- Oct 6, 2011
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Verizon has taken a mostly firm stance against developers with their consumer devices. They require that device be locked down if you want to run them on their network. They have allowed a few developer variants of devices to be sold directly from the manufacturer. This has kept many pitchfork and torch carriers at bay. Verizon has decided to not allow a developer version of the new 2014 Motorola X. This is coming from an inside source. The only hope would be for another unlocked bootloader. We did see the original Moto X receive a bootloader unlock by DjrBliss at a hacker conference, but that method has yet to be released to the public. That being said, even if a bootloader unlock is released for the new Moto X you will likely have to give up your warranty for the privilege. What are your thoughts? Does this phone still interest you? It will likely come with a nearly AOSP stock rom. Do you even need bootloader unlock on such a vanilla device?