November 22, 2014

(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

  • BillLandon

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

  • Sean

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

  • mike

    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

  • eled

    I can confirm this method works with backflip

    • mike

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

  • bornagainnc

    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.

  • rodney etienne

    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.

  • rodney etienne

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

  • Tony Mobily

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bizrpt Nightly Business Report

    Hey thanks to provide information about backflip, can you update further information here?

  • https://www.macrobusinesscapital.com/ business financing loan

    Its really another crazy root process that we’ve never seen before.

  • http://twitter.com/mykalaikontilai Mykalai Kontilai

    hey…

    thanx ……i like it………i need more information…..

  • http://www.lead411.com/Paige_Brands_2902411.html Paige Brands

    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..

  • http://www.buymeprivate.com Buy Me Private

    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?

  • http://www.upstartinteractive.com Up Start Interactive

    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

  • http://www.nissanpartswarehouse.com/ 240SX parts

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

  • Iphonenuker