Sprint launched the Motorola Photon 4G not more than a couple of weeks ago. The device features a 1 GHz Tegra 2 chip, qHD screen, and integrated Webtop Linux experience. It’s already got a couple of custom pseudo-ROMs, root through the HD dock, and a number of clutch modifications.
Finally, users can enjoy root priveleges without purchasing one of those expensive HD Multimedia docks. We’ve included the directions below for your Photon-rooting pleasure. Make sure to head over to the XDA-Developers forums to thank master developer Edgan for his efforts that rooted this device. See the directions after the break.
Root Motorola Photon 4G
- Navigate to the Android Market and install the “Superuser” application from ChainsDD
- Alternatively, install a Superuser .apk file from here.
- cd C:/root
- adb push photon-torpedo.tar /data/tmp
- adb shell
- cd /data/tmp
- /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar