Motorola Photon 4G gets rooted via webtop [update: how-to video]
August 2, 2011 Leave a comment
If you’re the proud owner of a shiny new Motorola Photon 4G and itching for some root action, you’re in luck — provided you have the HD dock, some USB computer peripherals, and access to a monitor or TV with an HDMI input. An exploit that can be delivered and run via the Webtop application has been discovered by Android hacker edgan, and it should get you rooted and ready to go as long as you have the required hardware. The exploit and the method seem simple enough, you’re just uploading a few files over an SSH connection, but the setup is where things get a little hairy. Luckily, edgan has a really complete set of step-by-step instructions and links to all the needed resource files. Hit the source link, have a read, and give it a whirl.
Update: Wanna see how it’s done? We’ve got video after the break.
Source: XDA-Developers. Thanks everyone who sent this in!