`` Root Motorola Atrix 4G on 4.5.141 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

How to Root Motorola Atrix 4G on 4.5.141 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Atrix 4G LogoAs 4.5.141 firmware build arrives for Motorola Atrix 4G, here follows a workaround which will root the device with the help of a simple tutorial. Please note that once you root the device, the warranty in the device will get void and the only way with which you can regain the lost warranty is by applying the Official factory firmware of 4.5.141 in your phone which we will try to come out very soon if possible.

So let’s get started with the list of pre requisites which you need to follow before checking out the detailed tutorial on rooting. This article will work only for the users who are on the firmware of 4.5.141. To check whether the firmware has been successfully applied or not, you need to go to the path “Applications > Settings > About Phone” where you will find the firmware version as 4.5.141 2.3.6 Gingerbread version. If there is any other version, then this procedure is not recommended for you.

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

List of Pre Requisites:

  • Backing up all the data present in your phone is a must and the same can be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps. Please note that you should backup the data using the PC Suites as there is a possibility that the phone may not get detected in your PC Suite.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
ContactsSync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Ensure that the USB Debugging option is ticked as shown in the below screen capture.

USB Debugging

  • Minimum battery level present in your phone should be 60% so as to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Also, additionally ensure that all the Antivirus suites in your phone are completely removed as these tools may interrupt the process of rooting.

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now head to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to root your device with the help of a simple tutorial.


  1. hi, is it a must to have at&t 2.3.4 gingerbread, or any original gingerbread 2.3.4 will suit this upgrade?

  2. The link to hotfile has been taken down, any suggestions?

  3. Thanks very much for this guide!

    For anyone having trouble, I have a few comments about the above. However, first please realize that while I have a couple of decades of IT experience, I’m extremely ignorant of Android, Linux, and much else, so take this with that caveat.

    First, I didn’t catch that moto-fastboot-win32 was intended to be deposited in C: — that’s essential unless you point your command prompt elsewhere in later steps.

    Second, I believe the part above that reads


    Should instead read

    cd moto-fastboot-win32

    Third, /preinstall/dosu didn’t work for me, but /preinstall/su did.

    Fourth, I got the “file already exists” error, but I forged ahead and by the end was rooted anyway. I suspect that part got accomplished in one of my previous four or five rooting attempts using a different tool.

    I was able to determine the device was successfully rooted by using an Android terminal app, typing in “su,” and seeing that I got a # prompt along with a friendly message about someone having requested superuser access and was that OK with me?

    I hope these notes are useful to others if anyone’s running into trouble.

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