Just one day after the news of unlocked Gingerbread bootloaders on the Atrix reached the net, developers have packaged up a bootloader unlock file that will allow Atrix users on all builds (even Froyo) to unlock. The full guide resides below this text. It’s a fairly simple process, but we warn you that unlocking your bootloader may void your warranty. BriefMobile cannot be held responsible for any bootloader unlock-caused mayhem. Flash this unlocker at your own risk!
How To: Unlock the Atrix 4G Bootloader
- Backed up /data partition
- You will lose all of your /data during this process!
- Unlock SBF file [Mirror]
- RSD Lite 5.3.1 or sbf_flash [Download if Atrix is Froyo]
- Fastboot package [Mirror]
- Also found in the Android SDK tools folder
- If you’re on Gingerbread, skip to step 13.
- Power down your Motorola Atrix
- Take out your microSD card and SIM card for the flashing process
- While turning the phone on, hold the Volume Up button until it acknowledges RSD
- Your device will say “Starting RSD protocol support”
- Run “RSD Lite” on your computer
- Press the “. . .” button next to the box labeled “Filename”
- Load up the SBF file
- The SBF file is located inside of the .zip file, you must extract it out before loading it into RSD Lite
- Use WinRAR or 7-Zip to extract the .zip file on your computer
- Plug your device into your computer
- Use the USB ports on the back side of your computer for safety
- RSD Lite should recognize your device and say “Model: NS Flash Olympus” and “Connected…”
- Press the “Start” button
- Be patient while the phone reboots. It will take a long time.
- Open and extract the Fastboot package from above
- Open a command prompt window
- On Windows, press Start and type “cmd” then press the enter button
- Type the following command. Your directory will be the folder where you extracted the Fastboot package.
(Example: cd C:\Users\Kenneth\Desktop\fastboot-package)
- cd your directory here
- Power down your Atrix device
- Hold the power button and the downward volume button until you see “Fastboot”
- Let go of the buttons and press the upward volume button once
- You will now see “Starting Fastboot protocol support”
- Plug your device into a USB port in the back slot of your computer
- Front slots sometimes do not have enough power to stay connected to the device.
- Type the following command:
- fastboot oem unlock
- You will now receive a warning along with a unique device ID
- Type the following commands using your unique device ID in place of the ####:
- fastboot oem unlock ####
- fastboot reboot
- Wait for your device to reboot. Congratulations! You now have an unlocked bootloader!