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I'm trying to root my Motorola Photon Q (XT897) but I cannot see it via adb no matter what. USB Debugging is turned on.

Here is my 51-android.rules

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="22b8", MODE="0666"

dmesg output when I connect the phone :

[  290.617377] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
[  295.476023] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd
[  295.611624] scsi9 : usb-storage 2-1:1.0
[  296.610626] scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access     motorola XT897            0001 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[  296.611152] sd 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
[  296.613548] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk

lsusb output for the phone:

Bus 002 Device 004: ID 22b8:2e36 Motorola PCS

But regardless when I run adb devices the list is always empty:

root@cigarbox:/tmp/share# adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached 


There are no complaints I can see in the /var/log/udev

Stuck!! Is there a way to test udev on its own somehow?

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