Users of the Motorola Photon 4G, can now flash the latest ClockworkMod recovery 18.104.22.168, and is a customized version meant for the Photon 4G. This is great news for users who were planning to install a custom recovery to their device, or even those on an older version of the recovery looking to upgrade. Credit goes to XDA-Developers forum member romracer
for releasing this custom cooked recovery based on ClockworkMod recovery 5. The recovery even sports 6 color schemes as well and you have the option to choose which one you want to install.
Motorola Photon 4G is a high-tier Android phone that was the first phone with a fairly expensive initial rooting solution. When the phone was launched, the Dock method was the only rooting method available. However some developers were able to figure out a generic exploit that made rooting possible without pain and a single click. Since the phone got rooted, the development is rapidly taking place for this phones with multitude of Android hackers, modders, designers and themers participating in releasing custom kernels, tweaks, mods, hacks and full fledge ROM. The team ACS, guys behind producing the first rooting kernel for Sprint Epic 4G Touch, has released custom Photon Penguin Kernel for Photon 4G.
Motorola Photon 4G is a high-tier Android phone that was able to score a huge fan base right after developers were able to achieve root and a custom recovery. It was, however, ironical that Google Talk version that came pre-installed on Photon 4G didn’t have video and voice chat support. Ballerx43, Senior XDA member, after spending a whole lot of time with Atrix 4G Dev community finally figured out the method to enable voice and video chat on Google Talk installed on Motorola Photon 4G. The method, for now, isn’t an easy single click one and requires the user to have ample command over ADB etc.
The game changing exploit that rooted Droid 3 yesterday is now confirmed as working on virtually all Motorola Droid series phones running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Yesterday we discussed who this exploit rooted Droid 3 and Droid X2 and today it got even better. Motorola Photon 4G, that initially required a whooping $ 100 Dock to get rooted, is now rootable with the same super easy method that pwns Droid 3 and other handsets. Motorola Photon 4G ships with Android 2.3 on board so you can directly deploy the hack without tinkering with software up or downgrade. Read More
Motorola Photon 4G is a top tier Android device that has managed to gather a huge fan base within days of it’s release. Since the phone got rooted and custom ROMs are already on their way, a need for custom bootanimations for this device was also pretty much felt. Bandage, Senior XDA Member, has managed to create 3 custom bootanimation for Motorola Photon 4G. For those who don’t know, Bootanimatuon is the first thing that appears after manufacturer logo on your Android device. Although there is no functionality associated with this, but an eye-catching bootanimation does make your phone stand out while booting. For a complete intro of bootanimations, please see our complete bootanimation customization guide
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. Read More
Motorola Photon 4G Android phone got rooted within hours of release but $ 100 dock requirement for gaining root was something not everyone could opt for. However Edgan, XDA Member, has released a rooting method that doesn’t require a dock at all. The method is simple and only requires you to have some working knowledge of ADB command line to accomplish this.