Root method for the Droid Turbo released for $20

verizon_motorola_droid_turbo_blue_ballistic_nylonA root method has finally been released for Motorola’s Droid Turbo, with a small catch. The program costs $20 per phone you plan on rooting, which is pretty rare to see with root methods on Android devices.

The root tool was developed by maiko1 on XDA and allows you to flash any system image to your Droid Turbo, included pre-rooted system images. It won’t disable write protection, but if all you’re looking for is a simple root method to use some of your favorite root apps, this should do the trick.
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3rd generation Motorola Moto X in the works for late summer release

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Amidst all of the excitement about the springtime releases of flagship smartphones, Motorola has revealed that the next generation of their top-tier Motorola Moto X device should be coming out in late summer, probably August or September. This timeline was revealed by Motorola President Rick Osterloh in a response on Twitter to a question about the time-frame for release of the next Moto X. Osterloh indicated Motorola tries to “stay on a roughly annual cycle” for product releases. 
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Motorola ruled to have infringed on Intellectual Ventures patent

Moto_E_2015_Slanted_Motorola_Logo_Camera_Lens_01_TAA US Jury in Delaware has found Motorola guilty of infringing on one of Intellectual Venture’s patents, while clearing the company of a second potential infringement. The infringed patent in question deals with multimedia text messaging, while the non-infringing patent dealt with wireless bandwidth. Damages will be figured up later.
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Moto X gets new action, ‘chop twice for flashlight’, in Android 5.1 update

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Moto X just loves providing the simple but very useful stuff don’t they? And there is nothing wrong with that because we love it. The QuickCapture double twist gesture is just one example as you can start the Camera app with a simple double twist of your wrist.

Now Motorola is adding another action (in the Android 5.1 update) that will allow you to quickly open the flashlight by moving your phone twice in a chopping motion. Google had already added a quick way to open the flashlight through the Quick Settings, but this is just one extra way to do it. It should work even when the phone’s display is turned off, making this even quicker.


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Motorola publishes Android 5.1 release notes for the Moto X (2014)

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Motorola has just announced that it’s now started internally testing an Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Moto X (2014). The upgrade will begin rolling out to unlocked variants over the course of the next few weeks, but carrier-branded devices will have to wait a little longer.

Hit the break below to see what Motorola has included in the Android 5.1 update (version 23.1.38).


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2nd generation Moto 360 prototype possibly revealed

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Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing took to Weibo today to make a plug for increasing options for Moto 360 buyers when the next version is released and may have inadvertently revealed some prototypes of the second generation of the wearable. Yang pulled down the post shortly after making it, but of course the Internet prevailed and the image was captured before Yang could make it disappear.
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