POSTS TAGGED: Motorola Atrix 4G

Webtop and Google Now on Atrix 4G ICS ROMs

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Webtop may be on its way to the grave, but many still enjoy the technology. It was a unique idea that set Motorola apart from the competition. It’s just too bad they didn’t do much else right. For Motorola Atrix 4G users running certain custom ROMs, Webtop is now not only attainable, but Google Now right along with it.

XDA Forum Member Rhadamg has posted a zip that enables Webtop, Google Now, and many other Google-related goodies without too much of a hassle. Unfortunately, it only works for certain ROMs at the moment. The Google Now functionality comes from previous efforts lead by XDA Senior Member cajunflavoredbob.

The installation method is pretty easy—simply flash in recovery. Repor. . . READ ON »

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Fix for Motorola Atrix 4G Battery Issues Finalized

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Many of us have been battling battery life issues for as long as we’ve owned smartphones. Time and time and time again, we’ve brought you news on dealing with random battery problems or unexpected power drains. The Motorola Atrix 4G is among the devices with known battery issues, but its fix has been finalized.

The issue is that the battery percentage meter can become incorrectly calibrated. XDA Senior Member ravilov had been working on the battery issue for a bit, and has thankfully crafted a fix. In his own words:

Like many other people, I too am affected by the dreaded “won’t charge beyond xx%” battery bug. I know in reality this is probably of little importance since (a

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Photon 4G to be Locked Down Like Atrix 4G Next Update

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Let us all let out a collective sigh as Motorola continues to publicly hate on all of their rooted users. We’ve already brought you coverage of the shady Motorola practice of giving out Atrix 4G handsets that cannot be unlocked. Now the time is coming for the Motorola Photon 4G as well. The dual-core Motorola device, which also happens to be the only dual-core Motorola device on Sprint, has an update coming up that will lock the bootloaders and prevent the flashing of SBF files. While this likely won’t affect the current rooted community, new devices and replacements will likely come with this update preinstalled.

XDA Senior Member Lightsword1942, who was nice enough to tip us off about Moto. . . READ ON »

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Motorola at it Again, Locks Down Atrix 4G Even More

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We know what you’re thinking. Oh no, not again, right? Very recently, the newest generation of the Motorola Atrix 4G, whether they be given out as replacements for older models or being sold brand new, has lost the ability to flash SBF files and, thus, the ability to unlock its bootloader.

For those unfamiliar with SBF files, they’re much like Motorola’s version of the HTC RUU or an ODIN-flashable file on Samsung devices. They can serve as vectors for stock firmware revisions. Losing the ability to flash SBF files is like HTC users booting into the bootloader and trying to flash an RUU, only to find skateboarding Androids giving you the collective middle finger. In the world of Samsung de. . . READ ON »

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Atrix 4G Dual Booting Method for Linux and Windows

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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. . . READ ON »

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GenTop2 Looks To Replace WebTop Permanently for Atrix 4G

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When the Motorola Atrix 4G was first released, it featured an innovative WebTop platform that allowed users to connect their devices to bigger screens and do all kinds of fun stuff. Since then, WebTop has been hacked, modified, adn improved by the relentless developers here on XDA. However, it appears as if the end of the line is coming soon for WebTop.

XDA Forum Member Gendol has posted a thread containing GenTop2, which is one of the best Linux-based WebTop replacements available. With full support and plenty of modifications, GenTop2 has a lot going for it.

The installation process takes place almost exclusively in ADB, so users who aren’t familiar should read the instructions thoroughly bef. . . READ ON »

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Choose Your Poison with Kitchen Sink for Atrix 4G

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When it comes to Android, options are everything. That’s one of the big pluses to owning an Android phone. You can root it if you want, flash whatever ROM/theme/kernel combination that you please. In some cases you can even take your CDMA device to a different carrier. There is no other mobile platform with that level of sharing and options. And now for the Motorola Atrix 4G, the options just keep coming.

XDA Recognized Developer jokersax11 has created a ROM that gives Atrix owners enough choices to satisfy any flasher—for a while anyway. It’s called Kitchen Sink and it lets users choose from a variety of base ROMs such as CyanogenMod and AOKP. Once users choose their ROM, they can then custo. . . READ ON »

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.1

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: touch-based recoveries are the future. Aside from giving end users easier access to device firmware modification, they add a much needed element of polish to the Android hacking experience. While some may say that these upgrade recoveries take away from the feelings of thrill and excitement, I argue that they offer a more efficient interface and enable some truly unique new features not available in the recoveries of yesteryear.

In a rather large update to what is arguably the most popular touch-based recovery around, XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy presents to us Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP, for short) version 2.1. Aside from simply b. . . READ ON »

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ROM Factory Makes Its Way to the Atrix 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II

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The ever popular Fruitcake Maker also known as ROM Factory has been quietly making its rounds around XDA over the last several months, and as it’s been gaining momentum as a fun and useful tool for devs and users alike. However, it was only a matter of time before this tool starting hitting bigger and better phones. XDA Senior Member samcripp, creator of ROM Factory, has been bringing the application to new devices,the popular Motorola Atrix 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S II I9100.

For those who don’t know what ROM Factory is, it is an application that will take the /boot and /system partitions on your phone and create a perfectly functional, fully flashable update.zip out of them. There are a mill. . . READ ON »

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