If you want to customize your phone by flashing a new kernel, you need to have an unlocked bootloader. If you don’t know what a bootloader is, you probably spent a large part of your life hidden under the rock or haven’t visited our forum too often.
The Moto X (2014) was announced at IFA last week and we are eagerly waiting to see this device in action. We have good news for you that will certainly sweeten the waiting period. The Moto X (2014) will be available to buy with an unlocked bootloader–not only as a “Developer Edition,” but also through the unique Moto Maker system.
This means that you will be able to choose what your Moto X will look like without losing the ability of getting the newest firmware at launch. (Android L, anyone?) Moto Maker allows you to choose the design of your phone step-by-step. You can select colors and even add your own signature to the back case. It’s definitely a big thing since the “Developer Edition” allows for only black or white units. Way to go, Motorola!
The specific date of release is yet to be announced. Meanwhile, you can visit the newly created Moto X (2014) forum to read the latest information and rumors about this flagship device.