The Motorola Atrix 4G gained fame pretty quickly as the phone that was rooted before its actual official release and eversince then, the Android development for this device over at XDA-Developers has been pretty swift. One of the ROMs gaining quick popularity is the Gingerblur Beta 6. Although its still in its beta form, this Gingerbread style ROM is being used and tested out by many Atrix users on the forum.
If you want to try out this ROM, read on for a list of features of the ROM and a stepwise tutorial to guide you all through the installation process:
The main highlighted features of the ROM are:
- Deodexed framework & system
- Gingerbread style
- Stock Android 2.3 lock screen
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread icons for applications
- Removes /system/app bloatware safely (if you want)
- Removes /data/app bloatware safely (if you want)
- Nexus S Live Wallpaper
- Flash 10.2 with fully upgraded Tegra 2 support
- Gingerbread Launcher
- Widget Picker (for grouped widgets)
- HDMI mirroring (if wanted)
- Gingerbread Power Widget
- Full backup option pre-install
- Gingerbread Keyboard
- Ad blocking via “hosts” file
- Stock Gallery (3D Gallery)
- Stock Clock (with Alarm Clock)
- with Google Voice Action (ie. “set alarm 4:00 PM”)
- Device root
- Enables init.d support
Tempted enough ? Here is how to get this ROM up and running on your Atrix 4G.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Download the GingerBlur Beta 6 zip.
- Extract the zip anywhere.
- Plug in your phone.
- Enable USB Debugging : Menu > Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging
- Go to the folder where the zip was extracted earlier and double click on ‘install.bat’
- The process will take up to 15 minutes. Any Force Closes that you get on your device are expected and you shouldn’t worry about them.
- At the first boot, choose ‘Launcher’ instead of ‘Setup’.
Congratulations! The installation of your ROM is now complete. Enjoy the new features and let us know how it turns out.
For any issues with the ROM and many planned future updates as per the developer kennethpenn, head over to XDA-Developers forum thread.