Many people value Android for its customization options. That includes launchers, replacement SMS apps and more. Some people want to go beyond changing apps and head into the custom ROM world. What if you want more features or a pure AOSP experience? That’s the beauty of Android: it’s all possible thanks to the amazing community.
But there is always one thing that stands between the modder and his phone: a locked bootloader. Many manufacturers lock their bootloaders and offer a tool to unlock them, provided you give up your warranty. However, some manufacturers (and carriers) permanently lock bootloaders on devices to keep people from ever messing with them. The Moto X was launched with a locked bootloader, but we didn’t know what would come of it.
Luckily, Motorola has made the bootloader unlockable on many of the variants of the Moto X. AT&T and Verizon are known for locking the bootloaders on their phones, so those two variants are a no go, but US Cellular, Sprint and now T-Mobile have nothing against it. If you have one of those variants and are interested in giving up a warranty to mess with your phone, hit the source link and get unlocking the official way.