Root has been achieved on the Verizon Moto X!

September 11, 2013
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Last week we reported that Motorola was officially offering a way to unlock the bootloader for Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Rogers and Latin American Moto X handsets. As to be expected, the same can’t be said for Moto X owners on Verizon or AT&T’s networks.

On the bright side, we do have a bit of good news for Verizon Moto X owners. While it’s not quite as exciting as having an unlocked bootloader, Moto X users on Big Red can at least take solace in knowing that root has now been achieved on Motorola’s latest handset!

The new root method was discovered thanks to the efforts of Justin Case (aka @TeamAndIRC), and should also work for the Droid Maxx, Ultra and the Mini.

Before you start celebrating too hard, it is important to note that the root method still has a few kinks that need to be ironed out before it works perfectly. Still – with a little luck – it will only be a matter of time until this root method is ready for prime time. Until then, it is recommended that you hold off on installing any OTA updates if you are interested in eventually rooting your handset.

For more details about the new Moto X and Droid root method, head over to Justin Case’s official Twitter page.

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