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Set Up Your Moto X on a Mac

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If you’re an Android device owner who happens to use a Macintosh, you may feel a bit left out at certain times, especially with regards to toolkits and other software for your device. Sadly, the majority of toolkits run only on Windows PC, with Mac and Linux support unfortunately low on the list of priorities. Thankfully, there’s good news for Moto X and Mac owners, as XDA Forum Member mjphillips1981 developed a nice toolkit that helps you perform various Moto X tasks from the comfort of Mac OS X.

Inspired by a previously featured toolkit for the Moto X, the Moto X toolkit for Mac allows you to do pretty much everything you need to get your Moto X all set up (and maybe a bit more). These actions include:

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Surprising News: Moto X Has a Notification Light

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LED notification lights are nothing unusual on most Android devices. They are widely available on most devices, ever since the first Android devices saw the light of day. Nevertheless, some devices launch without LED notification lights. A popular example is the Moto X—at least that was what everyone thought at first. Rather, it uses its innovative active notifications system to handle all notifications.

XDA Senior Member Jayrod1980 discovered that the Moto X actually has a green notification light that starts blinking when a device with a fully discharged battery is plugged in. The LED is hidden behind the earpiece, and it can now be used in more situations than just letting you know that you. . . READ ON »

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Find a New Phone or Tablet Under the Tree? Let XDA Help You Make the Most of It!

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Once again, all of us here at XDA would like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season! Undoubtedly, many of our happy readers are waking up to some extra Holiday cheer in the form of shiny new tech acquisitions. Luckily, XDA is here and has your back in helping you make the most of your new, Android-powered tech toy(s).

You may remember that a little while ago, we shared with you our Best of 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Now, we’re going to take some of these “Best” devices that you all voted for, and help you make the most of them. Obviously, we’re going to start with gaining root access and installing a custom recovery. But on some devices, this will even include installing an aftermarket ROM or even enab. . . READ ON »

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Good Guy Moto at it Again, Releases KitKat Code for Moto X

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Ever since Sony began its Xperia AOSP experiment on the Sony Xperia S, the company has been a shining beacon of developer friendliness in a sea of almost ubiquitously uncooperative OEMs. Luckily, there are a few other OEMs like Oppo that choose to work with rather than against the developer community. For some time now, Motorola has shown itself to be one of the “good guys” in the Android OEM scene. Now they’re at it again by releasing KitKat code for the Moto X.

The source code comes courtesy of Motorola R&D engineer Gopinath Palaniappan, who announced it earlier on his private Google+ page. Along with the provided code, there are also instructions on how to use the newly rel. . . READ ON »

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Motorola Camera App Update Brings Manual Focus and Exposure Controls

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About a month and a half ago, Motorola decided to remove some of its reliance on firmware updates by putting its camera app on the Google Play Store. And although we’ve seen generally great response times from most major carriers in updating the flagship Moto X, this was a fantastic move on their part because devices could now have an improved camera experience, without having to wait for a carrier-approved OTA update.

Now, Motorola has issued an update to their camera app , bringing some new and exciting features for Moto X and Moto G devices running Android 4.4. First and foremost, the app brings focus and exposure control by allowing you to drag the exposure and focus bracket to anywhere on the screen. The. . . READ ON »

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Sprint Moto X Finally Receiving Android 4.4 KitKat

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Today marks the final chapter in the Android 4.4 KitKat update saga for the Moto X, a story that certainly packed a few surprises. We were all caught off guard when Verizon became the first carrier to push out the KitKat upgrade for the device. In fact, the Verizon variant of the Moto X actually received the first KitKat update for any OEM-skinned device, beating out even the HTC One and Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition devices and the Nexus 4.

Shortly after the Verizon variant received the KitKat goods, we saw T-Mobile and AT&T follow suit three days later, followed by US Cellular just over a week after that.  At the time, we noted that Sprint’s update was still “coming soon.” And now e. . . READ ON »

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US Cellular Moto X Getting Android 4.4 Today, Sprint “Coming Soon,” Republic Wireless Early Next Year

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Verizon and Motorola shocked us mid last month with the rather expedient Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Moto X. Three days later, we saw T-Mobile follow suit. Then later that day, AT&T joined the KitKat Moto X party as well. Curiously, we haven’t seen an official KitKat update from America’s third-largest carrier: Sprint. Now the fifth-largest carrier, US Cellular, has begun its phased roll out to Android 4.4 KitKat on the Moto X.

Just like what we’ve come to expect from KitKat on other variants of the Moto X, the US Cellular version is only very lightly modified from stock Android. As such, Motorola is largely preserving most Google services, only complementing them when beneficia. . . READ ON »

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Easily Set up Your Moto X with the Moto X Toolkit

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Getting a new phone can be likened to a ritual in many ways. After ripping apart the delivery packaging and bubble wrap, delicately removing the sticky tape, opening the phone’s box, finally holding the glorious new device in your hand, and then feeling the slight jolt of vibration when you turn it on for the first time, you come to realize that there’s still quite a long way to go before it’s ready.

So rather than sitting at the PC for the next couple of hours researching the individual steps for the more commonly accessed actions, you may want to check out XDA Senior Member stillthisguy‘s Moto X Toolkit. With this PC-based tool, Moto X owners are able to perform an extensive list of some of . . . READ ON »

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AT&T/T-Mobile Moto X Gets Android 4.4, Oppo N1 Easily Rooted, Sony Expands KitKat Rollout – XDA Developer TV

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The T-Mobile and AT&T variants of the Moto X get Android 4.4 KitKat, hitting the public not long after it was released for the Verizon model! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that Sony is expanding its KitKat rollout list to include more Xperias and that the Xposed Framework now works with Android 4.4!

In other important news, Jordan talks about the article talking about how XDA Elite Recognized Developer jcase has rooted the Moto X Android 4.4 KitKat. There is another article talking about how jcase also rooted the Oppo N1 with just a single APK. Be sure to check out other videos on . . . READ ON »

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