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How to root the Motorola Razr I

This guide will show you how to root the Motorola Razr I phone.

Disclaimer

Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

What is needed to root the Motorola Razr I?

In order to root the Motorola Droid Maxx you will need the following.

  • The Motorola Razr I you wish to root
  • A PC

Step 1 – Set up the Android SDK environment on your PC

Before you can run the rooting tools on your PC you must first set up the Android development environment correctly.

We show you how to do that here.

Step 2 – Unlock the bootloader of the Motorola Razr I

Before you can root the phone you must unlock the bootloader. You can do that by following the instruction given here.

Step 3 – Download the Clockworkmod recovery image

In order to root the Motorola Razr I you need to install the Clockworkmod recovery image on to the phone first. You can download the recovery image from here. Once you have downloaded the file save it to a location on your PC that is easy to access such as your desktop.

Step 4 – Download the Motorola Razr I root zip file

After installing the Clockworkmod recovery environment you must then run the root file from the phone itself to root it. You can download the Motorola Razr I root file from here. Once you have downloaded the file save it to a location on your PC that is easy to access such as your desktop.

Step 5 – Enable USB debugging on the Motorola Razr I

So that the Motorola Razr I is recognised by your PC once you connect it as part of the rooting process you must enable USB debugging. To do that go to Menu > Settings > Developer Options and make sure that USB Debugging is checked.

Step 6 – Root the phone

To root the phone follow the steps below.

  • Make sure the Motorola Razr I is powered on.
  • Make sure USB debugging is enabled (see step 5).
  • Connect the Motorola Razr I to your PC.

Open up command prompt.

Type ‘adb reboot bootloader’ (without quotes) and press Enter. If done properly the Motorola Razr I will reboot and be in FASTBOOT mode.

Type ‘fastboot.exe flash recovery recovery-razri-tryAtouch.img’ (without the quotes) and press Enter. If done properly the recovery file will be flashed to the phone.

Type ‘fastboot.exe reboot-bootloader’ (without quotes) and press Enter. If done properly the Motorola Razr I will boot in to the Bootloader menu.

Using the Volume up and down buttons to choose and the Power button to select make sure the RECOVERY option is selected. If done properly the phone will reboot in to recovery mode and Clockworkmod that was flashed in the previous step will load.

Choose the ‘Install zip from SDcard’ option.

Browse to the folder on the phone you saved the root file to from step 4 earlier.

Select the root zip file and confirm you wish to flash it.

Once the file has been flashed reboot the Motorola Razr I

Once the Motorola Razr I restarts look for the SuperSU icon that will appear. This means that you have successfully rooted the Motorola Razr I.

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