Discussion in 'Droid RAZR Hacks' started by mattlgroff, Jul 12, 2012.
Disregard this, didn't see you opened a new thread. Will respond there.
Yes this will root .215.
I'm finally going to root my maxx tonight. Do I need to install the motorolla drivers first or does the utility do that automatically?
Drivers first, nothing is automatic when it comes to working with Windows.
Got it! Rooted,voodooed,bootstrapped upgraded to.215 and hot spot activated. Woohooo!! Thanks everyone for all the help. Now even though I'm using the default hot spot, I won't be charged? Also, I'm going to Turks and Caicos next week and would like to use the hotspot for my iPad,will I still get charged data?
Well your phone is going to be using data to keep the hotspot active, so you are going to need an international data plan. They still see you are using data but they don't know it is for the hotspot.
Cool. I just want to make sure I'm not going to get a crazy bill next month.
Im a total newb to rooting. I was wondering if the droidrazrutility contains everything i would need to root my razr. is there any other apps or tips that i need or yall recommend having. Ive read about all of the threads on here about rooting. Just want to make sure i have all i need before trying this. Thanks
Sorry for the wait Lunatic! The following would apply to anyone that is stock ICS .211 or stock ICS .215.
1). For anyone new to rooting, the first thing I would suggest is read, read, read (as Lunatic mentioned). Completely understand what you are doing before you do it.
2). Backup the information: call logs, bookmarks, data, apps, pics, etc that you want to make sure you retain: Here are my suggestions I posted before but it is not the only way to accomplish this task.
*I use MyBackup and SMS Backup & Restore.
*I backup pretty much everything except texts with MyBackup(use the SMS B&R for that) and photos, media & music because I keep those on my ext-sd card.
*I also go into individual apps and use their backup if they have one. I actually keep a list of all my apps where it has this feature.
*I backup my texts using SMS Backup & Restore (it gives you many more options for backing up your texts than MyBackup does).
*After I do the fdr, I first go into play store and make sure it is not automatically installing all my apps and stop if it is... cuz I want to do those one at a time. Usually I discover there are apps I do not use or want anymore this way.
*Then I go into SMS B& R and restore my texts.
*Then I install my apps, one at a time and open the ones I use most or that have their own backup & restore feature... I check to see if they are still the way I had them. Some are, some aren't. Then I go to the app's setting and restore for the ones that have that feature.
*I make sure my emails are set up. I use Enhanced Email, so all I have to do is restore them. Not sure what other email programs have this feature.
*Then as I use my phone and use my various apps, I either reset them up fresh or I will use MyBackup to restore their previous settings.
*I probably missed a few steps that I typically do because it is fairly automatic for me but that is close.
3). It is best to do a Factory Data Reset. You ensure a fresh clean device by doing this and limit the risk of any conflicts between old stuff and new stuff. I recommend doing it from the recovery menu but it can also be done through settings --> privacy.
4). When you are ready, have read everything you can possibly read and understand the risks, then you can root your phone. Thanks to Matt L Groff's and MattyP's help and instructions, these are the steps I followed to root my RAZR Stock ICS .215:.
On your pc, download Matt L Groff's Droid Razr Utility. It can be found at:
Once downloaded, you will need to extract it to a folder on your PC.
Open the folder you extracted this file to. Install the latest Motorola drivers to your pc.
Make sure your phone is at least 80% battery before you begin.
Check to make sure your phone is in USB debugging mode (system settings --->Developer options---> USB debugging checked)
Plug your phone into your computer usb using the usb cable that came with the phone.
From your phone's status bar drop down, open the notification with the usb symbol and choose to connect as a media device (NOT as Mass Storage).
On your pc, in the folder you extracted the file to; find the "DroidRazrUtility.bat"file. Run that and choose option #2.Your phone will reboot itself twice during this process. When this is complete, follow the instructions in this utility window to get back to the Utility's main menu.
From this utility, install bootstrap or safestrap BUT DO NOT INSTALL BOTH. If you plan to install a rom, install safestrap. Your phone will not reboot for this step.
Go back to the Utility's main menu and Install Voodoo Root Keeper. No reboots for that either.
On your phone, open Voodoo Root Keeper. Check to make sure you are rooted (first four boxes are checked then press "Protect Root"). When all the boxes are checked in Voodoo Root Keeper you are officially rooted!
5). Once rooted, do not do anything to your phone's internal system unless and until you know exactly what you are doing. Feel free to use your phone as you normally would. Be aware that now that you are rooted, you have access to the root directory of your phone... the directory that has the necessary files that make your phone operate properly. Changing these files, can make your phone so it is no longer a phone (hence a "brick").
Hope this helps!
Damn, you don't wait to grandstand, do you?
This might be your first stickie! :thumbup:
You might want to add Phone Logs Backup & Restore From the same Dev, Ritesh Sahu, to your routine. I like to be able to refer back to previous calls to add contacts and other reasons.
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FoxKat, Tis: once rooted, do I NEED to install bootstrap or safestrap? I don't plan on flashing ROMs. What do these do? Are they akin to CWM?
If you are not going to install any ROMS then install Bootstrap. The absolute only reason I know this is because MattyP said so, lol!!
Thanks for the quick reply! Another question (how else am I gonna learn). What does it do? I want to root so I can freeze apps with Ti backup, and install that cool cyan boot ani that FoxKat and MattyP worked so hard on.
Oh, last question...do those 2 ever sleep?
LMAO, really, I am serious... I have been working on that baby since early this morning because of a PM from someone that wanted this info and thought I would put it together for all as a reference.
Go to second post in this thread...
And I really do not think either of them sleep. And Sydman also burns a lot of that midnight oil, I noticed!
Sleep is overrated.
Lol.. if ya don't sleep, you'll start burning oil alright
Why would I joke about something like that. The post was well thought out, it's a one-stop-shop, and it's accurate. What more do we need in a stickie?
Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
Hey peeps... thanks for all the knowledge and info for rooting. Yall have been awesome!!! I think i pretty much have a warm and fuzzy about rooting. Thanks Everyone!!!
That is super Lunatic! Have fun! Any questions, you know where to ask!
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