(UPDATE) Motorola Backflip Rooted, Courtesy of ModMyMobile


As the title of this article (and blurrycam shot above) indicates, the guys over at ModMyMobile.com have gained root access to the MotoBlur-packin’ Motorola Backflip. I know what you’re thinking: “Another crazy root process that we’ve never seen before”, but actually, they just used the Droid 2 root method that we told you about on Wednesday and it seemed to work. Overall, it looks like the Backflip just got a little better (but to be honest, it couldn’t have been much worse).

No ROMs as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted. Is anyone planning to root their Backflip?

UPDATE: We forgot to mention that this root method also works with the Motorola Cliq XT. Enjoy!

Go Android!

Source:  ModMyMobile, ATTDroids


  1. this also works on the cliq xt. and the cliq xt DOES have a custom rom, even if it is 1.5 it is much faster and much more stable.

  2. i keep hearing about the cliq xt root but only the quench has actually been shown in video. that blurry cam shot is of a cliq you can tell by where the menu, home ,and back buttons are located. on the cliq xt there is four buttons and a track pad two on either side, so until someone actually shows a video with a cliq xt(not cliq cause i have both of them a rooted cliq running beclair beta 4 and a unrooted xt),cause i know the difference then i will be a true believer. shakim.

  3. Hi,

    I have a Motorola Backflip, and I am afraid this method doesn’t work 🙁

    I think quite possibly since this was published, Motorola rolled out an update which “fixed” the phone…

    Do you have any ideas if that could be the case? I am not getting a root shell, and rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin exits in about 10 seconds or less…?


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