I couldn't find anything useful about it.
It is said that Photon 4G has been rooted.
The "phaton 4g" is not the D3--rooting one phone does not necessarily lead directly to rooting the next. I'm not sure where you are looking for information concerning rooting the D3, there are threads all over the place. Perhaps you are asking the question with the expectation that root had been achieved and so are looking past all the posts shamelessly begging for root and the threads that say its close. Your expectation is however unfounded and the fact that you have not found a thread on how to root the D3 does indeed mean it hasn't been rooted.
The photon is a different phone though, so its irrelevant whether or not it has been rooted. But yea, if you head on over to xda there is a large thread going on where they are trying different methods non stop to try and root this bad boy. The problem is there isnt anything to report since all of the methods keep failing, which is why its all kept in a single thread. I can see how it would be easy to miss though
The photon is very similar in hardware so its not too crazy too think one might lead to the other.
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Except that it kinda is crazy to think that. At least with the way Android is. :shrug: Its one of the most aggravating things about Android for me.
From a ~reasonable~ person's point of view it shouldn't be that hard. If you can root one device you should be able to root another with the same OS. But Android devices are each ~way~ more unique under the hood than is reasonable. As it turns out the D3 was purposefully made very difficult to root. The same hardware delivered to a different carrier might have an unlocked bootloader and, therefore, rooted in short order.
To answer the question: as has been stated already there are people working on rooting it but they are having no luck. Moto has stated that it will release an update that unlocks the bootloader later this year. That would make things MUCH easier... but it isn't certain to happen. If root is a priority for you and the existing hacks don't serve all your needs... you might want to pass on the D3 for now.
There are many people working on this.
An SBF (chinese) was released and was not helpful in rooting this either. If you want to read more about it, there is an extensive thread on XDA regarding people trying different things.
Again, this will take time with a locked and signed bootloader. Unless Moto comes around, it could be a while.
What's up with the moto-promise of unlocking the bootloader?
They have a good track record of promises, after all, the XOOM did get 4g as promised.
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