And Another One Bites the Dust: Motorola Atrix Rooted Before Hitting Shelves

| February 19, 2011 | 1 Reply

Thanks to the system dump that was released yesterday, entrepreneurial hackers over at XDA Developers have been able to achieve root on At&t’s upcoming flagship Android device, the Motorola Atrix.  This root access should enable such niceties as the ability to remove carrier applications and enable native wireless tethering.  While it is still up in the air whether the boot-loader is locked on the Atrix as it has been on previous Moto devices (my guess is that it is locked, and therefore we are still quite a ways away from custom ROMs on the Atrix), this is a promising sign that it will be actively worked on by the community and improved over stock.  Does the ability to have your Atrix rooted the day you get it have you wanting it more? Only a few more days to wait until February 22nd when the Atrix is said to be in stock in stores. Check out the image below for the proof of root and let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: Android Central via XDA Developers

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  • Jpsandscl says:

    cool!

    Hey, I still need to get my ‘droid. What are you recommending these days? Is ‘droid still where it’s at? and can you still get me a steal… I mean deal?
    :)