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Moto X vs. Nexus 5 when rooting

Discussion in 'Android Rooting' started by djensen, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. djensen

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    I am looking at purchasing either a Moto X or Nexus 5. Having the ability to root is important to me. I believe that I've read that the Nexus 5 is easier to root but I really like to Moto X. Would you suggest steering away from the Moto X if rooting is important? How would you compare the rooting difficulty between the two?

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    What carrier are you on mate? Im not sure but i think that makes a difference if its a carrier version of the phone (especially verizon)
    Non carrier nexus' are very simple to root and id guess/hope the moto is the same.
    I certainly chat to a lot of people with rooted moto x :thumbup:
     
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    Moto X has a locked bootloader and has become trickier to root since the kitkat update. Nexus devices are a piece of cake, the hardest part is configuring drivers.
     
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    With the Moto X I would buy the phone outright, directly through Motorola. I would get the developer edition with the unlockable bootloader. Of course, the decision then is whether to get the CDMA version or the GSM version of the phone. The Moto X is going to be $100 off for a short while tomorrow so I need to make my decision fairly quickly. My wife has the Moto X and loves it but I'm sure that I'd be happy with the Nexus 5 also. The ability to get the Moto X's attention by just saying, "Ok, Google now" . . . without pushing any buttons is amazingly convenient and not a gimmick at all.
     
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    Lol for me it would be a useless gimmick (very strong regional accent) :D
    I saw a pic of the X with the Ebony wood back earlier and its so sexy :)
     

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