Root for Jelly Bean is here!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by The Stig 04, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. JOSHSKORN

    JOSHSKORN Member

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    Thanks FoxKat. Can't wait to see how you implement this into your other thread. Wish I knew I needed root before going to JB but that's life. Your tutorial for that seemed very easy to follow, but I saw no need for it at the time for me. :Sigh: (Sarcasm) I love how some people write out instructions around here and assume we're all very savvy with each iteration of Android OS. You make it easy. Love it. Thanks. I'll await your update.
     
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    I had no issues with this install and the set up. Uninstall updates to smart actions. Put smart actions in batt save mode. Made sure my drivers were correct. Took it of mass storage. Click the .bat file. It went through its thing. Hit enter to finish. And root was there. DL titanium and WiFi tether tested both. Shutdown phone cleared cache. All smooth.
     
  3. JOSHSKORN

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    OK, if you asked me to do this to a Windows PC, I'd be all over that, but on Android??? I'm not so good with fine motor skills and do much better with a keyboard/mouse. Keyboard taps, I'm not as savvy with and I don't know the ins and outs of Android like a do a Windows PC. See what I'm getting at? I had no problems updating to Jelly Bean with the instructions on Droid Life but then again, it doesn't require to jump through more difficult hoops like this rooting process seemingly does.

    Now if you told me HOW to uninstall updates to Smart Actions, what version number of Smart Actions (if that even applies??) I should be seeing and how to put Smart Actions on battery saving mode, and how to take off mass storage mode (couldn't find it), that's what I need to know. I've figured out USB Debugging mode, but again, not being very Android savvy and more Windows PC savvy, it'd take me some time to find again.

    Does that make sense?
     
  4. Redalert

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    Josh, I can give you a step by step of what I did. If u want? I just have to log onto my PC later to type it out, easier for me.
     
  5. jpcalhoun

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    To uninstall updates go to menu>system settings>apps>all and look for SmartActions. Select Smart Actions and press "Uninstall updates...that's it. To get to battery savings mode, open SmartActions by pressing its icon in your apps drawer. I don't remember exactly how to select battery saving mode but it can't be difficult...just look for it. When you plug your phone into your PC with the factory provided USB cable, and with USB Debugging selected, pull down your notifications bar on the phone and select USB connections then select Media device (MTP). You mentioned earlier "can I get rid of pre-installed apps or does that require a whole different ROM?" If you root DO NOT delete any pre-installed app!! If you download an app like Titanium Backup you can freeze the app, but you don't want to delete any pre-installed app that you could not delete from a stock configuration (there are a few apps that came with the phone that you can uninstall without root and it is ok to delete them, but only them). If you uninstall a pre-installed app that required root to uninstall then you're going to have a problem getting an OTA update when the time comes. Keep in mind that rooting your phone does nothing...it won't run faster, smoother, use less battery, be more sexy, run better or anything like that. Root allows you access to settings and functions that you normally do not have in a stock configuration. Root also allows you to install and run customized ROMs and some apps that require root access.
     
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    Nice write up J.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk2
     
  7. Droid Firefighter

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    Good to see this! I am due for my upgrade in 2 weeks. Snooping around for a new phone.
     
  8. redrat302

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    Sorry for my confusion as I am new to this forum a and rooting in general but I have a question. In the beginnng of this thread you mentioned that this rooting procedure for jellybean does not work on the RAZR maxx but I thought we were in the RAZR maxx forum....I'm confused. I'm trying to rood jelly bean on my RAZR maxx. Should I follow these steps?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
  9. JOSHSKORN

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    Why would they post it here if it doesn't work on the MAXX? That makes no sense to me, but I can't speak from experience, honestly. I was planning on rooting, but I might have to redo a lot of stuff from what I understand once the official OTA comes out. I'm just going to wait on it.
     
  10. FoxKat

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    No, this DOES work on the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX, and it is specifically FOR Jelly Bean, so it will work ONLY on Jelly Bean. Just follow the instructions and you WILL have root.
     
  11. The Stig 04

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    Not sure what you are talking about my friend I could not find anywhere in this thread that this will not work on Razr Maxx. In the start of the thread I mentioned that I was not 100% sure if it worked or not being that I was at work and was not going to be able to try this until I got home. Later in the thread I posted that I succeeded, page two FoxKat posted that he also succeeded and it sounds like RedAlert also did. FoxKat's post does show what the utility says when running and it does say that it will not work on RAZR HD, RAZR M ECT.. Not sure how many Razr phones are out anymore but I think the "ect" is for the Razr Maxx HD.
     
  12. redrat302

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    Thanks for the clarification. I was looking at what the utility states when running. I'll give it a shot.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
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