Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,768,220 Members 45,649 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Atrix in general

Tip us?
 
eSu.Matix
Old
#1  
eSu.Matix's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 81
Posts: 382
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sofia
Default [Q] Atrix in general

Hello.
I'm a Motorola Milestone XT720 owner and I love my phone. XT720 was my first Android device but since now it's an year old so I wanna change it with something better. As an Motorola user I experienced the locked bootloader issue, the lack of support from Motorola and the tone of unstable and full of little annoying issues ROMs. Now we have several great and stable ROMs but it was a long road we walk true. I personally like MIUI with LauncherProPlus but our MIUI and CM9 are not very stable and camera does not work, so I use CM7 which is also great.

So since I walk you true my Android experience I have several questions to ask:

- How do you feel in general for your Atrix?
- Does Motorola plan to unlock the bootloader?
- Does Motorola plan to update Atrix to 4.0 ICS? (I guess so cause now Motorola is owned by Google but I'm not sure)
- Are there really complete and stable 3rd part ROMs for Atrix in XDA.
- Would you advice me to buy another phone instead of Atrix for the same amount of money?
- I heard that Atrix's display fills with dust over time and it cannot be cleaned which is really annoying.
- How do you feel about build quality of Atrix. Is it easy to break/scratch/crack cause I use to drop my phone very often, about once every month or so and I already have some minor damages over my XT720.

Cheers and thank you in advance!
Motorola Moto G @ Android 4.4.2 | CyanogenMod 11
Sony Xperia SP @ Android 4.3 Jelly Bean | Stock
Phone history: Nokia 8210 → Motorola C350 → Motorola E365 → Motorola C980 → Nokia E50 → Nokia 6500(classic) → Nokia C5-03 → Motorola XT720 → Motorola Atrix → Motorola Moto G & Sony Xperia SP
 
tehrules
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 32
Posts: 178
Join Date: May 2011
Without being rude buddy, there's a search feature and the first few questions you've asked are already answered.

Some of them should be obvious when you look in the development section too.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to tehrules For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
msd24200
Old
#3  
msd24200's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 102
Posts: 2,530
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: KY
Quote:
Originally Posted by tehrules View Post
Without being rude buddy, there's a search feature and the first few questions you've asked are already answered.

Some of them should be obvious when you look in the development section too.
+ 1 there have been several threads started about this very same topic

Sent from my MB860 using xda premium
Phone:Motorola Atrix
Old Phone:HTC Aria
Old Phone:AT&T TILT
SPL:Hard-SPL-v3.56
Rom:custom
Radio:Varies with rom
8gig micro sdhc

I'm now in "THE CLICK"
WM6.5Themes some by me
UNLOCK OUR BOOTLOADERS
Swype Rage
The Following User Says Thank You to msd24200 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
eSu.Matix
Old
(Last edited by eSu.Matix; 22nd March 2012 at 06:07 PM.)
#4  
eSu.Matix's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 81
Posts: 382
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sofia
I wasn't at home when I post this tread and I needed a fast answer. You could save me hours of reading withing 2 min and few lines but anyway. Thank you for your spent time posting remark. I will still appreciate if someone manage to answer my questions.
Motorola Moto G @ Android 4.4.2 | CyanogenMod 11
Sony Xperia SP @ Android 4.3 Jelly Bean | Stock
Phone history: Nokia 8210 → Motorola C350 → Motorola E365 → Motorola C980 → Nokia E50 → Nokia 6500(classic) → Nokia C5-03 → Motorola XT720 → Motorola Atrix → Motorola Moto G & Sony Xperia SP
 
stewartsoda
Old
#5  
stewartsoda's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 111
Posts: 564
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Somewhere In Idaho
Quote:
Originally Posted by eSu.Matix View Post
I wasn't at home when I post this tread and I needed a fast answer. You could save me hours of reading withing 2 min and few lines but anyway. Thank you for your spent time posting remark. I will still appreciate if someone manage to answer my questions.
Whoa, a member from BG? Strahotno!

Okay, I'll try to help because I'm a nice guy. But this has all been covered before.

1. Read the n00b guide. It's stickied.

- How do you feel in general for your Atrix?
Love it. After a few tweaks (mostly just the raindrop fix) I think it's great.
- Does Motorola plan to unlock the bootloader?
Nope. Not gonna happen officially. There is a workaround though.
- Does Motorola plan to update Atrix to 4.0 ICS? (I guess so cause now Motorola is owned by Google but I'm not sure)
For ATT, yes. For international, probably.
- Are there really complete and stable 3rd part ROMs for Atrix in XDA.
There are some. They are complete. They are mostly stable. Read the Android Dev section.
- Would you advice me to buy another phone instead of Atrix for the same amount of money?
Nope. Maybe the SGS2, it's a toss-up.
- I heard that Atrix's display fills with dust over time and it cannot be cleaned which is really annoying.
Never had that problem in either of the two I've had.
- How do you feel about build quality of Atrix. Is it easy to break/scratch/crack cause I use to drop my phone very often, about once every month or so and I already have some minor damages over my XT720.
Strong, although it pains me to think about dropping mine. Put a case on it. Even with Gorilla Glass the screen will scratch. I have had a screen protector on my replacement one since day one.
LG OG E970 - Paulicat's Korean 4.4.2 ROM
The Graveyard:
Samsung GS3 - Mostly stock ATT (sometimes) (broken screen)
Motorola Atrix 4G - CM10 (Rooted, BL-Unlocked, SIM-Unlocked) (sold)
ATRIX LapDock (sold)
HTC FUZE (RAPH110) (sold)
HTC Juno (modded to WM6.5) (sold)
iPod Touch 1G (jailbroken) (retired)
Axim X51v (modded to WM6) (sold)
Axim X5 Advanced (sold)
Palm i705 (ugh, traded)
The Following User Says Thank You to stewartsoda For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
rlillard
Old
(Last edited by rlillard; 23rd March 2012 at 06:49 AM.) Reason: Additional content
#6  
Member
Thanks Meter 6
Posts: 73
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SF Bay Area
Quote:
Originally Posted by stewartsoda View Post
Whoa, a member from BG? Strahotno!

- How do you feel about build quality of Atrix. Is it easy to break/scratch/crack cause I use to drop my phone very often, about once every month or so and I already have some minor damages over my XT720.
Strong, although it pains me to think about dropping mine. Put a case on it. Even with Gorilla Glass the screen will scratch. I have had a screen protector on my replacement one since day one.
On a related note, the Atrix is among the easier phones to repair your-self if you are into that sort of thing.

See http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Motor...eardown/4964/1

I want to add that the Atrix received a repairability score of 9 out of 10. See step 15.

I bought my Atrix on opening day just over a year ago. I have had some issues, but nothing major. I am not very impressed with any of the new phones being announced. Some are marginally better is some areas, others not. None are close to good enough to make me replace my Atrix and that includes the newest Nexus from Samsung.
The Following User Says Thank You to rlillard For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
xploited
Old
#7  
xploited's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 326
Posts: 946
Join Date: Feb 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by eSu.Matix View Post
So since I walk you true my Android experience I have several questions to ask:
Cheers and thank you in advance!

- How do you feel in general for your Atrix?
Love it. The hardware is very capable. The bootloader is unlocked. There are many great developers who fix and improve things for us.
- Does Motorola plan to unlock the bootloader?
No. The community has found a way to unlock the bootloader.
- Does Motorola plan to update Atrix to 4.0 ICS? (I guess so cause now Motorola is owned by Google but I'm not sure)
Yes. It says so on their official web-site. But it will take a long time. CM9 is in beta already on the other hand.
- Are there really complete and stable 3rd part ROMs for Atrix in XDA.
Yes, there are many great complete stable ROMs for the atrix. (Neutrino, Aura, etc)
- Would you advice me to buy another phone instead of Atrix for the same amount of money?
Atrix has the best hardware for it's price. I doubt you can find anything better in this price range.
- I heard that Atrix's display fills with dust over time and it cannot be cleaned which is really annoying.
No, it doesn't.
- How do you feel about build quality of Atrix. Is it easy to break/scratch/crack cause I use to drop my phone very often, about once every month or so and I already have some minor damages over my XT720.
The build quality is really good. I do use my phone in an otterbox case, so it still looks like new after 6 months of use. And if you drop your phone often, I recommend using an otterbox as well.
Galaxy SIII i9300 AOSP
Nexus 7

Sign up to Dropbox via my link and we both get 2GB +250mb for free!
The Following User Says Thank You to xploited For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Lyazow
Old
#8  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 4
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by eSu.Matix View Post
- Are there really complete and stable 3rd part ROMs for Atrix in XDA.
Among the stable (though maybe not the complete) are a few CM9 roms (jokersax/kang) based on ICS.
The Following User Says Thank You to Lyazow For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
eSu.Matix
Old
#9  
eSu.Matix's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 81
Posts: 382
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sofia
I really appreciate all your answers. Tomorrow or on Monday I will be a proud owner of my own Atrix. There is an offer for 289€ with two years Bulgarian or one year international warranty without a contract to operator so it's an awesome price for an awesome phone.
Thank you all for your answers. Really helped me.
I hope I can be in help to the community soon.
@ stewartsoda - Ти си страхотен, приятел.
Motorola Moto G @ Android 4.4.2 | CyanogenMod 11
Sony Xperia SP @ Android 4.3 Jelly Bean | Stock
Phone history: Nokia 8210 → Motorola C350 → Motorola E365 → Motorola C980 → Nokia E50 → Nokia 6500(classic) → Nokia C5-03 → Motorola XT720 → Motorola Atrix → Motorola Moto G & Sony Xperia SP

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes