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.
What you need:
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
- The first step is download and install Motorola Android Drivers from the links provided in What You Need section above.
- Once done, download Motorola One Click Root Zip file from above and unzip the packaged contents to your desktop.
- After this enable USB debugging on your phone by going to Settings > Applications > Development and check marking USB Debugging.
- Now connect your phone to the computer and make sure you select “Charge Only” mode.
- Now click on MotorolaOneClickRoot.exe and follow onscreen instructions to gain root.
And there you go! Apparently Motorola Photon 4G’s compatibility with this method isn’t listed in the original source thread posted here. But we do have confirmation from multitude of sources that this method actually roots Motorola Photon 4G and is better than the current torpedo ADB method. All credits for this guide go to Djrbliss and folks at Rootz Wiki.