Former Writer · Apr 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Easily Unlock Fastboot and Radio on Motorola Photon 4G

Sometimes, flashing to root a device, unlock a bootloader, install a ROM or kernel, or even install a theme can seem like a task one would rather not take. After all, there are many root methods out there that, if done incorrectly, can hurt your device.

Users with the Motorola Photon 4G can now gain full fastboot support and unlock their radios with extreme ease. XDA Forum Member scottgl9 has written up methods for Moto Photon users to do both with two fastboot flashable files. The methods are a little bit of a misnomer because while there isn’t any flashing via recovery or use of ADB, there is a package users must download and install via fastboot. So technically, there is a little flashing, but it’s all done on the computer and not the device.

In the words of the developer:

This will load the unlocked ramloader (unlocked will be displayed at the top even if your phone is locked) which is normally only loaded into ram when flashing an SBF! Amazing, I know. Now you can do all kinds of stuff and you’ve made no modifications, just issue a “fastboot reboot” and nothing has been modified.

For additional information, full instructions, discussion among other users and more, visit the original thread.


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