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Moto X rooting instructions are now available for both the Verizon and AT&T versions of the smartphone.
The device could be altered on both carriers along with other popular Motorola devices such as the Droid Ultra, Mini and MAXX, according to a report from Android Authority.
In order to root these smartphones, users must download the correct apk file that matches their device, install and run it and tap "Setup." After this is finished, the phone will reboot and once it's back on the user will have full root access.
Users could then download the SuperSU app from the Google Play store. They will need to keep the MotoRoot app installed since uninstalling it will break the root. In case that happens they can re-install the app again.
To watch a video on how to root the Verizon and AT&T Moto X, Droid Ultra, MAXX, and Mini click here.
There are some risks to rooting a device and general technical knowledge is required to perform it. It could lead to the warranty being voided.
The Moto X phone price is expected to drop to $99 with a new two-year contract starting sometime during the fourth quarter of this year.
The wood grain backs will also launch around that same time and will cost about $50. Those interested in purchasing a Moto X should wait just a bit longer as the last quarter of the year begins at the end of this month.
This information was reported on by @evleaks.
"Moto X price drop to $100 coming in Q4, along with wooden back configurations (for $50)," tweeted the company over the weekend.
Carriers such as AT&T are now offering the highly anticipated device for $199 with a new two-year contract. Customers will also have access to the customizable version of the Moto X exclusively through AT&T. However, the Moto Maker app used for this purpose is not live at this time.