The Motorola Backflip is a cool little phone that features it’s own keyboard underneath the display. If you are the proud owner of one of these nifty phones and are looking to obtain root access you can follow the guide after the jump.

Before you begin rooting the Backflip you must first have ADB installed. Unfortunately, rooting this device is not as simple as some others, and does require entering some fairly straight forward commands into the command line. To do this you will need ADB installed before you begin. Once you have that sorted you can begin the guide.

Motorola Backflip

Files You Need

  1. Download the rooting package from this page.
  2. Download the Motorola USB Drivers from this page.
  3. Download the ADB and set it up on your computer.
  4. Make sure you have USB Debugging Mode enabled on the Backflip device by navigating to the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.

Rooting the Motorola backflip

Step 1. Go ahead and enable USB debugging mode on the device.

Step 2. Connect the Motorola Backflip to the PC with the USB cable supplied.

Step 3. From the command prompt type in the following commands. To access the command prompt type CMD into the search field.

adb push c:MotoRootSuperuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk
adb push c:MotoRootsu /sdcard/su
adb push c:MotoRootrageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
adb push /data/local/tmp/
adb shell
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
chmod 0755

The commands must be entered as is. It is possible to just copy and paste the commands.

Step 4. From the Android Terminal Emulator type in the following commands from the app.

cd /data/local/tmp

Once done you should be greeted with this output:

[+] Forked xxxx childs.

Step 5. When you see this message you can press the enter key and exit the command line.

Step 6. If the Terminal Emulator closed upon exiting the command line, open it up again. You should be presented with a # prompt infront of you. If you are not reboot the device and try again. Once you see it you can skip to step 7.

Step 7. Open up the Terminal Emulator and type


That’s all there is to it. Your Motorola Backflip should now be successfully rooted!