Former Writer · Aug 30, 2012 at 05:00 am

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Rooted with Custom Recovery

Not long ago, we brought you the amazing news that Motorola is finally taking some positive strides in their locked bootloader policy. Why is this great news? Because this is XDA Developers and we like our bootloaders unlocked. The only issue with the new MotoDev site is that it only supports a few devices. One of them is the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, which was recently given its own forum here on XDA, and now has a root and recovery method.

What makes this so interesting is that this is the first root and recovery method released that requires users to use the MotoDev dev site to unlock their bootloader. Users are to unlock using the MotoDev website, then follow the instructions written up by XDA Recognized Developer shabbypenguin. It’s a pretty basic root method. Users have to flash the recovery using Fastboot and then flash SuperSU via the custom recovery that they just flashed in the previous step. Once done, users will be rooted and running a custom recovery.

The root method is still in beta, though, and testers are still doing their thing. However, so far no one has reported any massive issues. USB Mass Storage has been reported not working, but that should be the only outstanding bug in recovery right now. For more info, check out the root thread.


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