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How to Root Motorola Droid Razr [Guide]

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Root Motorola Razr

In the typical fashion, yet another android phone has been rooted in few days after its release. Although, some phones — the Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy Nexus — received their root tool well before the phone actually got released. Anyway, if you’ve brought that super-slim — just 7.1mm thick — smart phone called Droid Razr home, and want to unlock its root access, you can now do that using the awesome tool from DoomLord.

Btw, this is Windows PC-only root, and those who have a Mac will have to find a Windows PC to be able to use it.

Rooting your android phone allows you to gain full access to device by using root apps, and thereby unlocking its full potential. This would allow you to make backup of of apps with their data using titanium backup free app, flash custom recovery using ROM Manager (when it’s available), install other apps that require root access and much more.

[warning]The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been warned!!![/warning]

How to Root Motorola Droid Razr (aka Motorola Razr globally)

Update: We’ve just learned that it’s been successfully tested on both version of Razr: the Motorola Droid Razr at Verizon, the global version simply known as Motorola Razr. Cheers!

More details of phone son which testing has been confirmed by users:

  • Optus XT910 with Build 6.5.1_73-spd-ird-12
  • Rodgers XT910
  • Verizion RAZR VZW 6.5.1-73_DHD-11_TA-3

NOTE: It’s important you know that ‘Motorola Droid Razr’ (at Verizon in US) and its global version, ‘Motorola Razr’, are two different devices and will may require separate root method. It’s been tested by FrAsErTaG on Motorola Razr, model number XT910, launched in Australia with Optus. So, make sure yours is XT910 before trying this root method. Get list of more devices, if any, on which this root method has been tested, here.

  1. Download the USB drivers from here and install them.
  2. Download the Root tool. It’s called ZERGRUSH, and it’s very famous and a really incredible tool. Filename – DooMLoRD_v2_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su.zip. Size – 1836 KB. (Credit goes to awesome developer, DoomLord, who made this root tool. You can find the latest version of this root toolkit here.)
  3. Extract the above file to a folder using 7-zip or any other extractor software. You’ll get one file — runme.bat — and one folder called ‘files’ with 7 files inside.
  4. On phone, press menu key, select settings > Applications > Development > Select the USB debugging checkbox. Select ‘Ok’ on the pop-up that shows up after selecting the checkbox. press oem key and come back to home screen.
  5. Now connect phone with PC using the USB cable.
  6. Now go to the folder you got it step 3 above, and run the runme.bat file by double clicking on it.
  7. Wait till the rooting process is complete.
  8. After it’s done you’ll have the root access. Download and install Titanium backup android app from market. Enjoy!

Now that the rooting is done, lets hope ClockWorkMod recovery comes soon – -allowing you to enjoy custom ROMs and all that with easy flashing from recovery.

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  • krankie

    I have a question. I had a root on my phone and it updated to 2.3.6 on my Razr now my root is gone. I’ve tried to re-root and it keeps saying this —————————————————————
                  Easy rooting toolkit (v2.0)
                       created by DooMLoRD
            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) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device
         (2) enable “USB DEBUGGING”
               from (MenuSettingsApplicationsDevelopment)
         (3) enable “UNKNOWN SOURCES”
               from (MenuSettingsApplications)
         (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
         (5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC
         (6) skip “PC Companion Software” prompt on device
    —————————————————————
     CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Press any key to continue . . .
    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — cleaning
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — pushing zergRush”
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — correcting permissions
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — executing zergRush
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
       disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
       toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)
    — DEVICE FOUND
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — pushing busybox
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — correcting permissions
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — remounting /system
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — correcting ownership
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — correcting permissions
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — installing busybox
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — pushing SU binary
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — correcting ownership
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — correcting permissions
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — correcting symlinks
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — pushing Superuser app
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — cleaning
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    — rebooting
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    ALL DONE!!!
    Press any key to continue . . .

    Can you tell me what I’m doing wrong?

    • Mike_rockon_6

      My RAZR is an XT912. Has anyone had any experience rooting these?

    • Ahmad Lee Cabrera

      have a same promblem bro

    • Ahmad Lee Cabrera

      please help us to unroot or root i updated to 2.3.6 but my root is gone

  • Alfred

    Hi
    i have follow all the step on the above but my razr xt 910 cannot bee root and showing failed to read and failed to copy,can i know that what the problem is that got any way to root it,btw i have try try to use the
    -DooMLoRD_v2_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su.zip
    -DooMLoRD_v4_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su.zipmy android version is 2.3.5

  • Alex

    very glad i found this page cause recently i purchased the european razr and i have a couple of questions as a complete newbie android user. will be wise to root the phone when the official ics upgrade is on the way? i mean if i decide to go for it will i have any problem when upgrading a rooted phone? despite the many nice apps that need root access, my main concern is what will happen on the official level

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      You won’t have any problem in upgrading to ICS. Even if the official update betrays you — chances of which are very slim — you can download ICS update and update it manually. So, root it without any worries. But do know that rooting voids warranty. Though, you can either unroot it or install the firmware again to keep ir change to uprooted phone back.

      When it arrives we will be posting guides to upgrade Razr — both US and Global versions — to ICS anyway.

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