How to Install SafeStrap on Rooted Droid Razr! [Recovery]

Do you want to install new, custom ROMs on your newly rooted Droid Razr?  If so, you will want to install SafeStrap, which is like the Bootstrap but safer as you can access it anytime from boot menu instead of from the Bootstrap app.

For ICS, please see our updated SafeStrap Guide!!!

If you are new to installing new ROMs on the Droid Razr, I highly suggest you to install SafeStrap, it makes everything safer.

Here’s how to install SafeStrap on your rooted Droid Razr:

Step 1. If you’ve rooted your Droid Razr using our rooting guide at DroidRazrRoot.com then you will want to uninstall Bootstrap app.  Make sure you uninstall the Bootstrap app otherwise you can end up bricking your phone!

To un-install Bootstrap app, hit Menu button then hit “Settings”.

Step 2. Next choose “Applications”.

Step 3. Choose “Manage applications”.

Step 4. Press on “Bionic Bootstrap” app.

Step 5. Choose “Uninstall” to uninstall the app.

Step 6. Next, download the new SafeStrap on your computer then copy over to your Droid Razr’s internal storage or SD card.

Download SafeStrap for Droid Razr

You can do this by downloading SafeStrap file then connecting your Droid Razr to your computer via a micro-USB cable.  Then copy the downloaded file over to your internal storage or SD card.

Step 7. Next open up the Files app or any kind of file explorer app like ES File Explorer.

Step 8. If you copied the file in Step 6 to your internal storage, select “Internal phone storage”, otherwise select “SD Card” for SD Card.

Step 9. Select “RAZRSafestrap-1.0.apk” file, this is the file you copied over in Step 6.

Step 10. If you get “Install blocked” message, hit “Settings”.

Then make sure “Unknown sources” is checked ON.

Step 11. Open RAZRSafestrap-1.0.apk file again and hit “Install”.

Step 12. When the app finishes installing, hit “Open” to open the app.

Step 13. When Superuser Request pops up, choose “Allow”.

Step 14. Choose “Install Recovery”.

Step 15. Once you’ve installed Recovery (also called Clockwork Recovery), you are good to go.  Here’s how to get into Clockwork Recovery.  Turn off your Droid Razr.

Step 16. Now when your Droid Razr reboots, you should get the following menu after splash screen, simply press Menu button (left most button) to get into Recovery.

Step 17. Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed SafeStrap!  Now go tell your friends about it.

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34 Responses to How to Install SafeStrap on Rooted Droid Razr! [Recovery]

  1. Brian says:

    Is there any way to remove this safestrap and go back to the stock recovery? Returned phone back to stock but safestrap is still installed.

  2. Jason says:

    Download links you point to for SafeStrap and Moto Drivers say they’re temporarily unavailable.

  3. Andrew says:

    Very detailed guide, thanks :) You forgot 1 step though–after step 6 (copying the .apk to the phone) gotta switch USB mode back to “Charge Only” (or disconnect the phone from the computer) to let Android mount the filesystems again.

  4. Steve says:

    I did this and it went very smooth. One thing I noticed after though is my original backed up rooted stock rom backup is gone. I did another backup after this. My question is will I still be able to revert back to un-rooted stock should I choose or am I now forever rooted? I had also removed bloatware files after that original back up. Will this affect going back to stock?

  5. Patti says:

    how do i copy the file to the phone? used to be, click and hold from downloads, then move it to the root of the sd card. where do i move it in the phone files?

  6. Arunesh says:

    hey man y u have stopped reviewing razr roms it is an awesome phone . I t should get some custom roms from u . Plese try the roms

  7. Vinny says:

    Ha zeto, is there a better recovery then safestrap? It’s been out for a few months. Hope you didn’t give up on the Verizon RAZR, I just purchased the RAZR Maxx and love it. Have very fast LTE in Boston along with grandfathered plan. Hope you are still going to be working with the RAZR.
    Great job, love your videos.
    Vinny :-)

  8. Arunesh says:

    does this work on the xt910

  9. CAdams says:

    I don’t have bionic bootstrap listed in my apps list; even in the “All” tab. Is it safe to just simply install safestrap or is there an alternative bootstrap I should be uninstalling?

  10. Cesar says:

    On my phone, it says safestrap has closed unexpectly every time i try to open it.

  11. Cesar says:

    On my phone, it says safestrap has closed unexpectly every time i try to open it. Is this normal.

  12. Brian D. says:

    When I try to install safestrap from internal storage it says there is a problem parsing the package?

  13. Richard Hill says:

    I just watched “How to Install SafeStrap on Rooted Droid Razr! [Recovery]“. You look like you have the razar maxx, that is what I have. I do not have the app :BionicBootstrap”. I need to know if I have a Bootstrap app and where if I am going to use Safestrap. Thanks

  14. Steve says:

    I rooted my Droid Raza Maxx using the method on this site and I don’t have an app called Bionic Bootstrap on my phone. Did the rooting procedure change since you published this article?

  15. Justin says:

    I’m having the same problem as Steve and Richard. I don’t see the Bionic Bootstrap on my phone. It’s scary to continue this process when you say that I could brick my phone if I don’t remove it first.

    I just don’t know if it’s well hidden or what.

    Any ideas?

  16. Rob says:

    same here,, Safestrap file is only 5k and not able to parse. Appears like its not complete. I did not have bionic either and followed your root video. Hope you get to resolve this?

  17. Terry says:

    To every1 worried about the bionic bootstrap app, I have completed this on my RAZR and if the bionic bootstrap app doesn’t show in the “all” tab, then you are good to go to install Safestrap app. I was wondering this also, and after watching a few videos, I am came to the conclusion that it wasn’t on there and I was in the clear. Hope this helps!

  18. Rashiv says:

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I install safestrap never used bootstrap so no uninstalling needed for bootstrap. I first use it for a couple of days it was fine. Now I can’t get to the menu restore my rom or install a new rom. When the Red Moto symbol (Dual Core Technology) come up i press menu > menu> Safe System Disabled and it start rebooting itself over and over. But if i press the search icon it boots up normal. and takes me into the phone. Help please.

  19. Rashiv says:

    Appreciate the info Brian but still a lost cause are there any other tips. I was wondering if I unroot it and wipe everything then reroot it will that help. O by the way is there another unroot besides the 2 methods on Droidrarzroot.com? This is directed to anybody knows

  20. Kevin says:

    Worked wonderfully. I did a back up on my Razr and another when I had it set just right. I did the OTA ICS and lost root. In my attempts to gain access, I bricked my phone. I think I completly wiped out the boot flash. I took it back to Verizon and blamed it on their OTA update and gave them a plausable story. Beleive it or not, they bought it. They gave me a replacement and even made it a Razr Maxx.

    My question now, can I restore that immage I had made before bricking my old Razr onto my Razr Max?

    I got a lucky break once, I don’t think I can count on it again.

    • Droid Razr Root says:

      If you did ICS OTA, not sure if there’s a way back, most Motorola phones in general do not let you downgrade back to previous versions but I will check on this, don’t restore yet it might brick ur phone.

      • Kevin says:

        That is how I bricked my phone. Or the beginning of the end. I was getting so frustrated trying to get the root back, I tried to flash it back with the GB fastboot files. At first I thought it simply failed. Now, from that point on, I would get a fastboot boot screen and had to manually force it to normal boot.

        Then I got it to root and installed safestrap. But it was irritating me that I couldn’t simply powercycle the phone so I did a factory reset, cleared cache, cleared Dalvic cache, And I think I found in the menu an option to turn off the clockwork recovery. I cleared everything that I could find or think of at the moment. That was the last time the phone turned on.

  21. Mkerner says:

    Thank you for the easy to follow instructions in you videos Max. I rooted, installed safestrap and eclipse rom on my previous razr that i broke. Just received my new razr with ICS installed and rooted it. My question is that 1 will this safestrap install process work on the new ICS software and 2 can i still flash GB roms on the new ICS. Thanks again

  22. Mkerner says:

    Also whats the best rom for ICS in your opinion?

  23. Gary Hatala says:

    Droid 4 When Safestrap launches I try to press the menu key and nothing happens. The bottom row of keys isn’t lit either.

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