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Post by vitha on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:20 am

This guide will walk you through the process of taking the Motorola Atrix 4G from stock to having a custom recovery image and the ability to flash the latest version of CyanogenMod. The guide applies to all variants of the Motorola Atrix 4G that fall under the model number "MB860".

Before you do anything — Make a backup
Don't forget to back up your data. If you have synced the device with a Google account, then the contacts, calendar, Gmail, & select other Google-related data will not be lost and will come back after the next sync. However, you should backup anything you want to keep that is not stored on the SD card:
SMS/MMS messages,
Call Log,
Applications; use Titanium Backup or the Astro File Manager, for example,
Any application data not on the SD card.
It would also be a good idea to backup everything stored on the SD card in the rare case the SD card must be formatted to resolve any major problems.
MyBackup Root, SMS Backup & Restore, and Call Backup & Restore are all free applications that can assist with backing up your data.

Unlocking the Bootloader
If the bootloader of the Motorola Atrix 4G has already been unlocked, you may skip this section.
Warning: Unlocking the Motorola Atrix 4G's bootloader will void the warranty.
Unlocking the Bootloader with RSD Lite (Windows)
1.You will need fastboot on the computer to unlock the bootloader of the Motorola Atrix 4G.
2.Download RSD Lite, the Motorola Drivers, and appropriate unlockable bootloader: RSD Lite 5.7: Download md5:
Motorola 5.5.0 device drivers:
AT&T Atrix 4G Only: Unlockable Bootloader:
International Variants Only: Unlockable Bootloader:
3.Unzip the correct bootloader and place it somewhere easy to access.
4.Install RSD Lite.
5.Once RSD Lite is installed, install the Motorola device drivers.
6.Power off the Motorola Atrix 4G.
7.Boot into RSD Protocol mode by holding down the Volume Up button while the device powers up.
8.Connect the Motorola Atrix 4G to the computer via USB.
9.Open RSD Lite.
10.Click on the "..." button next to the filename box and select the unlocked bootloader .sbf file.
11.Once it is selected, hit Start and wait for it to finish flashing the device.
12.It should take a few minutes to flash the unlockable bootloader, and the device may reboot multiple times. Once RSD lite reports that it's finished (or appears to be waiting for the device even though the device is booting into android), the device should be powered off.
13.Pull the battery and power back on while holding the Volume Down button. Once you see the bootloader screen with some text options, cycle through the options using the Volume Down and select "Fastboot Protocol".
14.On the computer, open terminal and run the following command: fastboot oem unlock
15.If a message appears claiming that "INFOOEM lock is not implemented", you are done. Otherwise, follow the instructions that appear in your command prompt to unlock your bootloader.

Installing the ClockworkMod Recovery
If the Motorola Atrix 4G already has the ClockworkMod Recovery installed, you may skip this section.
1.Download the ClockworkMod Recovery: ClockworkMod Recovery
2.Boot into bootloader mode by holding down the Volume Down & Power buttons.
3.Connect the Motorola Atrix 4G to the computer via USB.
4.On the computer, open terminal and run the following command: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-
5.The ClockworkMod Recovery should now be installed on the Motorola Atrix 4G.
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