Former Writer · May 13, 2012 at 05:30 pm

Atrix 4G Dual Booting Method for Linux and Windows

Dual booting on the Motorola Atrix 4G has been quite the ordeal for many users. Although there have been multiple attempts, the path towards a working dual boot solution has been a little more difficult for the Atrix. Actually, until a few days ago, developers couldn’t get dual booting working on the Atrix 4G at all. However, with patience and time comes a solution to all problems. And for users of the Atrix 4G, dual booting has been solved.

The first version was released by XDA Forum Member sendust7. It’s a very complex process, so anyone who wants to attempt it should be extra careful and read the instructions repeatedly. The original method requires users to use Linux—preferably Ubuntu—and runs them through the rings of getting the SD card properly partitioned, and getting two ROMs installed without breaking any features such as the camera or WebTop. This allows for the free use of dual boot without breaking anything, and that’s just a real win.

As if that weren’t enough, a couple of days later XDA Senior Member hateful17 was able to port the Linux method to Windows, so now users of both OSes can get in on the action. The Windows version is much like the Ubuntu version, except a little more complicated. Users will have to get a bunch of stuff done before they can dual boot, but the steps essentially remain the same. Neither method is for the faint of heart. Both processes are lengthy, and involve a lot of command line and ADB usage. So be sure you know what you’re doing before preceding.

With both of these methods being released, the Atrix 4G has been given a new lease on life, as users can now put multiple ROMs on their devices without breaking anything. Eventually, there may be easier methods, but for now the Atrix 4G community can at least get it done.

To get started, head over to the Linux thread or the Windows thread.


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