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
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)
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