I am a relatively new Android user, but I have a bit of experience with Linux.

My new Motorola Flipside MB508 has quite a few unwanted preinstalled applications on it, which I would like to remove. However, I need to root the device to do this.

What is the easiest way to root a Motorola Flipside on Linux?

*edit* I tried using SuperOneClick, but I am running Fedora (17) and it doesn't work in Wine.

Try this: Android Forums - Moto Flipside

You'll probably find answers to almost all your questions in here.

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    Could you include an excerpt with your answer? If the linked page disappears, your answer becomes useless otherwise ;) – Izzy Dec 24 '12 at 7:30

AndroidEvolved has guides for rooting your Motorola Flipside.

The easiest solution is to use SuperOneClick.

  1. Download SuperOneClick, and extract it.
  2. Connect your device to the computer. Ensure that SD card is not mounted. If it is mounted, unmount it.
  3. Enable USB Debugging from Phone –> Settings –> Application Development –> Development.
  4. Open SuperOneClick.exe.
  5. Click on Universal tab if you are going to root any Android device like Nexus One, Galaxy S, Droid etc. Click on Samsung Captivate if that's your phone.
  6. Click on Root tab and wait for the process to finish. [this will take some time]
  7. Once completd, you would get a popup box that would confirm that rooting has been successful.
  8. Restart your phone.

Source

  • Could you include an excerpt with your answer? If the linked page disappears, your answer becomes useless otherwise ;) – Izzy Dec 24 '12 at 7:29
  • Thanks, but SuperOneClick doesn't seem work for me on Fedora (I forgot to mention I'm running Linux). – Nate Koppenhaver Dec 24 '12 at 21:40

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