Photon 4G

Android hackers have succeeded in unlocking the Motorola Photon 4G bootloader using the methods they first figured out for the Atrix 4G.  Like most hacks of this nature, you're going to have to read the directions and understand everything before you jump in, and you'll need a bit of working knowledge of the standard fastboot procedures.  Because it's a Motorola phone, you're also going to need to know how to use RSDLite.  The good news is that the instructions are laid out nicely and it shouldn't be much of an issue once you get everything assembled.

The biggest thing to remember here, is that this is for the Photon only.  Don't go trying it on your Droid 3, or you'll likely be in for an ugly surprise.  With all that out of the way, head over to the source link and get started.  Let the games begin!

Source: XDA-DevelopersThanks everyone who sent this in!

 
There are 22 comments

IceDree says:

Good news ...
Root & Unlocked Bootloader have been achieved for the Photon 4G , thats a good thing

jbuggydroid says:

This is awesome. I rooted my photon last night and I can't wait to see what comes next

patfactorx says:

GUYS! Droid 3 pLZ! do it for the kittehz!

moosc says:

If moto would have stayed with tegra chip it meaniD3 and i mean the bionic would have the same

IceDree says:

The thing is : people kept complaining about the Tegra 2 chip & how week its in the Atrix & the DROID X2 compared to the Snapdragon & the Exynos chips

From what I learned from these things
You can't make the Tech users (the avd. ones anyway) happy !

PhoneJunkie says:

I'm extremely disappointed in Motorola. Their last 2 Android phones for Sprint both had the same bugs. Not being able to make a call until I do a battery pull, was the final nail in the coffin. I sure hope they redeem themselves with the Verizon's Bionic.

Webtop, kickstand, root and an unlocked bootloader are making a powerful argument for me to finally hop to sprint and the photon.

Nj763 says:

Don't forget 16gb internal storage!!!

IceDree says:

& Tegra & 1GB of DDR2 RAM !!!

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

i dont have the photon but the phone its gorgeous i have to say the cutest phone out there having htc sensation coming in second place :) photon owners must be very happy with this beast of a phone i am waiting for my bionic :) i could it have the photon but i am on verizon

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

i dont have the photon but the phone its gorgeous i have to say the cutest phone out there having htc sensation coming in second place :) photon owners must be very happy with this beast of a phone i am waiting for my bionic :) i could it have the photon but i am on verizon

loooney2ns says:

I hope that developers have the same success with the Bionic when it comes out.

Mike77 says:

That didn't take long.

newboyx says:

Congratulations to the Photon owners.

IceDree says:

+1

josuearisty says:

Beautiful, I hope somebody hacks it so it can be used in an US GSM carrier!

cezasf says:

Forgive me for asking this, but as an android newbie (and Photon owner) I have to ask. What benefits come from rooting and unlocking the boot loader? What can you do?

IceDree says:

For the average users , not much
For the Advanced users , allot , since they like to play with these things (such as replacing the software that comes with the phone , i.e. : not every like the Motorola Application platform UI in their phones or Sense UI in HTC , so they replace with a standard UI , like the one in the Nexus phones)

For more accurate information check this link :

http://www.androidcentral.com/root

xcharles718 says:

As a heads up, unlocking the bootloader kills 4G functionality.

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VDub2174 says:

This is great news!! I knew it would only be a matter of time for someone to get the bootloader unlocked.

Hopefully Google will unlock Motorola's next bootloaders since they own Motorola mobility now and maybe some quicker updates.