Verizon Motorola Moto X (2014) owners are in for a surprise. Motorola has received the “green light” to start unlocking bootloaders for the Verizon-branded phone. The news was shared by a forum manager on Motorola’s official product and support forum. Unlocking the bootloader on Motorola devices is typically an easy process thanks to the company’s website, but the service has only been available for those who purchased unlocked phones.
Hey, everyone. Just wanted to let you know that we did get the green light to unlock the bootloader on Verizon 2014 Moto X (2nd Gen) devices. Unfortunately, we can’t do this for devices on other carriers.
We’re not sure why the bootloader on the Verizon Motorola Moto X (2014) couldn’t be unlocked, but we’re hoping that other carrier-branded versions of the phone will get the same treatment. Unlocking the bootloader on a phone give you the ability to flash custom ROMs, but because doing so voids the phone’s warranty, we typically recommend unlocking a bootloader only if you’re an advanced user. If that’s you, head on over to Motorola’s site to get things started.