Photon 4G

Have yourself a Motorola Photon 4G, all ready to root it, but haven't picked up the HD dock yet?  You're in luck!  A new method has been figured out, one that doesn't have a purchase of $100 worth of accessories as a prerequisite.  You will need to be able to use the Android SDK and follow well written instructions, but the method actually looks pretty simple for the end user.  AC member sandtiger has a nicely written tutorial all laid out in the Photon forums, so grab a chair and a beverage, and have a look.

Source: XDA; via Android Central forums. Thanks, sandtiger!

 

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Root the Motorola Photon 4G, HD dock no longer needed

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What the hell??? This thing is out for 15 minutes and it's already rooted? The D3 has been out a month!!! What is going on devs?? Hackers?? Come on!! We need you to unlock that OMAP4430 goodness!!!!

Well if you think about it, the Photon is really nothing more than the CDMA version of the atrix with a couple of upgraded goodies. It was bound to get a quick root. Blowing a fuse over something like that is kind of childish. Gotta give the devs time that are working on the D3.

It was either this or the next Nexus (or maybe even the Samsung Galaxy S II) and this hasn't made the decision any easier. I remember when the EVO 4G came out. There was no other option! Man oh Man what am I to do.

And the bootloader has been unlocked. Its in testing right now but pictures are in the thread over at xda

Maybe this will be good for those with a d3 and those who want to get the bionic if they can use a similar method on either of those.

Hey when you root the motorola photon what are the disadvantages? I heard you lose the ability to receive updates :( I really want free tethering but not at the cost of updates