Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon Rooted, Potentially Many Other Phones as Well

Famed developer, geohot (with help from some friends), has done it. The Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon has been rooted. So before we dive into this, I’ll just note that the bounty for achieving this task was well over $18,000. If you pledged some cash, it is time to pay up.

With that said, yep, root has come, my friends. The long wait is over. Freedom on some level is now a part of your Galaxy S5. Flip the bird to whoever you would like to at this point, because the good guys have won again. I should say, the guys who paid hundreds of dollars for a phone who want to feel like they actually own that phone, have won.  (more…)

Deal: Moto X 16GB for $274, Nexus 5 16GB for $334, Galaxy S4 for $349

There is quite the list of discounted phones over at eBay today, along with the Nexus 7 (2013) deal we already told you about. Phones like the Moto X with 16GB of storage can be had for as little as $275. The Nexus 5 with 16GB is also back at its $335 price, in all three colors. Even the LG G2 and Galaxy S4, two of last year’s best phones, are discounted to $433 and $350, respectively.

All of the phones are brand new, not refurbished.

The Moto X falls under model XT1058, which is the AT&T model. The listing claims that it is unlocked, so it could potentially work on T-Mobile as well. The Nexus 5 is the same Nexus 5 you would get through Google Play, so it will work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The G2 and Galaxy S4 devices will likely only work on AT&T’s HSPA+ here in the US.

Each deal includes free shipping.

eBay Links:  Moto X ($274.99) | Nexus 5 16GB ($334.99) | Nexus 5 32GB, white ($384.99) | LG G2 ($432.99) | Galaxy S4 ($349.99)

Moto X Now Available With 64GB of Storage for $449

From day 1, Motorola’s Moto X was available in two storage options – 16GB or 32GB. Since the phone does not support micro SD cards for expandable storage, you can imagine that some were begging for more, especially in a time of growing image sizes, HD video, and massive game files. To give heavy downloaders an option, Motorola added 64GB of storage as a choice in the “Memory” section of Moto Maker.

We now have three pricing tiers for the Moto X of 16GB for $349, 32GB for $399, and 64GB for $449. Even at $449, the Moto X with 64GB is still quite the reasonable price. Most other flagships, even ones from last year, retail with no contract above that.  (more…)

Motorola Offers “Try Then Buy” Campaign for Moto X

If you have been thinking that the Moto X is the perfect phone for you, but are just afraid to take the plunge, Motorola is offering you a chance to test the phone for yourself for two weeks, then you can choose to either send it back or pay for it.

It’s all part of a new “Try Then Buy” campaign, which will allow users to create their very own Moto X through MotoMaker, then they can use the device to see if its everything they ever dreamed of. If you are not satisfied after two weeks, just send the phone back, hassle free.  (more…)

T-Mobile Moto X Gets Android 4.4.3, Moto G and Moto E Too

Remember the invites for participation in a soak test of a new software update that Motorola sent out last week to owners of the T-Mobile (unlocked) Moto X? Remember how we had no idea what it was? We now know. It’s Android 4.4.3 and what is more than likely a new record for an Android version update for non-Nexus or Google Play Edition phone.

The update, as can be seen in the screenshot above, not only includes Android 4.4.3, but introduces improved image quality and the ability to pause video while recording, as well. Users will also see the new dialer application that we highlighted yesterday, plus support for Motorola Alert, an app that was previously an exclusive to the Moto E.  (more…)

Deal: 32GB Moto X Will be $100 off June 4 and 5 From Motorola

Moments ago, we told you about a really good deal on an unlocked AT&T Moto X with 16GB of storage that could be had for $275 through eBay. That’s still a really good deal. But, if you wait until tomorrow, Motorola will sell you a 32GB version of the Moto X, likely from any carrier (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and unlocked for T-Mobile), for $100 off.

The 32GB Moto X currently runs $449 (from the major carriers), so you could pick one up June 4 or 5, directly from Motorola, for $349. Not bad.  (more…)