[ACS][HOW TO] Rooting, Unrooting, Flashing Etc.(13 videos)11/2/11

qbking77

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Hey everyone! I have recently obtained a Motorola Photon 4G and will be making lots of how to videos for it! I do see there are a lot of written guides, but no videos. I did make many how to videos for the Samsung Epic and I got such a wonderful response from everyone, I figured I would expand to different devices.


Please post suggestions to future videos in this thread, or PM me!


I will be posting more how to videos very soon :D




How to root the Motorola Photon 4G and get Free Wifi Wireless Hotspot:
How to root the Motorola Photon 4G and get Free Wifi Wireless Hotspot - YouTube

How to install Custom Bootstrap Recovery (Clockworkmod) on the Motorola Photon 4G:
How to install Bootstrap Recovery on the Motorola Photon 4G (clockworkmod) - YouTube


How to unroot / unbrick the Motorola Photon 4G to stock Android 2.3.4:
How to unroot / unbrick the Motorola Photon 4G to stock Android 2.3.4 - YouTube

How to Unlock the Motorola Photon 4G Bootloader:
How to unlock the Motorola Photon 4G bootloader - YouTube

How to root and clockworkmod Motorola Photon 4G w/ unlocked bootloader:
How to root and clockworkmod Motorola Photon 4G w/ unlocked bootloader - YouTube

How to flash a kernel and overclock the Moto Photon 4G to 1.1Ghz:
How to flash a kernel and overclock the Motorola Photon 4G to 1.1Ghz - YouTube

How to update your Motorola Photon to system version 45.2.7:
How to update your Motorola Photon to system version 45.2.7 - YouTube

How to flash the home base rom on the Motorola photon:
How to flash the Home Base Rom on the Motorola Photon 4G - YouTube

How to update clockworkmod to 5.0.2.3:
How to update to Clockworkmod 5.0.2.3 on the Motorola Photon 4G - YouTube

How to flash the Alien Rom:
How to flash the Alien Rom on the Motorola Photon 4G - YouTube

How to flash the Alien Theme
How to flash the Alien Theme on the Motorola Photon 4G - YouTube

How to install the Magnifier Rom on the Motorola Photon 4G
How to install the Magnifier Rom on the Motorola Photon 4G - YouTube

Magnifier Rom on the Motorola Photon 4G Review:
Magnifier Rom on the Motorola Photon 4G Review - YouTube



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sjamie

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Re: [ACS][HOW TO] Rooting, Unrooting, Flashing Etc.(6 videos) 9/1

This thread should definitely get stickied!
 

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Re: [ACS][HOW TO] Rooting, Unrooting, Flashing Etc.(8 videos) 9/1

Op updated! How to flash a rom added! Let me know what you think!
 

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OK now I'm rooted... So now how do i flash a Rom? I am told i cant until the bootloader is unlocked...? What? Shouldnt the bootloader be unlocked before rooting... Please advice

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Re: [ACS][HOW TO] Rooting, Unrooting, Flashing Etc.(8 videos) 9/1

OK now I'm rooted... So now how do i flash a Rom? I am told i cant until the bootloader is unlocked...? What? Shouldnt the bootloader be unlocked before rooting... Please advice

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The devs have made a workaround method to root without unlocking bootloader since unlocking the bootloader makes you lose 4G. So if you don't use 4G I'd recommend just unlocking your bootloader so you can flash roms.
 

liggy

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Re: [ACS][HOW TO] Rooting, Unrooting, Flashing Etc.(8 videos) 9/1

Alright qbking ... thanks for the video ... but ... I need some help after getting stuck after following your shown steps:

I didn't reboot my PC after installing the Motorola drivers (you showed them just "repairing"). I think this is the reason that during the root process the root.bat got stuck after
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deleting all yo ****
Wait for phone to reconnect ...

I waited, waited, waited, dismounting the phone, plugging in back in, always making sure its "Charge only" at least 5 times. Root.bat still stuck!

I decided to dismount the phone and reboot the PC, then try the Root.bat again. I did, it started well but then got a mixture of a bunch of error lines and success lines on the CMD screen, see attached IMG, which ended up just like in the video with
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"You should have root access!"
Press any key to continue....

I installed Superuser and Root Checker. Using Root Check - Basic to verify root access gives me. NB I did reboot a couple of times and still get the following:
"Sorry, you don't have root access..."

The detailed root check shows me (I'm pretty I typed this correctly):
"Root access is not properly configured or was not granted.

Superuser.apk - com.noshufou.android.su - version 2.3.6.3 is installed!

System Environment PATH: /sbin /vendor/bin /system/sbin /system/bin /system/xbin

The adb binary is set to default shell user access as a standard non-root user

Standard su binary location: ls -l /system/bin/su:

/system/bin/su: No such file or directory

Standard su binary location: ls -l /system/xbin/su:

/system/xbin/su: No such file or directory

Alternate su binary location: /sbin/su: No such file or directory

Alternate su type binary location: /system/xbin/sudo: No such file or directory

SU binary not found or not operating properly"

Where to go from here?? Do I have to revers the attempted root process, and how? This was the second try using this root.bat, I guess it doesn't make sense to try it again, does it? Or should I just try rooting with another method?? I have noticed that the battery drained really quickly in the last couple of hours.

Please help. Thanks!
 

buzzardjrt

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Re: [ACS][HOW TO] Rooting, Unrooting, Flashing Etc.(8 videos) 9/1

Im just bumping this back to the top so i dont have to look for it.

and also requesting to the mods that this be placed as a sticky.

maybe they took the weekend off?
 

qbking77

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Re: [ACS][HOW TO] Rooting, Unrooting, Flashing Etc.(8 videos) 9/1

Im just bumping this back to the top so i dont have to look for it.

and also requesting to the mods that this be placed as a sticky.

maybe they took the weekend off?

Yeah sorry I was out of town this weekend! I apologize!

I'd say re install drivers and then run the one click root again. Try a different usb port as well.
 

buzzardjrt

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Re: [ACS][HOW TO] Rooting, Unrooting, Flashing Etc.(8 videos) 9/1

for what ever reason its not giving me the root.bat file when i extract it. i did find the windows batch file and ran it and it seems to work the same way except it keeps saying 'source not found'

I am running windows 7 but have Ubuntu available if that is the problem.

it does say at the end should be rooted but when i look after the last reboot. nothing :'(

i wonder what i am doing wrong?
 

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