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[HOWTO] (moto-fastboot) Flash a build on an unlocked Atrix

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By eval-, Retired Recognized Developer on 24th June 2011, 12:26 AM
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Well, after 4 days of having a nearly functional solution to loopback mount 2.3.4 on (locked) 1.8.3 using 2nd-init... my work is useless. But now we can all run 2.3.4, and whatever else we want!

We don't even have to use RSD or .sbf files anymore. Why? Because our friends at Motorola also made enhancements to fastboot which allow you to flash >256mb partitions. This means we can overwrite large partitions, such as "system" (/system) and "webtop" (/osh), in addition to the blessed "boot" (kernel+ramdisk).

I've compiled it from the (thanks Motorola!) for linux, it is attached to this post.

UPDATE: Looks like romracer came through for all you people who still use windows, the MinGW version is attached. Thanks romracer!
(After you thank romracer's post you can see this guide)

If the files below (for your 32 or 64 [default] bit system) don't work, you can compile from fastbootNfriends yourself with a string like:
 gcc -o fastboot usb_linux.c util_linux.c fastboot.c protocol.c engine.c bootimg.c -lz ../libzipfile/zipfile.c ../libzipfile/centraldir.c -I../include -I../libzipfile -I../mkbootimg
UPDATE: Helpful users [email protected] and waqy. sent OSX binaries (compiled with extra flags "-framework CoreFoundation -framework Cocoa -framework IOKit") now attached.

Next post will tell you exactly how to use it to test out the HKTW 2.3.4 that was leaked a week ago which gave us all these great clues!
For me, when Atrix is connected ("lsusb | grep PCS" on Linux) it shows up as ID 22b8:708c if its in Fastboot mode.

The leaked build from Hong Kong / Taiwan was probably not built for a device that is exactly like ours. Test phones can have different hardware. Don't expect everything to work, it's super-duper beta and since we've all only been unlocked 24hrs no one really knows how usable it is! Flash at your own risk... (PS you can 'Skip' Motoblur just by hitting 'Menu' during setup. It won't connect anyway...)

PPS. You can still use "dd" or something dangerous to overwrite your mmcblk0p11 and mmcblk0p12 with new builds, if you are unlocked, but at your own risk.
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24th June 2011, 12:26 AM |#2  
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Red face HKTW instructions!
So, using eval-'s awesome moto-fastboot from the post above this one, combined with the wonders of an unlocked bootloader, we may finally start to enjoy full roms/gingerbread!

To flash the HKTW files, make sure you unlocked your bootloader. Then, download the following:

Extract them to obtain the following files:

1c78b33d92f6b956bffbf4b668888ce4  atrix-2.3.4-hktw-boot.img
18effca0371c7dbb36ec54443e72414b  atrix-2.3.4-hktw-system.img
b762c2a24a928da633c0f152d2fa7870  atrix-2.3.4-hktw-webtop.img
(Alternatively, you may use sbf_flash -x to extract these files directly from the SBF)

Now boot your phone into fastboot mode, and issue the following commands:

sudo ./moto-fastboot flash boot atrix-2.3.4-hktw-boot.img
sudo ./moto-fastboot flash system atrix-2.3.4-hktw-system.img
sudo ./moto-fastboot flash webtop atrix-2.3.4-hktw-webtop.img 
sudo ./moto-fastboot -w
sudo ./moto-fastboot reboot
Now observe your jaws dropping as you start to explore this awesome build!

Thanks to eval, the2dcour & [mbm] !
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24th June 2011, 12:29 AM |#3  
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24th June 2011, 12:33 AM |#5  
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You guys rock, now eval hit the motorola forum with this :)

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24th June 2011, 12:36 AM |#6  
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Oh my GOD! thank you a lot!!!
I'll check it out when I get home.... :P
24th June 2011, 12:50 AM |#7  
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sweetttt, now we wait for devs to make easy deodex flashable of this build hehehe
24th June 2011, 12:51 AM |#8  
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Awesome, I'm going to try this now but I need root to use tibu! How do we root this now?
24th June 2011, 12:52 AM |#9  
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so flashing the HKTW files will get us to an atrix-compatible gingerbread? on an AT&T device?
24th June 2011, 12:52 AM |#10  
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More targets for webtop, I surmise?
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