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  1. pmassey31545's Avatar
    Greetings, folks. Semi-noob here (ok, noob). The Droid Razr Maxx XT908 is my 2nd phone. First was an LG Axis AS740 which I rooted. I now have an XT908. Having trouble finding reliable info on rooting this particular model. NOTE: I'm not on Verizon OR Alltel, but on nTelos.
    [TOOL][ROOT/UnROOT][Razr] EternityProject EasyRootICS v1.5 [Win/Linux] - xda-developers should do the trick. Not positive, but it worked on mine flawlessly. I could be wrong but I don't think the tool 'cares' which carrier you are with.

    As for the benefit of custom ROM's-from what I have experienced they are generally faster, most if not all bloat is removed, and have different looks/themes already installed. They also allow for overclocking and 'upgrading' to newer versions of the OS-like GB to ICS or JB. I doubt Alltel will push an update out for my RAZR to get Jelly Bean so A custom ROM would be nice to have.
    12-29-2012 10:24 PM
  2. cole2kb's Avatar
    Hey man. I replied to you on DroidRZR. I need you to install Safestrap, make a backup, and send me the systemorig.ext3.zip file that will be located in your /backups folder and I can try to cook you up a patch.
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    12-29-2012 11:56 PM
  3. pmassey31545's Avatar
    Hey man. I replied to you on DroidRZR. I need you to install Safestrap, make a backup, and send me the systemorig.ext3.zip file that will be located in your /backups folder and I can try to cook you up a patch.
    To me?
    12-30-2012 01:00 PM
  4. cole2kb's Avatar
    No, to Chairwolf

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    12-30-2012 01:27 PM
  5. chairwolf's Avatar
    Thanks, Chris. I've got too many forums going here! LOL.

    On DroidRzr, I had a question - which version of safestrap should I use? One is called maserati, one is called spyder, and there were a handful of others. I think with my phone I should use spyder, but I'm not sure.

    pmasssey31545, thanks for the reply. I'm getting there!

    Chris, sorry for the confusion friend!

    Bob
    12-30-2012 03:29 PM
  6. cole2kb's Avatar
    No worries.

    Again, I take no responsibility for bricking.

    That being said, I see no reason why the Spyder version of Safestrap wouldn't work for you.

    I'd recommend following the guide in the Stickies of this subforum, using Matt's utility to root and install Safestrap 2 I can't recommend 3 just yet as it isn't working for my non-Verizon RAZR.
    12-30-2012 06:07 PM
  7. pmassey31545's Avatar
    No worries.

    Again, I take no responsibility for bricking.

    That being said, I see no reason why the Spyder version of Safestrap wouldn't work for you.

    I'd recommend following the guide in the Stickies of this subforum, using Matt's utility to root and install Safestrap 2 I can't recommend 3 just yet as it isn't working for my non-Verizon RAZR.
    So Mr. cole, I wonder if the root method I used could've possibly messed up my /system and that is the issue I am running into? Still wouldn't explain the md5checksum mismatch, but maybe would explain the issue of not being able to format the /system. Might unroot and reroot with Matt's utility and see if that helps.
    12-30-2012 08:10 PM
  8. cole2kb's Avatar
    I'd uninstall the recovery, delete the /safestrap folder on your SD card, unroot, and then start from scratch. Did you post in the Safestrap thread?
    12-30-2012 08:21 PM
  9. pmassey31545's Avatar
    I'd uninstall the recovery, delete the /safestrap folder on your SD card, unroot, and then start from scratch. Did you post in the Safestrap thread?
    I did. Just did it again too. Not sure I have the right thread over there but no one is responding. Just gonna play around some. It's aggravating though knowing it can be done and not being able to do it for some reason.
    12-30-2012 08:30 PM
  10. pmassey31545's Avatar
    JUST AN UPDATE:
    Well, I got v.2.11 working. Still not sure what I did differently but here are the steps:
    Uninstalled everything.
    Unrooted.
    Formatted SD and internal SD.
    Checked both for errors using check disk in Windows.
    Did a factory reset from within the phone and let it reboot to the OS.
    Went into factory recovery and wiped data and cache after a clean boot.
    Started up the phone and 2.11 works and I was able to format /system and install a custom ROM.

    3.11 still will not see the SD card though.
    01-02-2013 04:43 AM
  11. pmassey31545's Avatar
    JUST AN UPDATE:
    Well, I got v.2.11 working. Still not sure what I did differently but here are the steps:
    Uninstalled everything.
    Unrooted.
    Formatted SD and internal SD.
    Checked both for errors using check disk in Windows.
    Did a factory reset from within the phone and let it reboot to the OS.
    Went into factory recovery and wiped data and cache after a clean boot.
    Started up the phone and 2.11 works and I was able to format /system and install a custom ROM.

    3.11 still will not see the SD card though.
    Finally got 3.11 working. Not sure what I did differently but I followed cole2kb's step but restarted in between uninstall and install. Working like a champ now.
    01-05-2013 02:21 PM
  12. Spikemonkey's Avatar
    I too have a RAZR MAXX with Ntelos. I have it rooted and am currently running SafeStrap 3.05. cole2kb, do you still need a copy of that file from a backup to work with? If, so I have one ready and waiting for you. I would love to get in on some ICS or Jelly Bean! Thanks in advance!
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    01-20-2013 05:34 PM
  13. chairwolf's Avatar
    Hey Spikemonkey, glad to hear you got your Ntelos Maxx rooted! Is yours an XT908? I e-mailed Matt yesterday and he recommended that I NOT use the 1.82 utility, since I (we) are not on Verizon. Did you use it? If you could post the details of what you used to root, (version numbers, maybe links, etc.) and all that jazz I'd really appreciate it. You can pm me or post here, or whatever.

    muchas gracias!!!

    Bob
    01-22-2013 07:06 AM
  14. cole2kb's Avatar
    Yeah if you guys want me to try to make something work for you I need that file.

    Also, chairwolf, you should be able to root using Matt's utility just fine.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    01-22-2013 12:16 PM
  15. Spikemonkey's Avatar
    Hey Spikemonkey, glad to hear you got your Ntelos Maxx rooted! Is yours an XT908? I e-mailed Matt yesterday and he recommended that I NOT use the 1.82 utility, since I (we) are not on Verizon. Did you use it? If you could post the details of what you used to root, (version numbers, maybe links, etc.) and all that jazz I'd really appreciate it. You can pm me or post here, or whatever.

    muchas gracias!!!

    Bob
    I used EternityProject EasyRootICS v1.5, I found a tutorial on XDA. Yes its an XT908. I hope this helps!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Yeah if you guys want me to try to make something work for you I need that file.

    Also, chairwolf, you should be able to root using Matt's utility just fine.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    What's the easiest way to get it to you? Thanks!
    01-24-2013 06:50 PM
  16. cole2kb's Avatar
    You can get a Drop box account and upload it there.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    01-24-2013 09:48 PM
  17. Spikemonkey's Avatar
    You can get a Drop box account and upload it there.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    I'll see what I can do!
    01-25-2013 03:16 PM
  18. chairwolf's Avatar
    Yeah if you guys want me to try to make something work for you I need that file.

    Also, chairwolf, you should be able to root using Matt's utility just fine.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    Hey Chris,

    I rooted using 1.82 like you said - no problems! I also loaded SS 3.11, and did a b/u but I don't see that file anywhere. Does 3.11 make a different file name and put it in a different folder? Let me know and I'll get it to you asap.

    Thanks,

    Bob
    01-26-2013 11:20 AM
  19. iaminflames's Avatar
    Your backup will be on your SD card in the TWRP folder.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
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    01-26-2013 02:46 PM
  20. chairwolf's Avatar
    Your backup will be on your SD card in the TWRP folder.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    I assume it's the 3rd one down System.ext3.win (447 MB)?

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    01-27-2013 03:11 PM
  21. iaminflames's Avatar
    That would be your OS/system files

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    01-27-2013 03:24 PM
  22. cole2kb's Avatar
    Yep that's what I need.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    01-27-2013 09:10 PM
  23. chairwolf's Avatar
    Yep that's what I need.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    Chris, pm me on how to get you that file.

    Thanks,

    Bob
    01-28-2013 07:08 AM
  24. chairwolf's Avatar
    hey Chris I have that file in the Dropbox whenever you're ready!
    01-29-2013 09:47 AM
  25. cole2kb's Avatar
    Someone pick a dang rom for me to patch! Lol

    Sent from my dirty rainbow unicorn Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD (HorriblyDeveloped)
    01-30-2013 02:17 AM
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