In October of last year, Motorola had announced that it had no plans of providing support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on editions of its Moto X (2014 version) that were locked to specific wireless carriers. Understandably, owners of the device were not too happy with the announcement. But now, it appears that the phone maker is easing on its previous declaration. Indeed, the mobile manufacturer is now giving away codes that allow users to unlock the bootloader and then install ROMS such as CyanogenMod. But alas -- it seems that Motorola can only do this for the Verizon Wireless edition of the Moto X handset, and not for versions locked to other networks, like AT&T, for instance.
No doubt, some are wondering why Motorola has not decided to provide further support for the 2014 Moto X editions, while allowing those who own the Pure Edition of the Moto X to upgrade. Many an industry watcher are saying that it might be a wireless carrier issue, despite the fact that networks such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T, as well as Motorola itself, have not commented on that subject.
As for fans of Motorola who really want to get their hands on the latest Android version, it is worth noting that if they choose to unlock their Moto X device, even with the use of the official codes, their handset’s warranty will be made void and their phone will be wiped. And on top of all that, remember that one still has to go through numerous steps before you can successfully install a new ROM. So a fair warning to those who want to upgrade their Moto X handsets. As for those who already made up their minds, they can go ahead and unlock the bootloader.
Released in 2014, the second generation Moto X has vastly improved upon its predecessor, the 2013 Moto X. It comes with a 5.2 inch display screen that features a sharp 1,080 pixel resolution, and nicely complemented with a 13 megapixel camera on the rear side and a 2 megapixel camera on the front side. Inside its frame, the 2014 Moto X boasts a pretty fast quad core chip set, aided with 2 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM), plus 16 gigabytes of built in internal memory.
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