The Motorola Atrix was the top of the Android foodchain at the beginning of the year being the first dual-core Android device released. Since then, you gotta wonder how it could be improved upon. How about giving it a software overhaul by way of CyanogenMod 7 for example? CyanogenMod is easily the most popular of any available Android ROMs out there, and for good reason. It’s offers add-ons and features that we only wish were built into the actual Android 2.3 code and left that way when we buy it.
Now that the bootloader has been unlocked for the Motorola Atrix (which was an uphill battle for a long time), there’s no stopping the amount of mods and ROMs that we’ll start seeing. Best of all, testing is underway as you read this to get CyanogenMod 7 onto the Motorola Atrix. No time has been given for its release, but we’re sure at the pace they have worked for many other devices, it shouldn’t be long before it’s up for download.
[via xda developers]
So, if you just recently got yourself a Motorola Atrix, or are planning on getting one, you don’t necessarily need to get the dock if you’re simply looking for larger HDMI display connections. XDA member fenny has found a way to edit the apk files used by Webtop (Motorola app for dock connection) to make it recognize any HDMI connection, rather than only recognizing the dock attachment/laptop.
With this hack, you’ll be able to connect any HDMI device to the Atrix, and it’ll display accordingly automatically, giving you a great way to show those awesome full HD videos you took with the Atrix to your friends and family from your living room.
If you want to see how, simply follow this forum thread for all the steps needed.
If you’ve been waiting patiently for AT&T’s dual-core monster, the wait is finally over. Head on over to your nearest AT&T store or online to get your hands on this 4-inch, Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, qHD touchscreen, 5 MP camera, VGA front-facing camera and lets not forget about the docking station and laptop dock available as well.
If you’re ready to empty out your wallet for this powerful HSPA + device, you can find it over at AT&T for $199 on a 2 yr contract and $499 off contract. You can also purchase the device over at Amazon or by visiting a local Radio Shack for $149 with a 2 yr agreement. If you really want to grab hold of a great deal, the folks over at Walmart have listed the device in their stores for mere $129 on contract if you purchase it before Thursday. Hit the break for more pics and info.
We told you about the Motorola Atrix 4G getting the system dump root treatment, and although it seemed like a tedious task to get going, it appears that to the disappointment of many developers, Motorola still has things fairly locked down once you get to see the different partitions.
It appears that the system dump is not encrypted, but the whole partition is signed by Motorola, meaning that the files in the root cannot be replaced by custom files like recovery. Basically, some files are still locked as a result, making the rooting only partially successful, and pretty much useless for now.
More information can be found at this thread.
The Motorola Atrix 4G is the latest device to get the root treatment, and it’s not even released yet! In doing so, you’ll gain access to the standard FroYo features like Mobile Hotspot and using apps like Titanium Backup (which require root access). Why stick with the carrier locks when you can get everything. If it sounds simple, it’s not quite that easy, but if you’re willing to give it a try, hit the link here to XDA-Developers for more information.
To add to some Atrix 4G hackiness, the system dump is also now available, which will give you some cool added wallpapers and ringtones for the Atrix. If you’re so inclined to look a little deeper at the code, you’ll be able to see the complete system, and who knows what you could do with it then…the sky’s the limit. You can download it by accessing the AC Forum link below, where you’ll need to be logged in to see the download and article.
[via Engadget, Android Central Forum]
AT&T is pushing the Motorola Atrix 4G up a few days ahead of schedule and making it available February 22nd rather than the originally stated date of March 6th. Sweetness! Pricing should stay the same at $199.00 on a 2-year contract, and the dock extra of course.
The Motorola Atrix 4G was one of the most highly praised devices this year, and though it seems we’ve been hearing about it for sometime now, the patience is about to pay off!
Here’s another look at the Motorola Atrix 4G hands on to refresh our memories, and possibly make us ready to set aside some cash next week!.
AT&T has been pretty busy posting some interesting stuff on their YouTube page lately. Among the videos are tidbits of the Motorola Atrix 4G in action. They have produced several “mobile minute” videos showing off the device, its features and accessories. Hit up the video below of the Atrix 4G and note that they have added another video devoting a full 60 seconds just to the docking station alone. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below. Still think the device is worth that hefty price tag and monthly data charge?
Here it is gang. The guess work is over as of today. AT&T will begin taking pre sales for the new Messiah phone, the Atrix 4G, on Feb 13th with the expected price tag of $199.99 on a 2 yr contract. The device is touted to launch March 6th with the possibility of an earlier release date, per AT&T. In addition, those looking to grab the laptop dock along with the Atrix can expect to tack on another $300.00 bones to the mix. We heard you say “ouch”. So, for a total of $499.99 the device and dock are yours. Now, keep in mind that you’ll most likely require AT&T’s Data Pro plan and tethering add-on to go along with the hardware. In addition, if you’re not too strapped at the end of the month with that hefty cellphone bill, AT&T is also offering an Entertainment Access Kit which includes the HD multi-media dock, bluetooth keyboard & mouse and a remote control for $189.99 Hit the break for more details, pics and the official press release.
Motorola plans on launching the Motorola Atrix without the full utilization of the NVIDIA Tegra2 dual-core processor with regards to its ability to shoot 1080p full HD video. As this has been as much a thorn in Motorola’s side as our own in anticipation of this awesome device we saw at CES, we have to wonder why Motorola would launch it, when the LG Optimus 2X is launching with full utilization of the Tegra2 with 1080p encoding as well as HDMI output in full HD as well.
Fear not though, Motorola has every intention of making sure everyone who gets an Atrix 4G will be able to shoot 1080p video, as they plan to launch an update shortly after the launch of the device in February. How long after, we don’t know, and it’s likely Motorola doesn’t know either. We’ll wait to hear though…biting our nails in suspense.
Is the Google Nexus S heading to AT&T? The Nexus S is available now through T-Mobile, but it looks like the other major American GSM carrier will be getting its own Nexus S as well. Above is a screenshot showing different Nexus S model numbers going through the FCC.
Sources at PocketNow are confirming this:
So far three Nexus S versions have gone through the FCC: the original GT-i9020, followed by the GT-i9020T and GT-i9023. But thanks to the Bluetooth SIG, we now know that a fourth variant exists which hasn’t appeared in any other databases, including the FCC: GT-i9020A. According to the descriptions of these models on the Bluetooth certificates, all are destined for North America except i9023, which is supposedly bound for Europe.
While the release of the Nexus S on AT&T is a good thing, the flagship Android device will be competing with pretty hot Android devices on the carrier, namely the dual-core Atrix 4G, which also has a laptop dock being released with it.
The addition of the Nexus S would be good for business, as AT&T is losing exclusivity of the Apple iPhone; Verizon Wireless is gearing up to release the iPhone 4 on its CDMA network in February.