Root Motorola Photon 4G With A Single Click [Guide] [No Dock Required]


Things are on the roll for Motorola Photon 4G as there is now a pain-less, easy to the core and simple rooting procedure available. Earlier we also posted a command line tutorial but that might not be choice of those unwilling to tinker with ADB commands. This method is based on the latest Photon Torpedo exploit for the Photon 4G and is doable with a single click.


Apparently the developer of this single click root didn’t test it himself as he doesn’t have a photon on him. And we aren’t ruling out the fact that you can potentially commit irreversible damage to your device using this rooting method.

So in case you want to give this single click rooting method for Photon 4G a shot, while keeping all the risks in mind and understanding your warranty will be void, then here’s how you do it:

Disclaimer: Please make sure that you have ample rooting, hacking and flashing experience before you try this hack. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible if you end up damaging your device

  1. The first step is to download Photon Single Click root package from here, extract the files and save them on your desktop. It is necessary that you extract all the files packed in zip package to one folder.
  2. Once done, connect your phone to the computer and enable USB debugging. You can enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Applications > Development and checkmark USB Debugging option.
  3. Now connect your phone to the computer but do not mount SD Card or SD Ext.
  4. Open the folder where you saved the rooting files and double click on PrevailToExistance.Bat file.
  5. Now follow onscreen instructions closely to root your phone.

And there you go! You now have root on your device! In case you are stuck or need imminent developer support, then please head to the link in step 2 for more information and Live developer support. The credit for this hack goes to Edgan and shabbypenguin at XDA Forums.

  • robcasey

    worked like a charm!!

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  • Dalemont

    Worked for me also. Simple and fast.

  • Glen S.

    I am having problems. It did notwork

  • mic

    when i connect the phone i have to set it to charge only or a different option ?

  • jdc

    The one click method rooted my phone and root check says everything is fine… but i now have pretty much no data access… it says data connection not available alot or sometimes it will work but best ive measured yet is 259kbps down and 118kbps up…. or roughly .25Mbps down and .11Mbps up…. I need to know how to fix this or if i have to unroot… and if so how do i unroot and will it erase my contacts/msgs etc…

    • jdc

      by the way… i am in an area where i usually have great 3g speeds…(ie, HD Netflix movies with no buffering)

    • Silo

      JCD, rooting has nothing to do with your data speeds. It just gives certain applications the needed administration access to function, such as those that control hardware; and the unlocked boot-loader just allows you to add firmware without an official digital signature with ,(S)-off referring to the signature check being turned off. Rooting it just changes the administrative privileges, not your data connection. When your phone is rooted, “you are the administrator.”

  • Claire

    I’m having the same problem as jdc. After I rooted it, my data became painfully slow to use.

    • adam rushford

      did you ever fix this, if so how? 

      • Jz19775

        If you root I heard you lose 4g

  • Kledig8

    I can’t access the first download, the torpedo tar file, I’m thinking someone has beaten me to hacking my own phone

  • Nxaviercg

    I would like to know if this ill work on motorola electrify?


  • Mike

    Rooting does not cause a loss of 4g. Unlocking the bootloader does.

  • Mike

    Rooting does not cause a loss of 4g. Unlocking the bootloader does.

  • Silverdre

    umm those are instructions for windows but i have linux and i’m lost

  • derek

    There is no PrevailToExistance.Bat file in the zip package I downloaded. Can someone please help? I haven’t been able to get past step 4.