How do I root my phone?

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    Try not to bury me here guys.......I am sure there is a plethora of information out there on this but wanted a fresh perspective.
    I am pretty proficient, but want to do this properly and, hopefully, easily....
    FYI I have matty's 215 leak installed if that makes any difference.

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    Geoff
     
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    Razr Utility version 1.8 or 1.81 will get you rooted.

    Version 1.8 is in the hacks sections but 1.81 is only posted over at Droidrzr.com

    Download and extract the utility fully plug your phone in on MTP or Camera mode and hit option 2 and let is do it's thing.
     
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    Thanks sydman, will that affect future ota's? Rooting I mean.

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    You can use Voodoo Rootkeeper to protect root, and it will also unroot your phone when you need to take an OTA, and re-root your phone after the OTA ... you can install it from the same utility. :)
     
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    Thanks! I am trying to find the thread that has 1.8 now....

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    I will second the motion that this forum, specifically the razr section is beyond awesome. I have no patience for forums where any sniping or boorish behavior of any sort occurs. Cheers to you each and all for making this THE place to look for logical, insightful, and relevant answers!

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    And, I assume also install voodoo as well so that I can un root as needed?

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    I have VooDoo installed, good program or keeping root while doing an OTA update.
     
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    Right, as I understand it sydman, voodoo allows one to unroot for ota, and then re root back after ota...is that correct?

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    Geoff