[HOW TO] Root Motorola Atrix 4G & Enable Sideloading


  1. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

    All work is credited to DesignGears, who tested all this out on a couple of devices. His donate link is in the instructions over at BriefMobile

    Instructions:
    Click here for downloads and full instructions as well as device support in the comments:
    Motorola Atrix 4G Rooted - BriefMobile

    What you’ll need first:

    • .NET Framework 2.0 or Mono v1.2.6 (more information on Linux)
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows 7
      • Ubuntu Hardy (8.04 LTS)
      • Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04)
      • Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)
      • Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS)
      • Ubuntu Maverick (10.10)
      • Debian Lenny (5.0)
      • Debian Squeeze (testing)
      • Debian Sid (unstable)
      • Debian Experimental
    • Install Motorola drivers on your computer
      • Mount the device for Media Sync.
      • Motorola Helper will install proper drivers.
    • Download Super One Click v1.6.5

    INSTRUCTIONS and support

    Thank you to DesignGears for these instructions. Donate to him!

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  2. Juijin

    Juijin Member

    Wow! Thank you! Can't wait to try it this coming up week.
  3. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

    :) Gonna be sweet! This also enables sideloading applications.
  4. rthomas10

    rthomas10 Active Member

    I'm new to android and have a question. Been a BlackBerry user for a while and haven't much thought about rooting that phone but I have been a little upset with all the bloatware on the phone that I can't get rid of.

    If you root the phone does it void the warranty?
    while doing this process is it possible to Brick the phone so it is unusable?

    Just a couple of questions.
  5. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

    You'll have to check Motorola's warranty policies. I don't want to lead you astray.

    It voids your warranty, but the process is pretty easy and safe. You can un-root your device if you need to take it back to the store for a refund.
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  6. Juijin

    Juijin Member

    I just saw, thanks. It makes the wait for Wednesday a lot longer since i cant get it earlier due to midterms.
  7. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

    Ahh! Midterms will do that to you. Bastards!
  8. crea78

    crea78 Well-Known Member

    It says to install Motorola drivers to your PC. However, it gave no link to download them so where should I find these? Also, it's great the Super One Click has already been applied for easy rooting :)
  9. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

    Instructions below the Install Drivers blip:

    • Mount the device for Media Sync.
    • Motorola Helper will install proper drivers.
  10. crea78

    crea78 Well-Known Member

    ^ it pays to read closer. Thanks
  11. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

    No problemo!

    The guide will be made a lot clearer when we get Atrix on 21st. I'll be able to write an FAQ and stuff.
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  12. crea78

    crea78 Well-Known Member

    When it says "Do NOT mount your device’s SD card", should we remove the SD card before connecting the phone to our PC? This is the first time I've owned an Android and rooting, so I need to know everything I can so I don't brick the phone.
  13. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

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  14. crea78

    crea78 Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks kpenning
  15. knappkd

    knappkd Well-Known Member

    Wow, I must be blind. I still don't see where to get the motorola drivers...
  16. knappkd

    knappkd Well-Known Member

    ok, I am an idiot... Just mount the device for media sync. :rolleyes:
  17. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

    Yep! It's easy. Basically plug in your phone and mount for "Media Sync"
  18. ThickG

    ThickG Active Member

    Nevermind, found my answer.
  19. thasiccest13

    thasiccest13 Member

    HI....
    i am new this will be my first Android phone!


    i read this
    What you
  20. crea78

    crea78 Well-Known Member

  21. thasiccest13

    thasiccest13 Member

    Cool thank you.
  22. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

    Windows 7 or Vista computers do not need additional installs.
  23. evilbastard

    evilbastard Well-Known Member

    Running Mandriva linux, and not having any luck getting the SuperOneClick working with Mono. Mono starts the program, but it never finishes successfully.
  24. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

    Hmm that's very odd. Hopefully some other Linux users can back you up with some support.

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