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Tomek Kondrat · Feb 19, 2014

Dozens of Motorola and Samsung Devices Receive Unified CyanogenMod 11 Builds

Before Motorola was acquired by Lenovo, the OEM released two very interesting smartphones. The Moto X and Moto G were the first and probably the last devices made by the formerly American OEM in a cooperation with Google. Not so long ago, we talked about the Moto G receiving an unofficial CyanogenMod port. Now, however, the G and a few other Motorola devices will receive official CyanogenMod nightlies. The CM team has released three unified builds, which is a bit of a surprising...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 19, 2013

Official KitKat Rolling Out to Verizon Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini

Earlier today, we commended Motorola on its efforts to work with the development community on the Moto X. Now, we're going to congratulate them once again on a very expedient Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Droid Maxx/Ultra/Mini devices. The update bumps up the software version to 19.5.3, and packs all the expected Android 4.4 goods. Curiously, while the Droid Mini is explicitly named on Verizon's official Twitter page, only the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx show up on their support docs. Unfortunately as we've...

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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 22, 2013

Forum Added for the Motorola Droid Ultra

Not too long ago we talked a little bit about the Moto X and gave it a place here on the forums. While Motorola's first real post-Google flagship may not have what it takes to win over the specification-frenzied techno-elite, its innovative software features have won the favor quite a few. This has lead to apps that emulate much of the functionality on other devices. However, the Moto X isn't Motorola's only high end phone. Launching exclusively on Verizon in...

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