How To: Motorola Atrix 4G Root

Filed under Development, Guides by Adam on February 18, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Read the full BriefMobile Motorola Atrix 4G review! The process of rooting your Motorola Atrix 4G has just been changed with the latest updates. We’ve updated the guide below to allow users to root.

How To: Motorola Atrix 4G Root

Root method found and executed by Brandon15811, the2dcour, and of course eval-! Make sure to thank them over at the forums.



  1. Extract the ADB-Fastboot package and root image to your C:\ Drive under a new folder titled “root”
  2. Put your device into Fastboot mode: – Turn off your device. – Hold down the power button and downward volume button until you see “Fastboot” on your screen – Push the upward volume button
  3. Open your command prompt (Start >> run “cmd” >> enter)
  4. Type the following commands
    • cd C:/root
    • fastboot flash preinstall root.img
    • fastboot reboot
  5. Enable USB debugging (Settings >> Applications >> Debugging)
  6. Type the following commands
    • adb shell
    • /preinstall/dosu
  7. Type the following commands
    • /bin/mount /system -o remount,rw
    • cp /preinstall/su /system/bin/su
    • chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
    • PATH=/system/bin:$PATH pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk
  8. Congratulations! You are rooted!
PATH=/system/bin:$PATH pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk