AT&T users, rejoice! Brief Mobile has been informed that user DesignGears, along with Getaphixx, has rooted the Motorola Atrix before its official release.
AT&T is notorious for restricting its users to only Market apps. Through rooting, however, non-Market apps can run via sideloading. These privileges also provide an easy way to free users of the bloated social-networking service MOTOBLUR and disable many other unnecessary applications.
Full instructions follow:
What you’ll need first:
- .NET Framework 2.0 or Mono v1.2.6 (more information on Linux) (Windows XP: Download .NET Framework 2.0)
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Ubuntu Hardy (8.04 LTS)
- Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04)
- Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)
- Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS)
- Ubuntu Maverick (10.10)
- Debian Lenny (5.0)
- Debian Squeeze (testing)
- Debian Sid (unstable)
- Debian Experimental
- Install Motorola drivers on your computer
- Mount the device for Media Sync.
- Motorola Helper will install proper drivers.
- Download Super One Click v1.6.5
- After installing the drivers, meeting the prerequisites, and downloading CLShortFuse’s Super One Click, proceed to the next step.
- Extract the Super One Click package to a folder on your computer
- Place your phone into USB Debugging mode
- Menu >> Settings >> Applications >> Development >> Enable “USB debugging”
- Connect the device to your computer via USB cable
- Do NOT mount your device’s SD card
- Run the Super One Click program
- Simply click the “Root” button in Super One Click
- Before rebooting, click “Allow Non Market Apps”
- Reboot your device
Unfortunately, unlocking the bootloader is still in limbo at the moment - it appears that Motorola has signed the Atrix's bootloader just like it did to the Defy. Thus, custom ROMs aren’t on the menu just yet.
Source: Brief Mobile