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

photon3So 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.

Now the time involved in doing this will not be the shortest, but it is easier then a lot of guides we’ve covered around here. Just expect to spend some time doing this if you want your 4G to start functioning again. Here’s how you can go about doing this.

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



  1. All those requirements checked? If so, move on to installing the Alien ROM as posted in this guide.
  2. Install the Bootstrap Recovery as posted in this guide, and make a backup of your current ROM using CWM recovery (not Bootstrap recovery).
  3. Now wipe all data and factory reset the phone to re-install the 4.5.1A firmware.
  4. That done, root the device again and install the Bootstrap recovery again.
  5. Launch Bootstrap recovery and restore your Alien ROM backup.
  6. Once the ROM is restored, go ahead and try turning your 4G on. It should work.

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

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  • Bryce Burks

    I have already rooted, unlocked, flashed the Alien ROM, and UN-BRICKED my photon. So now I’m back to stock. So If I go through this process from, say, step 4, will my phone have 4G connectivity?

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