[Guide] Upgrading to Gingerbread 2.3.4 ATT or International [IHOP]

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joe ferreira

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May 21, 2007
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296
Mountlake Terrace, WA
BEING UPDATED!!! Wait for revision!!!





EVERYONE READ THIS LINK FIRST ABOUT INTERNATIONAL PUDDING
.
ATT/Orange/Bell/Telestra/Latin America ONLY
.
.
.
ATT and International IHOP!
This guide will help you to unlock your atrix bootloader and flash gingerbread 2.3.4
.
You must update your phone to the latest firmware before doing this guide!
If you just bought the Atrix it is not up to date out of the box!

.
*att 1.8.3 required. 3 bricks confirmed from users not being on 1.8.3 before unlocking the bootloader!

* changed the thread to have the 1.8.3 pudding full rom instead of just the bootloader to have a higher success rate. July 14, 2011 10:00pm PST*

If you do not have version 5.1.0 of the motorola drivers uninstall your drivers and install the ones from this post.

Warning!!! After unlocking your bootloader do not flash any OTA updates or sbf roms after unlocking!
You can and will hardbrick your device!


MAKE SURE your BATTERY has a FULL CHARGE before your attempt to unlock or flash anything!
Flashing from a laptop? Use the back ports!







[Guide] Upgrading to Gingerbread 2.3.4


Download all software to start hacking your atrix.

1. Download and install rsdlite
http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=634879&d=1308872277
2. Download and install the motorola atrix windows drivers
64 bit
http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=634880&d=1308872277
32 bit
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JS6SW5ZE[/QUOTE]
3. Reboot your pc after installing the drivers.
4. ATT Users download the ATT Pudding
5. Download my combined atrix tools package for windows. UPDATED WITH IHOP!
http://www.multiupload.com/TSV9YJGG2Z
6. Extract the zip for the combined atrix tools package for windows to C:\atrix
....If att extract the 183_pudding.rar with winrar to C:\atrix

When finished the contents of C:\atrix should look like this
adb.exe
adbwinapi.dll
adbwinusbapi.dll
fastboot.exe
moto-fastboot.exe
IHOP_Bell.sbf
183_pudding.sbf *att only

Unlock your atrix bootloader


1. Put the phone in RSD MODE

a) power the phone off
b) hold power and hold volume up

2. Flashing pudding

a) open rsdlite
b) connect the phone to the pc
c) click the ...
ATT USERS
d) browse and find C:\atrix\183_pudding.sbf
INTERNATIONAL USERS
d) browse and find C:\atrix\IHOP_Bell.sbf

e) select the phone in the lower panel after the status area says "connected..."
f) click start
g) wait for the flash to complete and reboot the phone
h) after the phone is all the way back in android to the lock screen unplug the phone
i) power the phone off
j) close rsdlite
3. Put the phone in fastboot mode

a) power your phone off
b) hold power and volume down
c) hit volume up (this should start fastboot mode)

4. Unlock the phone

a) open a command prompt on your windows pc
b) type the following in the command prompt
cd C:\atrix
fastboot oem unlock
c) it should then display something like the following in your command prompt
Unlocking your device can permenently VOID your warranty.
This process cannot be reversed. If you wish to proceed,
reissue the unlock OEM command containing the unique ID
of your device: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
OKAY [ 0.002s]
finished. total time: 0.002s
d) type the following replacing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with the unique ID from the previous command prompt.
fastboot oem unlock XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
e) Type the following to reboot your device
fastboot reboot
5. Uninstall RSDlite from your computer using the (add remove programs) or (programs and features) control panel

How to flash CWM Recovery(tenfar's)

1. Download the tenfar's CWM recovery
http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=641508&d=1309404399

2. Extract the recovery.img from the zip file to C:\atrix

3. rename the extracted recovery image file from the zip from
recovery-en-goapk-XXX-XXX.img to recovery.img

4. Put the phone in fastboot mode
a) Power your phone off
b) Hold power and volume down
c) hit volume up (this should start fastboot mode)​

5. Flash the recovery.img
a) open a command prompt on your windows pc
b) type the following in the command prompt

cd C:\atrix
moto-fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
moto-fastboot reboot

How to flash Gingerbread 2.3.4 via CWM recovery
do not flash an ATT radio to a international phone. search for your radio!
* You can also use this same procedure to install a custom kernel like faux123's
1. Choose the Rom/kernel you want to use from the Atrix Android Development forum
ATT Roms
kennethpenns 2.3.4 rom (very stable)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1159385
Cherryblur rom is also available
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1160649

International Roms
[fruitcakes]2.3.4 stock for international is in the second post of the thread

advanced user rom ( not a cwm zip installation )
[ROM & FIX] (fastboot) 2.3.4 OrangeFR (Jul5: 4.5.2A-11) w/ RAM fix for Intl. unlocked
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1169409

2. Put the CWM zip file on your sdcard (sdcard-ext)
3. Load recovery
a) power off your phone
b) hold power and volume down
c) hit volume down 6-7 times to cycle through the menu to "Android Recovery"
d) hit volume up

4) Install the CWM Zip
a) use volume down to select install zip from sdcard
b) hit the power button
c) use the volume button to select external sdcard
d) hit power button
e) hit the volumme button until you reach the cwm zip you want to install
f) hit the power button
g) hit the volumme button until you reach the confirm install line
h) hit the power button

5) Clear /data and /cache and /davlike cache
* if your phone goes into a boot loop after flashing a rom or kernel this is always the first thing to try.
Put the phone in fastboot mode.
a) Power your phone off
b) Hold power and volume down
c) hit volume up (this should start fastboot mode)​
b) type the following in the command prompt

cd C:\atrix
moto-fastboot -w
moto-fastboot reboot
[/INDENT]

Grats!

FAQ
Q: Does this void my warranty?
A: Yes
Q: why after I flash CWM recovery do i get a android guy instead of the recovery menu?
A: Read this post for the solution. :) We said do not apply ota updates!
Q: How can I downgrade my atrix after I unlock?
A: Flash one of the FruitCake Roms
Q: Can I brick my atrix?
A: Yes they're is always that chance. Here are some simple things to remember that can save your phone from a hard brick.

1. Always make sure you have a full charge prior to flashing.
2. Once you are free of motorola stay that way.
3. Do not flash sbf files to restore to stock if you mess up. reflash the CWM zip or fastboot images
4. Do not flash ota updates.
3. After you unlock the only time you should ever have to use rsdlite again is to flash a radio.
4. moto-fastboot and cwm are the primary ways to flash a rom.
5. Again stop flashing with rsd lite after you unlock your bootloader.
6. update to the latest offical ota updates before unlocking.
Q: Why doesn't my mss/smms/data/etc work now
A: Read this thread on fixing your APN's

*More To be posted here when users have more questions.


Thanks and comments
I was getting tired of helping users in IRC and decided to create this thread to make the complete process easier to understand.

I wish to thank everyone of the dev's at xda atrix for making all of these solutions.
Thanks the2dcour, eval, unknown, edgan, eval, kennethpenn, sogarth, designgears, tenfar, Ronaldo9 and my girl friend Aubrey Strand for dealing with my flashing addiction. :) If I missed anyone please send me a pm and I will add you to this list of dev's that need credit in this thread.
 
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detroitjb

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Mar 7, 2011
40
2
Thanks for this! It's always way more helpful when somebody takes all the various threads and information and consolidates it into one thread.

Maybe as questions are asked, edit the original post to include a FAQ section with all the questions and answers....this way, the same **** isn't being asked 25,000 times.
 

ceo.mtcl

Senior Member
Aug 20, 2008
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487
St. Paul, MN
Well thanks for posting but I think this information is already out there. Unless you are looking for this to be stikied, this can be moved to general section.

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joe ferreira

Senior Member
May 21, 2007
582
296
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Well thanks for posting but I think this information is already out there. Unless you are looking for this to be stikied, this can be moved to general section.

Sent from my MB860 using XDA Premium App

ceo.htcl,
I am very aware that the information is out their.
but the other guides in general are basically just links to other threads.
this is a actual complete guide.

If this needs to be in general then a mod can please move it, but a lot of the beginners look here in dev and never look in general.
 

s2h2golf

Senior Member
Sep 16, 2010
129
9
Great job. I seriously needed this Sunday/Monday after I went out and upgraded my Captivate to the Atrix. It took quite a while to compile all the information scattered out there to get the job done.

One thing I would add, which was driving me crazy, once you install the drivers, you need to reboot the computer, otherwise RSD Lite will not recognize the phone. I think this is for Windows XP only.
 

Dell2

Senior Member
Jul 25, 2010
71
4
Well thanks for posting but I think this information is already out there. Unless you are looking for this to be stikied, this can be moved to general section.

Sent from my MB860 using XDA Premium App

I would like to add to this thread. I am unlocked with Ken's 2.3.4 Rom on my atrix, but it was very frustrating to get because of one prerequisite step- Tenfar's CWM.

Since all developers are using the CWM as a prerequisite, someone needs to write a clear guide on how to get it. I had to read through that entire thread, and ask for help to successfully flash it.

It was just aggravating to go through that much for a supposedly minor step. It took me 24 hours! BULLSH!T.

Sent from my MB860 using XDA App
 

joe ferreira

Senior Member
May 21, 2007
582
296
Mountlake Terrace, WA
I would like to add to this thread. I am unlocked with Ken's 2.3.4 Rom on my atrix, but it was very frustrating to get because of one prerequisite step- Tenfar's CWM.

Since all developers are using the CWM as a prerequisite, someone needs to write a clear guide on how to get it. I had to read through that entire thread, and ask for help to successfully flash it.

It was just aggravating to go through that much for a supposedly minor step. It took me 24 hours! BULLSH!T.

Sent from my MB860 using XDA App

I am confused.
this is already in the guide.
the part for installing recovery is tenfars cwm recovery
 

joe ferreira

Senior Member
May 21, 2007
582
296
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Great job. I seriously needed this Sunday/Monday after I went out and upgraded my Captivate to the Atrix. It took quite a while to compile all the information scattered out there to get the job done.

One thing I would add, which was driving me crazy, once you install the drivers, you need to reboot the computer, otherwise RSD Lite will not recognize the phone. I think this is for Windows XP only.

thanks. added the reboot.
 

joe ferreira

Senior Member
May 21, 2007
582
296
Mountlake Terrace, WA
I would like to add to this thread. I am unlocked with Ken's 2.3.4 Rom on my atrix, but it was very frustrating to get because of one prerequisite step- Tenfar's CWM.

Since all developers are using the CWM as a prerequisite, someone needs to write a clear guide on how to get it. I had to read through that entire thread, and ask for help to successfully flash it.

It was just aggravating to go through that much for a supposedly minor step. It took me 24 hours! BULLSH!T.

Sent from my MB860 using XDA App

to make it more clear that this is tenfar's cwm recovery I added his name to that section.
 

Dell2

Senior Member
Jul 25, 2010
71
4
I am confused.
this is already in the guide.
the part for installing recovery is tenfars cwm recovery


Uh no, that's what I'm talking about, he states it as a step, that's it. He doesnt give you directions on how to do it, he just tells you to do it. It's supposed to be simple, but look at how many posts are in that thread. Too many posts for a simple step.
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joe ferreira

Senior Member
May 21, 2007
582
296
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Uh no, that's what I'm talking about, he states it as a step, that's it. He doesnt give you directions on how to do it, he just tells you to do it. It's supposed to be simple, but look at how many posts are in that thread. Too many posts for a simple step.
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oh i get it. your saying that I made it clear and understandable how to actually flash tenfars cwm recovery to the atrix. ok.

btw I also just added more information about bricking and how to avoid it.
 

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    BEING UPDATED!!! Wait for revision!!!





    EVERYONE READ THIS LINK FIRST ABOUT INTERNATIONAL PUDDING
    .
    ATT/Orange/Bell/Telestra/Latin America ONLY
    .
    .
    .
    ATT and International IHOP!
    This guide will help you to unlock your atrix bootloader and flash gingerbread 2.3.4
    .
    You must update your phone to the latest firmware before doing this guide!
    If you just bought the Atrix it is not up to date out of the box!

    .
    *att 1.8.3 required. 3 bricks confirmed from users not being on 1.8.3 before unlocking the bootloader!

    * changed the thread to have the 1.8.3 pudding full rom instead of just the bootloader to have a higher success rate. July 14, 2011 10:00pm PST*

    If you do not have version 5.1.0 of the motorola drivers uninstall your drivers and install the ones from this post.

    Warning!!! After unlocking your bootloader do not flash any OTA updates or sbf roms after unlocking!
    You can and will hardbrick your device!


    MAKE SURE your BATTERY has a FULL CHARGE before your attempt to unlock or flash anything!
    Flashing from a laptop? Use the back ports!







    [Guide] Upgrading to Gingerbread 2.3.4


    Download all software to start hacking your atrix.

    1. Download and install rsdlite
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=634879&d=1308872277
    2. Download and install the motorola atrix windows drivers
    64 bit
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=634880&d=1308872277
    32 bit
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JS6SW5ZE[/QUOTE]
    3. Reboot your pc after installing the drivers.
    4. ATT Users download the ATT Pudding
    5. Download my combined atrix tools package for windows. UPDATED WITH IHOP!
    http://www.multiupload.com/TSV9YJGG2Z
    6. Extract the zip for the combined atrix tools package for windows to C:\atrix
    ....If att extract the 183_pudding.rar with winrar to C:\atrix

    When finished the contents of C:\atrix should look like this
    adb.exe
    adbwinapi.dll
    adbwinusbapi.dll
    fastboot.exe
    moto-fastboot.exe
    IHOP_Bell.sbf
    183_pudding.sbf *att only

    Unlock your atrix bootloader


    1. Put the phone in RSD MODE

    a) power the phone off
    b) hold power and hold volume up

    2. Flashing pudding

    a) open rsdlite
    b) connect the phone to the pc
    c) click the ...
    ATT USERS
    d) browse and find C:\atrix\183_pudding.sbf
    INTERNATIONAL USERS
    d) browse and find C:\atrix\IHOP_Bell.sbf

    e) select the phone in the lower panel after the status area says "connected..."
    f) click start
    g) wait for the flash to complete and reboot the phone
    h) after the phone is all the way back in android to the lock screen unplug the phone
    i) power the phone off
    j) close rsdlite
    3. Put the phone in fastboot mode

    a) power your phone off
    b) hold power and volume down
    c) hit volume up (this should start fastboot mode)

    4. Unlock the phone

    a) open a command prompt on your windows pc
    b) type the following in the command prompt
    cd C:\atrix
    fastboot oem unlock
    c) it should then display something like the following in your command prompt
    Unlocking your device can permenently VOID your warranty.
    This process cannot be reversed. If you wish to proceed,
    reissue the unlock OEM command containing the unique ID
    of your device: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    OKAY [ 0.002s]
    finished. total time: 0.002s
    d) type the following replacing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with the unique ID from the previous command prompt.
    fastboot oem unlock XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    e) Type the following to reboot your device
    fastboot reboot
    5. Uninstall RSDlite from your computer using the (add remove programs) or (programs and features) control panel

    How to flash CWM Recovery(tenfar's)

    1. Download the tenfar's CWM recovery
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=641508&d=1309404399

    2. Extract the recovery.img from the zip file to C:\atrix

    3. rename the extracted recovery image file from the zip from
    recovery-en-goapk-XXX-XXX.img to recovery.img

    4. Put the phone in fastboot mode
    a) Power your phone off
    b) Hold power and volume down
    c) hit volume up (this should start fastboot mode)​

    5. Flash the recovery.img
    a) open a command prompt on your windows pc
    b) type the following in the command prompt

    cd C:\atrix
    moto-fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    moto-fastboot reboot

    How to flash Gingerbread 2.3.4 via CWM recovery
    do not flash an ATT radio to a international phone. search for your radio!
    * You can also use this same procedure to install a custom kernel like faux123's
    1. Choose the Rom/kernel you want to use from the Atrix Android Development forum
    ATT Roms
    kennethpenns 2.3.4 rom (very stable)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1159385
    Cherryblur rom is also available
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1160649

    International Roms
    [fruitcakes]2.3.4 stock for international is in the second post of the thread

    advanced user rom ( not a cwm zip installation )
    [ROM & FIX] (fastboot) 2.3.4 OrangeFR (Jul5: 4.5.2A-11) w/ RAM fix for Intl. unlocked
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1169409

    2. Put the CWM zip file on your sdcard (sdcard-ext)
    3. Load recovery
    a) power off your phone
    b) hold power and volume down
    c) hit volume down 6-7 times to cycle through the menu to "Android Recovery"
    d) hit volume up

    4) Install the CWM Zip
    a) use volume down to select install zip from sdcard
    b) hit the power button
    c) use the volume button to select external sdcard
    d) hit power button
    e) hit the volumme button until you reach the cwm zip you want to install
    f) hit the power button
    g) hit the volumme button until you reach the confirm install line
    h) hit the power button

    5) Clear /data and /cache and /davlike cache
    * if your phone goes into a boot loop after flashing a rom or kernel this is always the first thing to try.
    Put the phone in fastboot mode.
    a) Power your phone off
    b) Hold power and volume down
    c) hit volume up (this should start fastboot mode)​
    b) type the following in the command prompt

    cd C:\atrix
    moto-fastboot -w
    moto-fastboot reboot
    [/INDENT]

    Grats!

    FAQ
    Q: Does this void my warranty?
    A: Yes
    Q: why after I flash CWM recovery do i get a android guy instead of the recovery menu?
    A: Read this post for the solution. :) We said do not apply ota updates!
    Q: How can I downgrade my atrix after I unlock?
    A: Flash one of the FruitCake Roms
    Q: Can I brick my atrix?
    A: Yes they're is always that chance. Here are some simple things to remember that can save your phone from a hard brick.

    1. Always make sure you have a full charge prior to flashing.
    2. Once you are free of motorola stay that way.
    3. Do not flash sbf files to restore to stock if you mess up. reflash the CWM zip or fastboot images
    4. Do not flash ota updates.
    3. After you unlock the only time you should ever have to use rsdlite again is to flash a radio.
    4. moto-fastboot and cwm are the primary ways to flash a rom.
    5. Again stop flashing with rsd lite after you unlock your bootloader.
    6. update to the latest offical ota updates before unlocking.
    Q: Why doesn't my mss/smms/data/etc work now
    A: Read this thread on fixing your APN's

    *More To be posted here when users have more questions.


    Thanks and comments
    I was getting tired of helping users in IRC and decided to create this thread to make the complete process easier to understand.

    I wish to thank everyone of the dev's at xda atrix for making all of these solutions.
    Thanks the2dcour, eval, unknown, edgan, eval, kennethpenn, sogarth, designgears, tenfar, Ronaldo9 and my girl friend Aubrey Strand for dealing with my flashing addiction. :) If I missed anyone please send me a pm and I will add you to this list of dev's that need credit in this thread.
    3
    Does it matter what version you are on to flash pudding?

    Sent from my MB860 using XDA App

    4.1.8.3 fresh is the best to start from.

    Sent from my MB860 using XDA Premium App
    3
    I went from T-Mobile's UK 2.2.3 SBF to this and it worked like a charm!

    EDIT:To all intl. users, I recommend flashing the latest radio here after completing this process. I was stuck with one bar until I did so!
    2
    +1

    Posting from my Bell Atrix on kennethpenn's 2.3.4 Beta 4. Had to flash a radio via rsdlite though. Worked fine. I was not very comfortable with doing it though.

    Sent from my MB860 using XDA App
    2
    Well thanks for posting but I think this information is already out there. Unless you are looking for this to be stikied, this can be moved to general section.

    Sent from my MB860 using XDA Premium App

    ceo.htcl,
    I am very aware that the information is out their.
    but the other guides in general are basically just links to other threads.
    this is a actual complete guide.

    If this needs to be in general then a mod can please move it, but a lot of the beginners look here in dev and never look in general.
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