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The first rooting method for the Sprint Motorola 4G has arrived from the XDA forums. But still, getting root using this method isn’t an easy process like we do it with one click tools like the SuperOneClick or Gingerbreak. You will need some accessories to get root access on your Motorola Photon 4G.

How To Root Sprint Motorola Photon 4G

All credit goes to XDA member edgan who was able to find the rooting method for the Photon 4G and gain superuser access on it with the help of few other members namely bane449, PAulyhoffman, Brandon15811 and Yay.

The requirements and the steps to root your device is given below :


HD Station
Sprint Photon
HDMI cable that came with HD Station
Monitor or TV with open HDMI port
Wifi connection on the phone
Computer with network access to the phone


1. Install Superuser from the Market
2. Install SSHDroid from the Market
3. Open SSHDroid, and make sure it is listening on port 2222
4. Connect Photon to HD Station
5. Connect HDMI to HD Station and TV/Monitor
6. Turn TV/Monitor on
7. Change TV/Monitor input to HDMI
8. Open Firefox in webtop
9. Go to
10. Open it instead of saving
11. Extract pulse.tar to /var/tmp
12. Connect to phone via ssh at ip address mentioned in SSHDroid and port 2222
13. Type /var/tmp/pulse/pa_race
14. Type /var/tmp/pulse/
15. Type rm -rf /var/tmp/pulse*



Linux, in terminal window:
ssh -p 2222 [email protected]

Mac, in terminal window:
ssh -p 2222 [email protected]

via XDA Forums