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46 Responses to About

  1. John love says:

    When rooted have bootstrap recovery for droid bionic. This correct?

  2. Bobby says:

    Hello love the videos, but is there a way to rename my razr?

  3. Ali says:

    LOVE YOUR SITE..I just got my razr last night already rooted and configured the wifi…THANKS SO MUCH! Do you know will the phone need to be re rooted when the ice cream sandwich update comes out or do I just install the update and keep going?

  4. Scott Berken says:

    Can this be done on windows 7 64 bit?

  5. Jeet says:

    Need Help! After I downloaded the Razr X rom, I got to the last part and, when I hit search, it just powered off and wont power back on.

  6. Kyle says:

    Will you post a video of how to use the new clockworkmod method for flashing roms with the Droid RAZR?

  7. al says:

    How do I update the software. I’ve rooted my driod as well as updated the ROM per your instructions. I tried and it says that it failed. Please help. Also how can I update to 4.0 or to ICS? I dont know if thats the update I’m trying to do.

  8. Joe says:

    I followed your video on rooting my new droid razr maxx, and then unlocking the tethering. Worked awesome. I figured I’d better now go and unroot the phone in case I ever have to send it back. I tried following that video, but I”m a bit confused about where do I find the stock ROM? You mention “hope you backed it up” but your video on rooting never mentioned backing up the stock ROM. So I’m a bit nervous now that there’s no turning back…. do I just start with that adb.zip file and go from there?

    • Scott says:

      Hey Joe, the stock rom is really only if you plan on installing another rom. so after rooting it is recommended that you do back it up with his instructions. If you’re just unrooting after rooting just follow the unroot video/instructions and it works great. Just be aware that in the instructions he left out on the written instructions that before you can change it to read/write mode (i think it’s step 7) just type in su to give superuser permissions and then procede. I just did it all myself with the instructions on my razr maxx and it worked perfectly. but if you’re not going to install a custom rom backing up the stock rooted rom won’t do much for you that i know of. it’s just to take the phone back to how it was at the point that you backed it up. you can’t actually backup the stock rom without rooting it anyway so there’s that.

  9. Scott says:

    Great site and instructions! Worked just fine on my Razr Maxx. 1 item though, using the razrx rom my wifi wouldn’t connect! I restored the stock rooted rom and it connects fine. So not sure if you’ve had that same experience. Also, any other roms that you’ve come across?

    1 issue that I’ve had (and this is before I rooted my razr maxx) I did a factory restore and after that was done my bluetooth a2dp is not acting normal. Using 2 different pairs of bluetooth headphones I get a tin-can sound. I unchecked “phone audio” and that didn’t fix it. I have to change the eq on the headphones everytime I want to listed to media. Sucks. I’ve read others have had the same issue. One of the pairs of headphones are actually motorola s10’s so it’s not just non-motorola headphones. Just interested to see if anyone else has had this experiance. I was hoping that the razrx rom would fix that but it didn’t so after that didn’t work and the wifi issue I just went back to the stock rooted rom. Also successfully unrooted the phone and then rerooted just to make sure that I was able to. Great job!

    Interested in other custom roms though so let us know! and any other info you have on the bluetooth question is appreciated, but i don’t have my fingers crossed. I actually had the original razr in december and remember the same thing happened after a factory reset. Motorola themselves had no idea what the issue is and recommended i go and exchange it. Great help there.

  10. My Razr updated to android version 2.3.6, it unrooted my razr and I can’t seem to reroot it with the directions of 2.3.5. How do I get my phone rooted?

    Thank You Very Much,

    Living Intentionally For Excellence(L.I.F.E.)

    • Aaron says:

      I had some issues after rooting my phone (nothing wrong with the instructions from the site, I just stupidly deleted some bloatware using titanium backup instead of freezing it and couldn’t get it to restore properly thus preventing me from downloading OTA updates). I tried factory resetting and that didn’t work (still rooted with deleted bloatware). I used this tool to flash my razr to factory settings (option #1), then rooted it again. There are a ton of other functions to use with this software as well. Seems like a good tool if you get stuck and need a simple way to completely wipe/restore your phone and root it again. There are xt912 and xt910 versions for windows and a link to mac/linux versions as well.

      • Aaron says:


        Just to clarify, this utility tool uses the same rooting method described in this website’s article, it just automates everything and gives you step by step instructions so there is no chance of missing something, it also gives you the ability to flash back to the stock, unrooted ROM (basically what the tech support would do for any returned device) version 6.12.173…

  11. matt says:

    I have the RAZR and the newest update what do I have to do to root it?

  12. Brian says:

    hey i just used all your videos to root my razr and get the razr x rom, it was all successful. im really new to rooted phones and stuff so i was just wondering if you have any tips on what to do now that i have razr x rom. like anything that you advise i do? im restoring my stuff now by the way. but yea is there anything impoortant i should do? and what are some great free root apps i should get as a beginner

    • Aaron says:

      Get the Titanium Back Up software and pay the $2 for the “pro” version. It enables you to backup and “freeze” all the apps you don’t want (bloatware like verizon’s useless apps like VZ Navigator and other third party crap) instead of just deleting them. Without going into a long story, just pay the $2 and freeze your unwanted apps, do not just backup and delete them with the free version!
      Also get OTA rootkeeper (free). It lets you make a protected copy of your superuser file so you can do system updates without losing root capability.
      Third, get SQLite editor (pay I think). It lets you access Wireless Hotspot for wi-fi without using third party software (just a quick hack) so you don’t have to pay twice for the same data (a practice that will hopefully be going away in the next couple years).

  13. Brian says:

    also are there any other roms out for 2.3.6?

  14. Rocky Newman says:

    I just now purchased my Droid Razr, and it was updated to Android version 2.3.6 before I left the Verizon store. I tried to root my Droid Razr using your instructions, but I believe your current process only works for Android version 2.3.5. Both “Unknown sources” and “USB debugging” are checked on my phone, and the USB connection mode is set to “Charge Only”. When I double-click the “runme” batch file in the DroidRazrRoot folder, it looks as if several permissions are denied and shows failure to copy needed files. Have you discovered how to root a Droid Razr with Android version 2.3.6? If so, please provide the instructions to me.

    • Nick says:

      Same for me. I rooted my X and likd this method for razr. Just got it and updated to 2.3.6 today and now trying to root. Rebooted but SU was not installed. Help. A direct email or post from your site would be great.

  15. Ben Lafond says:

    Great rom, but now any bluetooth toggle widget I use (Beautiful Widgets, HD Widgets, stock Bluetooth Toggle) causes my phone to shut down and reboot? Any fixes?

  16. Daryl says:

    My system version is 6.12.173.xt912, I tried to root with no luck, is new version why I didn’t have any luck?

  17. Matt says:

    used your wifi hack on the bionic and just got the Razr Maxx will the one for the Razr work on the maxx?
    Thank You

  18. ernie says:

    Hello made you can help me…I rooted my razr maxx and continue to delete apps unfortunately i delete the yahoo.com authenticator which now my contact force close….what can i do…and before you yell at me i did not back-up the stock rom…..

  19. James says:

    I have followed your instructions. I have the super user app, but no busybox. I also wanted to install safestrap, but haven’t done it because one of the first instructions was to uninstall bionic bootstrap, but it wasn’t in my applications list. Is this right? Should I go ahead and install safestrap?

  20. Anthony Stevens says:

    Im having some issues with rooting a droid razr using your newest process. It wont show the android adb interface in the device manager! please help!

  21. David W says:

    Great videos still kind of new to the whole rooting process. I am pretty sure the steps I need to take in freeing my phone but do you anywhere suggest a path to follow so to speak? Like first root your phone, 2nd install safe strap, 3rd backup, ect just a recommended path? Other than that great stuff!

  22. Thomas says:

    Just rooted Droid Razr. Eclipse ROM is great. Cant update cetain apps like gmail and youtube….any suggestions??

    • Thomas says:

      Ok so i just tried updating again and everything updated accept for Adobe Flashplayer 11……anyone else encountering this problem running eclipse ROM??

  23. blake says:

    please someone. i just tried using the fastbootflash mode on my razr and now it is stuck. no matter what i do i will not change. tried other flash downloads and nothing is working, and im kinda afraid to take it on to the store being that its rooted and i was trying to get the ics leak. If anyone has any kind of answer to this please post back.
    Thanks so much

  24. ami says:

    i understand theres 2 types of RAZRs
    the motorola RAZR
    and the droid RAZR

    i have the motorola RAZR (xt910)
    will it work on my phone?

  25. Mark says:

    Love your site. Just got a new update and my phone is no longer rooted. How do i re-root my phone?

  26. carlos salinas says:

    how do you uninstal Safestrap

  27. Byron says:

    I have installed the Eclipse Rom. Have noticed the battery life isn’t the best. Is there things that i can do to make it better or is the developer in process of trying to fix this or am i just out of luck for now.

    Have you tried any other roms that might be better or just as cool.

  28. Kevin Lynch says:

    Will you be posting instructions for rooting a Razr Maxx with the new Ice Cream Sandwich operating system? Thanks.

  29. Mike D. says:

    Verizon Software Download/U​pdate 4/28/2012?
    My phone has just prompted me for a software download. I selected for it to download later…
    If I download it, will it affect my root? Do I need to do anything to maintain my root?
    Please advise.

  30. Tony says:

    Just tried to unroot my phone, and something happened in the process. The phone wont boot. If I try to use the system recover option that doesn’t work, and the battery when connected to a wall charger shows that it’s ok to program, and as soon as the process starts it, says unable to program battery low. I charged the phone all night.

    It’s showing Invalid CG OTV, Invalid CG HAB, and it’s showing Invalid CG OTV.

    Is this a hard brick or is there a way to fix this?

  31. Matt says:

    are the ROMs you’re testing all CDMA or are there also some GSM ones? Thanks!

  32. Jim Cameron says:

    I followed your exact instructions when trying to root my droid razr, and even used your links for the drivers and motofail, but it will not work. I verified the drivers are installed on my PC via Device Manager. When running the motofail program, it states ”adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file’. It states ‘exploit complete’ within a few seconds of running the program, but it never reboots the phone and the apps aren’t installed. Any suggestions?

  33. Jason Kratsa says:

    I enter the code and this is all it does nothing happens can someone help me out?

    Easy rooting toolkit (v2.0)
    created by DooMLoRD
    Modified by Frasertag
    Modified for Linux/Mac by Max Lee at DroidRazrRoot.com
    using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov)
    (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
    (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6)
    [*] Before u begin:
    (1) enable USB DEBUGGING
    from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
    (2) enable UNKNOWN SOURCES
    from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
    (3) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
    (4) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect 2 computer
    — STARTING —-
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *

  34. Jason Kratsa says:

    Easy rooting toolkit (v2.0)
    created by DooMLoRD
    Modified by Frasertag
    Modified for Linux/Mac by Max Lee at DroidRazrRoot.com
    using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov)
    (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
    (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6)
    [*] Before u begin:
    (1) enable USB DEBUGGING
    from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
    (2) enable UNKNOWN SOURCES
    from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
    (3) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
    (4) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect 2 computer
    — STARTING —-
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *

  35. tim says:

    Can/do you root Samsung Galaxy S3?

  36. Scott Berken says:

    What am I doing wrong!! Do I need to factory wipe then Do this? Neither the DroidRAZRUtility nor the DoomLorD Zip File work. I can recover back to a Safe/NonSafe (Rooted), after following the steps. “The system cant find the specified Path”

  37. edward kwong says:

    hey just wondering if you know there’s any ETA on rooting the new ICS for the razr. i just updated and it looks like there are no root resources currently.

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