As you saw in our announcement post, the Sprint and US Cellular versions of the Motorola Moto X officially went on sale today. Even though both customers on both these carriers are a little late to Motorola’s flagship party (T-Mobile version is still coming soon), they’re the first to enjoy the benefits that come with having a fully unlockable bootloader.
True to their word, Motorola has provided the bootloader unlock method for the Sprint Moto X via their site. You’ll also find the inclusion of Canadian and Latin American Moto Xs as well. The official tool gives users the option to unlock the software on their X’s and root, install 3rd party ROMS, or just generally tinker around with their device’s software in fun ways. Of course, this comes at a cost. It always does. Unlocking your bootloader will effectively void the warranty on your Moto X, so exercise caution. Either way, it’s nice of Motorola to provided their customers with options.
As for Verizon and AT&T Moto X’s, those will remain locked. Because Motorola’s hands are largely tied in those situations, Moto X Developer Editions supporting those networks are promised in the future but still MIA (as is the T-Mobile version). Motorola reminds us to check their bootloader unlock page often, as the aforementioned models will be added at some point in the future. We’ll keep you posted.
- Moto X (2013) begins soak testing for Android
- Moto X 2013 getting Lollipop in a few weeks
- Android 5.1 release notes for Moto X 1st & 2nd Gen, Moto E 2nd Gen
- Motorola phones going straight to 5.1
TAGS: Motorola Moto X