Talking about the best and most intuitive Android phone coming with sliding QWERTY keyboard, Motorola Photon Q 4G is the best product so far. The phone comes equipped with custom Motorola Android 4.0 ICS UI, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR and of course 4.3″ qHD (960 x 540) non-PenTile TFT toucscreen display plus side-sliding keypad. The phone that measures 126.5mm (4.98 inches) long, 66mm (2.6 inches) wide and 13.7mm (0.54 inches) thick is finally rooted.
So if you fortunately have this business phone on hands, here’s how to root Android OS running on your phone so you can install any root-only apps.
Before we proceed, make sure you understand that we hold no responsibility if your phone gets bricked. Also, make sure your phone has at least 80% battery power remaining.
How To Root
1- Unlock your phone bootloader first (click here)
2- Download ClockworkMod Recovery Image into Desktop.
3- Download SuperUser file into Desktop.
4- Also download Fastboot then extract to Desktop
5- While your phone is ON, connect it to PC with USB cable
6- Open Command Prompt window (CMD) and navigate to Desktop
alternatively: right-click in any area on your desktop then click “Open command window here” option
7- Type following command then hit Enter:
adb reboot bootloader
8- Your phone should now boot into bootloader mode
9- Type this command then hit enter
fastboot flash recovery cwmrecovery.img
10- Wait for it to flash CWM into your phone
11- Once done, reboot using following command:
It is time to root
12- Now copy SuperUser ZIP file to the root of your phone’s SD card.
13- Open Command Prompt window and navigate to Desktop
14- Type this command then hit enter:
adb reboot recovery
15- You should now enter CWM Recovery mode
16- Now choose “install zip from sdcard”
17- Then “choose zip from sdcard” option.
18- Locate SuperUser ZIP file and select to install it.
19- Sit tight and wait for your phone to install SuperUser file.
20- Once done, reboot via “reboot system now” from CWM’s main menu
That’s all. Once your Photon Q 4G has rebooted, your phone should now be rooted and you can install root-only app, third-part themes, or install custom ROM like CyanogenMod. For more info and discussion can be found here at XDA.