Tips to Unlock the Boot loader of Motorola Atrix 4G

Sanjana February 3, 2012 0

Motorola Atrix 4G comes pre-installed with the boot loader that prevents installation of any third party software updates and any other customizations. So we have come up with the detail procedure on how to unlock the boot loader of Motorola Atrix 4G in this article. It is important that you follow the entire procedure without skiping a single step and do not interrupt in the middle of the Boot loading process as it highly unsafe and could escort towards blocking the phone.

motorola atrix 4g

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the unlocking procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The unlocking procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Motorola Atrix 4G smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will enable you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download RSD Zip file

Steps to Unlock the Motorola Atrix 4G Boot loader:

Step-1: Download RSD Zip file to your phone then power off your device. Press Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously to boot the Motorola Atrix 4G in RSD.

Step-2: When the device boots in RSD mode it will display a message as “Starting RSD Protocol Support”. Run the RSD Lite program and tap on the “…” tab located next to “Filename”. Now look for the unzipped SBF tar file and select it.

Step-3: Connect the smartphone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time and wait for the RSD Lite to recognize the smartphone.  As soon as the RSD Lite recognizes the device it will display a message as “connected”. Tap on Start button and the phone will automatically reboot on its own.

Step-4: Power off the phone and press the Power and Volume Down button simultaneously till you enter into Fastboot mode. Release the buttons and press the Volume Up key after which a message will be displayed as “Starting Fastboot protocol support”. Connect the Atrix 4G into the USB port of your computer and launch the terminal or command prompt in your computer.

atrix cmd prompt

Step-5: Type the command as mentioned below in the command prompt

cd C:\Users\administrator\Desktop\fastboot-package

It is to noted that the “administrator” keyword in the above command might vary according to the system used, so set the path accordingly. Next type the command mentioned below

fastboot oem unlock

Step-6: Now a warning message will pop up along with the unique ID of the device that you have to note down.  Now type the commands mentioned below

fastboot oem unlock #yourdeviceID

fastboot reboot

As soon as you enter the above commands, your Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone will reboot to unlock and fix the bootloader.

In case you see that the device is continuously rebooting or enters into loop mode then pull out the battery re-insert it then proceed to follow the instructions again from the beginning. This unlocking procedure can be applied on any version irrespective of any country. If your smartphone is on any other ROM then too you can proceed with the unlocking procedure.

Thus you can easily unlock the boot loader of Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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