Motorola PHOTON 4G Rooted with Massive Process

So there’s this device called PHOTON 4G, a Motorola device that we’ve got a full review of and have been playing around with for about a week or so. It’s got several awesome docks, the ability to work with Motorla’s newest Webtop mode, has a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and feels really awesome to […]

So there’s this device called PHOTON 4G, a Motorola device that we’ve got a full review of and have been playing around with for about a week or so. It’s got several awesome docks, the ability to work with Motorla’s newest Webtop mode, has a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and feels really awesome to hold with its special diamond shape. Now we’ve gotta root it, right? Every great device such as this needs a bit of the ol’ root. So what do the folks at XDA do? They find the most convoluted and insanely difficult process possible!

Welcome to a giant amount of steps toward the rooting of your device, the newest look at a dual-core device toting NVIDIA’s dual-core processor. You should know that the predecessor to this device, the Motorola ATRIX, has just been given Gingerbread – which one will you choose now?

Steps:
0. Instal SSHDroid from the Market
1. Open SSHDroid, and make sure it is listening on port 2222
2. Connect Photon to HD Station
3. Connect keyboard and mouse to HD Station
4. Connect HDMI to HD Station and TV/Monitor
5. Turn TV/Monitor on
6. Change TV/Monitor input to HDMI
7. Open Firefox in webtop
8. Download <a
href=”http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/Superuser.apk&#8221; class=”external” rel=”nofollow”>http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/Superuser.apk and save to /mnt/sdcard/download
9. Download <a
href=”http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/su&#8221; class=”external” rel=”nofollow”>http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/su and save to /mnt/sdcard/download
10. Go to <a
href=”http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/pulse.tar&#8221; class=”external” rel=”nofollow”>http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/pulse.tar
11. Open it instead of saving
12. Extract pulse.tar to /var/tmp
13. Connect to phone via ssh at ip address mentioned in SSHDroid and port 2222
12. Type /var/tmp/pulse/pa_race
14. Type /system/bin/pm install /mnt/sdcard/download/Superuser.apk
15. Type mount -o remount,rw /system
15. Type cp /mnt/sdcard/download/su /system/bin
16. Type chmod 4775 /system/bin/su
16. Type mount -o remount,ro /system

Goodness gracious, great balls of steps toward being able to delete bloatware and overclock your system. How awesome do you think things are about to get? Do you think the PHOTON will be able to beat out the ATRIX because it’s a newer bit of hardware? Do you think the ATRIX will win over the PHOTON in sales because it’s carried by AT&T?

// startHeight ? startHeight : newHeight;
box.animate({height:newHeight,duration:500, easing:’bounceEaseOut’},function(){
if(boxH > startHeight){
jQuery(‘#toggle_device a’).text(‘See More’);
jQuery(‘.ac_device_spec a’).css(‘background’,’url(http://cdn.androidcommunity.com/wp-content/themes/ewdisonv2/images/acw_device_down.gif) no-repeat’);
}
else {jQuery(‘#toggle_device a’).text(‘See Less’);
jQuery(‘.ac_device_spec a’).css(‘background’,’url(http://cdn.androidcommunity.com/wp-content/themes/ewdisonv2/images/acw_device_up.gif) no-repeat’);
}
} );
});
});
// ]]>

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Photon 4G
    Manufactuer : Motorola
    Carrier : Android Community
    Announced Date : June 09, 2011
    Release Date : January 01, 1970
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.30 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : TFT
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.00 Inch
  • Width : 2.63 Inch
  • Depth : 0.48 Inch
  • Weight : 158 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1700 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 199 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : Tegra 2
    CPU Clock Speed : 1000 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16.384 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution :8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • CDMA
    CDMA Band:
  • 800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
    FM Radio :


[via XDA]

)


Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: