How to Root / Unroot Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE

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The recently released Motorola RAZR M can now be rooted and also unrooted by using the same procedure, as those of xda-developers had developed a way in which you can easily complete the same. Therefore, I will describe the proper how to procedure, so that anyone who is interested in gaining root access for the RAZR M 4G LTE smartphone will be able to easily perform and complete the mentioned operation. This tutorial can be applied for rooting any firmware that is running on your handset, so you don’t have to worry about which ROM is suitable with the tools that will be used below.

Of course, as you know, by rooting the system, you will actually make changes into the default settings of your RAZR M. Furthermore, you will remove the factory restrictions and you will obtain an unchained system that can be easily accessed by anyone interested. That means the warranty will be void once you apply the present step by step guide. But, you shouldn’t get worried as the warranty can be restored by revoking the root access which was previously obtained. This can be achieved by following this guide too, as I have mentioned an un-root solution suitable for your RAZR M during the steps from below. This is not the only way available from which you can restore the warranty, as by downgrading to the stock ROM or by updating to an official update released by Motorola and suitable with your smartphone you can register the same result.

Now, we all know that the RAZR M 4G LTE is a mid-range handset with decent specs but with nothing “spectacular” to impress. Furthermore, the phone was released with Ice Cream Sandwich on board so the latest Android version was left aside. There is a Jelly Bean update promise for the future, but until then maybe or probably you will want to upgrade to Android 4.1. Well, this will be possible only by flashing a Jelly Bean based custom ROM (like AOKP or CM10) on your Motorola Droid RAZR M. And for being able to do so, you will first have to learn how to root its system.

But that’s not the only advantage that comes with a rooted device. Once you unchain the system you can have access to the OS, you can make changes to your phone, you can install complex apps and you can flash a custom recovery image that can be used for maintenance and optimization operations. As you can see, you have all the reasons for completing the present tutorial, so to conclude, gaining root access for your RAZR M is no longer an option for you.

Before heading to the proper steps, you still have to ensure that your phone is being prepared for the root task. You must complete the pre requisites first, as the warranty will get void and you don’t want to brick your Android based smartphone. That’s why you should start with a backup. In this way you can be sure that your personal info will be in safe hands and you will be able to use and access them afterwards. I have mentioned some backup and restore tips during the following list, so you might want to check the same. Also, you have other preparation procedures displayed there; take your time and apply them.

  • You can start by saving the contacts list, as I know how important it is to you. For this you must learn how to sync with your Gmail account and use the Android cloud.
  • Then, you can easily backup and then restore the text messages. There is a SMS backup and restore apps available on Google Play; learn how to use it.
  • The call logs can also be saved, so download and use suitable backup and restore tools for Android.
  • If you want, you can even save the Internet settings.
  • And, for saving other files like images or videos, you can anytime use a computer or a SD card.
  • You must deactivate the security protection that runs on your computer and Motorola RAZR M.
  • On the phone go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging” and check the last option.
  • You must have full USB Read / Write access.
  • The device must display at least 60% power left, or else you should charge the battery.
  • ADB must be installed on your PC.
  • You shouldn’t apply this tutorial unless you own the Motorola Droid RAZR M 4G LTE. Don’t try to use the same for other handset as you might end up in bricking them.

How to Root / Unroot Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE

  1. Download the root / un-root tool from here.
  2. Extract the package on your computer.
  3. Download and install the Motorola drivers.
  4. From “Config -> Security -> Unknown Sources” check “Unknown sources”.
  5. Also, from “Config -> Developer Options -> Mock Location” enable the last option.
  6. Connect your phone with the PC (Media Sync – MTP). You can do this by going to “Config -> Storage -> Media Sync”.
  7. As soon as the smartphone is connected go to the extracted folder and run the .bat executable.
  8. Wait until the process ends.
  9. Remove the USB cord.
  10. Reboot the device.
  11. If you want to un-root the RAZR M, then all you have to do is to run the SuperSU on your phone and tap on “Full unroot”.
  12. As a final note, if the superuser app is installed on your device, you will first have to uninstall it before unrooting the system.

That’s all you need to do for rooting / un-rooting the Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE. Now, you can consider in installing Jelly Bean based custom ROMs on your smartphone and update it with numerous features and capabilities. We will come with suitable how to guide in the coming days, so stay close and check our daily posts. Also, do tell us how things worked for you (use the comments area from below).

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  • Marc Perkel

    Doesn’t work for me. When it runs:
    adb push su /data/local/12m/
    I get permission denied

  • ADHD

    process failed

  • http://www.facebook.com/jhallmark Jake Hallmark

    does not work

  • Gentleman

    Thanks for leaving feedback. I was about to do it.

  • Overkill

    There is no root available yet for the M; and the developers of this script SPECIFICALLY SAY not to hotlink, but to link to the FORUM THREAD. BAH RAM YOU

  • Kenya Auguste

    i need to know how to unlock or jailbreak this phone .. this phone was given to me and the owner said he locked himself out of it and wants me to unlock it .. idk what to do, i’ve tried my google email and password but it didn’t work

  • Unclescoopy

    Which comes first? Root the device, or backup with the CWM recovery tool. I was under impression you backed up original ROM with CWM before the root, then read you have to root to install CWM. Confused, I can’t afford to blow this. I want all my ducks in a row… Thanks in advance.