Although Motorola Mobility has been sold to Lenovo in Q4 last year, but the company’s commitment to constantly provide an updated Android OS to its loyal users remains unchanged. It can be seen from the release of Android 5.1 Lollipop for the 2nd Gen of T-Mobile Moto X 2014 Pure Edition (XT1095), although it’s just got the Android 5.0.2 update some time ago. It was the benefit of Pure Edition of Moto X, since it does not need to go through long carrier certification process like the AT&T or Verizon models.
Previously, we can use a tool called CF-Auto-Root to provide root to the Moto X 2nd Gen (2014) running earlier software , so there’s still a possibility to apply it on the most recent Android 5.1 update, as long as the bootloader is unlocked. So before using this utility, unlock your phone first, officially via Motorola site. The usage of CF-Auto-Root at Moto X Pure Edition 2014 is quite easy, you do not need flash a file, just boot the provided image file.
The Pure Edition also has other advantages, the bootloader is unlockable, this is excellent for geek users because they can easily get root access, install custom recovery and flashing custom ROMs. Regarding the possibility of root on Android 5.1 for Moto X 2014 (XT1095), there is an xda users who have managed to get root by using CF-Auto-Root utility by Chainfire.
The Android 5.1 update brings some new features and critical bug fixes from the previous version Lollipop, so you can expect faster performance and smoother animation after updating the phone. You’ll find Some new features like Chop Twice for Flashlight, Quick Settings in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, better Protection for lost or stolen devices, and many others, so make sure you do not miss it.