How to: Root the Moto X for Verizon, US Cellular, Sprint, Rogers, and AT&T

How to: Root the Moto X for Verizon, US Cellular, Sprint, Rogers, and AT&T
As it turns out, not only can you root the Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini, but the same developer over on XDA Forums has a similar rooting method that will work the Motorola Moto X.

It is pretty much the same process, and will work with the Verizon, US Cellular, Sprint, Rogers, and AT&T versions of the Moto X.

Now you should be aware that you will need some knowledge of using the ADB Shell, so if you aren't comfortable with that, you may want to hold off. But other than that, it is a pretty easy process.

Here are the instructions, as provided by "jcase". And at always, use at your own risk.





Here is a YouTube video showing the process:



For even more in-depth tech details of how this rooting process came to be, check out the Android Police link below.

source: XDA, Android Police, YouTube

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)

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3 Comments

1. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, these guys are the best!!!!!!!!!!

2. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"/system is write protected, even with unlocked bootloaders you can not write to it while booted in Android." This might be frustrating for people who want to install a different ROM, but look at it this way - it means any stupid malware that takes advantage of a unknown vulnerability with the kernel can't mess up your phone. Same with HTC phones - the system partition is heavily protected from attack.

3. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

There's a new root method by the same developer that is full root with su loaded on system partition.

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