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How to root the Motorola Atrix HD (MB886)

This guide will show you how to root the Motorola Atrix HD phone.

Disclaimer

Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely. This guide is only for the Motorola Atrix HD whose model number is MB886 – it may not work on other models!

What is needed to root the Motorola Atrix HD?

In order to root the Motorola Atrix HD you will need the following.

  • The Motorola Atrix HD you wish to root
  • A PC

Step 1 – Set up the Android SDK environment on your PC

Before you can run the rooting tools on your PC to root the Motorola Atrix HD you must first set up the Android development environment correctly.

You can download the SDK from here.

Step 2 – Download and install the Motorola USB drivers on your PC

So that when you plug in the Motorola Atrix HD in to your PC to root it your PC recognises it you need to download and install the USB drivers which you can get from here. Simply download the file, extract it and run it and install the USB drivers and then you can move to the next step.

Step 3 – Download the Motorola Atrix HD root tool

Once you have installed the USB drivers for the phone on to your PC you also need to download the program that will root the phone. You can get it from here. Make sure that you save the file to an easy to remember location such as your desktop and that you extract the file to its own folder.

Step 4 – Enable USB debugging on the Motorola Atrix HD (MB886)

To enable USB debugging on the Motorola Atrix HD do the following:

Go to Menu -> Settings -> Scroll Down to Development and make sure USB Debugging is checked.

Step 5 – Root the Motorola Atrix HD

Now that everything is downloaded or installed it is time to root the phone.

Connect the phone to your PC

On the phone make sure it connects as a camera or media and not as USB mass storage.

Open the folder you extracted in step 3.

Double-click the run.bat file to start the rooting process.

Follow the instruction that appear onscreen to root the phone.

The phone will restart once rooting is complete.

Unplug the phone from your PC.

When the Motorola Atrix HD reboots you will see the SuperSU icon which means that the phone has been successfully rooted.

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