If you have HTC or Motorola smartphones, you might be familiar with SunShine, a utility that was specifically developed to gain S-OFF and bootloader unlock. This utility started to be famous because at that time it was the only utility that can unlock and give root on several modern devices, this arises after the HTC released an update to block the previous tools like Firewater S-OFF.
The SunShine utility has also been successfully unlocked many Motorola phones like the Moto X (1st Gen.), Verizon’s 2013 Droid Family (Droid Maxx, Ultra, Mini) and Moto G (including the Verizon model). However, not all software versions can take advantage of this utility, according to the devs it’s works nicely on phones running Android 4.4.3 and below at the moment.
Currently the SunShine already updated to version 2.6.1 which supports more Motorola devices. However, almost all of Motorola’s flagship phones have been getting an update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, so it’s likely that it will not be able to help you to be unlocked and gain root access.
We believe, the devs are still working hard to develop the SunShine version 3.0 at this time, and it might supports more devices and phones running Android 4.4.4 update. Regrettably, According to jcase – the man behind the SunShine, version 3.0 will only focus for HTC devices, he and the teams don’t have plans to include Motorola for technical reasons.
It seems that Motorola users should wait a little longer, they have to hold back till someone released another root utility, or until SunShine updated to fully support Motorola devices.