(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

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18 Comments

  1. BillLandon
    August 28, 10:55 Reply

    Yes, I want to root my Backflip so I can use WiFi tether code.

  2. Sean
    August 28, 13:59 Reply

    Yes I want to root my Backflip also. Please keep us posted if any ROMs come out.

  3. mike
    August 30, 11:34 Reply

    yes i have backflip and thinking about it what can it do once its done and is there a way to unlock it to T mobile. thanks

  4. eled
    August 30, 13:43 Reply

    I can confirm this method works with backflip

    • mike
      August 31, 00:28 Reply

      hey thanks, what is better about the backflip when its rooted?

  5. bornagainnc
    August 30, 20:40 Reply

    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.

  6. rodney etienne
    September 04, 08:17 Reply

    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.

  7. rodney etienne
    September 04, 08:20 Reply

    also running an arm5.bin when the xt is arm6 doesnt make sense.

  8. Tony Mobily
    October 10, 19:22 Reply

    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…?

    Merc.

  9. Paige Brands
    October 22, 02:51 Reply

    his is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing websites that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free.The provide information about backflip..its really nice..

  10. Buy Me Private
    November 07, 12:12 Reply

    I’m amazed it took this long,I actually even didn’t know that it’s not rooted yet – you would think that such an old phone is. Are there even older models still without root?

  11. Up Start Interactive
    November 30, 02:15 Reply

    hey thanks, what is better about the backflip when its rooted? i have backflip and thinking about it what can it do once its done and is there a way to unlock it to T mobile

  12. 240SX parts
    February 17, 00:17 Reply

    The root access to the MotoBlur-packin’ Motorola Backflip. I know what you’re thinking..Thanks

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