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mic_888 · Mar 13, 2011

Webtop Achieved On Atrix Via HDMI Without A Dock

If you're a proud owner of the Motorola Atrix you'll know that the Atrix comes with the Webtop OS platform which gets activated when the device is plugged into a large screen accessory. To 'plug in' the device, the Atrix requires a media dock for connection to an HDTV. XDA forum member fenny, however has managed to hack the apk files to enable Webtop on any HDMI connection without a dock. In doing this, the XDA member has removed the...

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mic_888 · Mar 2, 2011

Gingerbread Keyboard Tweaked For Atrix

Fancy trying out the Gingerbread keyboard on your Motorola Atrix? Well now you can, thanks to XDA forum member uskr. You'll need to have a deodexed system to use this stock Gingerbread keyboard on your Atrix. It is taken from the Nexus S ROM and is not a themed keyboard. However, the keyboard is tweaked for the Atrix screen resolution, and has bigger letters on the keys. Additionally, the landscape version provides more space for the input form. The XDA...

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mic_888 · Mar 1, 2011

How To Manually Enable Sideloading On Your Atrix

If you are the lucky owner of a Motorola Atrix 4G, you may be wondering how to sideload apps onto your Android device. Perhaps you don't have access to the Market, maybe you're testing some apps....well XDA forum member gdanko has posted how you can enable sideloading the old-fashioned way. You'll need sqlite3 which the XDA member has noted that Linux and OSX come with, installed by default, so if you are running Windows you'll need to download the exe...

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ElCondor · Feb 27, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 27

Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help for you, they might still be interesting to read. Q 'Why is the first test score in Quadrant always lower than the following ones ? ' A There's no expert explanation to this fact, but we guess that it has got something to do with the OS keeping the processes and data in memory. It could...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 22, 2011

Cracking Siggy for Atrix 4G Work In Progress

You may recall a few days ago that the Motorola Atrix 4G was rooted, and that shortly after it was found out that the bootloader was signed by Motorola, effectively preventing anyone from replacing things like the bootloader and recovery images. XDA member designgears has taken matters in his own hands and has started a thread to post any and all development on cracking this lock from Motorola. Past experiences with the Defy and even other higher end phones like...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 20, 2011

Update on the Atrix Root: Signed…. Motorola

You may have seen yesterday that the Motorola Atrix was successfully rooted. However, there seems to be a caveat... According to XDA member adlx.xda, it looks like while the dump of the system is not encrypted, which was some of our dev's fear, the whole partition is signed by Motorola, which goes right in hand with the manufacturer's practice for other devices such as the Defy and others. What this means, in essence, is that the files in the root...

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orb3000 · Feb 20, 2011

Motorola Atrix 4G Rooted

XDA member designgears has been working with Getaphixx, and have managed to root the new/upcoming Motorola Atrix. Rooting an Android handset is the first step on the ladder towards freedom from a carrier's software and restrictions. Whilst it has not been established if the boot loader is signed yet, gaining root is a definite step in the right direction. A dump of the software is already available from designgears. Originally posted by designgears We Have Root!! Well, I thought this...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 24, 2011

Motorola Atrix 4G, Bionic, and LG Optimus 2X Forums Added

If you are itching to get your hands dirty with some of the best devices that were announced at CES this past month, then rest assured that we got you covered. We have added some playgrounds for beginning of discussions regarding cracking, hacking, or otherwise modding both Motorola devices and the latest LG. Simply put, these two seem to be among the top of the top of all the devices debuted at the expo. Much information about specs and such...

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