and the need to register and account.,

Also what is the main difference between the pro and the ultra? Is it only the 200MP camera?
 

solsolhh

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Custom roms / kernels isn't a thing at the moment. It is confirmed however that Motorola will soon release the kernel source code of the Edge 30 Ultra, which can help with custom rom and kernel development (https://github.com/MotorolaMobilityLLC/kernel-msm/issues/445).

1. Go to Settings -> Developer Options -> Enable OEM Unlocking
2. Reboot the phone to the bootloader, for example using adb reboot bootloader
3. Follow the steps from here: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/unlock-your-device-a

To root your phone:
1. Install the Magisk app from here: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases
2. Download the boot image from the official firmware, make sure the firmware corresponds with your device (or grab your own using the Lenovo Rescue and Assist tool) https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...cn-to-edge-30-ultra-eu.4491699/#post-87424851
3. In Magisk: Home -> Install -> Select and Patch a File ->Select the boot.img -> Click LET'S GO
4. Copy the patched boot image from /storage/emulated/0/Downloaded/magisk_patched-xxxx.img to your computer
5. Boot the phone to the bootloader
6. Flash the patched boot image with fastboot flash boot magisk_patched-xxxx.img, or alternatively, if you want to be sure that the boot image boots before flashing it, use fastboot boot magisk_patched-xxxx.img and if it works fine, repeat from step 5.
7. Reboot

It works for me, thanks~
And is there any way to remount /system or /vendor directory with r/w permission?
 

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    It's probably not device related, but just to make sure... it's possible to fully hide root and make all apps (especially banking) work flawlessly?
    All apps work even banking .
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    Ok so once I root my Motorola, I can't go back to unrooted, right? Surely not ideal but I rarely unroot my devices once I rooted. But thanks for mentioning!
    I'm guessing custom rom/kernel support for this device isn't really a thing right?
    Custom roms / kernels isn't a thing at the moment. It is confirmed however that Motorola will soon release the kernel source code of the Edge 30 Ultra, which can help with custom rom and kernel development (https://github.com/MotorolaMobilityLLC/kernel-msm/issues/445).
    I'd be very thankful if you could share a guide for this
    1. Go to Settings -> Developer Options -> Enable OEM Unlocking
    2. Reboot the phone to the bootloader, for example using adb reboot bootloader
    3. Follow the steps from here: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/unlock-your-device-a

    To root your phone:
    1. Install the Magisk app from here: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases
    2. Download the boot image from the official firmware, make sure the firmware corresponds with your device (or grab your own using the Lenovo Rescue and Assist tool) https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...cn-to-edge-30-ultra-eu.4491699/#post-87424851
    3. In Magisk: Home -> Install -> Select and Patch a File ->Select the boot.img -> Click LET'S GO
    4. Copy the patched boot image from /storage/emulated/0/Downloaded/magisk_patched-xxxx.img to your computer
    5. Boot the phone to the bootloader
    6. Flash the patched boot image with fastboot flash boot magisk_patched-xxxx.img, or alternatively, if you want to be sure that the boot image boots before flashing it, use fastboot boot magisk_patched-xxxx.img and if it works fine, repeat from step 5.
    7. Reboot
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    @Killuminati91 any news on twrp for this phone yet?
    I did a tentative build, here are the results: img / zip


    This was built with OrangeFox, using my device tree. Feel free to contribute to the repo, I can rebuilt if it doesn't work out of the box.

    A disclaimer: I am a noob, and I don't have the device yet to test it, it is quite unlikely that this recovery works on the first attempt.

    The prebuilt kernel I am especially unsure about.
    2
    I did a tentative build, here are the results: img / zip


    This was built with OrangeFox, using my device tree. Feel free to contribute to the repo, I can rebuilt if it doesn't work out of the box.

    A disclaimer: I am a noob, and I don't have the device yet to test it, it is quite unlikely that this recovery works on the first attempt.

    The prebuilt kernel I am especially unsure about.
    I also tried myself to setup a device tree, but haven't been able to extract the prebuilt kernel. That's also why I asked for the kernel source on their github that will hopefully soon be published.

    I'll try in a bit and edit this post to see if the recovery boots.

    EDIT: Nope, it doesn't boot. After the usual motorola animation the screen goes black, and afterwards boots into system.
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    I didn't have any problems rooting my edge 30 ultra. I had to wait about 2-3 days for the OEM unlocking option to be activated in the developer options, but other than that it was smooth sailing.

    Unlock bootloader, obtain stock boot image by for example using the Lenovo Rescue and Smart Assistant, patch the boot image in the magisk app, and then flash it.
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    You should keep in mind that it's extremely dangerous if not impossible to relock the bootloader again. In theory you have to flash the stock firmware and thoroughly delete all data and custom settings but a lot of people end up with bricked devices.