Droid razr xt912 root

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  1. nissan24zero
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    How do i do it?
    Can someone Link me a step by step guide, I've looked everywhere on here and can't find any info.
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    Are you on ICS or JB?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
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    I'm new to this..
    i just got my xt912 about two weeks ago.
    How can i find that information out?
    I have a computer with internet available.
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    If you just got it two weeks ago, you're most likely on Ice Cream Sandwich. Try this for me...

    Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons for about 5-7 seconds and see if the phone makes a camera shutter sound and captures a screen shot. If it does, you're on Ice Cream Sandwich.

    Another way to know for sure is press the menu button from the home screen, them select System settings, then scroll to the bottom and select About phone. If your "Android version" is 4.0.4, then you're on Ice Cream Sandwich.

    To root the above version, go to Droid Razr Utility 1.82 [Windows] For Verizon Droid Razr And Droid Razr Maxx Only - DroidRzr.com, download the utility, make the proper configurations and install the proper driver, then run the utility and choose option 2.
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    I did everything step by step.
    I even factory reset my phone bc there wasnt any driver updates.
    My computer doesnt recognize it.
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    Okay
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    So option 1 will unroot my phone and option 2 will root my phone??
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    Idk..
    I got the program to open.
    Im just afraid to do something wrong and not know how to fix it.
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    I have that same problem except im on 4.1.2 ICS
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    4.1.2 is Jellybean not ICS.
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    I got it figured out,
    I'm currently rooted and loving it :)
    Just one more question,
    With the program i installed to root my phone, i just ignored option one and did steps 2, 3 and 4.
    Now my question is, if i plug my phone back in to my PC, do i use option 1 to unroot??
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    Gents, I have a few dumb questions, please don't kill me, I am also new to this rooting business, I was a blackberry man for years, have had my XT912 now for a while, but want to see how much more i can get out of it, before i throw it in the garbage...

    What are the real benefits of rooting ? after I root with the above step by step directions, what next ? will i have more menus on the phone and access to stuff i never had ? will my sucky battery time be improved ? ram storage etc ?

    Currently I am 4.0.4 ICS and system version is 6.16.211.

    Please be gentle with your replies, I am a virgin at this. .
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    Well... one thing you will be able to do after root is WiFi tether for free. You can install custom ROMs. There are loads of apps that require root access to use. I'm kinda new as well but the free WiFi tether was what won me over. Especially since I still have the unlimited data plan with Verizon. You won't even know that its Rooted. Everything should work the same.

    Good luck,

    Matt
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    Titanium Backup is, for me, a reason in and of itself to be rooted; it will backup your apps and data to your SD card, which is useful in general, but tremendously useful if you're likely to play around with custom ROMs or any situation where you're likely to reset your phone. You can also use it to freeze apps that you have no interest in using but don't want to delete from your phone entirely.
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    4.1.2 is not ICS...that is jelly bean. If you want to root JB turn do a search on RAZR Blade hack.

    Also FYI..on your profile settings you listed your phone number instead on the phone model you have. Not sure you want your phone number being that public.
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    You can freeze apps on anything 4.0 and higher so that is no longer a benefit. You could delete apps but I don't recommend it as you could delete something important on accident. Plus you need them for future updates.

    My reason for rooting is free WiFi tether but you can only take advantage of that if you have an unlimited plan. The new tiered plans have the WiFi included so hacking the hotspot or WiFi tether app would be useless.

    Custom ROMs are cool to play with because of the customization, over clock, and in theory better battery life but in my opinion stock ROM works best on battery life.



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