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Root Photon 4G With A Single Click Using Djrbliss Exploit [Guide]

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


  1. The first step is download and install Motorola Android Drivers from the links provided in What You Need section above.
  2. Once done, download Motorola One Click Root Zip file from above and unzip the packaged contents to your desktop.
  3. After this enable USB debugging on your phone by going to Settings > Applications > Development and check marking USB Debugging.
  4. Now connect your phone to the computer and make sure you select “Charge Only” mode.
  5. 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.


  1. Has to do it twice. First time the .exe suddenly finished, second time was successful. Now I have my Photon rooted, thanks a lot!

    •  just worked for me on my new photon but it seems it slowed down a bit when changing screens. installed setcpu to overclock and it crashes. anyone have any ideas on how to overclock?

    • works for me, all of my data is in tact but a few of my shortcuts lost their image and i had to replace them to get them to look normal again. everything is working fine for me so far.

  2. is it possible to use this method WITHOUT it deleting your data?? I just got this phone and reinstalled everything and really dont want to do it again.

  3. Seems an upgrade to: 45.2.5.MB855 unroots your phone and this method will not work. Anyone have an alternative. Thanks!

  4. I performed the above steps….and it said it was successful but I don’t notice any difference in the phone. I downloaded Root Check and that says it was not a successful root. Any thoughts?


  5. Not working for me. Phone reboots once before the root program finishes. The superuser.apk is not installed and when I try a root only program it says that it cannot get root.

    Any ideas?

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