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    Default Rooting my Photon.

    I am planning on rooting my phone in the near future. Where do I start? What do I do? How do I do it? Any advice is appreciated!

    Motorola Photon 4G
    Last edited by Slender Troll; 11-08-2012 at 01:13 AM.
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    Especially advice on preparing to root.

    Motorola Photon 4G
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    Anyone at all?

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    Well, that makes 2 of us!

    I did try last night to get an early upgrade from sprint so I could get a SGS3 but didn't work, so I told them to cancel my service. I have until Nov 22 to either root my Photon and stay in my cheap sprint plan or just let my service be canceled and get an SGS3 elsewhere and hopefully with a cheap plan.

    So...I will also appreciate any help and advice I can get to root my Photon.

    I have heard that 4G doesn't work on a rooted Photon, I hope that's not true since I normally get pretty good WiMax service.

    Sent from my MB855 (Photon 4G that Stupid Motorola will not upgrade to ICS or any other newer form of Android because they're a bunch of lying bastards and deserve to go to hell!) using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    I think there be some confusion being had here. it's quite easy to root your phone using the torpedo method. Rooting your phone doesn't disable the 4g radio, however many of the third party ROMS disable 4g. Since the last update that Motorola pushed out installing custom ROMS has been made impossible or incredibly hard to do.
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    So, if I want to root my Photon it would be easy. But what happens installing ICS or JB on my Photon? Or is even possible? I do have the latest Android 2.3.5 update. :banghead:

    Since I never done any rooting to my phone I've no idea. I loved how easy it was to "root" my Palm Prē and my "PalmPad". Why can't Android be that easy??? :banghead:

    Sent from my Photon 4G that Stupid Motorola will not upgrade to ICS or any other newer form of Android because they're a bunch of lying bastards (and deserve to go to hell!) using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    Start Reading:

    Photon Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks

    and

    Motorola Photon 4G XDA Developers Forums

    Thats all there is to it

    Hope that may help, just follow the instructions to the letter for Rooting & ROMs


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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cellmeister View Post
    Start Reading:

    Photon Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks

    and

    Motorola Photon 4G XDA Developers Forums

    Thats all there is to it

    Hope that may help, just follow the instructions to the letter for Rooting & ROMs
    Thanks! :thumbup: And will give it a shot as soon as I have a chance, maybe next weekend.

    Sent from my Photon 4G that Stupid Motorola will not upgrade to ICS or any other newer form of Android because they're a bunch of lying bastards (and deserve to go to hell!) using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    I saw those forums. But it doesnt tell me how to actually prepare for the root. That's really what I am looking for.

    Motorola Photon 4G
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slender Troll View Post
    I saw those forums. But it doesnt tell me how to actually prepare for the root. That's really what I am looking for.

    Motorola Photon 4G
    Check out qbking77 on youtube for walkthroughs

    Check these:

    http://forums.acsyndicate.net/forumd...ton-4G-General



    Root IMG file:
    [PUDDING] Photon/Electrify Pudding bootloader unlock [Updated: 12/10/2011] - xda-developers

    Clockworkmod file:
    [Unlocked Only][RECOVERY][2011-11-14] Custom CWM-based Recovery 5.0.2.7-photon3 - xda-developers

    ACS Site: http://ACSyndicate.net





    If you can't do it through the above, pay someone to do it for you

    Hope that helps


    •» Tip: Never rush to download any APP "Updates", read the feedback for a few days so that you can see if other people are having issues with it and/or changes to permissions or other you may not want! Always use a Back Up APP!
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cellmeister View Post




    Check out qbking77 on youtube for walkthroughs

    Check these:

    http://forums.acsyndicate.net/forumd...ton-4G-General



    Root IMG file:
    [PUDDING] Photon/Electrify Pudding bootloader unlock [Updated: 12/10/2011] - xda-developers

    Clockworkmod file:
    [Unlocked Only][RECOVERY][2011-11-14] Custom CWM-based Recovery 5.0.2.7-photon3 - xda-developers

    ACS Site: http://ACSyndicate.net





    If you can't do it through the above, pay someone to do it for you

    Hope that helps
    Its the stuff before all of this that I need help with. I am told to download a file, but not told how to use it/where to put it/how to install it. This is what I mean by "preparing" for the root. Being my first time rooting I would rather not brick my phone.

    As for paying someone to do it for me, I currently have around $8 total, so I cant do that.

    Motorola Photon 4G
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    Go to http://forums.acsyndicate.net/forumd...ton-4G-General

    Photon AIO One Click Root
    This software is licensed under the WTFPL

    Back Up All your Data, Account Names & Passwords

    Watch all the vids and make notes, re-watch the vids again, read all the pages (I know it's a lot but highly suggested)

    1) go download appropriate PC 32 / 64 bit drivers are there for your PC, follow instructions, when done installing drivers (do not have your phone connected to PC) reboot PC with no USB cable to Photon

    2) download http://www.holyliving.com/ACS/st...4G-OCR-2.0.zip @ http://forums.acsyndicate.net/showthread.php?1924-Photon-AIO-One-Click-Root&

    3) Be sure to Enable USB debugging on Photon

    4) Use a USB port and not a hub

    5) Watch the video's there is not much to it

    I checked & I could still DL the file & drivers

    If you search there are full instructions, that will vary, but the simplest & working is what I posted above

    Hope that helps


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    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    •» Free DropBox! Back up to & Sync your Phone to your Computer Free! Always have your stuff when you need it with @ Dropbox . 2GB Plus account is Free! Plus earn up to 500 Mb's for each referral! Up to 32GB Free! http://db.tt/szmjeyX
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    where do i get the torpedo and the wifi app
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slender Troll View Post
    Its the stuff before all of this that I need help with. I am told to download a file, but not told how to use it/where to put it/how to install it. This is what I mean by "preparing" for the root. Being my first time rooting I would rather not brick my phone.

    As for paying someone to do it for me, I currently have around $8 total, so I cant do that.

    Motorola Photon 4G
    Did you succeed? I haven't had the time to concentrate on this, but I may in the next couple of weeks. I'd really like to root my Photon and upload a JB mod. I haven't yet accepted the boot-lock "upgrade", so in theory I can do it, but like you I wonder about stuff like "how do I back this up?" and "where do I put those files?" and "will this work from a Mac?" The only phone I've rooted was the Pre, which was dead easy.
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    Default Re: Rooting my Photon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzlegal View Post
    Did you succeed? I haven't had the time to concentrate on this, but I may in the next couple of weeks. I'd really like to root my Photon and upload a JB mod. I haven't yet accepted the boot-lock "upgrade", so in theory I can do it, but like you I wonder about stuff like "how do I back this up?" and "where do I put those files?" and "will this work from a Mac?" The only phone I've rooted was the Pre, which was dead easy.
    I currently have no computer to do any of this on.

    Outdated yet Young Motorola Photon 4G

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