Motorola will unlock the bootloader on the Verizon branded second-generation Moto X

Motorola will unlock the bootloader on the Verizon branded second-generation Moto X
Motorola announced today that it has "received the green light" to unlock the bootloader on the second-generation Motorola Moto X, albeit with a huge catch. The Verizon branded model is the only one that the Lenovo subsidiary is able to unlock. And if you do decide to go ahead and unlock the bootloader on your Verizon branded second-gen Moto X, your warranty will be voided.

Unlocking the bootloader will allow those with the device to customize the phone by flashing custom ROMs. Considering that the carrier-branded second-gen Moto X is not receiving the update to Android 6.0, perhaps this is Motorola's way of trying to stay on the good side of Verizon customers.


As for those with the AT&T version of the phone, it seems that you are out of luck on both accounts. Your second-generation Motorola Moto X  won't be updated to Android 6.0, and the bootloader on your device will remain locked. Don't blame us, we're only the messenger.


source: Motorola via SlashGear

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Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh

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4 Comments

1. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Now it would be nice if other brands unlock their bootloaders in Verizon variants *cof cof Samsung cof*

2. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

And other carrier *cof cof at&t cof*

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I would love to have my at&t note 5 unlocked, root it after a year and flash new roms once support ends.

4. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Exactly. And the fact that this device is getting 6.0 is somewhat irrelevant because there will be a new version coming at some point. Upgrading the OS on the S4 is part of what got users to the inflexible position that they are now in. Owners of this Moto device won't have the same worry upgrading to 6.0.

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