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  1. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Root Stock AT&T 4.5.91 (2.3.4 Gingerbread) unrooted w/ locked bootloader

    • Download root image HERE

    • Download ADB-Fastboot package HERE

    • Unzip the contents of ADB-Fastboot package and root image to your C: Drive under a new folder titled root

    • Turn off your device

    • Hold down the power button and downward volume button until you see Fastboot on your screen Push the upward volume button to start it

    • Open the Command Prompt on your computer

    • Type the following commands


    cd C:\root
    fastboot flash preinstall root.img
    fastboot reboot


    • Your phone will reboot. Once complete, ensure USB Debugging is enabled

    • Select "None" for USB mode. After link is made, return to command prompt and enter these:

    adb shell
    /preinstall/dosu (You will see this error, but that is ok: "bash: groups: command not found root@localhost:/#")

    There are deliberate spaces between some of the paths and the / in this next section
    /bin/mount /system -o remount,rw
    cp /preinstall/su /system/bin/su
    chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
    PATH=/system/bin:$PATH pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk

    If Superuser is already installed, this part may fail. If you do not already have it and this part fails, download it from the Market.
    • Type "exit" and hit enter three times until the command prompt closes.

    • Unplug your phone

    • You should now be rooted!


    Courtesy of : RootzWiki


    DISCLAIMER: RootzWiki nor Android Central not I are liable or responsible for any damages to your phones, you do so at your discretion
    08-01-2011 01:33 AM
  2. Silberc's Avatar
    If I brick my phone, my lawyer will be contacting you.
    08-01-2011 02:37 AM
  3. jaxom's Avatar
    I used this same way, works like a charm!
    08-01-2011 08:55 AM
  4. ISS2's Avatar
    This works flawlessly! Having so much fun with android right now...
    08-01-2011 09:27 AM
  5. Jesgrew's Avatar
    Just one silly question.....
    Will rooting my phone stop it from being upgraded in the future by Motorola AT&T?
    08-01-2011 09:38 AM
  6. bdizzel1982's Avatar
    Just wondering since we have to flash the root image does this wipe your phone?
    brie jm likes this.
    08-01-2011 09:41 AM
  7. ptfd139's Avatar
    With new update we can now load apps from any site, that to me was primarily my need for rooting. What other benefits will this give me? Atrix owner from day one but never ventured to rooting, please excuse my ignorance but help with advice.
    08-01-2011 09:44 AM
  8. quixoticelixer's Avatar
    With new update we can now load apps from any site, that to me was primarily my need for rooting. What other benefits will this give me? Atrix owner from day one but never ventured to rooting, please excuse my ignorance but help with advice.
    go to settings applications and then check unknown sources
    08-01-2011 09:49 AM
  9. mxmarcus's Avatar
    I can't wait until the Photon is unlocked!
    08-01-2011 09:50 AM
  10. mxmarcus's Avatar
    Just one silly question.....
    Will rooting my phone stop it from being upgraded in the future by Motorola AT&T?
    Rooting will not affect future upgrade
    MM
    08-01-2011 09:54 AM
  11. ptfd139's Avatar
    go to settings applications and then check unknown sources
    Yes I was stating that since we NOW can do that since update what other benefits are there.
    08-01-2011 09:55 AM
  12. gzapr's Avatar
    Mine is root on froyo, can I used this to update my phone to gingerbread and root with out unlocking the bootloader
    08-01-2011 10:09 AM
  13. Painkiller#CB's Avatar
    If I wanted for some reason to unroot the phone, what do I do ?
    08-01-2011 10:15 AM
  14. sk8trix's Avatar
    This is nicely put together guide props!
    08-01-2011 11:16 AM
  15. brdwlk's Avatar
    Root Stock AT&T 4.5.91 (2.3.4 Gingerbread) unrooted w/ locked bootloader

    [INFO]
    • Download root image HERE

    • Download ADB-Fastboot package HERE

    • Unzip the contents of ADB-Fastboot package and root image to your C: Drive under a new folder titled root

    • Turn off your device

    • Hold down the power button and downward volume button until you see Fastboot on your screen Push the upward volume button to start it

    • Open the Command Prompt on your computer

    • Type the following commands
    [/INFO]

    [INFO] cd C:\root
    fastboot flash preinstall root.img
    fastboot reboot

    [/INFO]
    • Your phone will reboot. Once complete, ensure USB Debugging is enabled

    • Select "None" for USB mode. After link is made, return to command prompt and enter these:

    [INFO] adb shell
    /preinstall/dosu (You will see this error, but that is ok: "bash: groups: command not found root@localhost:/#")

    There are deliberate spaces between some of the paths and the / in this next section
    /bin/mount /system -o remount,rw
    cp /preinstall/su /system/bin/su
    chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
    PATH=/system/bin:$PATH pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk
    [/INFO]
    If Superuser is already installed, this part may fail. If you do not already have it and this part fails, download it from the Market.
    • Type "exit" and hit enter three times until the command prompt closes.

    • Unplug your phone

    • You should now be rooted!

    [TIP]
    Courtesy of : RootzWiki[/TIP]

    [WARN]DISCLAIMER: RootzWiki nor Android Central not I are liable or responsible for any damages to your phones, you do so at your discretion[/WARN]
    Worked flawlessly for me, and this was my first time rooting!

    Thanks
    08-01-2011 11:45 AM
  16. jjhiza's Avatar
    Quick question, albeit mildly off-topic... could this method possibly work for the Droid 3? Since it ships with 2.3.4, a locked bootloader, and is made by Motorola, my first though is that it might just work. any thoughts?
    08-01-2011 12:59 PM
  17. jd914's Avatar
    With new update we can now load apps from any site, that to me was primarily my need for rooting. What other benefits will this give me? Atrix owner from day one but never ventured to rooting, please excuse my ignorance but help with advice.
    I too only rooted my Atrix for sideload purposes. Right now I'm back to stock Gingerbread and have no reason to root. Don't get me wrong I'm a rootaholic but with the lack of good custom ROM's for the Atrix I really see no reed to root it. I know there are half baked ROM's out there but I have no interest in them. I also would like to see Clockwork recovery on the Atrix. I guess when Cyanogen figures out how to get the official Cyanogenmod to the Atrix I'll hold off on rooting for now. The only thing I would like to do right now is screen capture but that withing itself isn't reason enough for me to root.
    08-01-2011 01:16 PM
  18. only1waqas#AC's Avatar
    When i run the first command in fastboot i get this

    C:\root>fastboot flash preintall root.img
    sending 'preintall' (32768 KB)... OKAY [ 2.113s]
    writing 'preintall'... FAILED (remote: (00030003))
    finished. total time: 2.113s
    08-01-2011 01:32 PM
  19. superkeest's Avatar
    Any chance this would work on droid 3?
    08-01-2011 01:43 PM
  20. z3r0s0ulz's Avatar
    Any tips if we want to unroot later on.
    08-01-2011 02:29 PM
  21. mattyb1085's Avatar
    I am chomping at the bit to root my Atrix, but like others have asked. Is there a way to unroot this in the future for ota updates?
    brie jm likes this.
    08-01-2011 03:53 PM
  22. JohnnyUtah's Avatar
    I too only rooted my Atrix for sideload purposes. Right now I'm back to stock Gingerbread and have no reason to root. Don't get me wrong I'm a rootaholic but with the lack of good custom ROM's for the Atrix I really see no reed to root it. I know there are half baked ROM's out there but I have no interest in them. I also would like to see Clockwork recovery on the Atrix. I guess when Cyanogen figures out how to get the official Cyanogenmod to the Atrix I'll hold off on rooting for now. The only thing I would like to do right now is screen capture but that withing itself isn't reason enough for me to root.
    I believe CWM is available. There's a thread on xda that has an automated script to unlock bl, root, enable tethering, enable webtop hack, and install CWM all in one package.
    brie jm likes this.
    08-01-2011 03:56 PM
  23. odub's Avatar
    When I enter the second command fastboot flash preinstall root.img I get 'fastboot' is not an operable internal or external command. Any help would be greatly appreciated
    08-01-2011 04:02 PM
  24. samomamo's Avatar
    Hi its working u have to put the files from the folders in the adb-fastboot and root in the root folder u created in the c drive.
    srfox likes this.
    08-01-2011 07:23 PM
  25. mattyb1085's Avatar
    This was my first time rooting and It worked like a charm. I followed the directions exactly and It was surprisingly easy. Thanks!
    08-01-2011 08:12 PM
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