Oh great, another one of these. :-/
If you just bought the phone or received a replacement and it came with 4.1.2 out of the box, that's one thing, but at this point, the number of people who repeatedly upgrade their phones without protecting their root access amazes me. Stop expecting magical hackers in the sky to produce new root exploits for every single build of every single Motorola device. These exploits are in limited supply, so this is not a sustainable battle.
That being said, I have a few quick questions:
1. Which models are we talking about here? XT925 and XT926? What happens if one is rootable but the other isn't?
2. Is there a bootloader unlock available for any of the models in question?
3. Is it possible to downgrade any of the models in question to an official ICS build?
This is in reference to the XT926. The CDMA VZW variant. The XT925 has an unlockable bootloader. The Verizon one does not. Verizon explicitly does not want to allow Motorola to allow unlockable bootloaders. The XT926 WAS downgradable to 4.0.4 when the device was still on Android 4.1.1. Regardless of people who messed up their root backups while updating, devices are now being shipped with 4.1.2 which can not be downgraded.
I don't own any of these devices. My phone is unlocked. But in defense for these people. They offer the money as an enticement and reward to those who may have the skills necessary to root the phone. I'm sure everyone here would be happy to have it done for nothing. But how fair is that for the person doing the legwork?
I don't know. I personally don't want a device that doesn't have an unlockable bootloader. But I wish I could have a Motorola phone.