Moto X from Verizon gets Motorola official unlock bootloader support

Motorola recently offered official bootloader unlock to all of its Moto X devices, but some carrier variants have been less than compliant with the order. Verizon and AT&T have blocked the process in the past but now, Verizon’s 2014 Moto X made it to the list of unlockable phones.       Motorola is not updating the carrier phones anymore so an unlocked bootloader will help you and your device get a Marshmallow ROM on it. It is sad that Motorola is not taking care of its older devices anymore, but at least it is giving you an option to do it yourself.   How do I unlock the Moto X?   In order to unlock the bootloader from the Verizon 2014 Moto X you will have to → run an ADB command and you will get a code → You put that into the Motorola online tool → it will give you a code to use as a fastbot command → that will ultimately unlock the smartphone.   Of course, don’t forget that there are risks involved and your phone may end up bricked if something goes wrong. Proceed at your own risk.   Source: Motorola via AndroidPolice  

Verizon DROID Turbo new root tool official – expect plenty of problems

Verizon customers know their phone versions usually have a locked bootloaders, which makes flashing custom ROMs, for example, a hell. It appears that Verizon’s Motorola Droid Turbo is one of the most recent additions to the rooted devices option list.   Droid Turbo has a 5.2” screen and a 3900 mAh battery and the rest of Nexus 6’s construction. Someone managed to find a way around the locked up phone and this is how the MOFOROOT tool appeared. The tool is not free, mind you, it costs $20. This root method uses MOFO to flash a pre-rooted ROM to the device and at the moment that ROM can only be thaw KitKat stock build from Motorola. The bootloader will still be locked though, which means that you may be in trouble when attempting to update to lollipop 5.1. The rooted image has write protection enabled, which means more trouble with strong root apps. If you don’t feel up to using this, you may want to wait for a pre-rooted version of 5.1 or for an unlocking bootloader tool. If you still want to go ahead with this, HERE is the instruction link to help you with rooting. Source: MOFOROOT Via AndroidPolice