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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.

    Thanks,
    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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    Nice to see things still working so smoothly. I know you are actually jstafford's "team" - you, Tis, Sydman, , bsweetness and ovelayer, but as far as I'm concerned, you , 94lt1, Tis, Sydman & bsweetness are part of MY SPECIAL team. You guys/gal have been tremendous all along but have really impressed me in these past few weeks since your inductions into staff. I'm very proud.
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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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    Yes that is correct.
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    I assume that all I have to install as per,the 1.8 utility post are items 1 and 2 or,are,there others as well and what purpose do the serve if needed?

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    Option 1 is to restore your system to stock .211, so no I would not do that unless you are having problems.

    Option 2 is to root.

    The rest of the options pretty much do what they say, install whatever program they mention. The last two for flashing boot.img I would not worry about those.
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    Right, I actually meant 2 for root and 3 for voodo, should any of the others be installed?

    Thanks,
    Geoff
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    You can install Bootstrap or Safestrap but NOT BOTH, choose one or the other if you want to install.

    I use Bootstrap but I am not a fan of Safestrap, Safestrap is if you are going to be installing custom ROMS.

    I like Bootstrap for backups.