I have read this complete post, and am happy some have been able to root. Others, like me, have been unable to do it. For my part, I keep getting "device offline" or "operation not permitted" errors when trying to use ADB.
Honestly, for those afraid of using ADB, it is really just a question of following directions. The problem I see is the directions are spread out over 9 or so pages, and for those of us willing to TRY using ADB, sometimes the abbreviations are not clear, or basically the instructions assume a level of knowledge that many of us find intimidating, although a real step-by-step would really be easy to follow. This is especially true as our Droid Razr Maxx phones are quickly becoming "old" and may not benefit from someone putting together a batch file for us to obtain easy root access.
For my part, yes, I have installed the Android SDK manager, and I put all the files off my root directory on my Windows7 (64 bit) computer. I am sure this is not beyond most of the people who read on this forum.
So, a PLEA FOR HELP. Is there someone who could put together a clear, no slang, guide to accomplish root on a Razr that has been updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.2? Something like:
1) Download and install Adroid SDK manager files, from "here".
2) Unzip the files at C:\Android
3) Download SU and Superuser.apk from "here", and put them.....
4) Plug your phone into a USB cable, and plug into your windows based PC.
5) On your phone, go to SETTINGS =>DEVELOPER OPTIONS and make sure there is a check mark on "USB DEBUGGING".
.....and so on!
Anyway, yes, this is a big question and perhaps a lot of effort being requested by a "nOOb" - sorry. And, thanks in advance to anyone willing to do this. Much appreciated.
Help rooting Droid Razr 4.1.2?
and let me know which part was confusing/needs more explanation and I'll try and expand on that....I think the only thing I left out was that you need to make sure your phone is in MTP mode (System Settings -> Storage -> (click on the menu soft key) USB Computer Connection -> then make sure Media device (MTP) is checked off (the rest will be un-checked once you pick MTP)).
Last edited by Just4sc; 01-04-2013 at 05:57 PM.