Moto X buyers that purchase the handset from Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Rogers and Latin American carriers will be able to unlock its bootloader, if they so desire.
While Motorola offers support for bootloader unlocking – Moto X will have to go to Motorola’s My Moto Care portal to do it (see Source link below)– you’ll have to know that the procedure is not necessarily hassle free.
Choosing to unlock the bootloader will immediately void your warranty, and you’ll have to agree to it in case you want to go forward with the procedure. Furthermore, you’ll also have to agree not to sell the device after unlocking the bootloader, and to arbitration in case of any potential civil claim.
At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide whether unlocking the bootloader of the Moto X is something you need to do or not, but make sure you know all the conditions of such procedures beforehand.
As for the AT&T and Verizon versions of the Moto X, you can expect them to come with a locked bootloader, which means that those of you that want to unlock it, but also stay on either AT&T or Verizon, will have to get a Developer Edition handset for full price. However, the Moto X Developer Edition is still listed as “coming soon” on Moto’s website.
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