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Will Verduzco · Nov 22, 2013

T-Mobile Moto X Joins Verizon Model with KitKat OTA, AT&T Coming Soon

Well, hello there, Moto! It seems like we're seeing quite a new Motorola as of late, and we can't help but think that this may largely be due to Google's influence. First, we saw the Verizon variant of the Moto X become one of the first non-Nexus devices to receive Android 4.4 KitKat. Next we saw Motorola promise to deliver the 4.4 update to some of its older devices. And just yesterday, we saw the company revisit some of its questionable...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 19, 2013

Verizon Leads the Pack with KitKat Update for the Moto X

Pinch me; I must be dreaming. Could it actually be? Is the Verizon Moto X really the first carrier-branded device to see official Android 4.4 KitKat love? Is this the same Verizon that even managed to make the term "Nexus" somewhat of a misnomer? Well, it seems as if the largest US carrier may be in the process of turning a new leaf. After all, we recently saw Verizon become the first major US carrier to update the Samsung Galaxy S...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 9, 2013

Change the Boot Logo on the Moto X without Root!

You know that splash screen boot logo that comes up right before your boot animation? Well, that customized logo is simply a bitmap image that is stored in a location where most users will never venture. XDA Elite Recognized Developer jcase located the file responsible, and as it turns out, you don't even need root access to modify it. Jcase shared the simple instructions required to backup the default image, "de-customize" the bootloader image, and to flash a new logo. New logos...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 6, 2013

Leaked Android 4.4 KitKat Build Appears for T-Mobile Moto X

When Android 4.4 was released alongside the much anticipated Google Nexus 5, we knew it wouldn't be long before we saw the goods distributed to other devices. Shortly thereafter, we saw some unofficial builds for several Nexus devices, as well as a few others. Now, a leaked build of Android 4.4 KitKat has appeared for the T-Mobile variant of the Moto X. The leak comes to us courtesy of XDA Senior Member TheOrangeRemix. User response appears to be mixed, with Senior Member mentose457 initially having...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 3, 2013

RockMyMoto Roots the Moto X after Camera Update

Not too long ago, we talked about how XDA Elite Recognized Developer jcase managed to root and bypass the write protection on the Moto X and the latest Droid phones with PwnMyMoto. Motorola then issued an update to the camera, which also patched the exploit used by PwnMyMoto, leaving those who have received the update and had not yet rooted in a bit of a bind. Well folks, jcase has done it again with RockMyMoto. The root method uses Saurik's Cydia Impactor, and involves a...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 1, 2013

Android 4.4 Coming Soon to the Nexus 4, 7, 10, Moto X, New Droids, HTC One and SGS4 GPe; No 4.4 for the Galaxy Nexus

What an exciting day we had yesterday. As was widely speculated, the Google Nexus 5 was finally released, which means that you can finally put that F5 key to rest. However, the new device wasn't the only important announcement yesterday. We were also given a nice dose of the next version of Android, version 4.4 KitKat. Now the question in everybody's mind undoubtedly turns to when their device will get the update. Luckily, we now know the roadmap for certain key devices....

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Will Verduzco · Sep 20, 2013

Leaked T-Mobile Moto X 4.3 Dump Appears, Now Flashable

Good things are happening to the Moto X. Not too long ago, we talked about how XDA Elite Recognized Developer jcase released the PwnMyMoto Write Protection Bypass for the device. Now, we are happy to report that a leaked Android 4.3 dump for the device has appeared. Before we get into the leak, let's rewind a little bit to the device's launch. While the device is inherently exciting due to Google's direct involvement during development, many were saddened to learn that...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 16, 2013

PwnMyMoto Root and Write Protection Bypass for the Moto X and Droid Ultra / Maxx / Mini

When the Moto X was released, many were upset to learn that despite Google's positive influence during development, the device was still not truly open. And let's be honest, there were never any false pretenses about the state of Motorola's state of developer friendliness. However, it looks like master hacker and XDA Elite Recognized Developer jcase has done it again. Not too long ago, jcase created MotoRoot for the Droid lineup. This used the previously covered Android bug 9695860 to gain system user. Then,...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 29, 2013

Kernel Source Available for the Moto X

Just 14 days ago, we announced that we had given the Moto X a home here on our forums. While the device may not exactly pack the highest specced internals, it offers several software perks enabled by its low power ancillary cores. Now, we are a happy to report that GPL-compliant kernel source has finally been released for the device. Source is currently available for the T-Mobile (XT1053), AT&T (XT1058), and Sprint (XT1056) models. Curiously, the Sprint model was included, despite not yet...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 15, 2013

Forums Added for the Moto X and LG G2

So the much anticipated Moto X launch has come and gone, and many power users were left feeling a bit underwhelmed. Packing a 1.7 GHz dual-core variant of the Snapdragon S4 Pro and a 720p AMOLED panel, the Moto X is certainly not in the same category as the class-leading flagships of 2013---or even 2012. Though with two ancillary processors working in tandem with the main CPU to process specialized tasks, the device's X8 "Mobile Computing System" is certainly its...

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