Got a Motorola Atrix? Here’s How to Root It

Written by Matthew Gissentanna. Posted in Featured, Mobile


The Motorola Atrix was rooted thanks to the well-known AT&T developer designgears along with Getaphixx. Also a big thanks to BriefMobile for the write up. Root access allows users to remove bloatware, more fully customize a device, use backup tools, and poke around in the internal system. The warranty of your phone is voided while rooted, so do this at your own risk.

How To: Motorola Atrix 4G Root

What you’ll need first:

Operating systems that are already compatible and ready to root Atrix 4G

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Ubuntu Hardy (8.04 LTS)

Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04)

Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)

Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS)

Ubuntu Maverick (10.10)

Debian Lenny (5.0)

Debian Squeeze (testing)

Debian Sid (unstable)

Debian Experimental

If you don’t have one of these,

You need .NET Framework 2.0 or Mono v1.2.6

More information on Linux or Mac (need Mono v1.2.6)

Windows XP: Download .NET Framework 2.0

Install Motorola drivers on your computer

Mount the device for Media Sync.

Motorola Helper will install proper drivers.

Download Super One Click v1.6.5

After installing the drivers, meeting the prerequisites, and downloading CLShortFuse’s Super One Click, proceed to the next step.

Extract the Super One Click package to a folder on your computer

Place your phone into USB Debugging mode

Menu >> Settings >> Applications >> Development >> Enable “USB debugging”

Connect the device to your computer via USB cable

Do NOT mount your device’s SD card

Run the Super One Click program

Simply click the “Root” button in Super One Click

Before rebooting, click “Allow Non Market Apps”

Reboot your device

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