The Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD is an interesting Android based smartphone that comes with some decent to high end specs and features. So, as usual, when we are talking about such devices, there are many custom ROMs available for its users and many other complex apps that can be used for optimizing and customizing the performances and the capabilities. But for being able to enjoy the same you must first root your Droid Razr HD. Things aren’t always perfect when talking about root operations, so during the next few lines I will be showing you how to unroot your phone and also how to downgrade the Razr HD XT926 to stock firmware.
All these are being possible thanks to those of xda-developers who had developed the suitable method that can be used for un-rooting and installing the stock ROM on the Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD. Take note that by completing this step by step guide you will revoke the root access, meaning that all the factory restrictions and default setting will be re-installed on your smartphone; also the bootloader will be relocked. But, the best part is that you will reset the flash counter and downgrade to stock software, the advantages that comes with this operation being numerous.
First of all, if you do decide to unroot and downgrade to stock ROM, you will be able to restore the lost warranty back to your Droid Razr HD XT926. So, if your device is currently running on a custom firmware, beta software or unofficial platform, now you will be able to re-flash the default Android system. Therefore, it will be a good idea to bookmark this tutorial as who knows when you will need to use it (in case you don’t like the firmware that is running on your phone, or if you get an OS that has bugs and issues, if you damage the internal system and need the warranty back, or just if you want to re-use the classic Android Jelly Bean interface).
Since this is still an unofficial operation and we are not just flash the stock OS on your Droid Razr HD, you must first prepare your phone for the installation procedure that will follow. Because of that, you need to read and apply the next lines, where I have detailed and explained the pre requisites list. Don’t skip this part as it is the most relevant one. Without completing the preparation tasks you will risk in bricking your phone.
- You need to have a rooted smartphone.
- You need to backup the data before starting the flashing process.
- Save everything you need to, as you can lose all of your personal info.
- You will have to use a computer where you will download and install some apps.
- The phone and its USB cable should be near you.
- On both computer and smartphone uninstall all the security programs.
- If you notice that the power left on your handset is less than 50%, go and charge the battery.
- Go to “Settings -> Developer options -> USB Debugging” and enable the USB Debugging option.
- This procedure should be applied only by those who own the Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD model number XT926; performing the next steps on a similar phone will probably brick the same.
How to Unroot Droid Razr HD XT926 and Downgrade to Stock Firmware
- On the computer download and install the Motorola drivers by using the link from here.
- Then, download the RSD Lite 6.1.4 app from here.
- Also, download the stock firmware; the download link is here.
- Extract the firmware file on your computer.
- Then, open the VZW_XT926_4.0.4-7.7.1Q-144_VQW_S3-34-25_CFC.xml file with Notepad.
- Erase all the lines that have the word “getvar”; save and exit.
- Up next, run the RSD Lite 6.1.4 program.
- Press the “…” button and select the .xml file that you have edited before.
- Reboot your Droid Razr HD into AP Fastboot Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons at the same time.
- Use the USB cable and connect the smartphone with the computer.
- On RSD Lite select “start” for starting the flashing procedure.
- The installation should take around 20 minutes.
- In the end, the device will boot into stock firmware meaning that you are done.
So, there you have it; that was the easiest way that can now be used for un-rooting the Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD to stock firmware. Remember that now the root access has been revoked, meaning that if you want to re-root the device, you will have to use a tutorial that is suitable with the new ROM. If there were problems while completing the above explained steps, share the issues with us and we will try to resolve the same in the shortest time possible. Also, stay close and check our daily posts for receiving the latest Android related news, tutorials, tricks and tips.