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Motorola Atrix 4G root update – Motorola locks

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    Motorola Atrix 4G root update – Motorola locks



    We told you about the Motorola Atrix 4G getting the system dump root treatment, and although it seemed like a tedious task to get going, it appears that to the disappointment of many developers, Motorola still has things fairly locked down once you get to see the different partitions.
    It appears that the system dump is not encrypted, but the whole partition is signed by Motorola, meaning that the files in the root cannot be replaced by custom files like recovery. Basically, some files are still locked as a result, making the rooting only partially successful, and pretty much useless for now.
    More information can be found at this thread.


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    This means you can still run some root apps just can't make backups since there is no recovery at this point in time. Hopefully it happens soon though.

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    Go team Clockwork Mod

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    And without a custom recovery, and thus no nandroid backup capabilities, be careful what you play with and delete when rooted. There's currently no way to flash the stock image back to your phone should you 'soft-brick' it.

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    Yet another reason im holding off doing anything for now. I know just enough to totally screw this phone up.

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    Agreed. Told my brother to hold off until we can make backups. New to AT&T, do they use something like RSD ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davros View Post
    Agreed. Told my brother to hold off until we can make backups. New to AT&T, do they use something like RSD ?
    It's not AT&T specific, but Motorola does use RSD to flash.

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