[Updated] Atrix 4G rooted!


  1. Getaphixx

    Getaphixx Active Member

    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.
  2. Getaphixx

    Getaphixx Active Member

    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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  3. Motofreaky!

    Motofreaky! Member

    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!!
  4. tical2k

    tical2k Well-Known Member

    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?
  5. tical2k

    tical2k Well-Known Member


    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...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbOE6YWLlGw

    just add "Atrix" in there every other word.... :D
  6. Getaphixx

    Getaphixx Active Member

    Because test phones came with no internal SD cards and it is my personal one.
    :p
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  7. zizo79

    zizo79 Well-Known Member

    Are you guys still working on the bootloader ?
    I like your avatar from Asterix
  8. FragDroidX

    FragDroidX Well-Known Member


    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.
  9. Getaphixx

    Getaphixx Active Member

    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.

    /thumbsup
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  10. zizo79

    zizo79 Well-Known Member

    Did watch them in french ? I grew up watching them as well
  11. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    Heck yeah! We used to watch Astrix in french class in high school...
  12. Battleship

    Battleship Member

    The OP was revised; the bootloader is signed, not encrypted.
  13. kenio8185

    kenio8185 Well-Known Member

    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?
  14. Getaphixx

    Getaphixx Active Member

  15. ddkid44

    ddkid44 Member

    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.
  16. kenio8185

    kenio8185 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure you can easily unroot a phone, and no one would know the difference.
  17. Getaphixx

    Getaphixx Active Member


    You sir FOUND a golden ticket!

    What is an Encypted Bootloader and What does it Mean? - xda-developers
  18. kenio8185

    kenio8185 Well-Known Member

    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?
  19. jreedar

    jreedar Active Member

    Thanks Getaphixx, Designgears and youareme7 for your work on making this happen!

    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:
    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?

    Thanks again.
  20. jroc

    jroc Well-Known Member

  21. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member

  22. jreedar

    jreedar Active Member

    Thanks that answers my question.
  23. tatiana320

    tatiana320 Active Member

    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:)
  24. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Well-Known Member

    "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"?
  25. weasel

    weasel Well-Known Member

    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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