POSTS TAGGED: Motorola Atrix 4G

Screen Capture App for Atrix

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Unable to find a screen capture app that worked with his Motorola Atrix, XDA forum member mindphaze decided to write an app of his own.

The screengrab app is currently in it’s first version and tested only on the Atrix, so the dev is looking for suggestions, bugs, and improvements.

There are two options to enable the screen capture: 1) Shake to capture, and 2) Notification feature for a 5 second delayed screenshot.

The screengrabs are saved under a screenshots folder created on the internal storage. What’s more, unlike other screenshot apps, this one does not appear to require root access.

For more information, including to download the apk file, head on over to the application thread.. . . READ ON »

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Full Ubuntu Running On The Atrix

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Want to run Ubuntu on your Atrix? XDA forum member Sogarth has posted how to get a relatively easily upgradable Ubuntu on the Motorola Atrix.

The XDA member states it’s not perfect but close enough for other to start having a play around with it.

Please note that there is a very real chance that you will either soft-brick your device or get into an infinite reboot loop. The XDA member is however planning to write script that will automate most of the many steps required.

You will need a rooted Atrix, and some kind of terminal access. If you choose to use LXTerminal on the webtop, you’ll need some form of sudo access as well.

For more detailed information, head on over to the modification thread.. . . READ ON »

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Webtop Achieved On Atrix Via HDMI Without A Dock

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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 Device ID check from the Webtop Launcher in the PortalApp.apk and made the DockProvider/DockService display the Webtop as an option whenever an HDMI cable is connected.

What’s more, there are two methods of installation available – Method 1 doe. . . READ ON »

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Gingerbread Keyboard Tweaked For Atrix

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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 member has provided full instruction on how to install the modified keyboard – so, for more information and to download the files, head on over to the forum thread.. . . READ ON »

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How To Manually Enable Sideloading On Your Atrix

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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 file for this. Once you’re set with sqlite3, gdanko has provided the code required.

If you’re interested, check out the forum thread.. . . READ ON »

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The Weekly Q&A: Week 27

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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 also be the CPU that’s been revved up after the first test.

  • Q&A originally posted in the Droid Incredible General thread.

Q ‘How can I install apps on my Inspire 4G from the market that are blocked by AT&T?’

A The best way to avoid this is by installing

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Cracking Siggy for Atrix 4G Work In Progress

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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 the Droid X have proven rather complex projects to attack face on. However, our devs have managed the impossible because, let’s face it, everyone loves a challenge (particularly our devs).

Keep in mind that this is purely development, so unless yo. . . READ ON »

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Update on the Atrix Root: Signed…. Motorola

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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 cannot be replaced by custom ones like recovery. So, even though the process of rooting was successful, the device is still locked to a certain extent. Motorola’s methods seem to be a thorn in the hacker community’s side as they are very much . . . READ ON »

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Motorola Atrix 4G Rooted

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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 was going to be hard.

Thanks to Getaphixx, the guy who dumped the phone, for testing this out for me! He has the worlds first rooted Atrix, CONGRATS!

No wipe on reboot
(note: I don’t have an Atrix, yet)

Check out the thre. . . READ ON »

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