Dec 23 AT 4:23 PM Taylor Wimberly 8 Comments

Motorola CLIQ rooted: Can the hackers port Android 1.6 before Moto?

It took awhile, but the guys from ModMyMoto were finally able to find an exploit and gain root access on the Motorola CLIQ. Android modder TheDude has posted the instructions so that any user can hack their phone. He goes on to say they are currently planning custom ROMs based off Android 1.5 and potentially Android 2.1.

Motorola has pushed out some updates to the CLIQ, but has yet to make an official statement about updating the phone to Android 1.6 or higher. Hackers were able to bring Android 1.6 to the G1 and myTouch 3G before T-Mobile rolled it out and I expect we will see a similar situation again.

I’m really excited to see if someone can port the stock version of Android 1.6, with no Motoblur.

My CLIQ is currently sitting on my desk with a dead battery. Whenever I can locate my charger, I’m going to hack it and provide a full report. The instructions look rather simple so hopefully it won’t take that long.

Source: ModMyMoto

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  • nEx.Software

    There were a lot of folks spending lots of time to get this done. Thank god it’s finally over. Well, the initial effort to root is over. Now, on to the ROMS.

  • fantom

    Wow thank the universe, a response to our woes!

  • alex

    great! i just dont wanna do it till i hear more things about it like if it works or turns my phone into a chunk of metal that does nothing

  • OrganizedFellow

    I’ve become the ‘Unofficial Android Guy’ at my work.
    Our employer sells many phones.

    I’ve gotten at least two dozen friends to buy either the G1, MyTouch 3G, Hero or Droid – all because I brag about how awesome it is at work, during lunch, at break, etc.


    Thanks too all the devs that made this possible!

  • Drew

    Was there a lot of dust on that CLIQ?

  • reeborg

    I’m so excited. I’ve been waiting for this. :)

  • http://Website Janet

    So can someone tell me how to do it?

  • http://Website Jerry

    Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of changing my CLIQ’s Android version?