If you want to learn how to root Motorola Atrix 4G then we are pleased to announce you are in the right place. It isn’t too tricky to do and thanks to a clever little developer we have been able to secure a method to gain root access on the Motorola Atrix 4G running 4.5.141. Unfortunately with the release of software version 4.5.141 for the Motorola Atrix, all users who had previously rooted their devices lost the root.

You will also need to have USB debugging mode enabled in order to complete this guide. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC.

You will need to make sure you have the Motorola USB drivers. This is necessary for when you connect the device to the computer. You have to connect it to the computer in order to root the device.

Before you begin:

  • This root method is for Root Motorola Atrix 4G running 4.5.141 only.
  • This method is designed for PC’s running Windows.
  • Ensure you have USB debugging mode enabled. If you are resetting your device to 4.5.141 there is a chance it will switched USB debugging off. You can check this by navigating to ‘Settings’ > ‘Applications’ > ‘Development’.

Rooting the Motorola Atrix 4G :

Step 1. First you will need to download the following file:

Fastboot files (HERE)

Once downloaded, extract them to your C: drive.

Step 2. Using your USB cable, connect your device to your PC.

Step 3. You will need to place the device into fastboot mode. This can be achieved by switching it off and then holding the ‘Volume Down’ button and when switching  it back on.

Step 4. Once in fastboot mode you will need to open a command prompt then findC:/moto-fastboot-win32.

Step 5. Once located, type the following before pressing enter:

moto-fastboot.exe flash preinstall preinstall.img

Step 6. Then initiate the fastbbot protocol by pressing the  ‘Volume Up’ button

Step 7. Then type the following before pressing enter again:

moto-fastboot.exe reboot

Your device will reboot.

Step 8. When it has rebooted, you need to restart the shell. You can achieve this by typing:

adb shell

Then press enter.

Step 9. Next type:


Then press enter.

If for some reason this step does not work and fails, simply repeat it but change the command to:


Step 10. Type in the following commands:

/bin/mount -o remount,rw /system

Press enter

cp /preinstall/su /system/bin/

Press enter

chmod 6755 /system/bin/su

Press enter

PATH=/system/bin:$PATH pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk

Press enter.

Step 11. You can now reboot your device.

Please keep in mind that version 4.5.141 refers to the Motorola Atrix 4G software version and as such runs on Gingerbread and not Ice Cream Sandwich.

Now that your device is rooted, you can instantly download rooted apps. Furthermore, you may be interested in checking our custom ROMs.