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How to root Droid Razr Maxx

Droid Razr Maxx

Four easy steps to root Droid Razr Maxx:

  1. Download One Click Root
  2. Connect your Droid Razr Maxx to the computer using your Micro-USB/USB cord
  3. Enable USB Debugging mode for your device
  4. Run One Click Root software than click ‘Root Now’

How to Manually Root Your Droid RAZR Maxx for Free

Motorola’s Android phones have always been notoriously difficult to root. Motorola locked down its software back in 2010 and it took nearly 2 years for anyone to find a reliable way to break in.

Fortunately, most modern Motorola smartphones can be rooted. Today, we’re going to show you how to quickly and easily root your Droid RAZR Maxx in just a few simple steps.

Why would you want to root your Droid RAZR Maxx? Here are a few reasons why thousands of Motorola users root their phones every day:

-Download the latest version of Android the day it’s released, not the day Motorola decides to publish it

-Download thousands of root only apps from the Google Play Store and other websites

-Tether your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections

-Experience the fastest possible Android performance

-Enjoy better security

-Uninstall crapware apps and Motorola apps that you don’t use

After rooting your Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx, you’ll enjoy full control over your smartphone for the first time. It’s a freeing feeling, and without rooting, you’ll never be able to enjoy the full potential of Android’s open source features.

Oh, and by the way: these tips also work for the Droid RAZR HD, RAZR M, and Atrix HD. IT should also work on a bunch of other Motorola devices as well, so it’s worth a shot if you’re trying to find a way to root some obscure Motorola device.

Warning: Before You Proceed

One Click Root does not currently support the Droid RAZR Maxx. The exploit instructions listed below are not affiliated with One Click Root and One Click Root takes no responsibility for damages done to your phone.

Rooting your phone may violate its warranty. If done improperly, rooting your Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx may also brick it. However, since the RAZR Maxx is relatively easy to root, you shouldn’t have any trouble.

Required Materials:

-Droid RAZR Maxx (or any other Motorola smartphone) with Android 4.1.2 and at least 50% battery life

-Internet connected PC

-Micro USB/USB cord

-10 minutes of free time

Step by Step Guide

This method will work for Motorola phones with the Android 4.1.2 update:

Step 1) Download this file to your PC:

Step 2) Extract the contents of that zip file to a temporary location

Step 3) Download the latest Motorola USB Drivers if you haven’t already done so:

Step 4) Enable USB Debugging mode on your Droid RAZR Maxx by going into Settings > Developer options and swiping the Developer options switch to On. Then, from the Allow development settings? Screen, tap OK. Finally, tap USB debugging to enable the setting and press OK to confirm all changes.

Step 5) Connect your Droid RAZR Maxx to your PC

Step 6) Navigate to your extracted directory from Step 2 and double click on the run.bat file.

Step 7) The exploit root kit will walk you through every step of the rooting process. Once the process is complete, your Droid RAZR Maxx will be completely rooted. Congratulations!

As far as rooting goes, rooting the Droid RAZR Maxx and other Motorola phones is surprisingly easy. If you need any help rooting your Motorola phones, drop us a line in the comments below.


Rooting exploit kit:

Motorola USB Drivers for PC:

About the author

David Wise

An emerging tech evangelist and content connoisseur who currently owns a Nexus 5 smartphone.

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  1. Dale Gibson
    February 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    just so you know. the picture here is for either a razr hd or razr maxx hd, whereas the text describes the original droid razr/razr maxx.

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