The Motorola Droid RAZR smartphone is a recent member of the RAZR family from Motorola. When released in November, 2011, it was the thinnest smartphone in the world at just 7.1 mm thickness. Android 2.3.5 aka Gingerbread comes preloaded with this phone, and it gives you a great experience using the phone. It is equipped with a Dual Core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor that lets you enjoy your phone as just a tap on the screen brings smoothly opens apps and scrolls in milliseconds. It has a 4.3 inches AMOLED touchscreen and has Gorilla glass to protect it from the scratches. You will find an 8 Megapixel rear camera which can shoot videos at Full HD (1080p) resolution. 1GB RAM does all the things to keep your phone’s performing fast and lets you run almost any App and Game that has been developed for the Android OS.
When the phone was launched, there was a debate about whether this smartphone could be rooted, because if there was no access to the system files there would only be a small number of apps and games available for it. There was not a long wait and Droid Life came up with a solution to root the Droid RAZR. It works on this 4G LTE capable smartphone and you can now root your Droid RAZR to enjoy the full range of Android experience. Be careful while rooting your Droid RAZR, as, at the time of this post, there is no recovery available, so once your phone gets bricked, you won’t be able to get it running until a solution comes out. Here goes the tutorial to root your Droid RAZR, be sure to download the software tools using the appropriate links given below.
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Rooting Steps for the RAZR:
- First of all, you need to have the Motorola Drivers installed. Use the above links to download and install them. Drivers are required as they recognize your smartphone on your PC.
- Extract files from the MotorolaOneClickRoot to any folder on your PC, make sure that the location of the extracted files is easily accessible, an appropriate place would be the Desktop.
- Now, you have to enable USB Debugging on your phone, it could be accomplished by going to Settings>>Applications>>Development and tick mark the box.
- Connect your Droid RAZR to your PC using the cable and when it shows some kind of notification on your PC, choose the Charge only option.
- It’s time to go to the place where you have extracted files in the second step. Find the file with the .bat extension and double-click it so it can be executed.
It will take a few seconds and voila, your phone is now rooted. From now on, you will be able to install all the apps that require Super User permission, as you can now permit them so!
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