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Old February 18th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation [Updated] Atrix 4G rooted!

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Here is the link for instructions on how to root your Atrix.
Motorola Atrix 4G Rooted - BriefMobile




[HOW-TO] VIDEO for ROOTING ATRIX 4G

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCDO0_qeOY8





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http://www.xda-developers.com/android/motorola-atrix-4g-rooted/

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/update-on-the-atrix-root-signed-motorola/










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We Have Root!! - xda-developers
You're a celebrity.

So what are you going to do with your rooted Atrix?
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And how do we get it done?
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You're a celebrity.

So what are you going to do with your rooted Atrix?
Give it back of course!

It's not mine..
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And this will allow us to do what...activate mobile hotspot functions and more? I hope :P
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Hell yeah that is awsome. Do you think we will be able to get custom roms at some point down the road, or is that not going to happen with this phone?
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Hell yeah that is awsome. Do you think we will be able to get custom roms at some point down the road, or is that not going to happen with this phone?
Still unknown on the bootloader front, give it a few more days :-)
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first step towards making your atrix truly yours !!
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Did the speeds go up ?
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Amazing. These guys are truely talented. If I were Moto, HTC, etc., I would be hiring some of these guys. Great job.
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Freakin awesome!!!!!!
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very cool
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This is awesome news.
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Direct download/install and TiBu (I'm even a paid owner).

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Well, people can development custom ROM, they'll just have to be based around the OEM kernel, so it depends what you want from the ROM. If it's a tweaked UI, removed AT&T dookie-ware, etc., we should be good in short order.
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So glad I pre-ordered. I sure hope this will give us webtop without giving unlimited data. I know I won't use very much data, but I want the option of using webtop and don't want to give up my unlimited plan at this point.
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Where are the instructions on how to root the phone? My atrix is being delivered Monday and would like to root it.
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So..... Am I correct in assuming that once rooted, we can change the HDMI mirroring from False to True, thereby allowing Webtop with just an HDMI Cable?
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So..... Am I correct in assuming that once rooted, we can change the HDMI mirroring from False to True, thereby allowing Webtop with just an HDMI Cable?
+1, I would also like to know this. Obviously also how to get root to work.
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cant you just sideload easytether?
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+1, I would also like to know this. Obviously also how to get root to work.
You DO NOT need root in order for webtop to work with microHDMI to HDMI directly connected to your television or monitor. I've tested this.
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You DO NOT need root in order for webtop to work with microHDMI to HDMI directly connected to your television or monitor. I've tested this.

The BestBuy I was in sold out of their Micro2HDMI cords.. I'd go pick yours up too.. lol
Every "unboxing" I've seen, a microHDMI cable was supplied...is this not the case?
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You DO NOT need root in order for webtop to work with microHDMI to HDMI directly connected to your television or monitor. I've tested this.

The BestBuy I was in sold out of their Micro2HDMI cords.. I'd go pick yours up too.. lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8sN3DnKaKM&feature=player_embedded#at=14

Check this video out... It's the OPPOSITE of what you're saying... I'm confused, but Hey that's nothing new!! LOL
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Check this video out... It's the OPPOSITE of what you're saying... I'm confused, but Hey that's nothing new!! LOL
The phone in this video is a display/convention phone.

When he connected it and selected Entertainment mode (As opposed to Webtop mode) and began to scroll through the windows the Webtop window wasn't present. When I connect my phone I have the option for webtop as well as the option to skip to it while in Entertainment mode unlike this video..

So yes, that video is wrong.
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Every "unboxing" I've seen, a microHDMI cable was supplied...is this not the case?
By unboxing do you mean retail unboxing?

As I only had tech install kits which will not have the same stuff that the retail kits will have. Retail media kits I believe should have MicroHDMI 2 HDMI cables for your media dock. I do not believe the phone comes with a HDMI cable you have to purchase that separate or with the media dock kit. **Update** The retail phone only box I've been told does come with a MicroHDMI to HDMI cable.
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The phone in this video is a display/convention phone.

When he connected it and selected Entertainment mode (As opposed to Webtop mode) and began to scroll through the windows the Webtop window wasn't present. When I connect my phone I have the option for webtop as well as the option to skip to it while in Entertainment mode unlike this video..

So yes, that video is wrong.
Sweet! Thanks for clarifying that. I'm not sure I want to part with $129 for the dock and I don't need to part with $189 either as I already have a wireless keyboard & mouse. But I would like to see webtop in action 1st, and then decide.

Thanks!!
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well... I have titanium backup on my backflip... what are the odds now i can do a seemless restore from my backflip's backup? I say good? Question though, why does the image only show 2gb internal storage?
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Hell yeah that is awsome. Do you think we will be able to get custom roms at some point down the road, or is that not going to happen with this phone?

As a backflip user until about 3pm this coming monday ;-), I'd say custom roms are surely on the way. Like its been said though, mostly they will be based on OEM, so I'd doubt we'd get ginger much sooner than moto puts it out due to kernel. On the backflip, people have attempted to remove motoblur on their roms. I just kept it though and did some OCing.

I'm curious how the code handles the 2 cores though. Not sure.

More and more I'm reminded of the nofx song...

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just add "Atrix" in there every other word....
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why does the image only show 2gb internal storage?
Because test phones came with no internal SD cards and it is my personal one.
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Because test phones came with no internal SD cards and it is my personal one.
Are you guys still working on the bootloader ?
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Are you guys still working on the bootloader ?
I like your avatar from Asterix

If you go to the link in the OP you will see that its has been confirmed that the Atrix has an encrypted bootloader. No custom kernels for the ATRIX just like every Moto phone since the milestone.
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I like your avatar from Asterix
Bootloader is encrypted "Signed".. head over to XDA and original post for more info.

I loved Asterix and Obelix growing up!!


ALSO- I was told a micro HDMI cable does come with the retail phone only kit.

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Bootloader is encrypted.. head over to XDA and original post for more info.

I loved Asterix and Obelix growing up!!


ALSO- I was told a micro HDMI cable does come with the retail phone only kit.

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Heck yeah! We used to watch Astrix in french class in high school...
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If you go to the link in the OP you will see that its has been confirmed that the Atrix has an encrypted bootloader.
The OP was revised; the bootloader is signed, not encrypted.
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The OP was revised; the bootloader is signed, not encrypted.
Sorry to sound ignorant or stupid, but umm... what does that mean? Like I know what the bootloader is, and I was hoping to flash the phone once I got it since it seems that motorola is intent on butchering their phone (in respect to software). However, what's the difference between signed and encrypted?
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Is it even worth it to root the Atrix? I mean it voids the warranty and i'm not even sure if I want to spend $5 a month and I believe a $125 deductible on a $500 retail price for the Atrix.
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Is it even worth it to root the Atrix? I mean it voids the warranty and i'm not even sure if I want to spend $5 a month and I believe a $125 deductible on a $500 retail price for the Atrix.
I'm pretty sure you can easily unroot a phone, and no one would know the difference.
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Sorry to sound ignorant or stupid, but umm... what does that mean? Like I know what the bootloader is, and I was hoping to flash the phone once I got it since it seems that motorola is intent on butchering their phone (in respect to software). However, what's the difference between signed and encrypted?

You sir FOUND a golden ticket!

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That doesn't go into very much detail on what a signed bootloader is, but it does talk about it a bit.

So if I understood it correctly (and I may not have), but is a signed bootloader just a bootloader with kind of a key, and the phone won't properly boot unless it see's that key? The bootloader in this case would be easy to change, but if the key isn't there, then the phone just won't boot.

An encrypted bootloader would then be a bootloader encrypted so that it's difficult itself to get rid of or change. However, if you do manage to change it, you don't need a key to boot up the phone.


Am I correct at all there?
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[UPDATE FOR ROOT]

Here is the link for instructions on how to root your Atrix.

Motorola Atrix 4G Rooted - BriefMobile

(I'll try and get a HOW-TO Video for everyone tonight!..tomorrow? lol)





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I do have one question and this may be perfectly clear once I get my phone Tuesday, but in the instructions on the section that says:
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Install Motorola drivers on your computer

* Mount the device for Media Sync.
* Motorola Helper will install proper drivers.
Where do you get the Motorola drivers for the computer? Are they included on a disc with the phone or from a download from Motorola?

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Download from Motorola site:

USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA
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No, we've confirmed they self-install. Follow the instructions under the reference to drivers on the guide! It says to plug in your phone, press Media Sync. Then Motorola Helper will install them.

Guide: How To: Motorola Atrix 4G Root - BriefMobile
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No, we've confirmed they self-install. Follow the instructions under the reference to drivers on the guide! It says to plug in your phone, press Media Sync. Then Motorola Helper will install them.

Guide: How To: Motorola Atrix 4G Root - BriefMobile
Thanks that answers my question.
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Hi, thanks for the instructions on how to root the phone. I wanted to know if you would also let us know when you have uploaded a how to video on how to Root the motorola atrix please. Thanks
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"Now, the bad news: the bootloader remains firmly locked and presumably encrypted given Moto's track record, so custom kernels are still just a dream"

So whats the difference between "rooting" and "custom kernels"?
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Rooting gives you permissions to do things you normally wouldn't be allowed to do ( think administrative rights in Windows ). Custom kernel would be new firmware. In my current case, I have froyo on a phone that only saw an official donut release.
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