New Motorola DROID phones, Motorola ATRIX HD, and more get rooted


Nothing seems to feel more satisfying in the world of Android than getting your device rooted and knowing there’s a lot more you can do with it than your OEM or carrier would have you believe. That’s why we were excited to learn that the latest Motorola devices from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and more have been rooted for all to enjoy.

The Motorola DROID RAZR HD (and likely the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD), Motorola DROID RAZR M, Motorola RAZR i, Motorola Photon Q and Motorola Atrix HD have all gotten root treatment thanks to the wonderful development community surrounding Android.

Motorola devices tend to share the same exploits regardless of which carrier they’re on so it’s little surprise that this root method can be applied to all of these devices. Getting root took as long as it did because these new Motorola devices all come with Android 4.0 and higher, and as such Motorola likely plugged up the holes that we were used to on Gingerbread devices.

To get started you’ll need to install the latest Motorola drivers to make sure your computer can recognize your device. From there, a .bat file (which means you’ll need a Windows PC) will perform the necessary operations to get root up and going on your device. It isn’t complicated, convoluted or long to do at all, and you’ll be glad you did at the end of it all.

Everything you need can be found in this handy dandy zip file, and further help can be had over at XDA should you hit a snag in the process. Get to it! [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. does this mean one can use a motorola droid razr m on at&t at non lte data speeds? (It does have gsm radios

  2. If only we had a GSM droid RAZR HD MaXX, Sadly don’t have Verizon here.

    1. the international unlocked razr hd maxx has been anounced and will be released soon ;)

  3. This makes motorola phones more attractive now. Their build quality is always good. Moto blur is unwanted tho. Now how quickly can roms be modded? If only google release AOSP for the devices at the time they release nexus AOSP. And great battery life. hmmm!

    1. My Atrix HD doesn’t have moto blur. Actually, besides the non-removable AT&T bloatware, there’s not much to dislike about it. And most of those can at least be disabled. I don’t think I’m even gonna bother rooting it!

  4. Moto has the best dev community imo

  5. I can’t wait until my little bro comes home from school. Ever since he’s gotten is RazrM (coming from my rom’d fascinate) he’s wanted CM10 again. They grow up so fast :,)

  6. Of course from what I understand the phones will also snitch on you for doing so when it comes time for company folks to service it, so go into it with open eyes.

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