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  1. sandtiger's Avatar
    This will make a bunch of people happy because now you do not need the $100 HD Dock to root the Photon.

    Root Motorola Photon 4G

    Prerequisites

    Drivers
    32-bit http://bandbinnovations.com/xda/photon/32bit.zip
    64-bit http://bandbinnovations.com/xda/photon/64bit.zip
    ADB package http://gititbit.ch/AFAS
    Root file http://proton.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/p...on-torpedo.tar

    Installation

    Navigate to the Android Market and install the Superuser application from ChainsDD
    Alternatively, install a Superuser .apk file from here. Index of /superuser
    Extract the ADB package to your C:\ Drive under a new folder titled root
    Place the root file in the same folder
    Open the command prompt (Start >> run cmd >> enter)
    Type the following commands
    cd C:/root
    adb push photon-torpedo.tar /data/tmp
    adb shell
    cd /data/tmp
    /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar
    /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.sh
    /data/tmp/install-su.sh
    Congratulations! You are rooted!

    /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/root.tar


    This is all courtesy of the crazy hackers over at XDA [ROOT] Photon Torpedo, dockless root access - xda-developers
    08-13-2011 05:29 AM
  2. thekarens's Avatar
    Awesome!

    Sent from my Photon
    08-13-2011 11:18 AM
  3. sjamie's Avatar
    For real? Don't play with my emotions!
    VDub2174 likes this.
    08-13-2011 11:20 AM
  4. thinknate's Avatar
    Awesome news! Can't wait to try it...
    08-13-2011 12:12 PM
  5. dsx968's Avatar
    I'm really bad with this stuff. I get an error saying that adb is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file.
    08-13-2011 12:33 PM
  6. thinknate's Avatar
    I'm really bad with this stuff. I get an error saying that adb is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file.
    You got that error... in the command prompt? Did you change directory (cd) to the folder where adb.exe is?
    08-13-2011 04:48 PM
  7. thinknate's Avatar
    Success! I was thrown off by an error after this command...

    /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.sh
    ... but apparently that's normal.
    08-13-2011 05:59 PM
  8. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Good job!
    08-13-2011 06:01 PM
  9. wocampb's Avatar
    I keep getting an error when I type in adb shell. Is it possible for someone to PM me with some more detailed instructions on how to root this thing. I rooted my EVO and had no issues but I am still new with the Android world. Thanks!
    08-13-2011 07:29 PM
  10. theretailshop1's Avatar
    This will make a bunch of people happy because now you do not need the $100 HD Dock to root the Photon.

    Root Motorola Photon 4G

    Prerequisites

    Drivers
    32-bit http://bandbinnovations.com/xda/photon/32bit.zip
    64-bit http://bandbinnovations.com/xda/photon/64bit.zip
    ADB package http://gititbit.ch/AFAS
    Root file http://proton.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/p...on-torpedo.tar

    Installation

    Navigate to the Android Market and install the Superuser application from ChainsDD
    Alternatively, install a Superuser .apk file from here. Index of /superuser
    Extract the ADB package to your C:\ Drive under a new folder titled root
    Place the root file in the same folder
    Open the command prompt (Start >> run cmd >> enter)
    Type the following commands
    cd C:/root
    adb push photon-torpedo.tar /data/tmp
    adb shell
    cd /data/tmp
    /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar
    /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.sh
    /data/tmp/install-su.sh
    Congratulations! You are rooted!

    /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/root.tar


    This is all courtesy of the crazy hackers over at XDA [ROOT] Photon Torpedo, dockless root access - xda-developers
    Not to good with this stuuf, and plus I'm on a Mac trying to do this. Is there anyway someone could post a youtube video on how to do this. Thanks
    08-13-2011 07:52 PM
  11. thinknate's Avatar
    I keep getting an error when I type in adb shell. Is it possible for someone to PM me with some more detailed instructions on how to root this thing. I rooted my EVO and had no issues but I am still new with the Android world. Thanks!
    What's the error? Does your device show up when you type "adb devices"? If not, you need to enable USB Debugging under Settings - Applications - Development. (That's a prerequisite that should really be added to the instructions.)
    wocampb likes this.
    08-13-2011 08:20 PM
  12. wocampb's Avatar
    What's the error? Does your device show up when you type "adb devices"? If not, you need to enable USB Debugging under Settings - Applications - Development. (That's a prerequisite that should really be added to the instructions.)

    I got it figured out. Someone actually posted a video on Youtube that helped me out. I was making some stupid mistakes!

    bcbbanga4l likes this.
    08-13-2011 08:24 PM
  13. Eatsleepdrivesc's Avatar
    Worked great! Thanks!
    08-13-2011 09:16 PM
  14. jayjlewis's Avatar
    I am getting a device not found error. Any ideas?
    08-14-2011 10:38 AM
  15. jayjlewis's Avatar
    Thanks Nater. You published before I actually gave up and hit enter. That was exactly the problem.
    08-14-2011 10:43 AM
  16. donniegood's Avatar
    We are unlocked with custom recovery too
    08-14-2011 11:58 AM
  17. sjamie's Avatar
    It's hard to believe so much dev work has been done on this phone so soon. I'm EXCITED!
    08-14-2011 12:28 PM
  18. jnmacd's Avatar
    Thanks. Got it to work.
    Now does anyone know of a tethering app that does infrastructure mode?
    08-14-2011 01:39 PM
  19. statdoc's Avatar
    Somebody has to ask this, so it might as well be me.

    This is my first Android phone. Tell me why I should be interested in rooting the phone? What will it do rooted that it cannot do now?
    bcbbanga4l likes this.
    08-14-2011 01:50 PM
  20. Solidstate808's Avatar
    Much easier to just use single click root, it posted on xda developers, might want to install drivers first though.
    08-14-2011 02:21 PM
  21. Verichatov's Avatar
    Excuse my ignorance. I was looking to get this phone and use it as a computer with the dock, bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Does rooting the phone make it so I don't need the dock? Also, like what Statdoc said, what will it do rooted that it cannot do now?

    Thanks
    08-14-2011 06:46 PM
  22. Lokifish's Avatar
    Excuse my ignorance. I was looking to get this phone and use it as a computer with the dock, bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Does rooting the phone make it so I don't need the dock? Also, like what Statdoc said, what will it do rooted that it cannot do now?

    Thanks
    Root will give you the ability to do the following:
    Enable dockless WebTop
    Unlock the bootloader
    CWM custom recovery
    Run a Webtop alternative like Ubuntu
    Custom ROMs (not much really available but be patient)
    08-14-2011 10:43 PM
  23. VDub2174's Avatar
    1. This is AMAZING!!!! Thank you for all your hard work and getting root without having to use the Web Dock.

    2. This may sound dumb but can someone post a video of this? I'm more of a visual learner and would greatly appreciate it if someone could record the process

    EDIT: Had I realized that there was a 2nd and 3rd page, I would have seen the post of someone saying there was a video on youtube
    bcbbanga4l likes this.
    08-15-2011 08:41 AM
  24. wocampb's Avatar
    So the only issue I have noticed so far that I didn't have before rooting is my WIFI connection keeps dropping and takes forever to reconnect. Is anyone else having this issue?
    08-15-2011 10:14 PM
  25. taurtex's Avatar
    Which version of CWM Recovery are you supposed to install for the Photon? I don't see it listed on the supported CWM phones. Thanks.
    08-16-2011 08:17 AM
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