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Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Motorola Photon Q 4G


Motorola has recently unveiled the Motorola Photon Q 4G that features a QWERTY keyboard and it runs LTE network, the phone come up with useful features and those of you who own  a Motorola Photon Q 4G and now looking for a root to get full control on your device, your search is over now here.

Here’s step by step guide to root Motorola Photon Q 4G, the method involves installation of ClockworkMod recovery that will be used to install rooting .zip file. ClockworkMod has become a must have custom recovery that lets you to install .zip files containing custom firmare, MODs, tweaks and more. It lets you to take the backup of your device firmware and wipe the phone when you need it.

Take a look at below guide to learn how to root Motorola Photon Q 4G and install ClockworkMod recovery (CWM) on it. Keep in mind that the bootloader of your phone must be unlock, you can unlock the bootloader of your phone here officially. Before you start rooting, first make sure that the battery of your phone must be completely charged and you’re using a Windows PC.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: First of all, download following required files to your desktop: ClockworkMod Recovery Image (download latest version) – SuperUser ZIP (download latest version) – Fastboot

Step #2: Unzip the Fastboot.zip file contents on your desktop.

Step #3: Plug the phone to PC via a USB cable (Note: It should not be turned off).

Step #4: Open a command prompt on PC, and go to desktop folder, if you’re using Windows 7 or above, you can open command prompt directly from desktop, to do so, on your keyboard hold down Shift button while pressing right click on mouse on any empty area of desktop, when a context menu show up, select Open command window here.

Step #5: Enter following command on command prompt, it will reboot phone into bootloader mode:

adb reboot bootloader

Step #6: Once the phone is in bootloader mode, enter another following command to install recovery:

fastboot flash recovery cwmrecovery.img

Once the recovery is installed on your phone, you’ll get a message saying OK/finish.

Step #7: After recovery installation, enter another command to reboot the phone:

fastboot reboot

Step #8: Copy the superuser.zip file to the root of your device’s SD card that downloaded in first step.

Step #9: On your desktop, once again open command prompt and enter following command to reboot phone into recovery mode:

adb reboot recovery

Step #10: In recovery mode, select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded superuser.zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.

Step #11: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”

That’s it, your phone is now rooted with ClockworkMod recovery installed. If you faced any issue, do comment below.

Via: XDA

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