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INDEX:
  1. Specifications & Software version release history
  2. Root/Unlock/Relock tools and guide
  3. Kernels & ROMs
  4. Themes and themeing
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  6. Accessories and Hardware hacks/mods
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Specifications & Software version release history
THE PHOTON IS NOT LTE CAPABLE- IT USES THE Beceem BCSM350-L RADIO

Specifications
For now go here

Original shipping software from factory, no SBF available
System version: 45.2.3.MB855.Sprint.en.US
Android Version: 2.3.4
Baseband version: N_01.28.03R
Webtop version: WT-1.2.0-135
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9-00027-geb0ab2d eaz002@fl36bld22 #2
Build number: 4.5.1A-1_SUN-154_MR-1

SBF: 1FF-sunfire-user-2.3.4-4.5.1A-1_SUN-154_MR-3-CM-release-keys-signed-Sprint-US
System version: 45.2.3.MB855.Sprint.en.US
Android Version: 2.3.4
Baseband version: n_01.28.04s.fk
Webtop version: WT-1.2.0-135
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9-00028-geb0ab2d eaz002@fl36bld22 #2
Build number: 4.5.1A-1_SUN-154_MR-3
MD5sum: 48ce6b0841ee76afce3ec565d7e426e4

SBF: 1FF-sunfire-user-2.3.4-4.5.1A-1_SUN-154_5-CM-release-keys-signed-Sprint-US
Download Mirrors: mirror1
System version: 45.2.5.MB855.Sprint.en.US
Android version: 2.3.4
Baseband version: n_01.28.05s.fk
Webtop version: WT-1.2.0-135
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9-00032-g60a2e4b eaz002@fl36bld22 #2
Build number: 4.5.1A-1_SUN-154_5
MD5sum: c80e9db5787e01923b3bd9449ce01e46
Release notes: http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/...rint.en.US.htm


OTA update, no SBF available
System version: 45.2.7.MB855.Sprint.en.US
Android version: 2.3.4
Baseband version: n_01.28.05s.fk
Webtop version: WT-1.2.0-135
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9-00032-g60a2e4b eaz002@fl36bld22 #2
Build number: 4.5.1A-1_SUN-154_6
Release notes: http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/...rint.en.US.htm


SBF: 1FF-sunfire-user-2.3.4-4.5.1A-1_SUN-198_5-CM-release-keys-signed-Sprint-US

Download Mirrors: mirror1
System version: 45.3.5.MB855.Sprint.en.US
Android version: 2.3.4
Baseband version: N_01.28.07R
Webtop version: WT-1.2.0-160
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9 dnt648@fl36bld22 #2
Build number: 4.5.1A-1_SUN-198_5
MD5sum: ac389d3542bbe191e4099e0551395cfd

SBF: 1FF-sunfire-user-2.3.4-4.5.1A-1_SUN-198_6-CM-release-keys-signed-Sprint-US
Download mirrors: mirror1
System version: 45.3.6.MB855.Sprint.en.US
Android version: 2.3.4
Baseband version: N_01.28.07R
Webtop version: WT-1.2.0-160
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9 dnt648@fl36bld22 #2
Build number: 4.5.1A-1_SUN_198-6
MD5sum: 86b9d762c96858c25c05c5d565c82551
Release notes: http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/...rint.en.US.htm


SBF: 1FF-sunfire-user-2.3.4-4.5.1A-1_SUN-198_7-CM-release-keys-signed-Sprint-US
Download mirrors: mirror1
System version: 45.3.7.MB855.Sprint.en.US
Android version: 2.3.4
Baseband version: N_01.28.07R
Webtop version: WT-1.2.0-160
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9 eaz002@fl36bld22 #2
Build number: 4.5.1A-1_SUN-198_7
MD5sum: db4ef1773c95460c2c903758a304b23f
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Root-Unlock-Relock Pack 1/26/12
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Contains the needed files and 198_7 SBF. Additional SBF's can be found on the Software version release history post.

Before starting, make sure you're phone is running 154_5, 198_6 or 198_7. DO NOT INSTALL ANYTHING FOR THE Electrify.

Shabby's AIO Root
  1. Install the Motorola drivers.
  2. Turn on debugging mode: Menu/Settings/Applications/Development/USB Debugging.
  3. Connect phone to computer in "Charge Only" mode.
  4. Double click the root.bat file and follow the on-screen prompts from the window that will pop up.

Photon Pudding Bootloader Unlock
!WARNING TO MOPHO USERS! Do not flash the 235pudding.rar file in the pudding thread. This is for electricify users ONLY
  1. Start RSD Lite on your computer
  2. Reboot phone into RSD mode: VOL down/Power. Use VOL down to scroll though options til you see "RSD" then VOL up to enable.
  3. Connect phone to computer.
  4. Flash derpunlock.sbf.
  5. Close RSD Lite and disconnect phone.
  6. Reboot phone into fastboot mode (same process as getting to RSD mode) and connect phone to computer
  7. Double click "Command Prompt" shortcut in the "Unlock" folder.
  8. In the Command Prompt window type moto-fastboot oem unlock
  9. Look for the UNIQUE ID number and copy it.
  10. Type moto-fastboot oem unlock YOUR_UNIQUE_ID_THAT_YOU_JUST_COPIED (fastboot should reply <bootloader> Device is now unlocked )

Flashing CWM Recovery current version 5.0.2.7-photon3
  1. If install-recovery.sh file is in system/etc then ,using root explorer, rename to install-recovery.sh.bak .
  2. Reboot phone into fastboot mode
  3. Open command prompt in the moto-fastboot folder and type the following using the <enter> key after each command:

    moto-fastboot devices

    moto-fastboot erase recovery

    moto-fastboot flash recovery recovery-red-photon3.img

    moto-fastboot reboot


Relocking without Full SBF flash
  1. Factory reset phone Menu/Settings/Privacy/Factory Data Reset DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP
  2. Reboot phone into fastboot mode: VOL down/Power. Use VOL down to scroll though options til you see "fastboot" then VOL up to enable. and connect phone to computer
  3. Open command prompt in the moto-fastboot folder and type the following using the <enter> key after each command:

    moto-fastboot devices

    moto-fastboot erase recovery

    moto-fastboot flash recovery stock_recovery.smg

    moto-fastboot reboot
  4. Disconnect phone from computer
  5. Start RSD Lite on your computer
  6. Reboot phone into RSD mode: VOL down/Power. Use VOL down to scroll though options til you see "RSD" then VOL up to enable.
  7. Connect phone to computer.
  8. Flash nopudding4u.sbf.
  9. Close RSD Lite and disconnect phone.
  10. Reboot phone


Return to Stock/Relocking via FullSBF flash
  1. Factory reset phone Menu/Settings/Privacy/Factory Data Reset DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP
  2. Start RSD Lite on your computer
  3. Reboot phone into RSD mode: VOL down/Power. Use VOL down to scroll though options til you see "RSD" then VOL up to enable.
  4. Connect phone to computer.
  5. From RSD Lite, flash the 198_7 SBF
    *RSD lite has a known bug where it will give a "failed" error during the final "rebooting phone" phase. IGNORE THIS ERROR AND MANUALLY REBOOT PHONE
  6. Close RSD Lite and disconnect phone.
  7. Reboot phone
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Currently Active/Stable releases:

Jokersax's Blur and CM7 Kernels
olegfusion's Blur OC Kernel
olegfusion's CM9 kernel's

Inactive Stable releases:
Shabby's [ACS][Kernel] Photon-Penguins RC2
Jokersax's [kernel] unlocked only, Stable kernels only 12/4/11

Currently Active Test releases:


Inactive Test releases:
Jokersax's test kernels cm7/blur{most are stable} 12/04/11


ROMs


Currently Active Releases:
BLUR- peetr_'s [ROM] 2.3.5 Hybrid (Stock/CM7), Multilingual, Deblur
BLUR- mof9336's MOF 2.3.5.ish
BLUR- RockoDev's 2.3.5 unlocked&Locked
AOSP- cybik's CyanogenMOD 7 for the Sunfire
AOSP- Jokersax's unofficial cm9
AOSP- Team Moto Tegra- Project kitchen sink (cm9,miui,cna,aokp,gummy)
AOSP- spleef's Codename Android
AOSP- spleef's AOKPCB
AOSP- spleef's Android Open Kang Project
AOSP- spleef's [MIiui.us]MIUI/ICS port [unlocked]
AOSP- spleef's paranoid android
AOSP- Team Moto Tegra- Gummy Rom
AOSP- Th3Bill's MIUI.us 2.6.8 Photon Official Port


Inactive Releases:
BLUR- edward.hidalgo's {ROM}(ROCKO)(EternityProject)Locked&unlocked
AOSP- [KANG][ROM] CM7.2 by Photon Dev team
AOSP- tommyb_'s [ICS][ROM][PORT] AOKP Milestone4 Photon/Electrify
AOSP-spleef's TurlCM9_V10_Photon
AOSP- xboxfanj's [Rom] [ACS] Pre-pre-pre alpha miui
BLUR- Jokersax's Unlocked and Locked(4g) 12/11/11
BLUR- S0ckM0nk3y's [ACS]Magnifier 1.0 Deodexed [11.04.11]
BLUR- seanzscreams HomeBase Photon
BLUR- seanscreams STAR WARS 2.8
BLUR- kennethpenn's Alien Build #1
BLUR- kennethpenn's Photon Laser v1.1
BLUR- ptfdmedic's Deodexed Syatem and Framework (45.2.5)
AOSP- mrinehart93's [ALPHA ROM] CyanogenMod 7
AOSP- cybik's [ALPHA] [CDMA/GSM/UMTS] [PHOTON/ELECTRIFY] MoPhoK[a/i]ng CM7
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Themeing:
MedicStuder's [How-To] Theming a community project

Themes:
jfdebo779's Black and Yellow
jfdebo779's Simply Mopho
Doballa's Dark Fire Photon
KTT16's Blackout
KTT16's Underground Sea
Yay's Red Theme for 198_6/198_7
motempo's Quantum Photon
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Webtop and Webtop hacks/mods


Mods and Hacks
_unknown's Webtop over HDMI Hack for Photon GB 2.3.4
SystemR89's Full Linux (Debian) inside WebTop!
arvati's WebTopScripts - Fixing apt-get dependencies on WebTop
YellowGTO's WebTop taskbar + Icons
Sogarth's webtop2sd
x_fight's Increase resolution on webtop
mastashake57's Exchange email in webtop

All-In-One Guides
larrybiggs' Take your stock photon and release the hidden ubuntu magic contained within.


Software Mods/Hacks

halfevildruid's (HOW-TO) Unlock GSM for domestic carriers on Photon
Dblfstr's [Netflix V1.5.2] Netflix Rotation Enabled Apps w/ Colored Loading Screen
altimax98's rehosted HD Netflix App
Cubanluke88's [How To] Run Hulu Plus On your Photon!
mamaich's QEMU and BOCHS ports for android
jshafer817's Android running x86 wine and solitaire!
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Flashing CWM Recovery current version 5.0.2.7-photon3
  1. If install-recovery.sh file is in system/etc then ,using root explorer, rename to install-recovery.sh.bak .
Could you please help me on that step? I can't find install-recovery.sh inside system/etc. Thanks a lot.
PS: build number : 4.5.1A-1_SUN-198-7
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Flashing CWM Recovery current version 5.0.2.7-photon3
  1. If install-recovery.sh file is in system/etc then ,using root explorer, rename to install-recovery.sh.bak .
Could you please help me on that step? I can't find install-recovery.sh inside system/etc. Thanks a lot.
PS: build number : 4.5.1A-1_SUN-198-7
Seeing that you don't have the install-recovery.sh the If means that you do not need to do that step. Skip that step and move on
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tks a lot.I can move on
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you are a real expert. The way u organize Root-Unlock-Relock pack is the best in my opinion. It really helps user like me to make a big thing happen to the fone. No need SDK, ADT, eclipse....

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This is crazy awesome work. Much appreciated.

One question: If I changed my desktop to fluxbox, is there a console command I can run to get that "Phone view", or do I need to go back to one of the default WMs?
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Updated:

Changes:
Added a ton of ROM's
Move a couple to inactive
Removed some dead/kang stuff
Updated kernels section
Added GSM unlock to Software Mods/Hacks section
Added my personal battery saver settings to misc section because I keep getting asked

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Rebuild the root/unlock/relock pack
Reorganize the sections

Status of my "work":
Webtop on 2.3.5 is dead. There are multiple 2.3.5 releases and when fixed on one it breaks on another.
Webtop AOSP for CM7 and CM9 is dead until loop device support is added. There was some Ubuntu Installer links for CM9 that would have been helpful but the links are dead with no mirrors.
Imperium Initiative KANG is dead as there are newer 2.3.5 releases out there.
The Live ROM Conversion known as Universal DeBlur/DeBloat is dead due to the lack needed files and info from users to further tune on supported devices.
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Your collection is so helpful for MoPho newbies like me, it definitely help to unleash the true power of the MoPho!!
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It seems like I'm the only one that is keeping Photon info updated on a regular basis across multiple sites. Is there any way we can please make this a sticky?
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Maybe try messaging one of the mods?
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This. Also, a Guide may be able to get this going.
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I haven't heard anything back yet so I figured I'd put it out there publicly. I'll try and hit up twospirits and see if he can help as well.
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I haven't heard anything back yet so I figured I'd put it out there publicly. I'll try and hit up twospirits and see if he can help as well.
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Default Please help...my photon is driving me nuts

When running the software update the phone auto reboot and then did fail to boot, blah blah.....I read the response to fix it through Root/Unlock/Relock Tools and Guide. However when I click on download, it brings up the ilivid downloader. then it keeps redownloading the ilivid link. It never loops back to whatIam trying to download. Is there another way to get the drivers?
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hi, I am need "Root-Unlock-Relock Pack" link is not work.thanks
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I'm a little confused, is there an easy way to root phone? with this new udpate? I'm a little confused if the old way still works or not.
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Hello,
I have had a reboot issue ever since I upgraded to 2.3.5.
My phone will randomly reboot 0-5 times a day and has recently enter into a boot loop that only a factory reset will cure.
Now after getting a replacement phone from Sprint, the second phone is doing the same thing (random reboots and boot loops).
FYI... I've used the photon-torpedo method to root both phones.
I've tried running with no 3rd party apps, just updates to original apps and still get an occasional reboot.

Any ideas?

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Old September 23rd, 2012, 08:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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2.3.4
Shabby's root method works
Unlockable

2.3.5
Photon Torpedo root method is required for root
Shabby's method does not work
Locked with no way to unlock


@tl5k5
If without even trying to root you are getting reboot issues then there is an issue. If you are getting you replacements via Sprint then the replacement phones may very well be defective. As bad as this sounds you may need to go through a couple replacements to get a good one. I'm not sure if the policy has changed since I left but after a number of replacements you can request to be moved to a different device.
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Thanks Lokifish,
I've heard there may be an issue with Photon's and switching between wireless AP's. This can cause some Photon's to reboot. I'm going to try running on 3G/4G only for a few days to see what the results are.
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Lokifish,
What's the best way to unroot the Photon?
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Found the RSD flashing method.
failed re-enumeration

What next?
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Also...found this nice link:
https://sites.google.com/site/motosbf/rsdlite
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