POSTS TAGGED: Moto X
Posted November 23, 2013 at 02:30 am by Will Verduzco
After a fortuitous change of heart no doubt due to the influence of its new parent company, Motorola is now becoming one of the good guys. Along with their newly found acceptance of third-party developers, the company has also been pumping out KitKat updates for its flagship Moto X at an impressive pace. We were first shocked to see the Verizon model receive the first non-Nexus KitKat OTA update. Not too long after, we saw the T-Mobile and AT&T variants follow suit.
One thing is always a bit troublesome when upgrading Android firmwares, though, and that’s reacquiring root access. Thankfully, this has proven no major challenge for XDA Senior Recognized Developer jcase, who has managed . . . READ ON »
Posted November 22, 2013 at 11:30 pm by Will Verduzco
Good Guy Motorola—and surprisingly stand-up individual AT&T! We were initially quite shocked to see the Verizon variant of the Moto X become the first non-Nexus device to receive an official taste of Android 4.4 KitKat. This was an incredibly timely release, as it even beat out the official OTA for the Google Nexus 4, as well as both Google Play edition devices. Not too long after, we saw the T-Mobile variant follow suit with its own KitKat update.
Now, we’ve gotten word that the update to Android 4.4 KitKat is officially available for the AT&T variant of the Moto X, skipping the previously rumored soak test phase. Just like the Android 4.4 updates previously seen on the other variants . . . READ ON »
Posted November 22, 2013 at 02:30 am by Will Verduzco
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 warranty policies.
Now, Motorola is continuing this trend by extending the KitKat love to the T-Mobile variant of the Moto X. Just like what we saw before on the Verizon update, Motorola wants to keep the update relatively close to stock Android. In other words, . . . READ ON »
Posted November 19, 2013 at 04:00 pm by Will Verduzco
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 4 to the latest flavor of Jelly Bean, version 4.3. Now, the same can be said for the carrier’s variant of the highly regarded Moto X.
Rather than the previously leaked information regarding a soak test, this update will make its way to users in the form of a staged rollout . . . READ ON »
Posted November 9, 2013 at 01:30 pm by Will Verduzco
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 must be in BMP format and be the same size as the original image, which is 720 x 1280.
Please note that to backup the current logo, you do indeed need root access. Flashing a new one, however, is a simple fastboot com. . . READ ON »
Posted November 6, 2013 at 04:00 am by Will Verduzco
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 trouble with data and calls when not performing a full wipe during the upgrade process. However, a full wipe seems to fix these issues. And once everything was up and running, mentose457 reports th. . . READ ON »
Posted November 3, 2013 at 03:00 am by Will Verduzco
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 decent amount of ADB commands. There are quite a few steps required, and both the phone and PC must be on the same network. That said, the instructions are clearly laid out, and jcase has even provided a video detailing the steps requ. . . READ ON »
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
Posted November 1, 2013 at 02:00 am by Will Verduzco
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.. . . READ ON »
Posted September 20, 2013 at 03:30 pm by Will Verduzco
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 it would launch on an earlier version of Jelly Bean, not the recently released Android 4.3. That said, we knew it wasn’t long before Googorola shared the tastiest flavor of Jelly Bean with its subsidiary’s ne. . . READ ON »