Motorola Razr CDMA as well as GSM version of phone can now be rooted on the Official ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware which has been rolled out just few days back. Fortunately, there are many custom ROMs which are already being built on ICS 4.0 platform and we will be very soon be coming up with the tutorials which we will be coming out very shortly. Once the device is rooted, you can easily install the apps which require the root access. Please note that once you root the device, the warranty will get void and the only way with which you can revoke the root access is by re applying the official firmware update.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of rooting your Motorola Razr GSM & CDMA version. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure.
Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what is the detailed list of pre requisites along with a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware with a simple detailed guide.
- Back up all the data with the help of below mentioned steps. Though it’s not a compulsion to back up the data but it’s highly recommended to back up the same. Also, you can back up the data with the help of PC Suite tools.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Ensure that you have a minimum battery life of 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of rooting process. Also, enable the Mass Storage mode in your Motorola Razr from Settings.
Assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.