Motorola Cliq XT has not been covered much by us, so much so that even the rooting guide wasn’t covered. Why now? Because of the recent CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 ROM release for this device, which promises to push this phone to its full potential. So if you wish to run that ROM on your Cliq XT, you will need to gain root access. If you’re here and don’t want to install the CM7.1 RC1 ROM, root it anyways, you’ll be better of regardless.
Refer to our post on top 10 reasons to root your Android device, because it is likely that our earlier argument didn’t reason with you at all. So if you’ve made up your mind to root your device finally without any persuasion from us at all, here’s how to do it.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- ADB installed and running on your system. See our guide on what is ADB and how to install it.
- Motorola USB drivers (Install them, of course!)
- Superuser package
- To begin, download the files from the links above and extract the rageagainstthecage-arm5 file and Superuser package to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools.
- That done, enable USB debugging in Settings > Applications > Development.
- Connect the phone to the PC via USB, open a terminal or command prompt on the computer and navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools.
- Enter the following commands:
adb push rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin exit adb kill-server adb start-server adb shell mount -o remount,rw -t /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system exit adb push su /system/xbin adb shell chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su adb push Superuser.apk /system/app
So yes you might feel very nerdy entering all these commands in a terminal to gain root access, but we rather you copy paste. So that was it, you should have root access on your Motorola Cliq XT.