How to Root Droid Razr on ICS! [Windows/Mac/Linux]

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For those of you who want to root your Droid Razr on ICS, here’s how to do it easily using either a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.

Still on Gingerbread?  Use our unroot/update method to Official ICS Android 4.0.4!  Also see How to Root Droid Razr on Gingerbread!

For Mac, here’s a video tutorial:

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Step 1. First, make sure you are on ICS Androi 4.0.3 or later.  If you have Gingerbread 2.3.4-2.3.6, please see the other root method.

Step 2. Next go into Settings->Developer options and make sure “USB debugging” is checked ON.

Step 3. Next plug a micro-USB cable from your Droid Razr to your computer.

Step 4. Under USB computer connection, make sure it’s set to “MTP”.

Step 5. Download DroidRazrRoot.com_ICS.zip and unzip the file, you will get a folder with EVERYTHING you need.  (no need to download SDK separately or anything like that.)

Download DroidRazrRoot.com_ICS.zip

Step 6. For Windows, run the RootWindows.bat by double-clicking on it.

Also, for Windows, make sure you have Motorola Drivers installed.  If you don’t, download and install Droid Razr drivers here.

For Linux, open a terminal and type:

cd Downloads/

cd DroidRazrRoot.com_ICS/

chmod 755 *

sh RootLinux.sh

For Mac OSX, please open a terminal and type:

cd Downloads/

cd DroidRazrRoot.com_ICS/

chmod 755 *

sh RootMac.sh

Step 7. Once the script is done, your phone will reboot and you should find your Droid Razr completely rooted with SuperSU app installed.

Anytime you want to unroot, you can run SuperSU app, goto settings, and choose “Full unroot”.   That’s it!

 

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205 Responses to How to Root Droid Razr on ICS! [Windows/Mac/Linux]

  1. Merlin says:

    I have a RAZR and It just did an update today. I’m not sure what Android version I had before (I think 2.3.6), but now I have 4.0.4. All of my rooted apps quit working (Wifi Tether,Screenshot). It keeps denying superuser access.. Do I need to unroot my phone and reinstall the new root? If so, can you give me the links to show me how to do this on the 4.0.4 version? I appreciate all of your help!

  2. Scott says:

    I’ve never rooted before. Does this wipe all my apps or will they still be there after a successful root?

    Thanks,

  3. Logan says:

    I am having trouble getting past step four i plug my droid razr into my laptop with the usb but the usb computer connection does not show up at the top of my phone. I have no idea what to do from here any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.

  4. Robert says:

    I cant get to the ADB interface, I installed the drivers, but when I go to the device manager it does not give me an option for the ADB but rather uses an MTP driver. I have tried to update the driver but cant find the ADB on the list. What am/did I do wrong?

  5. Ali says:

    What if I have Superuser on my phone already (Superuser is there, but my phone is not rooted). Can I still use this supersu root and have superuser on it?

    • Droid Razr Root says:

      You need to re-root if you just have superuser without root.

      • matt says:

        I have the same problem but i did everything correct and super user got installed but any root user apps say “no root” and it makes me mad it toke me for ever

  6. Riff Raff says:

    Hey Max: Thanks for keeping up your Android work after YT tried to screw you. You’re better off I think though.

    Now on to my question: this is the second time I have rooted my Razr Maxx. The first time was after I bought it and it had or still has the Android Superuser icon with the eye patch. After installing the root for 4.0.4, now I have the #SuperSU along with my original superuser- which still has my SQLite Editor and Ti Backup. How can I clean this up, where I only have the latest root, get rid of any existing root, and move my apps to my latest SuperSU? Or did this latest root do everything and all I have is the old icon which simply needs to be deleted?

    Thanks again and keep your head up!

    • Riff Raff says:

      Actually, nevermind. Fiddling around I got it just how I want it and that’s smooth! Zedomax, you are the shit! Thanks for all you do!

  7. samsmith says:

    Cant find adb interface on list of drivers. Using Win7.

  8. infamous2456 says:

    very good job with the guide..it worked perfectly on my razr with 4.04..there is only a problem..it seems that i cant connect to any wifi..although it finds my router it wont connect no matter what..what should i do?

  9. samsmith says:

    Used a different laptop with a 32 bit version of win 7 and it worked fine. Can’t get wifi tether to work though.

    • Droid Razr Root says:

      Use Android Wifi Tether, Set profile to Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE and make sure MSS Clamping and Routing fix is ON, then wifi tether should work fine.

      • Merlin says:

        I cannot get wifi tether to work either. Do not see an option for MSS Clamping

        • Droid Razr Root says:

          Are u using wifi tether app for rooted users from play store???

          • nuno fernandes says:

            rooted fine, downloaded the app, wifi wouldnt get picked up by pc, checked the blog, changed the profile to Galaxy Nexus like you suggested, still nothing. Routing fix is on, but no MSS clamping option. Any ideas?

          • nuno fernandes says:

            used all the apps available and nothing, also tried the entitlement hack and nothing…. finally downloaded FoxFi… works perfect

  10. LoiTranMan says:

    I am having trouble at the rooting part. I do have ADB and updated it, and also tried different ones. When I press enter to root it says:
    Rooting…
    *daemon not running. starting it now*
    *daemon started successfully*

    I don’t get it, on the video it says rooting then begins to root, I did wait 5-10 minutes but it still shows this screen, am I doing something wrong? I have my USB debugging on and USB computer connection at MTP aka Media Device.

    • Alex Alb says:

      The ADB driver didn’t install. I’m stuck on the same step… even with the Motorola Device Manager the driver didn’t install. How can I manually install it?

      • LoiTranMan says:

        It did install, it says it was successfully installed.

        • Droid Razr Root says:

          So u got it working?

          • LoiTranMan says:

            No, I meant the ADB thing was successfully installed. But when I try to download the root it would still say…
            Rooting…
            *daemon not running. starting it now*
            *daemon started successfully*

            then stop there. it never went past it.

            • user_error says:

              this happened to me and what I did was:
              1. change usb port
              2. try again
              3. ????
              4. SUCCESS!

              (also maybe try rebooting computer and making sure no media programs are running (like itunes)).

          • Tyler says:

            I downloaded Motorola Device Manager 2.2.26 here, http://www.mymotocast.com/download/MDM?platform=windows

            and then did a soft reset to the phone and restarted my computer and it worked right away after that.

          • Dustin says:

            Great tutorial, but unfortunately I am stuck at the RootWindows.bat step. It will either hang there after it says “Rooting” or if I turn my phone off and back on again, it will get as far as:

            *daemon not running. starting it now*
            *daemon started successfully*

            and then hangs.

            When I plug the phone in to the computer, I do not see anything for ADB and I installed MotorolaDeviceManager_2.2.26 and Motorola_End_User_Driver_Installation_5.2.0_64bit (it wouldn’t allow me to install because apparently I have a newer version.)

            Running Win7 64 bit. I also have BlueStacks installed which has associated the Superuser.apk file to run on BlueStacks. Doubt that last part matters but thought i’d give the most info possible. Help! Thanks!

  11. Alex says:

    Now I am trying to install root on a mac. I get stuck on Daemon Started Successfully. I tried all the other USB ports… any ideas?

    • Droid Razr Root says:

      make sure usb debugging is enabled and usb mode is charge only, should work.

      • Alex says:

        Usb debugging is enabled. And I put it to MTP as there is no longer any Charge Only option on ICS.

        Multiple reboots didn’t seem to help. I am on Snow Leapord…. Think that has anything to do with it?

        • Droid Razr Root says:

          that should be fine, do you have another computer/laptop to try with? Sometimes that is the quickest solution.

  12. john says:

    I followed your guide and it says adb not found internal or external specified file . Then it just keeps saying that then the windows root window shuts off. I have the lastest drivers too

  13. davistech says:

    Thanks so much for the video on the step by step instructions. I have done it twice now, and it says remount succeeded and then four more messages pop up on the script, it never says “All done rooting Droid Razr” and it only reboots once. If i open my apps up I have Super User SU and if I do a root check it says rooted, so I think everything is good.
    Thanks

    • davistech says:

      Root checker is telling me I’m rooted, and I have Super User SU, but when I install wireless tether and start tethering my pc won’t pick it up, so I’m guessing I’m not rooted?? Any ideas? I did follow directions on the adb

      • davistech says:

        I’m all good now, I got sql editor and followed your vid on the hotspot. I’m rooted and working. Thanks for the great info on your site. Definitely the most info I’ve found online

  14. Dustin says:

    Great tutorial, but unfortunately I am stuck at the RootWindows.bat step. It will either hang there after it says “Rooting” or if I turn my phone off and back on again, it will get as far as:

    *daemon not running. starting it now*
    *daemon started successfully*

    and then hangs.

    When I plug the phone in to the computer, I do not see anything for ADB and I installed MotorolaDeviceManager_2.2.26 and Motorola_End_User_Driver_Installation_5.2.0_64bit (it wouldn’t allow me to install because apparently I have a newer version.)

    Running Win7 64 bit. I also have BlueStacks installed which has associated the Superuser.apk file to run on BlueStacks. Doubt that last part matters but thought i’d give the most info possible. Help! Thanks!

  15. davistech says:

    @dustin
    It sounds like a sim problem to what i was having. When your phone is pluggen into comp open control panel and go to device manager and right click on adb and update it. Im sort of noob at this stuff, so dont know if this will help. After i did that it worked for me. Even though it says you have a newer version it sgill needs updated, at least mine did.

    • Dustin says:

      thats my problem right there. I am in Device Manager and I do not see anything for ADB Interface. Under Portable Devices i do see “Droid RAZR”. I have downloaded everything that was in the directions so I don;t know why its not showing up in Device Manager.

  16. Soap says:

    Thanks, used this to root my Razr (first time rooter, lol).

  17. Frank says:

    Ahhm is it me beeing totaly stupid. where can I download the files needed for rooting ICS ??? Can not find these anywhere…

  18. jhonny says:

    thx a lot man …you are the b3st <3

  19. bobdabilder says:

    never got this to work. im a computer science major and rooted about 5 phones i couldnt get this b*llsh*t to work. GL yall.

    • davistech says:

      Worked for me, I’ve rooted 4 phones. You must be doing something wrong, I’m a major in tire changing and I got it.

    • Droid Razr Root says:

      You probably need a computer engineering major, which is what I have.

      j/k just try it again, it will work bud.

  20. Alex Alb says:

    Finally got it to install ADB Drivers! The only catch was I needed to do a factory reset. :-( On top of that I found out that MyBackupPro doesn’t like Ice Cream Sandwich too much :-( I lost my home screens and some apps. I still have all my texts though.

    I was skeptical of this method but it worked.
    1. Backup important info… DO YOUR RESEARCH! MyBackup Pro doesn’t work as flawlessly with ICS as it did with GingerBread. I’m sure there are other apps out there but it doesn’t matter to me now that the damage was done by using MBPro & now I am rooted. Search for a better backup app or make a list of your apps. (Google should backup all your contacts.)

    2. Uninstall all Motorola related drivers while your phone is plugged in. Once this is complete restart your machine.

    3. While the Computer is rebooting unplug your phone and do a factory reset…. All info will be wiped and it should start up again on its own.

    4.Once the computer and phone have both been rebooted, DO NOT SIGN INTO YOUR PHONE WITH YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT!!!! Connect it to your USB cable, select USB Debugging & MTP options, and watch Motorola Device Manager install the ADB Drivers!

    5. Once they are installed confirm that you can root your phone with the instructions above. If not, something might have been done wrong, so retrace your steps.

    6. Once rooted, sign into your google account, and restore your phone.

    Hope it works as good for you as it did for me. :)

  21. Gerardo says:

    Excellent tutorial!!!!
    Very easy, few steps and a video if ypu don’t get it at the first time.
    I rooted my RAZR MAXX with Linux and
    Problem: I got stuck at the RootLinux.sh step (with Ubuntu 11.04) and in the console was like this:
    (…)
    *daemon not running. starting it now*
    *daemon started successfully*
    and then hangs.
    Solution: borrowed my brother’s computer (with Fedora) and followed all the steps again

  22. jack says:

    I’ve gone thru all the detailed instructions on your site, downloaded the Razrroot ICS , all the usb drivers pretty much the whole assembly line,including update to version 4.0.4. My problem is that I keep getting this “adb is not recongized”. What am I doing wrong here?

  23. wolfe69 says:

    I have a laptop running Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle). I have tried rooting my Droid Razr that is running the ICS .215 leak 4 times and I can’t get it to work. I followed your instructions to the letter. It gives me the all done rooting Droid Razr message but when I try to use an app that requires su access the app tells me that my phone isn’t rooted or su permission was denied. I checked the permissions in su and it shows that su permissions were granted to the app so this leads me to believe that I am not rooted. Any ideas?

  24. dcp117 says:

    I have never rooted before and my Razr Maxx has been updated to ICS. When I plug my phone into my mac, there is a promt to download motocast. Do I need to do this before I root or can I ignore it?

  25. Jeff says:

    I have installed the ADB driver and ‘MOT composite interface’ is listed in my device manager. When i try to root my phone i get ‘adb is not recognized as an internal or external command’. I have also manually installed the driver. Any advice?
    Thanks

  26. Jeff says:

    BTW – I have unzipped the files.

    • Droid Razr Root says:

      If you’ve unzipped the files not sure why you are getting that error, try running the file in command line, it seems like your path is corrupted on your computer.

  27. Juan Mojito says:

    when i run rootwindows.bat i get to the first line that says “Rooting….” and thats as far as it goes, i even went and watched some tv, got a snack, had a smoke…. nothing changed. i feel like it had ample time to sort itself out, but didnt so ive been to some pretty dark corners for the net trying to figure out what i did wrong. No avail, any suggestions?

  28. Ender says:

    I’m having the same issue as someone else I saw — I have everything unzipped, but when I use the sh RooMac.sh command on my IMac, it just says

    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *

    And then promptly does… nothing at all. My phone has USB debugging on, I have it set as a media device (MTP) as it says, but nothing is happening.

  29. Tyler McAdams says:

    Keep getting permissions errors when I try to root:

    Mini:DroidRazrRootMacLinux tylerm$ sh runmemac.sh

    [-] Not a 2.2/2.3 Android …
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle USB DEBUGGING (first disable it then enable it)
    — DEVICE FOUND
    — pushing busybox
    3966 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.264s)
    — correcting permissions
    — remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file system

  30. Droid Razr Root says:

    @Ender, you might not have USB debugging enabled then. *facepalm*

    • Ender says:

      I have it enabled.. I did double and triple-check that, as well as the MTP enabled (I’ve tried it in all three modes), and tried different USB cords, ports, computers, as well as the factory reset.

      • Droid Razr Root says:

        Ok I don’t know what’s wrong then, it’s probably something to do with drivers on your computer. Sometimes it happens. There’s nothing I can do anymore other than tell you to try another computer.

  31. Shubham Aggarwal says:

    I have a Rogers Motorola Razr running ICS 4.0.4 which was released yesterday. Will I be able to root using your method ?

  32. hump675 says:

    my razr gets stuck after it says daemon started successfully
    i have all the drivers installed properly, debugging is on and its in MTP as well
    i have tried multiple times and successfully got as far as the first reboot but waited 2 minutes and there was nothing after that

  33. hump675 says:

    ok i tried again on a different computer and it worked…stupid laptop

  34. Everton says:

    Working in MIUI 2.8.31?

  35. Oma1Stgl says:

    that was an easy root. I can’t believe that unrooting is as simple as toggling an option in the SU app. I derooted a samsung infuse 4G and went through hell trying to download this app called Odin that I needed to flash the factory ROM back onto the phone. It was just crazy and nerve wracking, but this is such a sinch to do, it’s like night and day.

  36. guysandy says:

    I can’t seem to get past the rooting… on the command prompt. It stays like that forever. What do I need to do to get past that?

  37. Tom says:

    IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE MOTOROLA DRIVERS, DOWNLOAD THE MOTOROLA DEVICE MANAGER AND IT WILL FIX YOUR PROBLEM!

    https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/88481

  38. psy says:

    Succesfully rooted my maxx :)

    But if want to unroot my phone, does the “Full unroot” option from the SuperSU options really unroot my phone, or do i have to unroot using these instructions afterwards?

    http://droidrazrroot.com/droid-razr-unroot/how-to-unrootupdate-your-droid-razr-to-official-ics-android-4-0-4/

  39. Abdullah says:

    Thank you very very very very much for explaining rooting with Linux

  40. RabidWookie says:

    I downloaded the drivers > installed them > rebooted pc > ran the “RootWindows” and it will get past rooting but immediately after that it says something about daemon tools and then it says > daemon tools started successfully and then it stops….i tried again and now its stuck on rooting.. i have been trying to do this for 3 freakin hours…..what can i do to fix this?

  41. lucpao says:

    I am not to good at rooting……..i dont want a custom rom on my razr,..i just want the stock version and overclock it…………………………i will root the phone…..and then what i should do???????????/also whats the best frequency to overclock it…and dont have any problem.?????

  42. Captain Awesome says:

    Will this tutorial work with a Razr Maxx ALREADY running ICS? Thanks.

  43. lman says:

    Ok, here is an easy fix. I can’t believe it hasn’t been stated here…unless I missed it. :-) I am using Ubuntu, and was stuck at the:

    waiting… If you get stuck here, try another USB port.
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *

    FIX: All you need to do is run the shell script using “sudo”. You need to run this script as root on the linux side to get it to work. At least that is what it was for me. Makes complete sense. Here is what I ran:

    sudo sh RootLinux.sh

    Yahoooo… I have root now.

  44. Heavy E says:

    What is the advantage of root vs unroot to the phone? Can I take my droid razr and then put it on straight talk or another carrier as long as I can get a microsim card for the other carrier?

    • Heavy E says:

      Also, does rooting the phone allow removal of pre-installed stuff like VZ navigator and stuff like that that I do not use, nor ever will?

  45. msk says:

    Nobody else seems to have problems, so I guess its just me. I followed the instructions to a tee, but I keep getting the error messages part way through the script:

    Start Rooting…
    reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory
    reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    remount succeeded
    1320 KB/s (91980 bytes in 0.068s)
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
    2465 KB/s (969701 bytes in 0.384s)
    rm failed for /data/local/tmp.bak, Is a directory
    failed on ‘/data/ocal/tmp.bak’ – No such file or directory
    2116 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.496s)

    (Then the rest is just standard script. No further errors, the phone reboots fine, and ‘Press any key to continue’ closes the window.)

    Suggestions? The first time I rooted with this method, my home button stopped working and airplane mode was no longer available. Un-rooting didn’t solve the issue so I did a factory reset (it worked fine). Upon re-rooting, I tried to modify settings for free mobile hotspot, and the entitlement check is listed under #78. Modifying it to 0 did nothing, and it still ran the check, preventing me from using it.

    • msk says:

      I got the mobile hotspot working. It is listed as #79 (not 78 as i said earlier), so I’m a little confused why it changed from #150 as it initially was. The root seems to be working fine, but does anyone have any idea why the messages ran in the script?

  46. Alex says:

    Hey Im in the process of rooting my droid razr and when i get to step 6 on windows i press a key and instead of it saying starting root it skips a whole bunch of stuff and says adb is not recognized as a command or something like that about three times after it says phone reboot which it never did and said youre rooted.. but im not?? help please!

  47. Andrew says:

    Thanks for the guide! I have the droid razr v xt885. Its almost identical to the original droid razr. If the rooting failed could it brick my phone or loose my data? What exactly happens if the root fails?
    Thanks!1

    • Droid Razr Root says:

      Nothing happens if it fails no. Safe to do.

    • Razr V XT885 says:

      Hi there. Can you please update whether you were able to root your XT885? Thanks in advance.

      I also have Razr V XT885. Details are as follows:

      System version: 673.135.80.XT885.BellMobility.en.CA
      Android Version: 4.0.4
      Firmware configuration version: GAS_NA_YANGTZEBELL_P027
      Baseband version: U_04.16.00R
      Baseband configuration version: USAYNGZCIC01BELLE1011.0R

      For some unknown reason I cannot “Factory data reset” my phone anymore. The final “Erase everything” has become unresponsive (I have not made any changes to my phone, and Motorola Device Manager says I have the latest version installed).

  48. Alex says:

    So, i used this guide to root my RAZR MAXX, and i seem to be having a problem….
    I have to keep factory resetting my phone every couple days because it permanently loses data connectivity, wifi including. The wifi and 3g/4g data connectivity cease to work. Its not that im not in a place with service, it just goes away and wont come back even if i restart the phone a few times. the only solution ive found so far has been to use the factory reset. and even that only solves it for 8-30 hours tops.
    Any idea what on earth is going on?

    • Droid Razr Root says:

      Not root related, root doesn’t give you those problems, it could be just defective phone, try taking it back to Verizon for warranty.

      • Alex says:

        it started when i rooted it and it went away when i unrooted and then rerooted it. ive now gone 24 hours with no problems so i assume that was the problem and i assume that its better now. I’m going to assume its better now.

  49. Obi says:

    muchisimas gracias!

  50. BrianB says:

    I have tried rooting my razr and it keeps failing due to device being being read only, what do I need to do to get this fixed so I may be able to root my phone?

  51. Kimberly says:

    Trying to root via Mac and after I type “cd DroidRazrRoot.com_ICS/” in the terminal it says “no such file or directory”. Any suggestions? And yes, I have downloaded and unzipped the DroidRazrRoot.com_ICS file.

  52. L Maddison says:

    Hello.. I was truly pleased to find this site and followed the instructions very carefully (debugging mode, MTP, etc.) in trying to root my RAZR M I got a couple weeks ago, running Android 4.0.4.
    No luck, (even though it says it’s done, nothing really got accomplished), and I can’t really figure out why. I have the most up to date MOTO drivers installed. If you or anyone can give me a hint as to what might be the problem, I’d really, really appreciate it. I clipped a screenshot of the DOS screen. After reboot #2, got the following:

    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy ‘su’ to /system.bin.su: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
    link failed Read-only file system
    failed to copy Superuser.apk to /system/app/./Superuser.apk? Read-only file system
    rm failed for /data/local.prop, Permission denied
    rm failed for /datal/local/tmp, Permission denied
    failed on ‘/data/local/tmp.bak’ – No such file or directory
    2238 KB/s
    mount: permission denied
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    rebooting
    All Done rooting Droid Razr…. etc.
    Press any key to continue…

    • Christian says:

      I’m getting the same issue but why there are no answers to this issue I don’t know. I originally had the lock screen on which I thought was the source of the issue, but when I removed that the problem persisted. Any Ideas?

  53. Michael says:

    Hi,

    Just wondering if this root and all the ROMs will work on the newer Razr HD and MAXX HD… is there any word out on roots and ROMs for those phones?

    Thanks!

  54. Zack says:

    Why is mine saying daemon started and thats all it does. HELP!

  55. Davo says:

    Had to restart the phone, & the computer so the drivers would install properly B4 YOU TRY TO ROOT!!!

  56. Jake says:

    I can’t seem to find the DroidRazrRoot.com_ICS file to download to begin the process. Can someone help?

  57. Tiki says:

    This root method has absolutlely no effect on the phone. The Appication claims it is rebooting the device three times, then claims the device is rooted. Phone is completely untouched. Please help.

  58. Jake says:

    Don’t root, it seriously fucked my phone over, even with following directions, not worth the risk.

  59. Apollo says:

    Im not clear which phone this works on – Can i do this on Motorola RAZR XT910 on
    ice creme sandwich’ 4.04 bought in Asia/thailand?????

    Also if not how can i root my phone – lol never heard rooting so much until i got Android.

  60. pyroarcher says:

    Worked exactly as advertised! No trouble.

    I tried using the prescribed drivers, but they did not function correctly. Whenever my phone is connected motorola tries to install motocast drivers, for the past year I have just denied this. This time I allowed it . . . they are annoying and I hate them. But the phone was recognized as ADP. I ran the windows root.bat and it worked flawlessly. So happy! Thank you!
    Log:
    ***************************************************************
    *
    * One-Click Root Script for Droid Razr
    *
    * brought to you by DroidRazrRoot.com
    *
    * Credit goes to XDA user djrbliss Dan Rosenburg for exploit.
    *
    ***************************************************************
    This script will give you
    1. Root and SuperUser
    2. Install Busybox
    Before you begin:
    Please read full tutorial at DroidRazrRoot.com!
    ***************************************************************
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting...
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    Start Rooting...
    reboot #1 - DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    reboot #2 - DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    remount succeeded
    56 KB/s (91980 bytes in 1.601s)
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
    385 KB/s (969701 bytes in 2.459s)
    rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Is a directory
    failed on '/data/local/tmp.bak' - No such file or directory
    642 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 1.634s)
    2099+1 records in
    2099+1 records out
    1075144 bytes transferred in 0.090 secs (11946044 bytes/sec)
    rebooting
    All Done rooting Droid Razr, subscribe to DroidRazrRoot.com for more cool stuff!
    Press any key to continue . . .

  61. Dev says:

    Can someone tell me what the hell I’m doing wrong, I have the adb drivers installed and showing up, but when I hit enter to root it says:
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file
    about ten times for each reboot (1,2, and 3) and does absolutely nothing and ends by telling me my phone is rooted when it clearly isn’t
    If someone knows what to to please tell me before I destroy my damn phone

  62. john smith III says:

    how do i download DroidRazrRoot.com_ICS.zip

  63. George Mamni says:

    Hello!
    First, thank you for your hard work)

    I’ve done all the instructions, everything gone fine. Device was restarted 3 times and cmd said that phone was rooted successfully. But, when I enter the menu, There’s no SuperSu icon. When I try to manually install it from market, app says that it can’t gain superuser access or something like that.

    Please help :)

  64. Jeremy says:

    I can get this far but then this happens….waiting… If you get stuck here, try another USB port.
    RootLinux.sh: 19: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    Start Rooting…
    RootLinux.sh: 21: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 22: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 23: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    RootLinux.sh: 25: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 26: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 27: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 28: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    RootLinux.sh: 30: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 31: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 32: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 33: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 34: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 35: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 36: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 37: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 38: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 39: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 40: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 41: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 42: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 43: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 44: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 45: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 46: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 47: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    RootLinux.sh: 48: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    rebooting
    RootLinux.sh: 50: RootLinux.sh: ./adb-linux: not found
    All Done rooting Droid Razr, subscribe to DroidRazrRoot.com for more cool stuff like ROMs, hacks, tips, and more!
    RootLinux.sh: 52: RootLinux.sh: @pause: not found
    What am I doing wrong?

  65. roy says:

    For those of you that are having errors on your Original Droid Razr 4.04, make sure you unzip the files to a separate folder. Otherwise you will have errors. I had the same errors because I was running the root from the zip folder itself. So unzip files to a seperate folder and try again. The root does work.

    • George Mamni says:

      Yes i know that. I had unzipped in the folder that was located on desktop. I followed all the instructions.. But still same situation, SuperSu icon doesn’t appear at all :/

  66. Eric says:

    This DOES work with Virgin/Bell RAZR V (xt885), nearly died from the suspense haha. If cd Downloads/ wont work (no such directory error) just move it to desktop and try cd Desktop/
    There are NO roms or recoverys for razr v though, only root and root apps.

  67. Robbie says:

    I also have the daemon issue going on. I’m trying to reinstall the ICS file right now.

  68. michael says:

    Thinking about purchasing a MAXX. Any comments on the different models?? MOTXT910, 912, 920, etc.

  69. aurelj790 says:

    bonjour le root fonctionne t il avec mon RAZR I XT890 MERCI DE ME REPONDRE

  70. shaun says:

    I have the og DROID RAZR and I’m rooted..it may have nothing to do with root but now under model number my phone says HTC vision.and I can’t get the motoizer app cause it doesn’t recognize my phone being a Motorola…any ideas y it says HTC vision

  71. Ralph says:

    I have rooted my razr but how do i install a ROM on the phone?

  72. Troy says:

    my command prompt keeps saying rooting and doesnt do anything help?

  73. ddange says:

    Where is the link for DroidRazrRoot.com_ICS.zip? Everytime I click it it just has me download 7zip! Now my laptop won’t connect to the interenet. What am I doing wrong? Also where is the link for the adb drivers?

  74. Michael says:

    Will this let me use a different network sim card?

  75. John Smith says:

    i need help it says this;;
    ***************************************************************
    *
    * One-Click Root Script for Droid Razr
    *
    * brought to you by DroidRazrRoot.com
    *
    * Credit goes to XDA user djrbliss Dan Rosenburg for exploit.
    *
    ***************************************************************
    This script will give you
    1. Root and SuperUser
    2. Install Busybox
    Before you begin:
    Please read full tutorial at DroidRazrRoot.com!
    ***************************************************************
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting…
    error: more than one device and emulator
    Start Rooting…
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    error: more than one device and emulator
    rebooting
    error: more than one device and emulator
    All Done rooting Droid Razr, subscribe to DroidRazrRoot.com for more cool stuff!

    Press any key to continue . . .

  76. Paul Ferroni says:

    Dan — I rooted my Razr per the instructions — no problems. Thanks for the simple technique.
    Question for you: Do I need to keep the USB debug enabled after rooting? Or was that just for the rooting process?

    My main purpose in rooting was to get a good backup (titanium backup) so I can factory-reset the phone to fix a bluetooth issue. Thanks again!

  77. Todd says:

    Worked perfectly. Droid Razr Root!

  78. Roel says:

    Thanks for the simple rooting procedure. I’ve used it more than once successfully. Until today :(.
    After flashing my Razr back to fastboot file 6.7.2.-180_11.6 with RSDlite5.7, I ended up in a bootloop. Rebooting in recovery and doing a full factory wipe, the bootloop was gone.
    Next step should be the root procedure mentioned above, but I ended up in :

    Reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE
    Error: more than one device and emulator
    Error: more than one device and emulator
    Error: device offline
    More than one device and emulator
    Reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE
    Remount failed: Operaton not permitted
    Failed to copy “su” to ‘/system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Rm failed for /system/xbin/su, no such file or directory
    Link failed read-only file system
    Failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk: Read-only file system
    Rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory
    Rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
    Failed on ‘/data/local/tmp.bak’ – NO such file or directory
    2566 KB/s
    Mount: permission denied
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    Rebooting
    All Done rooting Droid Razr, subscribe to DroidRazrRoot.com for more cool stuff

    What’s going (wr)on(g)?

  79. Goth says:

    Verry, verry nice dud.
    I managed to root my xt910 very, very easy from my Hackintosh.
    Thank you.

  80. Goth says:

    Very, very nice dud.
    I managed to root my xt910 very, very easy from my Hackintosh.
    Thank you.

  81. Patrick Callahan says:

    im having trouble downlading the DroidRazr/rooting/DroidRazrRoot.com_ICS.zip i have zoom downloader installed and 7 zip thing. im not very computer savvy, can i get some help

  82. Zach F says:

    I was trying to root my phone with your method and I cant seem to get past the start up on rooting it. I keep getting Rooting…
    *daemon not running. starting it now*
    *Daemon started successfully* (

    And then thats it. I just sits there and doesnt move from that screen. What am I doing wrong :(

    • spagettiguy says:

      i having the exact same problem. Any help plz?

    • user_error says:

      I got the same thing and I switched usb ports and when I did that, it worked.

      Also, try making sure that no “media” applications are running like itunes.

      If still not working – try rebooting.

      The above helped me, good luck.

  83. Zixu says:

    Wrong drivers!

    To do properly ROOT you need to get ADP interface, with this drivers on Windows 7 x86 and XT910, cannot install ADP interface: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28).

    DO NOT CONTINUE UNTIL YOU SEE “ADP INTERFACE” in Device Manager!
    Proper drivers are here > http://dlhg.eternityproject.eu/mtspyder/eprj/pedro/EPRJ_EasyRootICS_MultiOS_v1.5.zip

    I recommend to fallow their tut. > http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1710871

    Regards, Zixu

  84. Kenny says:

    It keeps saying ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. I’m rather new to rooting and have no idea what this means.

  85. shubh says:

    hey in my laptop its not showing adb thing in device manager…..
    i did every you mentioned above….
    and when i couldn’t find i started rootwindows.bat and continue but there is nothing happening…..its just showing “rooting”….
    how much time should it take to root my phone ?

  86. shubh says:

    hey in my laptop its not showing adb thing in device manager…..
    i did every you mentioned above….
    and when i couldn’t find i started rootwindows.bat and continue but there is nothing happening…..its just showing “rooting”….
    how much time should it take to root my phone ?
    i need help

  87. rayworden says:

    Found out adb problem.. when extracted drag ALL files to new folder on desktop and rerun. should work fine assuming you have all updated drivers and settings set to tutorial specs. thanks.

  88. Joshua says:

    How soon do you think there will be an root guide for the new jellybean version of the RAZR?

  89. Diana G Johnson says:

    Could you please help me root my razor M I cant use my WiFi hotspot Verizon has it blockPLEASE help

  90. mike says:

    i have razr im assuming with jelly bean 4.1.2.. i had an automatic update from verizon now my wifi app wont work.. how do i root.. nothing ive done seems to work

  91. dylan fylstra says:

    Does this root process for 4.0.4 work for the new 4.1.2 if I’m still using an original droid RAZR ?

  92. Tyler says:

    Hey Max I really need your help. I tried to unroot and restore my phone to full stock so I could get the OTA update. I was able to unroot and I did a factory reset. But I still have Safest Strap 3.05 installed and can’t get rid of it. I uninstalled it from my app but it starts up every time I turn on my phone. The update gets pushed to my phone and then tries to install but fails right away every time. How can I get this back to factory stock? Really want to get official Jelly Bean and then root and get tons cool stuff! THANKS!

  93. Karimbardee says:

    Thanks man , are you a magician ? it worked like magic !!! within second my Droid Razr Maxx was rooted before I could even figure out what was going on !!!

  94. user_error says:

    Just so everyone knows – I was getting errors before “deamon connected successfully” then “deamon not connected successfully” and basically having connectivity issues with the phone.

    I fixed it by
    1. closing all applications and rebooting Mac (potentially itunes was interfering since you’re connecting your phone as “media storage”)
    2. tried again after reboot and it went to “deamon successfully connected” but just stopped there and didn’t go to “Starting root…”
    3. switched usb ports, tried again, and this time IT WORKED.

    So try those, i guess, if you’re having similar problems.

  95. bobby240 says:

    The Linux script just prints out a bunch of errors and reboots my phone. Also, every time the phone rebooted my OS (Linux Mint) said it couldn’t mount the device.

  96. Brandon says:

    i have the droid razr 4.1.2 and trying to root on windows vista but it fails when i try. i have followed the steps and i have the driver on my computer but still cant figure out why it wont work. any suggestions?

  97. brandon says:

    I tried it on windows 7 as well. I tried to do the jelly bean root and it didn’t work. I even tried on an old droid 3 and it did the same thing.

  98. John Johnson says:

    Same thing here, as previously stated regarding the Linux script, at least:
    Error reads: failed to remove /data/local.prop; are you root?
    something to that extent. I’m not sure if people are still having success with this method, even with Android 4.1.2 on their devices. My situation could be an exception, since I had to “flash” the FXZ rom to my Droid Bionic in order to revive it from purgatory. :-/

  99. Nick says:

    Every is in order as far as drivers and debug and all that. I get a message saying “remount failed: operation not permitted”. What is going on? Android version 4.1.2

  100. Shrey says:

    Thanks for your tutorial man!!!
    My device is now rooted..Simple procedure…
    Great work ,Appreciate it!!!

  101. Russell says:

    it remount failed. and its saying no premission everytime it tries to change something. any help?

  102. creamsoda says:

    i download the droidrazr file, then i extraced it. i go to the terminal to type cd downloads/ and then i get a bash: cd: downloads/ no such file or directory. need help for that part.. thanks!

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