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Warranty Voided By Unlocking Moto X Pure Bootloader

September 23, 2015 - Written By Debarshi Nayak

The new Moto X Pure launched this year and looks set to be a popular option, mostly thanks to its affordable price and high-end specifications. It is also quickly becoming one of the favorite devices for developers. But Motorola has thrown in a catch. In a recent official forum post, Forums Manager Matt has clarified that unlocking the bootloader of the Moto X Pure Edition does void the warranty. This is because the Moto X Pure is not a developer edition phone. This is the first time a proper clarification on this issue has been published by a Motorola representative. He made it clear that only developer edition avoid warranty voiding when the bootloader is unlocked, or rather, they might even come with an unlocked bootloader

It has also been notified that unrelated issues like bad volume rocker, a failed speaker, or any hardware issues are still covered under warranty, regardless of whether the bootloader is unlocked or not, as long as there are no signs of physical abuse on the device. This means that any issue that can’t be traced back to modifying the stock software or abuse will be under warranty. The same applies to the MotoCare extended warranty policy as well. It has also been mentioned that this announcement only applies to the US and other regions might have different warranty policies.

The Moto X Pure packs an impressive 5.7 inch QHD display, 3 GB of RAM, 21 MP camera, which they claim is much improved over its predecessors, a 3000 mAh battery, 5 MP camera with an oddly placed front flash for selfie enthusiasts, and 16/32/64 GB storage options with microSD card support. It is powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor and supports Turbo Charging. Priced at $399, this makes the Moto X Pure an ideal device for developers and flash-addicts alike. But this announcement comes as a warning to those who likes to tinker with the default OS and change it for other custom builds like CyanogenMod releases. People were looking for an official statement for some time on this and although this is not a good announcement for many, users will at least know what the risks of unlocking their device are.