One of the few downsides to the Moto X’s incredibly fast updates to Android 4.4 Kit Kat by Motorola was the root situation, since each update quickly wiped away exploits that allowed for easier root options that existed. There is a way to root the current build of Android 4.4 on the Moto X, but it is a fairly involved process. XDA member 640k has taken the work already done by Justin Case to root the Moto X and put it into an executable script, but tread lightly going forward. (more…)
While Active Notifications may be one of the coolest parts of owning a Moto X, it was a little bit hard for some Android users to give up the notification LED light they grew to love so much. Thanks to some intrepid hackers over at XDA, not only did we find that the Moto X has a notification LED, but it can be enabled at your will with root permissions and some Tasker code. (more…)
Motorola is trying its best to win you over, “you” being the tinkerer that you are. Having deployed a Developer Edition program for many of their devices recently, there were a couple of items that owners of participating devices requested to see changed; one being a way to keep warranties intact, and another would be to see factory software images to help return phones back to their out-of-the-box state. Motorola is addressing both of these issues starting today.
After receiving the latest camera-improving OTA update for the Moto X, almost everyone lost root access and has not been able to get it back no matter which carrier version you own. If you had been waiting patiently for a new root method, the good news is that your time has come. Thanks to his latest work called RockMyMoto, Justin Case has given you the opportunity to your root your Moto X once again, as long as you are willing to download a new root package and hammer out a couple of adb commands. But you are, right? (more…)
With root access available for the Moto X, ROM flashers have patiently been awaiting the arrival of the next big step – Safestrap. Safestrap master Hashcode, released an alpha build of for the Moto X on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile this weekend, giving tinkerers an early look at their life with a bit more freedom in it. (more…)
If you own a Moto X on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or US Cellular (Rogers too), you can root your device with a simple app created by Justin Case, called MotoRoot. If you don’t own a Moto X, and instead decided upon the DROID MAXX, ULTRA, or Mini, you too can root your device with a simple 1-click app. (more…)