Enable 8-Point Multi Touch On Motorola Photon 4G

So the Photon 4G with it’s impressive hardware and and an equally impressive 540 x 960 pixels 4.3” screen, is surprisingly limited regarding multi touch input. 2 touch points aren’t exactly categorized as multi touch now. If you’re into Android games, such as Fruit Ninja, Cut The Rope or use emulators on your device that use on screen joysticks and buttons, chances are this 2 touch point system in the Photon 4G is going to give you some serious limitations. Even if you do manage it somehow, if a 3rd finger slides onto the screen while playing, consider things going wrong in a second, and that has already happened to a lot of us. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member michael0619 who originally brought out a multi touch mod for the Atrix 4G, the mod has evolved and found itself working for the Photon 4G, allowing 8 touch inputs on the device. Frankly, 8 points are a bit too much, but 2 were equally ridiculous.

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Enable 4G In Custom ROMs On Motorola Photon 4G [Guide]

So if you own a Photon 4G and were quick to install a custom ROM to it, chances are that the phone has lost the 4G capability along with that. The problem has so far been seen using the Alien ROM that we covered a few days back, but is not limited to it according to XDA-Developers forum member Lokifish Marz who has also devised an alternate installation method for the Alien ROM that could be done for any other ROM in the future as well. Using this method you can kick the phone’s 4G capability back into action.

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Gingerbread Custom ROM For Motorola Photon 4G [Download & Install]

Things seem to be on the on the roll for the Photon 4G with development for the device moving at a fast pace. From when it was first rooted as soon as it arrived on the scene, we now come across the second custom ROM for the device that is Moto Blur based. With the bootloader unlocked one would expect some pure Android ROM to be released, but hopefully that shall happen soon. For now, you only have two custom ROMs available for the device and this would be the latest one. Named Alien ROM, it has been developed by XDA-Developers forum member kennethpenn and is a mix of Gingerbread and Blur with an added green theme to it. Read More

Install Custom ClockworkMod 4 Based Recovery On Motorola Photon 4G

It was only a day or two back that the Motorola Photon 4G had its bootloader unlocked, and with that it seems like the development for the device is really gearing up. Just as the device received an unlocked bootloader, XDA-Developers forum member romracer released a modified CWM based recovery for the Photon 4G that according to him, is based on his own custom code forked from the CyanogenMod team’s recovery. What does this mean? Well for start you now have an alternative to the Bootstrap recovery. romracer’s recovery, named ALPHA RECOVERY has quite a few features at hand as well. Read More

Unlock Motorola Photon 4G Bootloader [How To Guide]

Photon 4G owners! We have confirmation that the bootloader for your device has been unlocked thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Yay 4 Juggs. This is huge news considering the Droid 3 and Bionic are to be released soon and this gives the devices a very good chance at a possible unlocked bootloader in the future. Even though the devices are different to each other, this just goes of to show that if it can be done on the Photon 4G, there’s a good chance it may happen for those two devices as well. As for now, it is the owners of the Photon 4G that are uber excited. Read More

Install Motorola Droid 3 Camera App On Photon 4G

Looks like development on the Motorola Photon 4G is picking up pace. This time we have a port of the camera app from the Droid 3 for the Photon 4G for those who are aesthetically more peculiar about their core Android apps. Credit for porting this app goes to XDA-Developers forum member ballerx43 who also ported this with the idea of bringing a panorama feature to the Photon 4G’s camera, which however is already included in the original.

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Motorola Photon 4G Receives First Custom ROM [Download & Install]

With root in place, ClockworkMod recovery installed and the recent SBF leak for the Motorola Photon 4G, the ground is all set for custom ROMs to start pouring in. Well, they haven’t exactly poured in as yet, but we do have the first custom ROM for the Photon 4G released today courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member kennethpenn. The ROM named Photon Laser is almost 100% based on stock elements but with a few optimizations packed, that may help this ROM appeal to you.

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SBF With MR3 For Motorola Photon 4G Leaked–Unbricks Device

The Maintenance Release 3 for the Motorola Photon 4G has been leaked on XDA-Developers and comes as an SBF that can be easily flashed via RSD Lite. This is the first SBF for the Photon 4G that has been released for download and this also means that those of you who tried messing around with the device and ended up soft bricking it, finally have a shot at bringing it back from the grave. As mentioned earlier the SBF is an MR3 release, hence containing quite a few bug fixes such as sound issues and more. Credits for leaking this onto the internet goes to XDA-Developers forum member Yay 4 Juggs. Read More

Install ClockworkMod Recovery On Photon 4G Via Bootstrap Recovery

We have confirmation that the Bootstrap custom recovery app is working for the Motorola Photon 4G Android phone. The Photon 4G was only recently rooted, and thanks to efforts of developers over at XDA, especially those who worked on making Bootstrap working on the Droid X2, the Photon 4G has successfully managed to run the ClockworkMod custom recovery without any issues at all. The APK – as are all the bootstrap recoveries built into – is a direct pull from the Droid X2 and according to bane449 who put his device up for testing, and according to the feedback on the forums, this seems to work as it should. Read More

Enable Webtop Via HDMI On Motorola Photon Running Android 2.3.4 [How To]

The Motorola Atrix 4G set the trend for what is now known as Motorola’s Webtop technology, allowing you to turn your device into a mini laptop in a few seconds by placing it into a dock. The Atrix 4G was the first to do it, the Motorola Photon 4G is the second. However, like the Atrix 4G, the Photon 4G requires an official dock to enable the Webtop functionality. Luckily, XDA-Developers forum member _unknown who brought us the hack to enable Webtop via HDMI on the Atrix 4G, has managed to do the same for the Photon, thereby removing the need for those pricey official docks that Motorola wants you to buy.

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How To Root Sprint Motorola Photon 4G

Finally there is some great news for Sprint Motorola Photon 4G users as folks over at XDA have managed to gain root on this device. The root isn’t a single clicker –for now – but we believe that there will be a reasonable solution available soon. In order to root your Motorola Photon 4G, you will be needing HD Station, Motorola Photon, HDMO Cable that comes with HD Station, Monitor with open HDMI port, Wi-Fi internet connect on the phone and a PC with network access to phone.

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