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A root guide for Motorola's Moto X smartphone is now available online.
These instructions for unlocking everything on the device have only been tested on a version that is running on stock official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. Users attempting to root their Moto X should back-up all their data. Rooting will void their warrantee.
To view the 12 steps to rooting the Moto X click here.
The Moto X launched in August of last year and functions as the company's flagship handset. It features specs that failed to wow many critics, but seemed to execute well in other areas including its integration of the Android operating system, which is similar to what is found on the Nexus line. It seems to have grown in popularity thanks to that Nexus-type feel.
The device features a 4.7-inch screen with a curved back, a 10-megapixel camera, the option of a white or black body, 16GB or internal memory, and no microSD card slot. The device originally came with Android 4.2.2, JellyBean out of the box.
The Moto X successor, the Moto X2's release date was announced for summer 2014 by Motorola earlier this month.
The company confirmed the news during this year's Mobile World Congress during a Q&A session. They said "the next version of Moto X" will arrive sometime in "late summer." Motorola also plans to expand availability of its current smartphone lineup and the Moto Maker tool for its customers. Motorola will bring it to Europe and Mexico.
The company also plans to stick with Android as its primary OS. It also confirmed that the original Moto X will be released in India and Australia during the next few weeks.