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Dozens of Motorola and Samsung Devices Receive Unified CyanogenMod 11 Builds

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Before Motorola was acquired by Lenovo, the OEM released two very interesting smartphones. The Moto X and Moto G were the first and probably the last devices made by the formerly American OEM in a cooperation with Google. Not so long ago, we talked about the Moto G receiving an unofficial CyanogenMod port. Now, however, the G and a few other Motorola devices will receive official CyanogenMod nightlies.

The CM team has released three unified builds, which is a bit of a surprising move, considering that the list of supported devices is quite long. The “mysterious” moto_msm8960 build will work with the Photon Q, Atrix HD, Razr M, and Droid Razr HD. The second build, dubbed moto_msm8960dt, sh. . . READ ON »

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Long Awaited SIM Card Mod for the Photon Q

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Some phones allow you to connect to both CDMA and GSM networks. This means that you can have signal pretty much wherever you go. However, hacking phones to use such capabilities can take a little time. Now, Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE users have a SIM card mod to help unlock their phones.

XDA Senior Member CornholioGSM released a step-by-step hardware tutorial to help users connect whatever SIM card they want to their Photon Q. Be warned: It is a complicated process, and can potentially mess up your device. As per the norm, you’re responsible for breakage. Here’s a list of the tools you’ll need:

Soldering Station, Hot Air Rework Station with Nozzle Straight approx Ø7mm Dia, Solder Flux (not im

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Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Gets its First Custom Kernel

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The Motorola Photon Q is an interesting device. As one of the only mainstream smartphones released in the past year to feature both powerful specs and a slide out keyboard, it caters to a niche of users who still desire the feeling of physical keys under their fingers while enjoying all the latest games and applications. Development on this system has actually been quite robust, as both CWM and TWRP have made their way to it.

Now, in what many would feel to be a natural progression, XDA Forum Moderator arrrghhh (the same moderator who brought TWRP to the Photon Q) has released the first modified, custom, source-built kernel for the device. Featuring GPU and CPU overclocking as well as having been built with the infa. . . READ ON »

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TWRP Ported to the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

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Just a short time ago, we brought you news that the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE got root and ClockworkMod Recovery. Usually, users would be happy with just that, but having more options is always better. One popular alternative to the venerable is the Team Win Recovery Project. Now thanks to XDA Forum Moderator arrrghhh, the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE has its own TWRP port.

To get started, users need to be unlocked via MotoDev. Users are then to install GooManager from the Play Store and use it to flash the recovery. If you’re not already rooted, you can then flash SuperSU to obtain root.

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Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Rooted with Custom Recovery

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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 s. . . READ ON »

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