Motorola’s 2014 Moto X smartphone may not be cutting edge anymore, but the 5.2 inch full HD smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 802.11ac WiFi is still a pretty usable device. And if you have a carrier unlocked model, Motorola has been rolling out Android 6.0 updates for the phone. But if you bought your phone through a wireless carrier, you might be stuck on an older version of Android.

Now Motorola is giving Verizon customers a way to take matters into their own hands: you can now request a code that will let you unlock the bootloader on the Verizon 2014 Moto X. This will void your warranty, but it will also let you load third-party firmware… including custom ROMs based on Android 6.0.


You should keep in mind that unlocking your bootloader will wipe all data from you device, so make sure to backup anything important before you get started.

Looking for custom firmware that will run on this model? The xda-developers forum is here to help. Note that the code-name for the 2014 Moto X is “Victara” and the model number for the Verizon version is XT1096.

Motorola will not send you an unlock code if you have an AT&T model… at least not yet.

via Android Central


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