!!!LOOK HERE FIRST!!! Motorola Photon Compendium a.k.a. all things MoPho 06/11/12


  1. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

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    Motorola Photon Compendium
    *Active development will be defined as updates or new releases within the past 60 days

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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
    5. Webtop and Webtop hacks/mods & Software Hacks and Mods
    6. Accessories and Hardware hacks/mods
    7. working on it

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  2. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

    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
  3. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

    Root/Unlock/Relock tools and guide


    Root-Unlock-Relock Pack 1/26/12
    HERE
    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
  4. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

    Kernels​


    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
  5. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

    Accessories and Hardware Mods/Hacks
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  6. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

    Imperium Site server crash. I'll finish this up in a bit.
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  7. tieungao35

    tieungao35 New Member

    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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  8. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

    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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  9. tieungao35

    tieungao35 New Member

    tks a lot.I can move on :)
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  10. tieungao35

    tieungao35 New Member

    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....

    Again I am appreciated your work.
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  11. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

  12. gravy21

    gravy21 New Member

    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?
  13. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

    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

    Need to do:
    Rewrite the entire root/unlock section.
    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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  14. gofd

    gofd New Member

    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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  15. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

    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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  16. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    Maybe try messaging one of the mods?
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  17. KOLIO

    KOLIO NOTEoriously XPOSED Guide


    ^o^
    This. Also, a Guide may be able to get this going.
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  18. Lokifish

    Lokifish Well-Known Member Developer

    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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  19. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    twospirits stickied this for you guys :).

    Cheers and thanks for your work!
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  20. grr2012

    grr2012 New Member

    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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  21. ayar

    ayar New Member

    hi, I am need "Root-Unlock-Relock Pack" link is not work.thanks
  22. jkluczyk

    jkluczyk Member

    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.
  23. tl5k5

    tl5k5 Member

    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?

    Thanks!
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