If you have a Motorola Atrix 4G that is rooted and has an unlocked bootloader, updating the device via an OTA update will brick it. This being said you can recover from it by flashing the updated SBF via RSD Lite. Those of you that have bricked your Motorola Atrix this is how to recover after updating the device.
Currently the updated version of the Motorola Atrix 4G is software version 4.5.141 and as such the instructions will be for this update specifically. Future updates should be able to be fixed as well with the same method with the SBF for that version.
Fix Bricked Motorola Atrix after an OTA Update:
Make sure your Atrix is fully charged before beginning
Remove your SIM and SD Card from the device and turn it on
Press “…” button beside the Filename input and select the SBF
When asked to Extract or cancel, select extract
Plug your Atrix in via USB and wait for RSD Lite to detect it
Press “Start” and wait for RSD Lite to say 100% complete
Congrats you are unbricked and on 4.5.141 running Gingerbread 2.3.6
We aren’t responsible for the use of these instructions although they should fix your issue rather well. Also this is kind of a fix all for any other issues you have with your Atrix although it will completely wipe the device. Let us know if you have any questions or need any help.
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Motorola Atrix 4G Information:
Motorola Atrix 4G (AT&T)
Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich (CM9 ROM)
Otterbox Commuter Case
Phone has Unlocked Bootloader
Phone is Rooted (can be unrooted upon request)
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Those of us that have the Motorola Atrix have been waiting for some time now to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the device and it seems for some of us the wait is over. While the CM9 ROM still has some bugs it is available and functions on the Motorola Atrix 4G. If your Atrix is your primary phone you may want to hold out due to some bugs that still aren’t ironed out completely but in any case its a nice ROM.
CyanogenMod Features not working on the Atrix 4G:
Adobe flash is buggy
Some 2d issues
Built in video playback
While there are some pretty hefty daily use items not quite there yet like the camera jokersax11 from XDA Developers has vowed that he will not stop until its fully functionally on the popular device. If you have already installed the ICS ROM on your Atrix 4G please let us know what you think. In the mean time we are gonna give it a shot with one of our test devices and get back to you later.
AT&T has already announced the Atrix 2. We knew it was coming when they announced at CES that they would have 12 new Android devices released this year and they have already hit 19. They surely wouldn’t make it to the end of the year without a few more.
Now the Atrix with the release of the Atrix 2 puts it in line with the Droid Bionic. Most of the look and feel is that of the original Atrix besides the rounded form factor. Se below for more specifications on the Atrix 2.
4.3-inch qHD screen 960×540 TFT, with more than 500,000 pixels for sharper, clearer display
8MP camera and LED flash with faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera
1080p HD video capture, 30 frames per second playback
On Device Encryption (ODE) and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
Lapdock 100 Accessory
As an Atrix user i’m not as impressed as I thought i’d be although unlike the original Atrix we will surely see Ice Cream Sandwich on the Atrix 2 before long if not changed and added before release. While the original Atrix will get Ice Cream Sandwich in some form the Atrix 2 will get an official update at some point.
We have had many users of the Motorola Atrix ask us if it will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, we don’t know the answer but here is what we do know. The answer is not as cut and dry as we would like but it seems there is a possibility that the Motorola Atrix will get Ice Cream Sandwich. This of course probably would not be an official release due to the fact that Gingerbread has only been on it for a short time. Also Motorola from past experience only releases one OS upgrade per device.
This being said the Motorola Atrix with the Gingerbread update allows developers to do much more than with its previous Froyo version of Android. Now that the Bootloader is able to be modified rather easily we can expect CyanogenMOD or a dev over at XDA to develop a compatible kernel at least to allow for better chances of Android 4.0.
With Ice Cream Sandwich being released in the next month or so we would expect it to be ported over to the Atrix soon after due to the phones user base. We will keep everyone posted as we find any information on Ice Cream Sandwich for the Atrix.
There will be a new Atrix and its name is the Motorola Atrix 2 or the Motorola MB865. Many of us thought that it would be released under the name Motorola Edison but it seems that this is not the case. The specs and image that we have of the Atrix 2 are courtesy of “This is My Next”.
TIMN is the one confirmed the official name of the device will be the Atrix 2. Current confirmed specifications of the Atrix 2 are as follows.
Motorola Atrix 2 (MB865) Features:
Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
4.3 inch qHD display
8 MP camera with LED flash and autofocus
8 GB internal storage
1 GB RAM
The Atrix 2 is said to give you 8.5 hours of talk time and almost 16 days of standby. Not only this but the new device will also come with a new laptop dock. As we find more information we will be sure to let you know.
Today Qualcomm uploaded a nice little video on their YouTube channel showing off the speed improvements of their 2nd generation single-core Snapdragon processor over Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2. We would assume with the announcement of the Tegra 3 that this would be no big news but this single-core processor is one to hold up to the competition.
Qualcomm demonstrates the connectivity speeds of these CPU’s via the HTC Thuderbolt on Verizon and the Motorola Atrix on AT&T. Both devices connected to their respective 4G networks. Qualcomm wants you to believe that the technology found in their chipsets offer greater connectivity and are better built to handle all the new 4G networks hitting carriers. Verizon’s LTE network is about 3X times faster than anything AT&T can offer right now. This being said the HTC Thunderbolt killed the Atrix in these Qualcomm “speed tests.”
With all these dual-core phones hitting the market soon, the only thing really holding back the “speed” of your phone is the network it’s connected to. A single-core device will give the user an all around greater sense of speed with less things loading, less videos buffering and pics uploading faster than even a quad-core on another carrier’s slower networks.
One of the biggest setbacks of the Motorola Atrix was the lack of HSUPA which was enabled through the 4.1.83 update earlier this month. Unfortunately, this update had created the inability for Atrix users to access most banking apps such as the “Bank of America” and the “Chase” apps.
Motorola released an application called the “Atrix Certificate Updater” to address the banking applications errors.
An issue was discovered with the roll-out of 4.1.83 Atrix 4G software that caused some mobile banking applications to no longer work.
If you are using a mobile banking application that no longer allows you to login, this application may be able to help.
Scan Code to Download Atrix Banking App
To use the Atrix Certificate Updater app, you must have the 4.1.83 firmware installed on your Atrix 4G and follow these instructions:
To update the certificate, open the installed Atrix Certificate Updater app and follow the prompts
After updating the certificate, the phone HAS to be rebooted to make the new certificate work.
You can revert the change by re-launching the Atrix Certificate Updater app again.
Everyone that has used this app has reported at this point no other issues. It seems to just fix the certificates and effects nothing else.
One Click Interface for GladRoot of the Motorola Atrix
While this is no large feat I have created a GUI Interface for GladRoot 4.2. I have had many people request an easy way to use GladRoot without having to manually run .bat files so I took 10 minutes and created this as a happy medium. While this GUI only runs the files that are already at your fingertips it will give those lazy users the ability to just click a button to run the correct files You will still have to read the windows within GladRoot.
If you have already used GladRoot to update to 4.1.57 just open this up and click “After Update 4.1.83″ and your done.
I have included the GladRoot 4.2 files and the GUI within a zip file that must be unzipped directly to your Root drive. (C:/GladRoot4.2). The file to run the GUI will be GladRoot.exe
If anyone has issues please leave comments.
For full instructions on rooting your Motorola Atrix via GladRoot please visit this article.
I would like to thank everyone at XDA for the actual brains behind the GladRoot project. My only contribution is literally visual
I personally have a Motorola Atrix 4G (the phone that I use on a regular basis not just for playing with) and its by far my favorite of the current devices. It has superior, well everything at this point. There are many other phones coming out this year that will give it a run for its money but Motorola and AT&T have restricted this phones full potential.
From what we have read unlocking the Atrix’s bootloader has been in the works since before the phone was released and many attempts have been unsuccessful until kholk (an XDA Developer, has found a way to bypass it.
Kholk named his unlocking project the Eternity Project. He used “Kexec”, “a mechanism of the Linux kernel that allows booting of a new kernel over the currently running one”, to bypass the Atrix’s bootloader. Kholk claims that he still has to create an actual kernel that is compatible with kexec.
If you have a Motorola Atrix this project will be important to you. Once this is all figured out it will allow users to flash custom ROMs to your phone which will unlock all the features that Motorola and AT&T have restricted thus far. There is still work to do on the Eternity project as Kholk is in need of help from the Android community developers to work on a bootable kernel from kexec.
We will keep up with the Eternity Project and keep this article updated to show any progress so come back and check it our periodically. If you are interested in helping with this project visit Kholks website at: http://www.droidmatters.com/