Motorola Photon 4G Root Method Requires Expensive $100 HD Dock

Wanting to root your brand new Motorola Photon 4G? It didn’t take long for its root method to come about, but it’s perhaps one of the most unorthodox methods we’ve seen. You’ll need an expensive $100 HD Station (an HD multimedia dock), an HDMI cable (should have come with the dock) and a TV with an open HDMI port.

You’ll also need a WiFi connection and an internet link to your phone. SSHDroid is another piece of the puzzle needed to get root going. Yea, this isn’t quite as simple as a lot of other root methods have been but it’s something. And if you are good at following instructions, you shouldn’t have too much of an issue.

This is said to be permanent so the trouble will be worth it before a better method or a different exploit (or a less-expensive exploit) is found. If you want to take your chances, full instructions can be had at XDA (we prefer to link there in case the instructions end up being revised). Get to it! [XDA, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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TAGS: Motorola Photon 4G

  • Patrick Washington


  • 3_Phones_Jugglin

    Lovin my (Stock) Photon right now. Im not that desperate to screw it up yet.

  • Josue Aristy

    Maybe in some weeks we get something less difficult and inexpensive!!

  • AlexHarper

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,

    • HalfwayCrook

      I just paid $50 for a bj. True story.

      • Philip Warren

        did you buy it on dealfun?

    • Robby andrews

      O really, can i buy some of the things you bought?

    • Michael Gulotta

      Alex, I bought some Drano Max Gel Clog Remover for $1.12 because it was cheaper than Pepsi at $2.20. It tastes wonderful. You should try it!!

  • Philip Warren

    it read it and it had a whole 16 instructions. not very hard.

  • Qortez Lumpkin

    When root via the computer gets developed all I want to do is clock the processor to 1.2, get RID of sprint ID!!, install google talk with video and somehow increase the overall download and upload speeds.

  • Robb Nunya

    You have to tune the TV to MacGuyver, who roots it for you with a piece of bamboo and a jar of peaches.