View Full Version : That Was Quick: The Motorola Atrix 4G Now Has Its First Custom ROM

02-27-2011, 02:22 PM
If youíre among the early adopters of Motorolaís Atrix 4G (http://wireless.amazon.com/dp/B004KZP4BQ/?tag=androidpolice-20), you can now install a custom ROM (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=971638) that may give you more flexibility with your snazzy new phone. Developer Design Gearsí Adeo ROM (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=971638) is now available for download. While this may not be a ROM that will show any immediately mind-blowing changes to the typical end user, it gives you a reboot option, and more importantly, itís deodexed, which is an important first step that will allow developers and advanced users greater power to modify and replace apps APK files.
While one can install the ROM whether rooted or not, this brings some tricky caveats along with it:

you cannot do a factory reset, or you could end up bricking your prized Atrix (http://wireless.amazon.com/dp/B004KZP4BQ/?tag=androidpolice-20)
you cannot ever pull the battery, or risk suffering the wrath of the Atrix (http://wireless.amazon.com/dp/B004KZP4BQ/?tag=androidpolice-20) gods (or something like that)

A tutorial/review of the ROM has hit YouTube, courtesy of MobileTechVideos (http://www.youtube.com/user/MobileTechVideos):


As you can probably tell, the direct usefulness of this one is really going to depend on your level of experience and whether youíre a developer or not. The developerís complete instructions can be found in the XDA thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=971638), and the installer can be downloaded here (http://www.ponack.net/designgears/atrix/AdeoInstaller.7z)

AndroidPolice (http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/02/27/that-was-quick-the-motorola-atrix-4g-now-has-its-first-custom-rom/)

02-27-2011, 02:53 PM
That was quick...

02-27-2011, 03:51 PM
That was quick...

And it shows. :)

02-27-2011, 07:45 PM
"let's watch and marvel over this awesome new feature known as 'reboot'" LOL