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Active Development for the Motorola MotoACTV

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Active Development for the Motorola MotoACTV

“Wait, what is the Motorola MotoACTV? Doesn’t sound very familiar.”

Unbeknownst to many, the MotoACTV is an interesting device released by Motorola all the way back in 2011 that acts as a part-time watch, and a part-time fitness tracker. With Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS support, it also interestingly came with Android Gingerbread, thus making it a standout device among its smartwatch peers, and even more so with the active development going on behind it.

XDA Recognized Developer ClearD came up with a root method for the MotoACTV, crowning it the title of the first rooted smartwatch. With ClearD’s Root Tool recently updated to version 2.0.1, users of this device can not only root the MotoACTV, but also perform a plethora of other actions. These include:

  • Backup data
  • Flash boot image with the option to root
  • Restore data
  • Open ADB command prompt
  • Reboot into recovery
  • Return to rooted or unrooted stock

In addition to the RootTool, ClearD also developed the MotoACTV Image Flasher, a tool that allow MotoACTV users to flash images and roms (and yes, there are custom ROMs for this watch), and wipe the device’s data and cache.

With a rooted device comes an overclock method, discovered by XDA Senior Member dproldan. Using the overclock module by Tiago Sousa and the provided zip file, users must have ADB installed to issue the given commands required to create 4 frequency steps:

  1. 300 MHz
  2. 600 MHz
  3. 800 MHz
  4. 1 Ghz

With this, users can now set the over- and under-clock the MotoACTV’s CPU frequency using tools such as Elite Recognized Developer coolbho3000‘s SetCPU.

So if you are a user of the Motorola MotoACTV, most definitely go ahead and check out the development thread for more information and discussion.

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