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Root Your Motorola Photon 4G – How To

Posted by techhackz-admin Friday, August 5, 2011


The Motorola Photon 4G is one of the newest Android smartphones available in US for Sprint, it comes with the usual 1GHz dual-core CPU, 4G and Gingerbread. It’s worth noting that this is a World phone (CDMA and GSM) which is quite rare, a must for those of us who travel often outside of the US. The Motorola Photon 4G can also be connected to a webtop station and this is actually the only way to root this device so far. Let’s find out how.

Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, if you follow the instructions you should be fine!

In order to root your Motorola Photon 4G, you will need the following:

  • Motorola Photon 4G HD Station
  • Sprint Motorola Photon 4G
  • HDMI Cable
  • HDTV or monitor
  • Wi-Fi connection on your phone
  • Computer

Follow these steps to root your Motorola Photon 4G [from XDA]:

1. Install Superuser from the Market
2. Install SSHDroid from the Market
3. Open SSHDroid, and make sure it is listening on port 2222
4. Connect Photon to HD Station
5. Connect HDMI to HD Station and TV/Monitor
6. Turn TV/Monitor on
7. Change TV/Monitor input to HDMI
8. Open Firefox in webtop
9. Go to
10. Open it instead of saving
11. Extract pulse.tar to /var/tmp
12. Connect to phone via ssh at ip address mentioned in SSHDroid and port 2222
13. Type /var/tmp/pulse/pa_race
14. Type /var/tmp/pulse/
15. Type rm -rf /var/tmp/pulse*

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