• Introducing XDA Computing: Discussion zones for Hardware, Software, and more!    Check it out!

Sim unlock for all moto x first gens

Status
Not open for further replies.
Search This thread

afox27

Senior Member
Jul 5, 2013
334
46
OP please close this thread


Hello guys as you guys may have heard from other sources the moto X first gen is sim locked by the firmware I can unlock them as long as I can get a nv dump from the phones an a nv dump from a unlocked version (example dev edition or one that has be on taken in store an unlocked) if I can get the nv dumps I can compare them an provide a easy unlock I have the US cellular version on 4.4.2

If you post a nv dump post it like this
@(mytag) (carrier) (android version) attachment

I'll post a tool to use an instructions on how to dump it
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: s5610

KidJoe

Inactive Recognized Contributor
Aug 23, 2008
3,208
1,560
Thorndale/Romansville, PA
@afox27 Your thread title might be a little misleading since...

The Verizon XT1060, and the GSM XT1053 are Sim unlocked out of the box.

The ATT and Rogers XT1058 are SIM unlockable by getting the code from the carrier (might have to meet their criteria), or by purchasing from one of many online retailers that sell SIM unlock codes.

I believe the XT1052 in Asia and Europe is also SIM unlocked out of the box.

The Sprint XT1056 and Republic Wireless XT1049 can be sim unlocked via the steps/process posted in -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-x/general/guide-success-sim-unlock-sprint-xt1056-t2825155

As for the US Cellular XT1055, and the Regional XT1050, well, those I am not sure about. So if you have a way that works for them which is different, cool! Please expand on what is needed!!
 
Last edited:

afox27

Senior Member
Jul 5, 2013
334
46
How is the work on this tool coming? I've got a locked XT1055 that I'd like to unlock. Let me know how I can help, of if you have some NV strings that I could enter manually.

The xt1055 isn't simlocked I have one an took it in to be sim unlocked. Well. They showed me the screen saying it is sim unlocked your best bet is to flash the system from the other carriers moto x but don't flash over there modem. Keep the USC one. Idk y but when you flash over there's. We lose signal
 

targ8ter

Member
Oct 15, 2010
6
0
The xt1055 isn't simlocked I have one an took it in to be sim unlocked. Well. They showed me the screen saying it is sim unlocked your best bet is to flash the system from the other carriers moto x but don't flash over there modem. Keep the USC one. Idk y but when you flash over there's. We lose signal

That's very interesting. So, flash AT&T's OS, for example, and it'll work. That's what you meant by another carrier's system?
 

afox27

Senior Member
Jul 5, 2013
334
46
That's very interesting. So, flash AT&T's OS, for example, and it'll work. That's what you meant by another carrier's system?

Yes. Ik it works with T-Mobile. Awhile back some ones gf had a xt1055 on T-Mobile. Verizon should work. To. But. Funny thing is you don't need a sim card for Verizon. I'm. Right now experimenting with the xt1042 aka moto g 4glte. I will confirm this here in a bit for the xt1055. Or. You could. Root your phone. An get a APN editor. An try that.
 

targ8ter

Member
Oct 15, 2010
6
0
Ok, so unlocked the bootloader, flashed the 4.4.3 Tmobile image, and rooted the phone. I didn't have a nano sim to test with, but it could see AT&T's network. I'm hoping that means that it'll work on GSM networks overseas, since my brother is going to the UK. Thanks so much!
 

afox27

Senior Member
Jul 5, 2013
334
46
Ok, so unlocked the bootloader, flashed the 4.4.3 Tmobile image, and rooted the phone. I didn't have a nano sim to test with, but it could see AT&T's network. I'm hoping that means that it'll work on GSM networks overseas, since my brother is going to the UK. Thanks so much!

For over seas you have to enable the bands for your area. Search for. "Unlock all your bands" on XDA.
 

DejanPet

Member
Dec 6, 2014
21
6
Hello guys as you guys may have heard from other sources the moto X first gen is sim locked by the firmware I can unlock them as long as I can get a nv dump from the phones an a nv dump from a unlocked version (example dev edition or one that has be on taken in store an unlocked) if I can get the nv dumps I can compare them an provide a easy unlock I have the US cellular version on 4.4.2

If you post a nv dump post it like this
@(mytag) (carrier) (android version) attachment

I'll post a tool to use an instructions on how to dump it

Where is the tool?,and also I have 4 different Moto X 1st Gen phones xt1053, xt1055, xt1056 xt1058, all Bootloader unlocked phones. The only one that i cannot use on GSM network,like AT&T is the USC XT1055 but I can get the NV Dump from all of them if you like,just let me know how can I help...
 

afox27

Senior Member
Jul 5, 2013
334
46
Where is the tool?,and also I have 4 different Moto X 1st Gen phones xt1053, xt1055, xt1056 xt1058, all Bootloader unlocked phones. The only one that i cannot use on GSM network,like AT&T is the USC XT1055 but I can get the NV Dump from all of them if you like,just let me know how can I help...

Flash one of the other models system IMG to the USC but don't overwrite the modems an you will pick up ATT service with it
 
  • Like
Reactions: zlebors

JulesJam

Senior Member
Aug 9, 2014
2,468
773
Lots of people have had success unlocking their on contract and NEXT devices by using the online portal. I was able to get 2 on contract iPhones unlocked by submitting a request. The first went through no issues, the second took about 40 tries and I had to do it as a GoPhone even though it wasn't. Human error I am sure but idc I got the devices unlocked.

https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/

I think for the on contract phones that are w/in like 60 or 90 days of the onset of their contract, they get automatic denials. But everyone else is reviewed by a human and if you submit enough requests, you eventually get an unlock.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 1
    OP please close this thread


    Hello guys as you guys may have heard from other sources the moto X first gen is sim locked by the firmware I can unlock them as long as I can get a nv dump from the phones an a nv dump from a unlocked version (example dev edition or one that has be on taken in store an unlocked) if I can get the nv dumps I can compare them an provide a easy unlock I have the US cellular version on 4.4.2

    If you post a nv dump post it like this
    @(mytag) (carrier) (android version) attachment

    I'll post a tool to use an instructions on how to dump it
    1
    XT1055 is now gsm unlock? how?

    I'm gonna link you a app I made to get into the APN settings flash back to 4.4.4 USC stock. Firmware an install this app. If you still don't get signal. Flash ATT or T-Mobiles system.img only don't flash there modems or you will get the no service thing
    1
    Where is the tool?,and also I have 4 different Moto X 1st Gen phones xt1053, xt1055, xt1056 xt1058, all Bootloader unlocked phones. The only one that i cannot use on GSM network,like AT&T is the USC XT1055 but I can get the NV Dump from all of them if you like,just let me know how can I help...

    Flash one of the other models system IMG to the USC but don't overwrite the modems an you will pick up ATT service with it
    1
    That's fairytale for general AT&T customer buying Moto X in official store, and a nightmare for a person who picks up used phone on Ebay )

    Here at XDA (link): only 70% of Moto X AT&T branded might be unlocked. If IMEI starts from 35321 digits - the Moto X cannot be unlocked at all

    I have 35321*** IMEI, and it doesn't unlock by many unlock services on Internet. I heard rumor that many of 35321*** phones were given to Google beta-testers, and OS engineers, so can't be unlocked. There is also another hypothesis that they are warranty return.
    Fine and all.... but with the recent passing of the law requiring US cell carriers to SIM Unlock (or carrier unlock) their phones should a customer request it (again, the carrier could have conditions, like customer being current on bills, has paid off the subsity, been a customer for xx days/months, etc). So if an ATT Customer, who purchased a phone directly from ATT (or an ATT variant from MotoMaker in this case), and meets ATT's conditions can't get a working SIM unlock, I would think ATT could be in some troubles.

    And of course, ATT would only have to honor requests from CURRENT ATT customers with a phone purchased directly from ATT (or Att variant from Moto maker in the case of the Moto X). So if you currently were not an ATT customer, or you didn't get the phone from ATT/MotoMaker, you'd be out of luck trying to deal with ATT to get a code.

    That being said... I could understand phones purchased via eBay or other 3rd party seller would be a different situation. No guarantee what state those phones are in, or where they came from. I mean, think about that issue with the Sept 14 mfg date 2013 X's which were sold on eBay that couldn't get their unlock code (long thread on Moto Owner's Forum) and needed Moto assistance. (At least in that case, it appears they weren't programmed correctly from the factory, and Moto did get involved to help.)

    Your rumor about the "phones were given to Google beta-testers, and OS engineers, so can't be unlocked.." if true pretty much supports what I'm saying about phones from eBay or 3rd party sellers. You can't be sure where they came from, or their condition or state.


    All of that aside... I do understand your wanting to caution people that they might not be able to SIM unlock an ATT XT1058 due to some of the past issues. I wasn't aware of those issues. And yes that is a good idea, to share and spread the word. Thank you!
    1
    Strange i have 2 moto xt1055.. One is working with gsm and other one is not showing signals only no service. The one working with gsm have verizon rom in it, and other one is 4.4 stock us cellular rom so i flashed a stock 4.4 verizon rom and still gsm is not working, any idea what should i try now to work other one on gsm too?
    Thanks :)