[How To] Root, Sideload & Tether Your Atrix 4G

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*MOD EDIT* FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS USE OLD INSTRUCTIONS. Go check the sticky for another guide, as this method is not recommended!!!


Thanks to Getaphixx, the guy who dumped the phone, for testing this out for me! He has the worlds first rooted Atrix, CONGRATS! Thanks to Fixter for confirming on a retail model.


Thanks to briefmobile for putting together a tutorial for us!
http://briefmobile.com/motorola-atrix-4g-root

Tether without at&t tethering plan: (thanks to Fixter)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=11493471&postcount=193

Images:
http://i.imgur.com/U9blu.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/dF67f.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tvPLY.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wx7ZV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/F4RNh.jpg

Other Info:
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Bootloader is Signed (Proof)
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MOD EDIT:
This is a development thread, so please help keep this thread clean. Questions like "What is the advantage of root?", "What is an encrypted bootloader", "What is a locked bootloader", SHOULD NOT be asked in this thread. Use Google or go here. Any relevant useful information will be posted in the stickies in due time after the device is released. Thanks for your continued support of the devs but let's keep things tidy for everyone else.
 
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Motorola Atrix 4G Rooted [How-To] Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCDO0_qeOY8

*grin*

Thanks Designgears and youareme7 and others that assisted in this endeavor I wasn't made aware of.

It has been a refreshing experience dealing with XDA and their Devs. I only hope future contributers are lucky enough to encounter someone as genuine and intelligent as Designgears. This interwebz would be a better place for it. Look forward to getting more phones for some rooting fun with ya'll!

Also A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to those who've donated to me and others here. What may be a small token of your appreciation speaks volumes to the type of community members we have here! And receiving money is never a bad thing!
 
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GatorRuss

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Well that was anti-climatic. lol

So what's next on your plate? Encrypted bootloader by Sunday? (I know it might not be encrypted, just making a point.)

:cool:
 

phobos512

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Fantastic! This was something I was hoping to see before I put the money down for my Atrix. Now let's see that boot loader folks! Fingers crossed.
 

mjgunn

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Fantastic! This was something I was hoping to see before I put the money down for my Atrix. Now let's see that boot loader folks! Fingers crossed.

Speaking of the bootloader, DG, will you and Getaphixx be able to put your heads together and find out if the bootloader is locked, or will you actually need to have one in hand to play with before you can check.
 

bitbitbit

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Does this mean Froyo built-in wireless tethering can be enabled? And junk apps can be removed? I don't have any experience with Moto so I am not sure if an unlocked boot loader is required for those.
 

NonovUrbizniz

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I had faith presale... lol I knew this thing was going to have everyone on here's attention.

I will transfer funds to my paypal and go 50ea. as well. ROCK ON GUYS!

Can anyone quickly advise if it would be feasible (if the bootloader is locked) to build a distributed computing XDA app so all us non-chefs could help out in that way?
 

NonovUrbizniz

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Make that 75ea. I'm so excited. lol. (bank trans takes 3-5 days so prob end of next week).

I'm confused as to why no one knows if the boot loader is locked or not if there's a rooted one in the wild? please be gentle I'm noob-ish, I've been installing custom roms for years but I read what I need to, in order to get that phone done how I want it then usually drop out again so I'm not very familiar with all the processes going on behind the curtain.
 
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    *MOD EDIT* FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS USE OLD INSTRUCTIONS. Go check the sticky for another guide, as this method is not recommended!!!


    Thanks to Getaphixx, the guy who dumped the phone, for testing this out for me! He has the worlds first rooted Atrix, CONGRATS! Thanks to Fixter for confirming on a retail model.


    Thanks to briefmobile for putting together a tutorial for us!
    http://briefmobile.com/motorola-atrix-4g-root

    Tether without at&t tethering plan: (thanks to Fixter)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=11493471&postcount=193

    Images:
    http://i.imgur.com/U9blu.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/dF67f.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/tvPLY.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/wx7ZV.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/F4RNh.jpg

    Other Info:
    ----------------------------------------------
    Bootloader is Signed (Proof)
    ----------------------------------------------

    MOD EDIT:
    This is a development thread, so please help keep this thread clean. Questions like "What is the advantage of root?", "What is an encrypted bootloader", "What is a locked bootloader", SHOULD NOT be asked in this thread. Use Google or go here. Any relevant useful information will be posted in the stickies in due time after the device is released. Thanks for your continued support of the devs but let's keep things tidy for everyone else.
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    Already killed the att lock down on installed market apps, tethering should be as easy as it was on the leaked captivate builds.

    To activate Tethering we only need this:


    Menu - Settings - Wireless & NetworksMobile Networks - Access Point Names - Menu - New APN, Enter these settings:

    Name: AT&T
    APN: wap.cingular
    Proxy: leave blank
    Port: 80
    Username:[email protected]
    Password:CINGULAR1
    Server: leave blank
    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    MMS Port: 80
    MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
    MCC:310
    MNC:410
    Authentication Type: leave blank
    APN Type: leave blank
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    Motorola Atrix 4G Rooted [How-To] Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCDO0_qeOY8

    *grin*

    Thanks Designgears and youareme7 and others that assisted in this endeavor I wasn't made aware of.

    It has been a refreshing experience dealing with XDA and their Devs. I only hope future contributers are lucky enough to encounter someone as genuine and intelligent as Designgears. This interwebz would be a better place for it. Look forward to getting more phones for some rooting fun with ya'll!

    Also A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to those who've donated to me and others here. What may be a small token of your appreciation speaks volumes to the type of community members we have here! And receiving money is never a bad thing!
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    This is P3Droid,

    I guess I'm the guy who started the "rumor" that the bootloader is locked. The images are signed, as I have looked at them (from files that are not available to the public). If you know the work that TBH has done on the other Locked Droid phones for Verizon then you know that we do not blow smoke up the ass of people.

    To verifiy for yourself, you can pull the boot.img and hex check the file, there will be a signature in it. I wish all of you the best of luck in deving this phone. But please do not call us out because we have told you what to expect.
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    Thanks to Getaphixx we now have the boot.img and the recovery.img dumped, checking to see if the bootloader is encrypted now.

    (very long phone calls)
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