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How to Root Motorola Droid Razr – Tutorial

Droid Razr LogoPlanning to buy an all new phone called Motorola Droid Razr? Then you have got another reason to buy the same, as before this phone arrives we are here with the rooting article and in the due course of this article we will talk more about on how you can easily root the device. Please note that this rooting process will only work on the Stock or default firmware and not on any of the customized ROMs. This Motorola Droid Razr smart phone will be launched on November, 11, 2011. We will keep you posted more on the latest on the Droid Razr handset.

Please note that once you root the device, the warranty of the device gets void and the only way you can reclaim the warranty is by taking the backup of the Stock ROM which too we will guide you on how you can do so easily. So, in the due course of this article we will also see on what exactly is the rooting process, advantages and disadvantages of the same and also we will see on what are the pre requisites followed by the procedure to root Droid Razr phone. Also, with the announcement of the latest Ice Cream Sandwich, we are also expecting the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version for Motorola Droid Razr device very soon officially.

Motorola Droid Razr

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if anything wrong happens to your device, which is a very unlikely event if you follow the procedure which is mentioned below. Be rest assured that, just in case if anything wrong happens with your device we will surely guide you to restore the device in the normal mode.

What is Rooting?
Rooting is basically a process wherein the System files are provided with the access for the third party applications so that the required customization can be done in your device in the form of custom ROM firmwares or say other Stock firmwares.

Advantages of Rooting:
Rooting allows you to install Custom Firmwares and also allows you to customize with the beta updates which company releases for internal use. With rooting you can use many applications which require the rooting access. These are just few benefits which rooting have, there are lot more things you can do on a rooted phone.

Disadvantages of Rooting:
If the procedure of rooting is not followed properly then you may end up bricking the phone.

The second disadvantage is that, rooting the device will void the warranty, though it can be reclaimed but it involves you to go through different procedures.

So, let’s proceed and see on what are the list of pre requisites followed by the procedure to root the device in the next page.

Pre Requisites:

  • Before proceeding take the backup of all the data which is stored in the phone memory as the data in the phone memory will be wiped off once you apply the rooting process. With the help of below mentioned tips you can easily take the backup of your data.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Once backup is taken, ensure that the phone is charged with the minimum of 70% so as to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the process of the rooting process.
  • Note that you have disabled all the antivirus tools as well as the firewalls which are there in your computer so that these don’t interrupt the process of the firmware update. Also, ensure that the USB Debugging is enabled in your phone. The USB Debugging can be enabled from the path of Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.

You need to install the Motorola Drivers for your phone, you can download and install the appropriate drivers from the links which are mentioned below. its very important to update the computer first with the Drivers or else the device may not get rooted.

Motorola Drivers for 32 bit Computers
Motorola Drivers for 64 bit Computers

Let’s proceed to the next page where we will see on how you can root Motorola Droid Razr.

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  1. mark

    November 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    went through the process, said it completed with success, phone not rooted best I can tell (applications not detecting it, superuser app not available in apps listing, rebooted, etc.)

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