How to root Motorola Atrix HD on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich [Guide]

Motorola_ATRIX-_HD_White_Dyn_R_vert_ATTHave a Motorola Atrix HD that you want to get a little more out of? This guide will teach you exactly how you can root your device! In no time at all you’ll have root access on your Motorola Atrix HD, which will open the door to endless possibilities.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty. Proceed at your own risk.

Requirements

This root guide is for the Motorola Atrix HD running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.1+ Jelly Bean.

Take note this will wipe all your files and data on your phone. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

Download the Motorola Atrix HD drivers and install them onto your PC (if you haven’t done so already). The Motorola Atrix HD drivers can be found at this link.

Your Motorola Atrix HD needs to be in USB debugging mode. Go to Settings, then Developer options, and then check the box that says USB debugging.

Have your micro USB cable handy.

Download the root package, and extract it to a folder onto the desktop of your PC. The root package can be found by following this link.

How To Root Motorola Atrix HD

  • Plug your Motorola Atrix HD to your PC using your micro USB cable.
  • Check that you have USB debugging enabled.
  • Navigate to the folder in which you extracted the root page to on your Desktop.
  • Inside the root package, find a file named run.bat and execute it. Select normal mode, and follow all the instructions that run.bat tells you. Be sure you read every detail.
  • After run.bat finishes what it’s doing on your Motorola Atrix HD you’ll have root!

Done!

Conclusion

Enjoy a rooted Motorola Atrix HD.

[via xda-developers]

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  1. Coyote

    Hrm, just did this on my AtrixHD and it doesn’t require a complete factory reset just to root. The moto2fail exploit just uses USB debugging and some magic to give you root and superuser. Now if you want custom recovery or any of the custom ROMS then yes it would take a full wipe.