How To Root Motorola Atrix 2 In A Single Click

Motorola Atrix 2 rootThose of you who just bought the latest Atrix 2 from Motorola, are in luck. The device running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread has been successfully rooted. This has been made possible thanks to MyDroidWorld forum member p3droid. Even better the rooting method involved here gives you the single click option without needing you to manually input commands via ADB. While the guides purpose is to prioritize the use of the single click method to root the Atrix 2, but we’ll mention the manual method as well, just in case the single click method fails to work for you.

Do note that that this root method be it manual or the single click solution, does not install ClockworkMod recovery or for that matter any custom recovery on the Atrix 2. Alright, enough talk, let’s get your Atrix 2 rooted!

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.


Requirements:

Instructions:

Single Click Method

  1. To begin, make sure USB Debugging is enabled in Settings > Applications > Development and so is Charge only connection. Check Unknown sources as well.
  2. Extract the appropriate One Click Exploit or Root for your version of Android to find a file named runme.bat (in case of Android 2.3.5), or Click-to-Root.bat (for the Android 2.3.6 version), and run it.
  3. Running the file will begin the root process so sit back, relax and cross your fingers as the process completes.
  4. Once it finishes, your phone will reboot and should be rooted upon the reboot.

Manual Method

  1. To begin, download and extract Exploit.zip containing the exploit, su and Superuser to your desktop.
  2. Open the folder that contains these files you extracted and hold the Shift key as you right click. Select Open command window here. Or else you can simply open terminal or command prompt and navigate to the folder manually.
  3. Now enter the following commands:
    adb push zerg /data/local
    
    adb push su /data/local
    
    adb push Superuser.apk /data/local
    
    adb shell
    
    cd /data/local
    
    chmod 777 zerg
    
    ./zerg
  4. Wait as root access is gained.
  5. Now type in the following commands:
    adb shell
    
    mount -o rw,remount /dev/null /system
    
    cat /data/local/su > /system/bin/su
    
    cat /data/local/Superuser.apk > /system/app/Superuser.apk
    
    chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    
    chmod 4755 /system/app/Superuser.apk
    
    reboot

For updates and queries related to the rooting method, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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  • http://twitter.com/Theddyg Theddy grumo

    so after your phone is rooted what will it become? will it be faster? will all the bloatware that at&t installed be gone. and can i still update with official updates. What to do next after the rooting?

    • R4D4R

      “rooting” a phone only gives you root access to the OS (similar to “Administrator” access in Windows).  What you do with it then is up to you.  Personally, I require root at this point since Google refuses to support SSL or IPSec VPN (L2TP and PPTP simply are not secure enough). So, for work, it is required for me.

  • King Kronos

    How long should this take? I don’t think mine is working. It says “daemon started successfully” and I don’t see anything past that.

  • Hahaitzdev

    Thank you, it worked! Much appreciated.

  • Paper_beg

    how bout 2.3.6??

  • Slasher

    Used it on Atrix 2 two days ago and worked like a charm. Tried it today on my wife’s Atrix 2 and it failed. Tried multiple times to no success. Both phone took update yesterday of 
    v55.13.25 and killed root access is what i am thinking happened. Anyone have an idea what the turn around time for a new version of “Exploit Single Click Method”

  • Etjayasinghe

    can i root may atrix 4g running in 2.3.5 in the same way? (not atrix 2)

  • Howard

    works great!

  • Texasbiz

    Requirements downloads (attachments) no longer work, or at least not for me.

    Can you give links to the forum threads instead please?

  • mandygirl

    after i do step 3 is my command prompt sapose to say permission denied I dont think either way is working for my atrix 2