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Published On: Sun, Jun 9th, 2013

How to Root the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx on the Jelly Bean OTA 4.1.2

Today’s post will be about rooting the Droid Razr & Razr Maxx on the Jelly Bean OTA 4.1.2 update. Before staring, please check if everything is correct. Take your phone, tap Phone settings > About phone and check what your Android version is. As the name of the tutorial says, your Android version should be Jelly Bean OTA 4.1.2. Other than that, tap Developer options and make sure that USB Debugging is checked and turned on. Having done these prerequisites, make sure that your battery life is above 60% and you are good to go and begin the process of rooting your device.

The first thing you should do is download the RAZR Blade root utility file. It can be downloaded from the following link:

Download RAZR Blade root utility file

motorola droid razr photo: motorola-droid-razr-XT910-android motorola-droid-razr-XT910-android.jpg

Click on the RAZR Blade folder and locate the Run file, the Windows launch file needed for this process. Having clicked on the Run file, a screen will emerge reminding you to ensure that USB debugging is enabled, that you have the latest Motorola drivers installed and that your phone is connected via USB. At this point you can connect the phone. As the phone is now plugged in, you will get a direction saying you should make sure that your phone is not in mass storage mode. The mode you should click on and enable is „Media device“.

Now you can put the phone down and go back to the RAZR Blade program on your computer. As the message says, press any key to continue. This will enable the program to find the device and reboot it. Rebooting could take a couple of minutes, so please be patient. When the device is rebooted, phase two is going to start.

Phase two means completing the following steps on your device:

  1. Open the Smart actions application
  2. Select „Get Started“, read the message and tap on next
  3. Select „Battery Saver“
  4. Select „Save“ in the upper right part of the screen
  5. After it has been saved, click the Home button

Once you have completed the above mentioned steps, you can return to the program on your computer and press enter to continue. This is going to reboot your device once again. Wait a few seconds until you see the booting animation on your phone again. This will start phase three which will take about a minute to reboot the device one more time. Just be patient and let the program do its thing. Another boot animation will appear on your phone, marking that rebooting is complete. This initiates phase four of the process – pushing a bunch of files on the phone and cleaning up. Simply let it finish and reboot for a final time.

The program will inform you of successfully completing the Exploit. Press any key to exit the program. Open your phone, disconnect it from your computer and, if you like, you can verify the root. You can do that with the Root Checker (if you do not have it installed on your phone, you can easily download it from the Store) and clicking on „Verify root“, which should show you a message saying „Congratulations, you have Root access“.

Download Root Checker

You will be able to see the „SuperSU“ application in your applications drawer. Tap on it, and then tap on Continue to update. Well done, your Jelly Bean OTA 4.1.2 update is now rooted.

How to Root the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx on the Jelly Bean OTA 4.1.2


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