Motorola did announce it earlier than others that they would be coming up with the Android 4.4 KitKat update very soon but there is no exact date given for the same. One of the developers on the XDA developers forum has leaked the KitKat ROM for the Moto X which are on the T-mobile network.
This seems to be a dump from the developer edition the Moto X, and it still seems stable enough, and the little issues are quite expected. But before you try installing this one, make sure the phone has the bootloader unlocked. The ROM is said to make the phone lose the root access, but that won’t be an issue when the user is able to install a very new refreshing ROM on the Moto X.
The updates that are included in this are the Touchless Control, Active Display, Camera and the home screen selector. And as this is the KitKat ROM, there are most of the 4.4 features including the SMS with Hangouts, the new and improved keyboard and interface. The Google Experience launcher and the Google Now are not included, but the Android 4.4 install guide has the links to all the apk files and you can install them to get all the needed experience.
How to Install Android 4.4 ROM on Moto X [T-Mobile]
Firstly, download the needed files by going to the following link: Download Link
Follow these instructions to install the Android 4.4 ROM on your Moto X.
- Put the Moto X in the fastboot mode. For that you will need to press and hold the power + volume down button when the power is off
- Connect the phone to the PC
- Now while the phone is connected, extract the downloaded file on the PC and run the flashall.bat file and then the process would happen on the computer
Do keep in mind again that everything including the bootloader and recovery would be updated and thus the root access would be gone.
Head to the XDA developers forum if you wanted more assistance regarding this.
The recent rumors with the T-Mobile Moto X are that Motorola is going to include the T-Mobile USA into the Moto Maker website and the users from then would be able to customize the panel design of the device. For now, it’s just the AT&T or the SIM-Free option of Motorola Moto X available in White and Black colors.