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How to root the Motorola Droid Maxx

This guide will show you how to root the Motorola Droid Maxx 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 Droid Maxx?

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

  • The Motorola Droid Maxx 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 to root the Motorola Droid Maxx you must first set up the Android development environment correctly.

We show you how to do that here.

Step 2 – Download and install the Motorola USB drivers on your PC

So that when you plug in the Motorola Droid Maxx in to your PC to root it your PC recognises it you need to download and install the USB drivers which you can get from here. Simply download the file, extract it and run it and install the USB drivers and then you can move to the next step.

Step 3 – Download the Motorola Droid Maxx root tool

Once you have installed the USB drivers for the phone on to your PC you also need to download the program that will root the phone. You can get it from here. Make sure that you save the file to where you installed ADB when you set up the Android SDK environment in step 1.

Step 4 – Enable USB debugging on the Motorola Droid Maxx

To enable USB debugging on the Motorola Droid Maxx do the following:

Go to Menu -> Settings -> Scroll Down to Development and make sure USB Debugging is checked.

Step 4 – Root the Motorola Droid Maxx

Now that everything is downloaded or installed it is time to root the phone.

Connect the phone to your PC

Open up a Windows command prompt.

Navigate to your Android SDK folder where you installed ADB

Type adb install -r PwnMyMoto-1.4.3-Droid.apk

Wait for the program to be pushed to the phone.

On the phone, under Apps, run PwnMyMoto.

The phone will reboot several times during this process.

Once the process is finished go to the Play Store.

Download and install SuperSU.

Once SuperSU is installed update it and the phone is rooted.

After you have followed the steps above you will have successfully rooted the Motorola Droid Maxx.

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