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    Default [Guide] RAZR M Root Method


    Yes, the Holy Grail has been discovered by djrbliss.

    He has taken the time (once again) to come up with a working root method for the newest Motorola smartphones: DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and the Atrix HD. We've heard that not only does this root method work with the shipping Ice Cream Sandwich that is on the phones, but also the Jelly Bean leak for the DROID RAZR M, which means it should work on the final Jelly Bean over-the-air update for these phones.

    The method of rooting is pretty simple:


    • First make sure you have the current Motorola USB drivers installed from here.




    • Connect your phone to the PC and click on the "run.bat" file that you extracted.


    • It is important to follow the instructions in the PC program, as it will ask you to press a button combination of the Volume UP and Power at the same time.


    • If the program gives an error saying something like "run-as: Package 'com.motorola.bug2go' is unknown", then unfortunately you will have to wipe your data and cache partitions on the phone and try again (factory reset the phone).


    source: XDA Forums credit: djrbliss

    *Note: If for some reason that method fails to give you root once you boot back up and open a root-friendly app, try swapping out the su and Superuser.apk files with these two and then running it again.


    Last edited by James Falconer; 05-29-2013 at 11:20 AM.
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    Program is stuck on *daemon started successfully* Any ideas?
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    What about bootloader and flashing a recovery?
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    Default Re: [Guide] RAZR M Root Method

    Do you have usb debugging enabled? If not enable it and retry.
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    Does anyone know if mattlgroff's creations will work on the Razr M? Looks like he made a very nice utility for the RAZR Maxx/HD.
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    Is this device UN rootable?

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    It keeps on saying
    'abd' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
    What can I do?
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    This method worked for me on jb, but with superSU instead of superuser
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    Default [Guide] RAZR M Root Method

    Just checking but does this process wipe you data?


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    I got it to work after I switched out the su and superuser files that are provided.
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    Did you have to wipe before you tried again?

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    okay so i've tried this method too many times to count but yet my phone just wont root. i have tried to wipe my phone use a different computer to run the "Run.bat" file. i have checked for new drives for it everything that i have seen on the forums i've tried or so i think. if anyone could give so something else im all for it. also i have a driod razr m on the newest android version.

    nevermind i was using the ics when i had jb i got it thanks
    Last edited by Tyler Johnson2; 02-24-2013 at 02:57 PM.
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    Worked seamlessly after I swapped the su & Superuser files at the bottom of original post. Thanks so much!!
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    Worked after I switched the SU and Superuser files at the end of post.

    also, how do i confirm that i have Superuser capabilities?
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    Any help with rooting after 4.1.2 update?? This method wont work for me anymore
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    hope to root my razr m when i get
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    Alright I give up. How in the world do you do this step?

    *Note: If for some reason that method fails to give you root once you boot back up and open a root-friendly app, try swapping out the su and Superuser.apk files with these two and then running it again.

    •Download: su
    •Download: Superuser.apk
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    Has anyone found an app that roots the phone? My computer is....well...less than trustworthy.
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    Go into your terminal emulator and if you are super user then you should have a # instead of a $. Also try one of these commands;
    Su -i
    Sudo -i

    If they work then you have superuser
    Last edited by tevans90; 12-05-2013 at 04:57 PM. Reason: swapped upper case i for lower case to ease confusion
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    Default Re: [Guide] RAZR M Root Method

    Ok, I'm somewhat confused. Well, not really but here it is:

    I am LOCKED and NOT rooted. Android 4.1.2 / System 98.18.94.XT907.Verizon.en.US

    Recently I tried to root the phone with the intention of flashing CM on it, but I got nowhere using motofail, motochopper and RazrM utility and everything I could get my hands on. After some research on the web I found out that my system version can't be rooted, BL unlocked or downgraded. And then I found another post that stated that I can downgrade using RSDLite. My Questions are:

    1) Can 98.18.94 get rooted? (I guess the answer to that will be no)
    2) Can 98.18.94 get downgraded? (I guess the answer is no as well)

    I'm just trying to find a final answer so I can focus on other stuff again.

    On a side note. Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but what is the legal justification for Motorola/Verizon to prevent users from puting any damn android version on the phone they want? After all it is my phone right?
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    Hi, new to the forum, and trying to root, but it won't generate the bug report when holding the Volume Up and Power. Tried several times. I have verified the version, 4.1.2., XT907, and USB debugging is on. Also, tried replacing su and Superuser files.

    Thanks,

    Udate: Found this You Tube video that worked. Could be the key is to also "allow mock locations" and "unknown sources." I had to search for it, but "unknown sources" is located in Settings >> Security

    Hope this helps anyone else who might need it.
    Last edited by gshockxcc; 03-16-2014 at 10:41 PM.

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