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    Default Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    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
    64-bit
    ADB package
    Root file

    Installation

    Navigate to the Android Market and install the “Superuser” application from ChainsDD
    Alternatively, install a Superuser .apk file from here.
    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
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    Awesome!

    Sent from my Photon
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    For real? Don't play with my emotions!
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Awesome news! Can't wait to try it...

    Samsung Galaxy S3 (Rooted)
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    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.
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Quote Originally Posted by dsx968 View Post
    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?

    Samsung Galaxy S3 (Rooted)
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Success! I was thrown off by an error after this command...

    /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.sh
    ... but apparently that's normal.

    Samsung Galaxy S3 (Rooted)
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Good job!
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    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!
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandtiger View Post
    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
    64-bit
    ADB package
    Root file

    Installation

    Navigate to the Android Market and install the “Superuser” application from ChainsDD
    Alternatively, install a Superuser .apk file from here.
    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
    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
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Quote Originally Posted by wocampb View Post
    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.)

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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Quote Originally Posted by nater View Post
    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!

    Last edited by wocampb; 08-13-2011 at 08:47 PM. Reason: Figured out my problem.
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Worked great! Thanks!
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    I am getting a device not found error. Any ideas?
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Thanks Nater. You published before I actually gave up and hit enter. That was exactly the problem.
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    We are unlocked with custom recovery too
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    It's hard to believe so much dev work has been done on this phone so soon. I'm EXCITED!
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Thanks. Got it to work.
    Now does anyone know of a tethering app that does infrastructure mode?
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    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?
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Much easier to just use single click root, it posted on xda developers, might want to install drivers first though.
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    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
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    Quote Originally Posted by Verichatov View Post
    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)
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    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
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    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?
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    Default Re: Root Motorola Photon 4G without the HD Dock.

    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.
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