This post was published to Fishing in Pool at 2:47:18 PM 1/17/2013

Install CM 10 in Motorola Atrix 4G

 Since Motorola changed the OS roadmap for Atrix 4G, there is only one way to let Atrix 4G to get the new operation system for the Atrix 4G in officially is $100 Trade-up program for Atrix 4G HD. Fortunately, there are so many geeks all of world give us an unofficial method for the new experience.

The most software/installation step mentioned below come from,,

According to the Giants’ instruction, the Atrix 4G which would be updated should be rooted, bootloader should be unlocked and the clockwork-touch-mod should be implemented.  My cell phone has been rooted several months ago and now need to install this rom.

From my experience, I need to clarify the terminology of “unlock”. For a contract bundled phone, “unlock” has two meaning, a) unlock “SIM Lock”, aka, Carrier Unlock, Factory Unlock, baseband unlock. It is allow you to use any other SIM card other than contracted carrier. b) In an Android phone, we still need to unlock the “bootloader”, which means we can change bootloader method and recover CM Rom.

a) If the bootloader doesn’t be unlocked, when you flash Clockwork-touch, you will get a 0x0180002 error.

b) If you flash the CM without unlocking the bootloader, you will have a new brick.

A. Preparation (Download link in the bottom of this article)

  1. 1.      Windows System. From my experience, the software used for Install Android are supported by Win7/8, 32bit/64bit.
  2. 2.      Motorola Official Drivers
  3. 3.      Atrix-4g-moto-fastboot w/root preinstall.img.
  4. 4.      RSDLite5.3.1
  5. 5.      SBF File for Bootload unlock. (For AT&T)
  6. 6.      Recovery-Clockwork-Touch
  7. 7.      Android SDK (not need)
  8. 8.      CM-10-20121117-UNOFFICIAL
  9. 9.      Gapp-jb-20121019


B. Root Instruction
(REF: )

  1. Download the rooting files package to your computer.  (See link above.)
  2. Extract the ZIP file’s contents to c:atrix-4g-root on your computer.  (You will need to create a folder named “atrix-4g-root” in c: of your computer.
  3. Turn off your phone completely.
  4. Connect your Motorola Atrix 4G to your computer using the USB cable.
  5. Reboot the phone to Fastboot mode. You can do this by holding down the Volume Down button while pressing the Power button until you see Fastboot on the screen. Press the Volume Up key and you should see “Starting Fastboot protocol support”.
  6. Open a command prompt on your computer and enter the following commands:

#         cd c:atrix-4g-root

#         moto-fastboot.exe flash preinstall preinstall.img

#         moto-fastboot.exe reboot

#         adb shell

#         /preinstall/dosu  (NOTE: If this command doesn’t work, try /preinstall/su instead.)

#         /bin/mount-0 remount,rw /system

#         cp /preinstall/su /system/bin/

#         chmod 6755 /system/bin/su

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

  1. Reboot your phone.

C. Unlocking Bootloader
(Ref: )

  1. 1.       Power off the phone.
  2. 2.       Power it back up again whilst holding the power and the volume up button, simultaneously.
  3. 3.       The screen will display: Starting RDS protocol in white text on a black background with the red Motorola logo.
  4. 4.       You can release the buttons now 
  5. 5.       Run RSD Lite on your computer
  6. 6.       Click open and browse to the downloaded SBF file (which you have unzipped using Winzip, 7zip, or any other archive tool)
  7. 7.       Plug in your phone using the USB cable. In RSDLite, it should show up as “Model: NS Flash Olympus”, and should say “Connected”.
  8. 8.       If it doesn’t, the Motorola Drivers were not correctly installed and you cannot continue – reinstall them or reboot your pc.
  9. 9.       Hit start in RSD Lite. Don’t touch the phone, cable or computer. This process can take a while (about 2/3 minutes in my case)
  10. 10.   The phone will reboot automatically when finished.
  11. 11.   Open the windows command (start->run->type “cmd”) prompt and navigate to the place where you unzipped the fastboot package.
  12. 12.   Power off the phone.
  13. 13.   Power it back up again whilst holding the power and volume down button (mind you: it’s the down button this time!)
  14. 14.   Hold it until you see “fastboot” on the screen
  15. 15.   Click the volume up button once, to start fastboot mode.
  16. 16.   In the windows command prompt, you can issue the following commands. if they don’t get recognized, you have not navigated to your fastboot directory correctly:
  17. 17.   fastboot oem unlock
  18. 18.   You’ll see a warning and a Device ID. Copy it, or write it down somewhere, then issue the following command, while inserting the device id at the indicated place:
  19. 19.   fastboot oem unlock <deviceid>
  20. 20.   You’ll get a “Congratulations, your phone is unlocked” message
  21. 21.   fastboot reboot
  22. 22.   Phone will reboot.


D. Install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery
(Ref: )

  1. Download the recovery image to your PC.
  2. Rename the file into something that is easily recognizable such as atrix4g.img.
  3. Copy the file into the same folder where fastboot.exe is located. In most cases, this is inside /android-sdk/tools/.
  4. Launch a command prompt on your computer and enter the following commands (remember to replace “atrix4g.img” below into the name you renamed the image to):
    • fastboot flash recovery atrix4g.img
    • fastboot reboot

E. Upgrade Atrix 4G to 4.1.1 Jelly Bean through CyanogenMod 10
(Ref: )


  1. Copy the downloaded ZIP files and place them on your phone’s SD card.
  2. Switch off your phone.
  3. Boot your phone into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Down key and pressing the Power button.  Keep holding down the Volume Down button until you see the word “Fastboot” at the top left portion of the screen. Hit the Volume Down repeatedly until you see the option on top changing to “Android Recovery.” Press the Volume Up button to select it and boot into Recovery Mode.
    • NOTE: Once in recovery, use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to select an option.
  4. Backup your existing ROM.  To create a NANDroid backup, select Backup and restore > Backup from the recovery menu.
  5. Go to the Mounts and storage menu.  Execute the following commands:
  •                    Format /cache
  •                   Format /data
  •                    Format /system
  1. Return to the main recovery menu.
  2. Perform a full wipe (you can skip this step if you came from a previous version of this ROM):
  • Select Wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm data wipe.
  • Select Wipe cache partition and confirm the action on the next screen.
  • Go back to the main menu and select Advanced. From there, select Wipe Dalvik cache and confirm the action on the next screen.
  1. Select Install ZIP from SD Card.
  2. Select Choose ZIP from SD Card, then browse for ROM zip file. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the next screen that follows. It may take 5-10 minutes for your phone to finish with the installation process.
  3. After the ROM is finished installing, repeat steps 8 and 9, but this time around choose the GApps package to install it on your mobile phone.
  4. Head back to the main recovery menu by selecting Go back.
  5. Reboot your phone by selecting Reboot system now. It may take a couple of minutes as this is the first time your phone will boot into Jelly Bean.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed unofficial CyanogenMod 10 ROM on your Motorola Atrix 4G MB860.


Below is the related software/ROM download URL. I can’t guarantee the availability for these links. These links all come from internet, Author doesn’t take any responsibility with legal issue. And these software may harm for you device, Author also doesn’t response any results from reader.

Ref. SW Download List:


Atrix-4g-moto-fastboot w/root preinstall.img


SBF File (for AT&T)    SBF (For Orange/Bell/Telestra/Latin America/International users ONLY)


Android SDK





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