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Old September 10th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seems to be the case if these tweets are correct...Sweet!

**EDIT** Yep! It is!

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Verizon Moto X gets temporary root - LINK

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As you likely know, Verizon and AT&T are the only two carriers in the world who adamantly insist on locking down all flagship phones launched on their networks. It’s usually up to the development community to find a way to unlock the bootloader and achieve root access to such devices.

One of the most prominent members of the development community, known as jcase on the forums and @TeamAndIRC on Twitter, has already achieved root on the Verizon variant of the Moto X. Incidentally, he unlocked the bootloader on my Droid DNA within weeks of its release last year, the first one to be unlocked by the development community. According to a tweet he sent late Tuesday night, he achieved root on the Verizon Moto X belonging to a prominent themer known as @davekover on Twitter.

Just rooted @davekover 's Verizon MotoX

— Justin Case (@TeamAndIRC) September 11, 2013

Dave told me that the root was disabled while the phone was still on, so there is still work to be done before permanent root can be achieved. Nevertheless, this is a significant step toward breaking Verizon’s shackles on one of the most eagerly-anticipated phones of the year.

UPDATE: Don’t accept any OTA updates if you want to have root access. Also, the root method should work on all recent Motorola devices, including Verizon’s 2013 Droid lineup.

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May i ask what site is this from . I see that they have a bootloader solution for the s4:what:
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Also how much gb does this moto x has the newest one they say tmobile is getting it but stores in my hood say not yet
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While we're rooting, can we please change the boot animation to this:

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On xda jcase said the maxx is rooted now. But all these roots are still temporary and none of then ate released yet
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Yup, it's only a short wait away from the looks of it. JCase is going to enjoy that almost $700 bounty. Good for him! And good for us!
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I'm rooted! Woot!

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=45545399
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I think I am too, root checker says my phone is rooted but I can't install SU.
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Also, I didn't install it through ADB Push I installed it by simply clicking install. Although I think I'm rooted, I can't uninstall any Verizon Bloatware.

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Install SuperSU. It will tell you that the su binary needs updated, ignore that. Download your favorite root app and give it a go.
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How do we uninstall the Verizon bloat now?
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I used Root Uninstaller
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Okay, I feel really dumb. I think it's the giddyness of root. I always use Titanium Backup. I even have the "pro" version of it.

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I've uninstalled them but they still show up in my apps as disabled.

Hmmmmm . . . .
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Oh yea, we don't have full access to system yet, so for now we won't be able to disable bloat. If you reboot, they will be back.
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SU update isn't installing for me, but is doing permissions fine. I took the out-of-the-box update, and there were no glitches running the exploit. I did notice all my notification sound assignments were scrambled. Small price to pay!

Last edit(?) q/e in recovery reads 0/0. I guess this doesn't truly reflect the root situation anymore?
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Great news on the root developments! I'm going to wait until things stabilize a bit before rooting my Maxx, but I'm super excited to see people successfully achieving root!

Just one word of caution from my experience with the Bionic: If you ever want to install a future OTA update (and you probably will), you are much better off using Titanium Backup (or a similar app) to Freeze the bloatware rather than uninstalling it. The reason is that the updater process checks for the bloatware and if it doesn't find it, the update will fail. This happened to a lot of people on the Bionic. At that point the only option is to do a FXZ (if available), which is a huge PITA.

Of course you don't want to be taking any OTA updates right now if you want to root, since the update would likely patch the root exploit, but in the future once root access is stabilized it may be possible to maintain root through an update using apps such as Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper. At that point the issue with uninstalled bloatware would come into play.

Just a heads up!
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for anyone who wants to read the thread.... http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2442584
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I've uninstalled them but they still show up in my apps as disabled.

Hmmmmm . . . .

Yup, same thing for me. TiBu Pro says they are uninstalled but checking Apps in System Settings, they are still there. JCase says he's working on the SuperSU issue. I need to correct my post on xda.
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JCase says he's working on the SuperSU issue. I need to correct my post on xda.
:-D. He da man! I can't imagine it being anything hugely significant. Take your time JCase!
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Great news on the root developments! I'm going to wait until things stabilize a bit before rooting my Maxx, but I'm super excited to see people successfully achieving root!

Just one word of caution from my experience with the Bionic: If you ever want to install a future OTA update (and you probably will), you are much better off using Titanium Backup (or a similar app) to Freeze the bloatware rather than uninstalling it. The reason is that the updater process checks for the bloatware and if it doesn't find it, the update will fail. This happened to a lot of people on the Bionic. At that point the only option is to do a FXZ (if available), which is a huge PITA.

Of course you don't want to be taking any OTA updates right now if you want to root, since the update would likely patch the root exploit, but in the future once root access is stabilized it may be possible to maintain root through an update using apps such as Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper. At that point the issue with uninstalled bloatware would come into play.

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Apparently when we "disable" an app it is the exact same thing as freezing it through Titanium Backup because they were already "frozen" when I went to try and uninstall them.
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Apparently when we "disable" an app it is the exact same thing as freezing it through Titanium Backup because they were already "frozen" when I went to try and uninstall them.
That's correct, TiBu by default uses the "Disable" method for freezing now. You can also change it to the old method in settings, but there's not usually any need. The point I was making is that you don't want to outright uninstall the bloatware because then you can't restore it if needed to pass the update check.
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The point I was making is that you don't want to outright uninstall the bloatware because then you can't restore it if needed to pass the update check.
There is supposed to be an update coming to fix camera problems, and I think I read something about dimming the capacitive buttons when the phone is in Dream mode - things like that.

I know that maybe this is just me, but, at this point, I would *much* rather have these things fixed than have root in a brand new device. In fact, this phone is so good that I don't think I really need root at all. It's kind of nice to have an Android phone that doesn't need it, finally.
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That's correct, TiBu by default uses the "Disable" method for freezing now. You can also change it to the old method in settings, but there's not usually any need. The point I was making is that you don't want to outright uninstall the bloatware because then you can't restore it if needed to pass the update check.
Well, what's weird is that I uninstalled several apps (VZ Navigator, Verizon Tones, everything that had the word "Amazon" attached to it) via TiBu after installing the updated root method and SuperSU and the apps are still listed as Disabled. I rebooted the phone and sure enough, they are all back. What am I doing wrong?
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From what I have read, this new root method does not yet allow full read/write access to the system partition, which could explain what you are seeing. You can also disable most bloatware apps via the Manage Apps screen in settings, no root required. I have about 20 apps disabled this way.
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From what I have read, this new root method does not yet allow full read/write access to the system partition, which could explain what you are seeing. You can also disable most bloatware apps via the Manage Apps screen in settings, no root required. I have about 20 apps disabled this way.
I thought he fixed that in the updated release? I'm not complaining, just wondering. I need to go pay my pledge!
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Bearcat, how's the tethering working? Any issues? That's really the only motivation I have for rooting this beast.
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Bearcat, how's the tethering working? Any issues? That's really the only motivation I have for rooting this beast.

Ditto I haven't found a wifi tether that works even rooted, have the Ultra, it's the same phone just a smaller battery.
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Full root is available now. You can uninstall all the system bloat.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2444954
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2444954
It's failed for me. It goes to the robot with a red ! over his tummy.

I haven't actually tried to install it with adb yet though.

I did attempt with terminal emulator but it says it's already been installed.
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It's failed for me. It goes to the robot with a red ! over his tummy.

I haven't actually tried to install it with adb yet though.

I did attempt with terminal emulator but it says it's already been installed.
at which point?
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I clicked install, it asked to reboot, it rebooted (without the annoying "Droid" sound). It came back on, then it rebooted again, and went to the robot with the !
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when you say full root do you mean bootloader unlocked??? as in can we install custom ROM's yet?

im in no hurry on this phone to start flashing but ill certainly be unlocking the bootloader when its available so i can down the road...
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when you say full root do you mean bootloader unlocked??? as in can we install custom ROM's yet?

im in no hurry on this phone to start flashing but ill certainly be unlocking the bootloader when its available so i can down the road...
root isn't the same as unlocked bootloader or a custom recovery (as i've been recently informed). it means being able to write to the root partition including the system partition. so full root means being able to actually do that.
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I clicked install, it asked to reboot, it rebooted (without the annoying "Droid" sound). It came back on, then it rebooted again, and went to the robot with the !
dang that's frustrating. there was a comment in the thread that someone tried to do it without using ADB and it didn't work. tried with ADB and it worked. so you may want to try that way. you can install a terminal emulator app on the phone so you don't have to setup the android SDK on your PC if that's what's stopping you
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Will the sdk mini do the same or i need the full sdk
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root isn't the same as unlocked bootloader or a custom recovery (as i've been recently informed). it means being able to write to the root partition including the system partition. so full root means being able to actually do that.
thats what i was trying to confirm because a lot of times people will start threads not knowing the difference and state full root when infact they might even mean unlocked bootloader.

i was reading through the XDA thread and it mentioned that the flashing of kernels was not able to be done yet, which got me thinking, why would they mention kernels at all if its only root we are talking about...

anywho im rambling!
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Will the sdk mini do the same or i need the full sdk
The mini will work fine.

For those that are just trying to install the app from the phone do you have unknown source checked so the apps are allowed? I think it is under developer options.
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Just want to throw this PSA out there.

AS OF THIS POST. There is no custom recovery or an FXZ for the Droid Maxx, Droid Ultra and the Droid Mini. So if you plan on messing around you better know what you are doing because there is no way to recovery you device.
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Just want to throw this PSA out there.

AS OF THIS POST. There is no custom recovery or an FXZ for the Droid Maxx, Droid Ultra and the Droid Mini. So if you plan on messing around you better know what you are doing because there is no way to recovery you device.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=45653191
That's as custom as it gets. Moto tool that let's you flash fxz while retaining the data partition. A few posts up from that are the raw fxz files that you flash to completely restore. Things are moving fast
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SamuriHL has it now for the ultra and maxx. The model number for those who don't know is xt1080
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yep, that's what i was trying to link to (was on my phone). it was posted about 40 mins BEFORE the PSA though. So i think the real PSA is keep updating that XDA thread for up to date info.
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I read today on Droid Life that the latest OTA update with the camera fix for the Moto X has already been rooted by JCase. Since the software on the Moto X and our phones are pretty much identical, I assume this method will work for us, once we get the camera fix too.
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FYI https://twitter.com/TeamAndIRC/status/397725930342203392
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once you're rooted you need to download titanium backup and rom toolbox from the play store. those apps allow you to remove most bloatware once you're rooted. although the best way is to just flash a ROM that doesnt have any of the bloatware. but, it seems no developers have made any roms for our droids yet
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